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June/July 2008 • Vol. 28 No. 6 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

The final report of the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee is now available for the June 3 election. Find candidate ratings, biographies, and other resources that you can share with family and friends.  (more)


  Installation of LACBA President Danette Meyers on June 26
  Hon. Yvonne B. Burke to Receive LACBA's Highest Award
  Public Service Projects to Benefit from Installation Fundraiser
  Roundtable Mentoring Sessions with Senior Lawyers
  Small Firm and Solo Conference Scheduled for June 26-27
  Nominees Join Board of Trustees in Uncontested Race
  Barristers Leadership Chosen for 2008-09
  Word Processing May Affect Ethics When the Relationship Ends
  Gimme 5: Drafting, Negotiating Employment Agreements
  Sequoia Financial Services: Collections
  Premiere Global Services: Conferencing and Desktop Fax
  United Document Storage
Installation of LACBA President Danette Meyers Set for June 26
Danette E. Meyers will be installed as the Association's 2008-09 president on June 26 during a dinner program to be held at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. In addition to recognizing Association officers and trustees plus the installation of Barristers President Alexander S. Gareeb, the presentation of the Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award, the Association's highest honor, will be made to Hon. Yvonne B. Burke, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Second District.   (more)   

Hon. Yvonne B. Burke Will Receive Association’s Highest Award on June 26
The Honorable Yvonne B. Burke, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Second District, and current board chair, will receive the Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award, the Association’s highest honor, during the Association’s 2008 Installation Dinner on June 26 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The Association presents the award to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to improving the administration of justice in Los Angeles County, the result of the person’s own efforts or the result of providing leadership or inspiration to others.   (more)   

Public Service Projects to Benefit from Installation Fundraiser
Proceeds from the June 26 installation dinner will benefit the following Association projects: Dispute Resolution Services, Inc.; Immigration Legal Assistance Project; Domestic Violence Project; and Barristers AIDS Legal Services Project.   (more)   

New and Different Law Practices: Roundtable Mentoring Sessions with Senior Lawyers on June 12
Receive valuable insight and feedback through interactive and informative roundtable mentoring sessions with experienced attorneys who share best practices, offer new ideas, and provide expert advice.   (more)   

Small Firm and Solo Conference Scheduled for June 26-27
Discover how small firms can connect with referral sources and find new clients. Select from more than 20 business development and marketing strategy sessions with nationally recognized law firm marketing experts and prominent California attorneys.   (more)   

Nominees Join Board of Trustees in Uncontested Race
Candidates recently nominated by LACBA’s Nominating Committee have been deemed unanimously elected and will automatically join the board of trustees when its new term begins July 1, 2008. An uncontested race resulted when no additional candidates filed petitions to run for office against those nominated by the committee.   (more)   

Barristers Leadership Chosen for 2008-09
In an uncontested election, the Barristers finalized the selection of their incoming representatives for the next bar year.   (more)   

Ethics: Effect of Word Processing on Ethical Obligations When the Relationship Ends
Technical problems can cause difficulty when attempting to comply with ethical rules regarding retainer of client files.   (more)  

Gimme 5: Drafting and Negotiating Executive Employment Agreements
Five important tax issues for practitioners to consider when drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements are non-qualified deferred compensation, golden parachutes, the Million Dollar Club, reimbursement pitfalls, and when to pay the piper.   (more)  

Sequoia Financial Services: Collections
Sequoia Financial Services is an M/WBE, SBE-certified, full service, nationwide collection agency. Sequoia houses a collection unit within its legal department that focuses solely on the recovery of assigned judgment files. This special team of collectors, paralegals, and support staff are well versed and trained on the latest methods of post-judgment collection techniques.   (more)   

Premiere Global Services: Conferencing and Desktop Fax
Audio and web conferencing services; Fax2Mail, which allows you to send, receive, store, forward, and print faxes right from your desktop/e-mail, conducting business with added security and total reliability wherever you are.   (more)   

United Document Storage
United Document Storage specializes in assisting law firms with information management needs and will work with you to design a program that meets your offsite document storage and secure onsite shredding requirements, and allows you to manage your business records and information more efficiently and cost effectively.   (more)   

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Los Angeles Lawyer will be
available online by June 6.

June 14
Use of Experts in Family Law: When, Where, and Why—How to Present Your Client's Case through the Use of Experts
Analysis of the practical use of experts in a typical family law case, tips on how to analyze an expert's report and how to cross-examine an expert, plus a judicial officer's perspective on how experts help him decide a case.

June 20
Facing the FACTS: Introducing Work/Life Choices for All Firm Lawyers within the Billable Hour
FACTS is a new methodology that enables lawyers to meet their firm’s economic demands and the ever-changing demands of the market while also satisfying their work/life balance needs. (FACTS stands for Fixed, Annualized, Core, Targeted, and Shared Hours.) During this program, you will learn how all law firm lawyers can fit into at least one of these categories and how this new infrastructure can minimize stigma and enable work/life balance to become a choice for all law firm lawyers.

Fairness Hearings

Anatomy of the Plaintiff's Employment Lawsuit and Cutting-Edge Employer Practices to Avoid Employment Lawsuits

"PONZI" Schemes:  The Legal Aftermath of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

Current Issues in the Payoff of Existing Loans

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