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August 2008 • Vol. 28 No. 7 | An E-Publication of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

New, Revised Judicial Council Forms from LexisNexis
LACBA members can download California Judicial Council Smart Forms to their computer and save them for future use. (more)


  Dialogues on Freedom: Volunteers Needed
  Listserv Forum Unsubscribe Process Improved
  Danette Meyers Installed as LACBA President
  Hon. William MacLaughlin Receives Top Award
  New Officers, Directors Begin Foundation Terms
  Family Law Practice Manual from Harriett Buhai Center
  Wood's Words: Eliminating Procrastination
  Gimme 5: California Non-Compete Agreements
  Ethics: Client Trust Account Recordkeeping
  Member Benefit: Online Data Back-Up and Recovery
  Member Benefit: Post-Judgment Collection Services
Dialogues on Freedom: Volunteers Needed
Dialogues on Freedom program commemorates the events of September 11 by sending judges and attorneys to Los Angeles-area high school classrooms to conduct discussions on the meaning of freedom and how we can balance freedom and security. This year's program takes place on September 11, 2008.   (more)   

Listserv Forum Unsubscribe Process Improved
Changes provide ease and avoid creation of unintended e-mails circulating to members.   (more)   

Danette Meyers Installed as LACBA President
The annual LACBA Installation Dinner on June 26 recognized new officers and award recipients, including the presentation of the Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award to Hon. Yvonne B. Burke.   (more)   

Hon. William MacLaughlin Receives Top Award
The Outstanding Jurist Award Luncheon on May 28 honored Judge MacLaughlin as the 2008 top jurist and acknowledged new members of the 50-Year Club in recognition of a half-century of LACBA membership.   (more)   

Foundation Installs New Officers, Directors
The Los Angeles County Bar Foundation elected and installed new officers for 2008-09 at its annual members meeting/board of directors meeting on June 25.   (more)   

Family Law Practice Manual Available
The 2008 edition of Assisting the Limited-Income Client in Family Law Matters is now available from the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law.   (more)   

Wood's Words: Procrastination, or Why Hamlet Could Never Meet a Writing Deadline
Procrastination is a frequent enemy of legal writers. By putting off writing projects, we end up producing poor product, we fail to explain clearly or persuade successfully. What causes procrastination? How can it be eliminated?   (more)  

Gimme 5: California Non-Compete Agreements
What is a non-compete agreement? Issues with non-compete agreements specific to California. Specific areas where non-competes are permitted by statute. Judicially created exceptions. The "inevitable disclosure doctrine."   (more)  

Ethics: Client Trust Account Recordkeeping
The State Bar punishes seriously any impropriety with respect to the keeping of client trust accounts or the records associated with the holding of client funds.   (more)  

Online Data Back-Up and Recovery
CoreVault provides automated, centrally managed online data back-up and recovery services to help law firms protect critical data from disasters and conserve law firm electronic resources. LACBA members receive special pricing.   (more)  

Post-Judgment Collection Services
Sequoia Financial Services is an M/WBE, SBE-certified full service, nationwide collection agency focusing solely on recovery of assigned judgment files.  (more)  

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September 17
Domestic Violence Project Volunteer Training
Project volunteers interview clients and complete legal documents to obtain restraining orders, a necessary first step in handling domestic violence situations. The project operates at two superior court locations: downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. Guest speakers at training include Hon. Michael Carter, Los Angeles Superior Court, and Terra Slavin, DV lead staff attorney, L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, who will address issues concerning domestic violence and the gay and lesbian community.

September 25
Immigration Law Training Course

The training is designed for attorneys who are new to the field of immigration law or who have been practicing in the field for less than one year. The training will focus on immigration legal concepts and procedures, practical aspects, USCIS and Immigration Court policies in the Los Angeles District Office.

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