AHERN Insurance Brokerage
Professional Liability Insurance
AHERN Insurance Brokerage, LACBA’s preferred professional liability insurance broker, is one of the largest and most respected independent insurance brokers in the country specializing in professional liability insurance for law firms. With AHERN, LACBA members have the benefit of a valued consultant and professional liability insurance advocate. AHERN is prepared to provide superior service and exceptional counsel regarding the professional liability insurance needs of your firm.
AHERN is pleased to provide LACBA members a comprehensive Workers’ Compensation program with Hartford Insurance Company. LACBA members qualify for a 10% premium discount through this proprietary program with AHERN. In addition, a dual policy discount of 5% applies when purchasing Hartford general liability in addition to a workers’ compensation policy.
Employment Practices Liability Insurance
AHERN provides LACBA members with employment practices liability insurance (wrongful termination, discrimination, and sexual harassment coverage) through Carolina Casualty. This program offers members premium discounts and specific law firm enhancements.
Insurance Specialists, Inc.
(888) ISI-1959 or (888) 474-1959)
Major Medical, Accident and Disability, Term Life Insurance Plans
Insurance Specialists, Inc., is the preferred provider of major medical, accident and disability, and term life insurance plans to LACBA members. For over 50 years, ISI has administered insurance programs for the memberships of professional associations as a third-party administrator. ISI offers plans underwritten by top-rated carriers that are selected for quality benefits and ease of application at competitive prices.
Auto and Home Owner Insurance
Mercury Insurance offers LACBA members up to a 10% rate discount on top of Mercury’s already low auto insurance rates. Mercury offers its customers up to 15% when you combine your auto policy with your homeowner policy. California drivers save an average of $473 a year with Mercury. (Savings information based on 2011 CA Department of Insurance rate comparison profile 38A. Individual savings may vary.) Discounts (subject to qualification requirements) on good driver, good student, multicar, auto+home, repairs guaranteed for life (repairs completed by Mercury-authorized repair facility guaranteed as long as you own the vehicle), 24/7 claims reporting, online repair tracking, roadside assistance, personalized service and expert advice from your own local agent, A+ rating from A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s.
Wealth Consulting Group Los Angeles
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Multi-Life Disability Income and Long Term Care Insurance Plans
WCGLA offers LACBA members discounts including up to 25% on individual and multi-life disability income insurance, and up to 35% on multi-life long term care insurance (offer extends to direct family members).
Bank of America
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Apply for the new LACBA BankAmericard Cash RewardsTM Visa Signature® credit card that rewards customers with up to 3% cash back on certain purchases, all while supporting LACBA initiatives. In addition to earning cash back rewards for yourself, use of this card benefits LACBA at no extra cost to you! Here are some of the features of the new LACBA BankAmericard Cash Rewards Visa Signature® credit card:
- 1% cash back on all purchases.
- 2% cash back on grocery store purchases.
- 3% on gas station purchases.
- You can earn the 2% and 3% cash back on gas and grocery purchases up to the first $1,500 in these combined categories per quarter. After that, you will continue to earn 1 percent on these purchases.
- Get a $100 cash rewards bonus after making $500 in purchase(s) within the first 90 days
For information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card, or to apply, Click Here and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application.
LACBA membership offers you more.
Open a LACBA personal checking account and show your pride in your profession with every debit card
purchase. Enjoy key features like Online Banking with Bill Pay plus Mobile Banking on your cell phone.
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LACBA members are able to obtain a LawPay Merchant Account through the LACBA Member Benefit Program. The LawPay Program is the only payment solution recommended by over 80 state and local bar associations because it complies with ABA and state requirements for managing client funds. Unlike traditional merchant accounts, it correctly handles earned and unearned fees. Thus, you can accept credit and debit card payments from your clients for services rendered or retainers. LACBA members save up to 25% off processing fees by accepting credit cards through the LawPay Program. If you are considering accepting credit cards or want to confirm that you are processing credit card transactions correctly, call LawPay.
Southland Credit Union
(800) 426-1917 or (562) 862-6831
Southland Credit Union member-owners benefit from a full spectrum of competitive products, convenience, and exceptional service. No matter what your financial need is, SCU can help. Southland Credit Union offers LACBA members everything from saving and checking accounts to auto, credit cards, and home loans.
Wealth Consulting Group Los Angeles
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WCGLA can provide you with access to a variety of financial products and services to help you reach your goals. Its specialists have more than 250 years of combined experience in insurance planning, investments, annuities, retirement planning, estate analysis, and other financial services. Its associates draw on these comprehensive resources to develop recommendations that serve your objectives. Plus, WCGLA has established strategic alliances with banks, law firms, and accounting firms to give you access to a full range of financial services. WCGLA offers LACBA members discounts including up to 25% on individual and multi-life disability income insurance; up to 35% on multi-life long term care insurance (offer extends to direct family members); up to 20% on fee-based investment management; up to 20% on most qualified plan fees (including 401Ks); additional discounts on fee-based financial planning.
LA Law Library
(213) 78-LALAW or (213) 785-2529
LACBA members are now new borrowers of the LA Law Library and receive a free LA Law Library borrower card. As an LA Law Library borrower, you have access to over one million volumes in digital and print formats, public computers with access to the most sought-after legal databases, including Lexis® and Westlaw®, E-Delivery service where the library’s reference staff can e-mail information to you, and access to conference rooms, office space, and an enhanced technology training center. Registration is free, and the associated $140 deposit is waived. (This offer is available to new borrowers only and not current cardholders.) The LA Law Library is located at 301 West First Street on the corner of First and Broadway in the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center.
LACBA Judge in a Flash
Judge in a Flash is your best source for detailed, on-the-fly information about judges in Los Angeles Superior Court. It is powered by LACBA’s Searchable Superior Court Civil Register, another LACBA product, and your best source for obtaining detailed information about the court.
Online Judicial Forms through LexisNexis
LACBA members can receive free California Judicial Council Smart Forms through LexisNexis. You can access and download up-to-date versions of the California Judicial Council forms directly to your computer. Forms can easily be filled out and saved to your computer for future use.
Metropolitan News Company
The Metropolitan News Company is an information provider specializing in fulfilling needs of the legal community. It publishes eight California newspapers covering the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Sacramento. Its flagship, the Metropolitan News-Enterprise, founded in 1901, is a Los Angeles daily newspaper focusing largely on law and the courts. The paper includes the Slip Opinion Supplement, with full texts of the latest appellate court decisions. The company also publishes the Rules of Court of the State of California as well as the rules for all major California counties. A specialist in all forms of public notice advertising, MNC operates placement services, both display and classified, worldwide. Its participation in the legal community is highlighted by its annual “Persons of the Year” dinner, which pays tribute to two or three outstanding lawyers or judges. LACBA members receive discounts on subscriptions to the Metropolitan News Company newspapers and Rules of Court. Newspaper subscribers, in turn, are eligible for further discounts on other products and services.
WestlawNext California Special for LACBA members:
- CA Cases & Codes
- Entire Rutter Practice Guide Series
Member price of $165/month for solo attorneys (retails at $275/month). *Offer available only to solo attorneys who are new WestlawNext subscribers signing a two- or three-year agreement. Cannot be applied retroactively to an existing plan or combined with other offers. Offer expires December 31, 2013. To obtain offer, must contact Brendan Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-955-6861. For other Thomson Reuters product information, visit legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com
Find Jury Verdicts here.
LACBA has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on California civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations. LACBA members can publish their verdicts, bench decisions, settlements, and arbitrations in Trials Digest and Westlaw for free. They can also request a full case summary for any case West highlights or features (one free per month). It will contain the same content that a summary on Westlaw and in Trials Digest contains.
Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine
LACBA members automatically receive 11 issues of the award-winning Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, written by lawyers for lawyers. Each issue contains a designated CLE article that allows members to earn CLE credit. The magazine is also available online in a fully word-searchable format.
Southern California Directory of Experts & Consultants
The Southern California Directory of Experts & Consultants, the most comprehensive registry of legal expertise in the region, contains nearly 2,000 listings (medical, technical, scientific and forensic expert witnesses, litigation consultants, trial support services, alternative dispute resolution service providers, and the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Referrals). Published in late February, this annual directory is a benefit of LACBA membership.
expert4law–The Legal Marketplace
expert4law is an online directory of expert witnesses, legal consultants, litigation support, DRP providers, and other vital resources for the legal professional. Use it as a searchable Internet resource 24/7 or list your own expertise.
E-mailed to LACBA members daily, this notification includes summaries of decisions published over the previous 24 hours by the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, California Supreme Court, and California Court of Appeal. Each summary includes a link to the full text of the case. EBriefs from the previous days can be searched by key word or subject area.
LACBA>This Week is a fast, convenient, easy-to-read listing of LACBA events in one weekly e-mail. Readers can view upcoming programs for the current week and up to four weeks in advance, plus complete their program registration online.
County Bar Update Newsletter
County Bar Update serves as one of LACBA’s principal sources of information regarding all aspects of LACBA membership. The monthly e-newsletters include the newest member benefits and promotions, an easy-to-read listing of featured events and CLE programs, practice pointers, a job board, and general news about LACBA.
LACBA’s “Know Your Judge” feature allows members access to accurate information about how judges and commissioners expect matters to be conducted in their individual courts, their expectations of the lawyers who appear before them, as well as their general views about various aspects of trial practice. Approximately 350 bench officers have completed personal profiles consisting of biographical information as well as court practices and expectations. LACBA members are able to review quality information about superior court judges and commissioners before they appear in court before these individuals.
Superior Court Searchable Civil Register
A searchable database, the SCR contains up-to-date docket sheet information about general and limited jurisdiction civil cases from all state courts in Los Angeles County from 1997 to the present. It can be searched by a variety of criteria, including case number, party or lawyer name, law firm, judge, referee, as well as topic or case type. Find the fee schedule online.
Case Filings Elerts
The Daily Case Filings Elert is a daily computer-generated list of case summaries of all General Jurisdiction Superior Court civil cases that have been entered into the electronic docket system by the superior court clerks. The Filings Elert is delivered by e-mail generally within 24 hours of posting by the clerks, providing information on the parties, types of cases, and counsel involved in newly filed Los Angeles Superior Court cases.
Case Type Elerts
The Daily Case Type Elert is a daily e-mail that includes a listing of all new cases filed within a particular practice area. Subscribers may choose from 12 practice areas and receive a Case Type Elert from as many of those areas as they choose. Each daily message includes a listing of all new cases within that selected practice area.
Name Watch Elerts
The Name Watch Elert sends an e-mail to the subscriber when any new court filing or record includes the requested names. Search by company, law firm, another attorney, or a party. LACBA members may have up to five FREE Name Watches at any one time.
Case Watch Elerts
The Case Watch Elert sends an e-mail to the LACBA member when any new court filing or record includes the selected case number. Members may have up to five FREE Case Watches at any one time.
Continuing Legal Education with LACBA
LACBA provides easy access to CLE credit with a wide array of program topics, live and remote access to program content, and easily accessible personal transcripts. LACBA members receive discounts on live programs and prerecorded programs. Can’t attend a live program? Try one of the following convenient options: Web casts, Video OnDemand products, prerecorded programs on audio CD, and self-study articles in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine.
With CLE-in-a-Box, you can meet all of your mandatory CLE requirements, including ethics, prevention of substance abuse, and elimination of bias (self-study and participatory). This 25-hour audio CLE program is the easiest and most convenient way to meet your CLE requirements with the best content available on CD and OnDemand.
CLE+ Membership is the best way for LACBA members to get educated, earn CLE credits, save money, and increase networking and business building opportunities. CLE+ members pay one low annual fee and get free or substantially reduced-cost LACBA CLE programs. With over 200 live programs a year, you can enjoy a broad range of live programs in a plethora of practice area-specific subjects.
Clio is a 100% Web-based legal practice management system optimized to meet the needs of small to medium sized firms. Secure and easy to use, Clio overcomes many of the technical hurdles offered by conventional practice management solutions, allowing lawyers to simplify their workflow and focus valuable time on building their practice. Intuitive in its design, Clio’s clean user interface allows users of any device (Mac, PC, iPad, or smartphone) to access their practice data securely through an encrypted Web browser. All LACBA members receive a 10% lifetime discount on Clio in addition to a free 30-day trial, a free data migration, and unlimited access to live customer support and training. Available at $44.10 per month for attorneys and $22.50 per month for nonattorney support staff, Clio alleviates the costly need for servers, maintenance contracts, and constant upgrades to new versions.
LACBA members can use the OfficeMax Partner AdvantageSM Program to enjoy substantial savings from 31% to 88% off of the manufacturers’ list price on your most frequently purchased items. Whether you order online, via phone, fax, or visit an OfficeMax Store, your LACBA member discounts apply. This program offers member pricing, award-winning customer service, no-hassle returns, and free delivery on in-stock orders over $50.
Members with fewer than 40 employees: go to www.officemaxworkplace.com (username: 0687133w / password: Bu6613c1u6). Members with 40 or more employees: call 800/248-6343.
The UPS® Savings Program
Ship and Save with UPS®
Let LACBA improve your bottom line with some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS®. Save up to 34% on a broad portfolio of services, including air, international and ground services. Plus, savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs. UPS understands how important reliability, speed and cost are to meeting your business goals and your customers' needs. Put the power of logistics to work for you. To enroll and start saving today, visit savewithups.com/lacba or call 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
LACBA Career Center
Dedicated to the profession and community, the LACBA Career Center is a valuable search and recruitment resource for legal professionals and employers in Los Angeles. The LACBA Career Center offers simple and easy-to-use tools to make searching for career opportunities and finding qualified professionals fast, efficient, and successful.