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May 2008 • Vol. 28 No. 5 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

  Judicial Elections Evaluations Ready in Mid-May
  Outstanding Jurist Award Luncheon on May 28
  Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives
  Dana Latham Award Luncheon on June 6
  LegalTech Returns June 26-27
  LACBA Election Schedule
  Ethics: New Discovery Rules, Same "Old" Ethics Rules
  Gimme 5: Tax Law
  Wood's Words: Supreme Tips on Legal Writing
  New Member Benefit: Lawdex Secure Document Exchange
Judicial Elections Evaluations Ready in Mid-May
The Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee reviews all candidates running in contested elections for superior court offices. In addition to the JEEC Report, candidate biographies and other election-related resources and information are posted online.   (more)   

Outstanding Jurist Award Luncheon Honoring Judge William MacLaughlin Takes Place on May 28
In addition to honoring Judge MacLaughlin, the new 50-Year Club members will be inducted in recognition of a half-century of LACBA membership.   (more)  

Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives Wanted
The U.S. District Court of the Central District of California is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Lawyer Representatives, who serve a term of three years and attend district committee meetings and conferences and the yearly Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.   (more)  

Dana Latham Award Luncheon Set for June 6
The Taxation Section has selected William K. "Bill" Norman as recipient of its Dana Latham Award for lifetime achievement in the field of taxation law.   (more)  

LegalTech West Coast 2008 Returns June 26-27
The must-attend legal technology event of the year provides an indepth look at advances for law firms and legal departments. LACBA members receive registration discount.   (more)  

LACBA Election Schedule
Find remaining deadlines here.   (more)  

Ethics: New Discovery Rules, Same "Old" Ethics Rules
Questions have been raised about whether the "old" ethics rules, developed in the age of paper discovery, still apply in the "new" era of electronic discovery. A recent court decision answers with an emphatic  "yes" and provides a roadmap for compliance.   (more)  

Gimme 5: Tax Law
Because tax laws are complex and always changing, all tax lawyers have stories about some transaction where they missed (and, one hopes, caught in time) a critical issue. Most stories fall into five "deadly sins" of tax practice.   (more)  

Wood's Words: Supreme Tips on Legal Writing
Distilled from interviews with eight U.S. Supreme Court justices by Bryan Garner, finds tips on learning to write, knowing your audience, organizing, simplifying, shortening, collaborating, civility, credibility, and more.   (more)  

New Member Benefit: Lawdex Secure Document Exchange
Faster and more secure than e-mail, Lawdex SDX allows law firms to send and track correspondence over the Web, including court filings, personal service, copy to opposing counsel, records requests, photos, exhibits, and medical and financial data. LACBA members receive substantial discount.   (more)  


The May issue of
Los Angeles Lawyer will be
available online by May 7.

May 8
Computer Security for Law Offices and Attorneys WEBINAR

The potential for ethical and professional liability plus loss of productivity presents a tremendous risk if you do not take a serious approach to your law office's computer security. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of these threats, what to do about them, and how to create the safest environment for your data.

May 13
Practical Persuasion
This interactive program delivers the key principles for writing high impact motions and briefs plus a brisk review of 10 tips for clarity and concision.

May 20
Retirement and Redirection: Promises and Pitfalls of Transitioning
Issues include whether to retire or change your work focus and how to do that, making work-related decisions as you near retirement, using your skills productively after leaving employment.

June 5
Use of Computer Forensics in Litigation WEBINAR
Today's discovery professionals musts be schooled in computer forensics to understand how and why data should be preserved, exchanged, and/or produced. A discussion of technologies, rules, and strategies.

Remedies in a Down Market

Fuzzy Lines? The Law and Ethics of Negotiations

The Lawyer Who Knew Too Much - Introduction to Environmental Due Diligence and Disclosure

Who Moved My Article 9 Proceeds: How to Avoid Losing Your Security Interest and Priority in Proceeds

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