January 2018
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 Michael Meyer Photo LACBA Installs Michael E. Meyer as its President

Installation Reception Raises Over $75,000 for LACBA’s Domestic Violence Legal Services Project

The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) installed Michael E. Meyer as its 2017-2018 president on Monday, December 18, 2017 at an elegant reception held at the beautiful Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, with proceeds supporting LACBA’s Domestic Violence Legal Services Project. 

Thanks in large part to the Installation Reception sponsors—DLA Piper LLP, Clune Construction, Ahern Insurance Brokerage, CBRE Group, Inc., Girardi & Keese, Indivest, Marlin & Saltzman, Morgan Lewis, Sidley Austin LLP, and Winston & Strawn LLP—the event raised more than $75,000 to support the Project.

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 cle-countdown CLE Compliance Group (H-M) Deadline is February 1, 2018
Still in search of hard to get CLE? Need to fulfill all your hours? LACBA has many products to help you meet this year’s deadline, including: 25 Hour CLE-Pack (includes 6-Hour Required Subjects), CLE Bundle (6-Hour Required Subjects-only), live programs, Live On-Demand, and Los Angeles Lawyer self-study articles and CLE tests. 

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 Bench-Appointments-Thumbnail LACBA Members Appointed to Bench 

LACBA congratulates its members Rashida A. Adam, Bruce E. Brodie, and Amy C. Yerkey for their recent appointments as judges to the Los Angeles Superior Court by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

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 In Memory of Thumb Former LRIS Director Patricia Holt Passes Away

LACBA is sad to announce that Patricia Holt, former director of its Lawyer Referral Service and recipient of LACBA’s Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award, passed away on October 26, 2017, at the age of 80. 

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 LA Lawyer This Month This Month In Los Angeles Lawyer

Los Angeles Lawyer magazine kicks off the New Year with the 33rd annual Real Estate Law issue. From the preservation of California’s pristine beaches to the latest on insurance issues in construction defect liability cases, the January issue is packed with key information on such hot topics as buying and selling contaminated properties, landlord and tenant rights over property in bankruptcy, and how the new tax code impacts affordable housing in California. It's an issue you will return to throughout the year.

 veterans-logo Veterans Project Helps Navy Veteran Obtain Dismissal of Two Cases and Restoration of Drivers License
Mr. Tremmelle Jenkins is a veteran of the United States Navy. He enlisted in November 1979 and was discharged after three years of service.

After returning from service, Tremmelle began to struggle with a multitude of issues, including substance abuse, unemployment, and homelessness. Tremmelle successfully underwent treatment at a Southern California Veterans Administration facility, and has been sober now for 27 years.

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 CFJ Thumb Golf, Dine, and Network at MountainGate Country Club in Brentwood 

LACBA Counsel for Justice invites you to join us for our 9th Annual Golf Tournament and Networking Dinner being held for the first time at the beautiful MountainGate Country Club in Brentwood, CA, on Monday, May 21, 2018. The first half of the day “tees off” at 9:00 AM with the arrival of golfers for a spectacular day of golf and contests. The second half of our day is a leisurely and magnificent networking reception and dinner where both golfers and non-golfer can enjoy dinner and drinks in a casual paradise hidden in the city.

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magnify_1115 Did the Unified State Bar Have an Antitrust Problem?
Lawyers with long memories will recall a previous administration with a disregard for the "reality-based community." After 9/11, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld urged President Bush to bomb Iraq although that country had nothing to do with the worst domestic attack since Pearl Harbor. When counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke remonstrated, "No, no, al-Qaeda is in Afghanistan," Rumsfeld famously replied: "There aren't any good targets in Afghanistan."

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E&O_icon_1115 Are You Considering Suing Your Client for Unpaid Fees?
Clients do not pay fees because either they can't, they won't, or they never intended to in the first pace. Inherent in each of these reasons for nonpayment are problems for the lawyer. 

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Californians save an average of $628 when they switch to Mercury, the Preferred Auto and Home Owner Insurance Provider of LACBA. (Savings info based on 2017 CA Department of Insurance rate comparison profile 38B. Individual savings may vary.) Benefits include repairs guaranteed for life (when completed by a Mercury authorized direct repair facility), 24/7 claims reporting, and online repair tracking.

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

 Jobs Board January 2018
Wednesday, January 24
A Conversation with Chief Counsel, Sandra D. Anderson
Los Angeles Chief Counsel Sandra Anderson will discuss current policies and procedures at OPLA Los Angeles. Attendees will have an opportunity to submit specific questions in advance of the meeting.

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Forming and Representing Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organizations

Coming to A“____” Near You; Streaming, Video, Smartphone Or Theatre? How Global Interests and Technologies Have Revitalized Local Motion Picture Exhibition and Distribution

Marijuana and California Real Estate

Nobody Knew Healthcare Could Be So Complicated

Ethical Considerations of Representing Entities (LLCs and Corporations) and Their Members and Officers in Real Estate Transactions



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