July 2017
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 outstanding service awards recap thumb LACBA Honors Volunteers at the Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards Reception—Also Recognizes Newest 50-Year Club Members 
Nearly 100 LACBA volunteers and supporters came together at the 2017 LACBA Outstanding Volunteer Service Awards Reception on May 24, to celebrate and honor volunteers who have donated their time and talents to LACBA and its legal services projects.

Former LACBA and State Bar of California President Patrick M. Kelly, who served as emcee for the reception, commended the volunteers for the impact on the practice of law and in delivering critical pro bono services for those who cannot afford an attorney or understand how to access the justice system.  

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 Corporate Counsel's Guide cover Registration Opens for 2017 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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 Write for Los Angeles Lawyer Image Call for Writers: Los Angeles Lawyer magazine 
Los Angeles Lawyer is currently seeking legal-themed articles for its Barristers Tips, Computer Counselor, Practice Tips, and Tax Tips departments, as well as its continuing legal education features. We are especially interested in topics related to immigration, criminal and environmental law. Whether you are a first-time writer or seasoned professional, Los Angeles Lawyer would like your submission. The magazine publishes articles on substantive law issues across any practice area; no area of law is excluded. To learn more, please contact the magazine’s editor, Susan Petit, at spettit@lacba.org.

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Moved recently? Changed firms? Have a new phone number or email address?  Please take a few moments to update your preferred contact information. We want to make sure you aren’t missing out on any of the great benefits of LACBA membership.

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Counsel for Justice Logo Orrick is a Strong Partner with LACBA Counsel for Justice
The law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Orrick) continues to be an essential partner to several of LACBA’s Legal Services Projects through its support of LACBA Counsel for Justice (CFJ). Orrick volunteers work tirelessly, across multiple practice areas, to assist the most powerless populations of Los Angeles.  In 2016, 35 Orrick attorneys and support staff volunteered with three of LACBA’s projects: Domestic Violence Legal Services (DVP), AIDS Legal Services (ALSP), and Veterans Legal Services (Veterans Project), donating an incredible 1,018 hours.  

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Domestic Violence Project logo Domestic Violence Between Fathers and Sons
Manual, age 58 years, came to the clinic.  He was unsure where to seek help, because his abuser was his son, not his wife. Staff told him he was in the right place. This is his story:

“My son, Robert, is 28 years old. For the last five years, he has been in and out of jail for petty theft crimes to feed his meth use. Lately, he has very aggressive and frightening at home.

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magnify_1115 Don't Waiver on Waivers
When is an advance waiver not an advance waiver? The answer will likely be forthcoming when the California Supreme Court decides Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co., Inc.[i], which will clarify whether a lawyer may ethically request and later enforce a general agreement that a client will irrevocably waive a future conflict of interest, even if the precise nature of the future conflict is yet unknown.

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E&O_icon_1115 Ascertain Deadlines in Addition to the Statute of Limitations
Lawyers should also be sensitive to the fact that certain claims have shorter limitations periods of notice requirements, sometimes based on the fact that the defendant is a governmental entity, such as a county hospital, a public library, an army base or municipal bus company, and sometimes based on contractual provisions for shorter statutes of limitations than are provided by statute.

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MyCase—Practice Management Software
Free Trial and 10% Discount Lifetime Discount for LACBA Members!

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 also accept online payments from clients using both credit cards and checking accounts seamlessly through their MyCase account. 

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LawPay is the preferred payment solution for attorneys. Backed by over 90 bar associations and designed specifically for the legal industry, LawPay offers a secure and convenient tool for receiving online credit card payments. One major benefit of LawPay is the ability to correctly separate earned and unearned payments. LawPay protects your firm from commingling client funds. LawPay is proud to be recommended by the Los Angeles County Bar Association and offered as a benefit to their membership. If you’re interested in learning more, contact a LawPay representative at 866.376.0950.

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Los Angeles Lawyer magazine cover July 2017

The July-August issue of Los Angeles Lawyer will be available online July 12.

 Jobs Board July 2017
Thursday, July13
Stopping the Shell Game
The program will explore post-judgment strategies and remedies available to creditors when judgment debtors transfer or hide assets through dummy corporations, with family and friends, or out of state, including unwinding voidable transfers and pursuing third-parties who help the judgment debtor hide or transfer assets. 

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Thursday, July 14
Supreme Court Updates—Immigration Decisions
The Supreme Court of the United States has issued five immigration-related decisions in 2017, as well as a post-conviction decision regarding proper advisals of the immigration consequences of criminal immigration convictions.  This program will cover these decisions and how they impact the day-to-day practice of immigration law.

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Eighth Annual Symposium on Family-Based Immigration Law

U Visa Boot Camp

Eighth LACBA-LACMA Symposium: Evolving Issues in Healthcare Law

Letter of Credit Overview—Giving Credit Where Credit is Due



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