July 2016
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LACBA Installation and Awards Dinner, June 23, 2016

Incoming LACBA Officers

More than 400 state and local officials, judicial officers, LACBA members and guests came together at the beautiful Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the installation of Margaret P. Stevens as LACBA’s 2016-17 President.

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 dvp-logo-new1215 copy LACBA Domestic Violence Legal Services Project Receives $273,000 in Cy Pres Funds
LACBA would like to thank Spearmint Rhino Consulting Worldwide and its General Counsel Peter Garrell for the most recent disbursement of $273,000 in Cy Pres funds to LACBA’s Domestic Violence Legal Services Project (DVP) at LACBA’s Installation and Awards Dinner.

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 LACBAVotingResultsThumb LACBA Officer and Trustee Election Final Voting Results
Participation in the 2016 Officer and Trustee election, which concluded on Friday, June 10, was 10.55 percent, or 1,880 of 17,822 eligible members.

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 LACBA-Statement-Thumb LACBA Issues a Statement to Trump's Comments About Judge Curiel
LACBA has issued a statement regarding Donald Trump’s comments about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is handling two class actions against Trump University.

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 Ruby Receptionists Logo LACBA Welcomes its Newest Affinity Partner: Ruby Receptionists

New Member Benefit: Ruby Receptionists provides personalized, live virtual receptionist service to small businesses and law firms throughout North America.

LACBA is pleased to introduce its newest affinity partner, Ruby Receptionists, the only virtual reception service dedicated to creating meaningful personal connections with every caller to your law firm.  Ruby answers all your calls with care, uses your personal greeting (including your firm name), transfers calls to your office or cell phone, takes messages and answers general questions about your practice.  Plus, as a LACBA member, you will receive free activation and a lifetime discount of five percent off your monthly plan.  Ruby is a great option for small and solo firms who don’t have their own administrative staff to answer incoming calls.

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 CCG-2016-Cvr Registration Opens for 2016 Corporate Counsel's Guide to California Law Firms and Attorneys

Specialized guide will appear in September issue of Los Angeles Lawyer
When it comes to business development strategies, nothing is as important—or as difficult—as gaining the attention of in-house counsel. This September, LACBA and Los Angeles Lawyer magazine will provide you with a unique advertising opportunity to reach this elusive market.

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 Golf-Tournament-Recap-Thumb LACBA Counsel for Justice Golf Tournament Raises Over $75,000

Thanks to the generous support of 86 golfers and our sponsors, Counsel for Justice (CFJ) was able to raise more than $75,000 to support LACBA’s five legal services projects. CFJ's 7th Annual Golf Tournament was held at the beautiful Tournament Players Club (TPC), a PGA-certified course, and featured several skill challenges throughout the day, including chances for hole-in-one prizes of $1 million, $100,000, $10,000 and a variation of festive trips.

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 Hayley Garscia Photo Immigration Legal Assistance Project Volunteer, Hayley Garscia

“My first day at the Project, I nervously began doing consultations with clients. Although I was inexperienced, I soon learned the importance of asking the right questions to retrieve material facts. I knew my work at the Project was important because I witnessed a client’s demeanor change instantaneously upon hearing that we could help him,” said Hayley Garscia, Immigration Legal Assistance Project (ILAP) volunteer.  Hayley is a new associate attorney at Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP. During her first year at Loyola Law School, she spent her summer volunteering with ILAP.

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Domestic Violence Legal Services logo Domestic Violence Legal Services Project Thanks Noah Graff

LACBA Domestic Violence Legal Services Project thanks Noah Graff.  Noah is counsel in the litigation department of Hughes Hubbard & Reed.   For the past 10 years, he has also been of service to LACBA’s pro bono projects as a Director of Counsel for Justice and as past-president of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation.  In addition, Noah volunteers at DVP, providing one-on-one legal assistance to victims of domestic violence in their desperate time of need.  With the help of Noah and the clinic’s other 80 volunteers, thousands of people yearly are able to access justice.

magnify_1115 Ethical Billing of Attorneys' Fees
If a client complains about your bill, and the dispute makes its way into mandatory fee arbitration, how is the arbitrator likely to view your billings?  

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E&O_icon_1115 Competence with Technology
An increasing number of ethics opinions of various states are recognizing that competence for lawyers includes their use of technology in compliance with the rules of professional conduct.

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LACBA members receive a free 30-day trial AND a 10 percent lifetime discount on MyCase
MyCase is an affordable, intuitive, and powerful legal case management software designed for the modern law firm. Give your law firm the advantage of a complete case management software solution--get organized with contacts, calendars, cases, documents, time tracking, and billing.   

MyCase customers can now accept online payments from clients using both credit cards and checking accounts seamlessly through their MyCase account. To learn more, click here.


Credible: Student Loan Refinancing
Credible is a simple, free service that can help LACBA members and their families save money by comparing their student loan refinancing options. With Credible, student debt holders can submit a single form and receive offers from multiple lenders. The average law school graduate that refinances with Credible saves more than $40,000, and it only takes 20 seconds to get a savings estimate. 

You can also check out Credible to learn more about important student loan topics.

To learn more, click here.

Find a complete list of benefits here >


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

 Jobs Board July 2016
Thursday, July 28
Program Successor Liability, 363 Sales, and Chapter 11: Buyers...

This panel will discuss the issue of successor liability in the context of a sale under 11 U.S.C. § 363 from the perspective of a buyer, seller, and creditors.



Thursday, July 28
Women Speaking Up: Strategies for Addressing Gender Bias in Communication

The program teaches the tools needed to communicate effectively in the courtroom, at meetings, and with clients.


Digital Entertainment, Mobile and Internet Law Year in Review


End Game: Post-judgment Remedies Essentials

The Mysterious World of Closing Protection Letters

Recent Developments in Real Estate Finance Law



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