January 2017
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cle-countdown ALERT: State Bar Extends Group 3: (N-Z) CLE Compliance Deadline to March 1
If you need last-minute CLE credit, LACBA can help. Take a look at our many CLE offerings, including CLE-in-a-Box, CLE Bundle, live programs, online courses, and Los Angeles Lawyer self-study articles and CLE tests.

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LACBA-Elections-Thumb LACBA Election Cycle Begins for Candidates Seeking Officer and Trustee Positions
The nomination process for those members who wish to serve as LACBA officers and trustees is now open. To learn more about the process and requirements, as well as the selection of the Nominating Committee, CLICK HERE. 
 Kevin S. Rosenberg Photo Kevin S. Rosenberg Appointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court
LACBA congratulates Kevin S. Rosenberg on his appointment as a judge to the Los Angeles Superior Court by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Mr. Rosenberg is co-chair of LACBA’s Dialogues on Freedom Committee, which brings judges and attorneys into classrooms throughout Los Angeles to lead students in debates examining the balance of personal freedom and security, and is a member of the Armed Forces Committee. 

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experts & consultants directory cover FREE LACBA Member Benefit: 2017 Southern California Directory of Experts & Consultants Arrives Later This Month—EXCLUSIVE LACBA Member Benefit
LACBA's 2017 Southern California Directory of Experts & Consultants is the most comprehensive registry of legal expertise in the region with hundreds of pages of medical, technical, scientific, and forensic witnesses. LACBA members will find it in their mailbox later this month. In the meantime, visit expert4law.org, LACBA's on-line directory to find experts, consultants, and dispute resolution professionals.
ALSP-logo ALSP Volunteer Navigates 13 Year Path to Citizenship for HIV+ Client From El Salvador

Ally Bolour, a member of LACBA’s Immigration & Nationality Law Section, represented an HIV+ pro bono client, “LN,” for 13 years until he became a U.S. citizen. In 1989, at the height of a brutal civil war, LN fled El Salvador with his mother and sisters. While the rest of his family became U.S. citizens, LN’s application for residency stalled and was eventually denied when he tested HIV+.

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Counsel for Justice Logo CFJ Donor Thank you
LACBA Counsel for Justice (CFJ) gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, corporations, and foundations for their support in 2016. Their generosity provided access to legal services to more than 18,000 people through LACBA's Legal Service Projects—Domestic Violence Legal Services, Veterans Legal Services, Immigration Legal Assistance, AIDS Legal Services, and Civic Mediation. CLICK HERE to read the full list.
Domestic Violence Legal Services Project logo Thank you for Your Support of the Domestic Violence Legal Services Project in 2016
The Domestic Violence Legal Services Project thanks each and every one of the 161 lawyers, paralegals, and law school students who provided 5,532 volunteer hours at the clinic during 2016. They gave of their time and they gave of their hearts, providing pro bono legal services to more than 4,236 victims. The volunteers care, they act, and they provide safety for victims and their children…protecting the innocent of our community. We thank them for their generous spirit.
magnify_1115 Walking the Tightrope: What to Do When Your Client Lies During Deposition
Your potential client has been sued for trespassing on her neighbor's property and damaging expensive new landscaping. She tells you, earnestly and convincingly, that she was not home on that date or time. You are not entirely sure she is telling the truth, but she will make a great witness, and will pay your hourly rate. You eagerly agree to defend her.

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E&O_icon_1115 Know the Rules for Required Trust Account Records
Many lawyers who maintain and use trust accounts for client and third party founds are not aware that many states require that lawyers keep a number of specific kinds of records for trust accounts. 

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Bank of America® credit card—earn 1% cash back on all purchases; 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs; 3% cash back on gas. The 2% cash back on grocery store and wholesale club purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases applies to the first $2,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases.

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Mercury Insurance Logo Mercury 
Mercury customers in California save an average of $509 when they switch to Mercury! (Savings information based on 2016 CA Department of Insurance rate comparison profile 38A. Individual savings may vary.) Plus, you could save up to 15% more when you purchase auto and homeowners policies together. When you choose Mercury, you’ll also get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are protected by a company Forbes named as one of “America’s Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.” And you’ll also get some great benefits, too, like repairs guaranteed for life (when repairs are completed by a Mercury authorized direct repair facility), 24/7 claims reporting, online repair tracking, and personalized service and expert advice from your own local agent.

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 Golf Tournament Registration 2017

Dialogues on Freedom Save the Date

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The January issue of
Los Angeles Lawyer  is currently available online.

 Jobs Board January 2017
January 14
Ethics: All you Need to Know—2016
LACBA’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee will present its 12th annual ethics seminar on Saturday, January 14, 2017. This seminar gives participants the opportunity to learn about important ethical issues that have a direct impact on the practice of law from the top practitioners in the field and acquire 4 hours of ethics MCLE at the same time.  Topic covered will be: Ethics Highlights of 2016; Discrimination as Misconduct: The New Hot Button; Ethical Use of Expert Witnesses; and Conflicts of Interest and Insurance Coverage.


TITLE PROBLEM SOLVED—Title insurance Underwriting 101

Arbitration Provisions in Leases and Purchase and Sale Agreements: Considerations and Insights

2016 Trusts & Estates Symposium

Litigation Financing—Practical and Ethical Issues for Antitrust, Unfair Competition and Complex Litigation




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