July 2018
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 InstallationThumbnail LACBA Installation Reception Recap

The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) welcomed more than 430 dignitaries, judges, members, and other guests to the beautiful InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel for the installation of Brian S. Kabateck as its 2018-19 president, with proceeds from the event supporting Counsel for Justice and LACBA’s legal services projects.  

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 Cuba-Thumb Travel to Cuba with LACBA!

November 30-December 5, 2018
Enjoy five days in Havana, the exciting capital city of Cuba, and take a step back in time at our host hotel, the historic Nacional de Cuba! Be sure to enjoy time on the famous veranda with your favorite beverage and an authentic Cuban cigar!  

The Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) has partnered with Cuba Cultural Travel (CCT) to create a meaningful and impactful itinerary of activities that include but are not limited to legal education, economic and historical lectures, and exchanges through people-to-people contact. Registration is limited, so don’t delay—make this the year you finally discover the mystery and wonder of Cuba!


 E Court filing Thumbnail LACBA Introduces New EFiling Service Providers

LACBA is pleased to introduce its two preferred electronic filing providers—One Legal and ACE Attorney Service, Inc. Both companies offer special discounts to LACBA members across a wide range of services. A portion of the revenue generated will support LACBA Counsel for Justice.

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 Brooks Brothers Discount LACBA Saves 15% with Brooks Brothers

The Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership program is a complimentary program that offers LACBA members exclusive discounts on Brooks Brothers merchandise. All LACBA members have the opportunity to enroll for a complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card. As a Brooks Brothers Corporate Member, you will receive an everyday 15% savings on full priced merchandise at Brooks Brothers U.S. and Canadian stores, by phone and online. 

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 LRS-Smartlaw-thumb Get More Cases—Landlord/Tenant Edition
Attn: Landlord/Tenant Attorneys in Long Beach, Norwalk, Montebello, Pomona, and Orange County

LACBA’s Lawyer Referral Service, SmartLaw, needs experienced attorneys to take referrals to paying clients in your geographic areas. If you are experienced in landlord/tenant matters and have an office in these geographic areas (or know someone who does), this is a great way to build your practice with prescreened referrals from LACBA’s Lawyer Referral Service. In 2017, LACBA Lawyer Referral Service members billed over $10,000,000 in fees! For details, call (213) 896-6571 or visit SmartLaw.org/membership

 Conference Room Rentals Thumb LACBA Conference Rooms Offer Ideal, Comfortable Space for Rent in Downtown Los Angeles

Did you know that the Los Angeles County Bar Association offers conference room rentals to LACBA members at special rates?  Whether you are looking for space to meet with clients, are visiting from out of town, or need a location to hold a board meeting, LACBA’s offices offer a comfortable space with expansive views. 

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 Corporate Counsel's Guide Thumbnail Registration Opens for 2018 Corporate Counsel's Guide to California Law Firms and Attorneys

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

Los Angeles Lawyer is now accepting registration for the annual Corporate Counsel’s Guide to California Law Firms and Attorneys, a specialized guide that will be inserted into the September 2018 issue as a pullout section.

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 JCC Seal-Thumb Judicial Council of California Technology Survey

The Judicial Council Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) has formed the Digital Evidence Workstream. It is focused on the rapidly growing and evolving area of digital evidence: investigating, assessing, and reporting on business practice, technical standards, statutes, and rules related to digital evidence. With respect to our justice partners, the workstream is charged with and very interested in gathering information on any standards, best practices, and challenges related to submitting digital evidence to the courts. The purpose of the survey is to inform the workstream in their development of rules, policies, and guidance in this growing area of court business.

To that end, we are asking you, as a primary source of digital evidence, to respond to a set of questions, which can be accessed HERE.

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 Contact Info thumb Update Your Contact Information

We want to be sure that your contact information and communication preferences are correct. Please take a few moments to log onto your LACBA account here to review and update your information. If you have any questions about updating your contact information and communications preferences, please contact LACBA Member Services at 213.896.6560 or msd@lacba.org

 Write for LAL 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. 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 Pettit, at spettit@lacba.org.

 July-August-LAL-Thumbnail Coming in the July/August issue of Los Angeles Lawyer

Incoming LACBA President Brian Kabateck's road map for the year ahead; what the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act means for professionals, high net worth individuals, and businesses; legal and regulatory problems in cannabis banking; "Death of Copyright, Part 3;" Anthony Ray Hinton's The Sun Does Shine; "On Direct" with Tom Girardi; and more.

 dvp-logo-new1215 DVP Needs Volunteers Like you to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

LACBA’s Domestic Violence Legal Services Project (DVP) is in immediate need of volunteers to help victims of domestic violence at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse. Our clients need your help to prepare complicated and lengthy legal documents, which are required in order to file a Temporary Restraining Order and other legal protection from their abuser. No prior experience is necessary, and onsite training is provided. 

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 GOLF-Tournament-Thumb The Smashing Success of the 9th Annual LACBA CFJ Charity Golf Tournament and Networking Dinner
Even though May 21 started out dreary and drizzly, the energy of our supporters, sponsors, lawyers, vendors, and friends and nearly 120 golfers helped to dry the weather. Even though we couldn’t bring out the sun, we collaboratively brought more excitement to this day than we had ever seen before. In building on our past successes we recognized that our energetic golfers were just a small part of our legal community so we expanded the reach of the golf tournament to include a special networking dinner for an additional 100 non-golfers. All enjoyed a great MoutainGate Country Club Dinner while participating in the raffle prizes, awards, and silent auction.

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 magnify_1115 Emergency Ethics: Lawyering Under Exigent Circumstances
Over time, lawyers often develop a set of routines to follow when taking on new clients: Run a conflict check. Prepare and have the client review and sign a written engagement agreement. Obtain and analyze pertinent client records. Secure the help of, or a referral to, another lawyer if he or she lacks competence to handle the matter. These intake tasks can take time.

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E&O_icon_1115 Be Wary of Unrealistic Clients Expectations
Clients complain when their expectations are not met, whether it is an expectation about the result obtained, the time it took to achieve the result or the amount of the fee charged.

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Recommended by 48 state and more than 50 local bar associations, LawPay is proud to be the trusted payment partner of more than 50,000 law firms. Designed specifically for attorneys, LawPay protects IOLTA accounts and correctly separates earned/unearned fees. LACBA members benefit from competitive rates, no startup costs, no minimum processing requirements, no annual subscription fees, and PCI compliance included.

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The July/August issue of Los Angeles Lawyer will be available online by July 9.

 Jobs Board July 2018
Wednesday, July 11
Suicide Awarenes & Intervention—How to Talk to Someone in Crisis
Do you know, or have you known, anyone with depression, anxiety or any other mental health issue and/or a problem with alcohol or other substances?  Do you know anyone whose stressors appear to potentially exceed his/her ability to cope with them? 

This presentation will (a) inform you about warning signs and risk factors, (b) equip you with considerations to bear in mind when concerned about, approaching and talking to someone in crisis, (c) present a simulated conversation designed to train you how to talk to someone in crisis, and (d) help you recognize when further help is advisable/required.

All LACBA members are invited to join us for this important program at no charge. 

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Thursday, July 19
Immigration Law Supreme Court Update
Another Supreme Court term has closed, and SCOTUS has once again weighed in on immigration law—come hear the latest updates! This program will cover these decisions and how they impact the day-to-day practice of immigration law.

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California's Rapidly Changing Landscape For eNotarization Technology

Strategies and Latest Developments in Buying, Developing and Leasing Contaminated Properties: the Pros and Cons

Breakfast with the Experts (Fall 2017): Injunctions, Receiverships, Attachment and Post-Judgment Remedies


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