Swinging for a Cause

LACBA Counsel for Justice Raises More Than $85,000 for LACBA’s Legal Services Projects

On May 22, at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Valencia, golfers took to the greens in support of the 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, where more than $85,000 was raised to support the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s legal services projects: Domestic Violence Legal Services, Veterans Legal Services, Immigration Legal Assistance and AIDS Legal Services.

Nearly 100 golfers competed in several skills challenges throughout the course including shots for hole-in-one prizes of $1MIL, $100K, $10,000 and a variation of on course prizes; straightest drive, putting and longest drive contests; and low net/high gross trophies.

The Habit food truck, Breezy Freeze shaved ice, Wolf Creek Brewing, festive games and refreshments at the Bronze Sponsor holes, and a blow-out BBQ in the evening made for a happy crowd.

The event was a success due to the hard work and leadership of the golf committee: Jesse Cripps, Sarah Byrnes, Timothy Colbert, Harry Field, Mark Garscia, Noah Graff, Wes Kennedy, Diane Kimberlin, David Kutzer, and Timothy Yoo.

CFJ expresses a special thank-you to the tournament’s sponsors:


Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Staples Center Premium Seating


Wells Fargo


TSG Reporting, Inc.
Personal Court Reporters, Inc.
Coalition Court Reporters
Esquire Deposition Solutions
First Legal Network
Sedgwick LLP

Golf Tournament Winning Players 1
(From left to right) is: First Place Low Gross Winners: Chris Lee, Jonathan Park, Rian Kennedy, and Jason Kim.

CFJ Director and Committee Chair at Golf Tournament
Counsel for Justice Director, Ann Marie Bedtke, and Golf Committee Chair, Jesses Cripps, Toast to the Event’s Success.


 Golf Tournament Players Devour Habit cookin
Players devoured what the Habit was cookin’.


 Golf Tournament Winning Players 2
Byron Hibdon, Greg Lampert, Mark Garscia, Oliver Bajracharya  take home First Place Low Net trophies, sponsored by Proskauer.

Golf Tournament Players Shot
Caroline Gim and Caroline Vincent strike a pose on the putting green.