August 2017
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 PreOrder CLE-in-a-BoxThumb Pre-Order LACBA's 2018 CLE-in-a-Box and Save $25—Available Now

Compliance Group 2 (H-M) your deadline is February 1, 2018

LACBA is offering a limited time discount of $25.00 for those who pre-order its 2018 CLE-in-a-Box until August 31, 2017. The box features 25 hours of CLE credit, including 4 hours of Legal Ethics, 1 hour Competence Issues (formerly Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness), 1 hour of Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession, and 19 hours of General credit. The box will ship in early September.

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 Gretchen Nelson Photo Past President Gretchen M. Nelson Appointed to Judicial Council
LACBA congratulates former president Gretchen M. Nelson on her appointment as a member of the Judicial Council, effective September 15, 2017. Ms. Nelson is a past Chair of LACBA’s Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee and Litigation Section.
 immigration-training-course thumb Upcoming Immigration Law Training Course
On September 28 and 29, LACBA's Immigration Legal Assistance Project is offering a two-day training course that 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, procedures, and practical aspects, as well as USCIS and Immigration Court policies in the Los Angeles District Office. 

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 Experts & Consultants Directory 2018 Cover Share Expertise with Colleagues by Registering with "L2L" in LACBA's Directory of Experts & Consultants—Deadline October 1

LACBA's 2018 Directory of Experts & Consultants contains a special section, Lawyer-to-Lawyer (L2L) Referrals, providing an opportunity for attorneys who hold themselves competent in certain practice areas of law to share expertise with their colleagues. This strategic marketing medium is a key ingredient in the firm's Professional Development Plan, giving a firm more competency to leverage, and creating new opportunities and value for its clients. The directory enjoys the largest distribution of any legal resource in the region. In addition to sending copies to all LACBA members, LACBA also distributes the directory throughout Southern California to numerous bar associations, law and public libraries, trial courts, legal centers, government agencies, corporations, and the media. Deadline to register is October 1.

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Sadly, there continues to be stigma and discrimination associated with HIV 30 years after the beginning of the epidemic, and the advent of universal precautions, which reduce healthcare transmission to zero.

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 veterans project logo Veterans Project Helps Navy Veteran Clear Outstanding Tickets Leading to New Opportunities
Leron Franklin came to LACBA’s Veterans Legal Services Project in June of 2015. Mr. Franklin is a U.S. Navy veteran who worked in tracking and navigation during Operation Iraqi Freedom prior to his discharge in November 2010. While serving his county, he suffered permanent and lifelong injuries and is currently rated at 80 percent disabled.

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E&O_icon_1115 Consider Risk Factors When Deciding Whether to Accept a New Matter
The acceptance of some legal matters creates higher risk of claims than others. Examples include cases with imminent deadlines or time limitations, matters that may be too time consuming or expensive for the firm to handle, cases with insufficient evidence to support the clients claims, matters in which the potential fee is either too small to bother with or too large in comparison with the amount that the clients might possibly recover, cases that must be filed in another jurisdiction, and matters outside your area of practice.

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AHERN Insurance Brokerage
AHERN Insurance Brokerage, LACBA’s preferred professional liability insurance broker, is one of the largest and most respected full-service insurance brokers in the country specializing in insurance for law firms. From their comprehensive coverage analysis, to customized insurance solutions and continued personalized service, AHERN helps you navigate the insurance market and identify potential risks to your firm one policy at a time. 

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Ruby Receptionists
Ruby Receptionists is the only virtual reception service dedicated to creating meaningful personal connections with every caller—making your callers feel special while making you look good. We answer all your calls with care, using your custom greeting, transferring calls, taking messages and answering questions about your practice—so you can focus on what you do best. 

Plus, as a LACBA member you'll receive:
• A Lifetime 5% discount off your monthly plan
• Free activation

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Los Angeles Lawyer magazine cover July 2017

The July-August issue of Los Angeles Lawyer  is available online.

 Jobs Board August 2017
Wednesday, August 16
Barristers Summer Social
You are invited to join the LACBA Barristers Summer Social at the Montage Hotel Canon Terrace. Come enjoy the hosted bar and mix and mingle with other attorneys and professionals in Beverly Hills. Non-LACBA members and non-attorneys are encouraged to attend. This event is free. Drinks will be hosted, early arrival is suggested. 

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Strategies for Effective Motion Practice in Family Law

You Can’t Go Wrong! Ethics + Competence + Elimination of Bias

First Amendment Law Roundup 2017

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