June 2018
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 InstallationThumbnail LACBA Installation Reception—Wednesday, June 27

Volunteers will also be recognized for their contributions to LACBA, its legal services projects, and the law

You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of celebration during the installation of LACBA’s 2018-19 President Brian S. Kabateck, Officers, and Trustees at the 2018 Installation and Awards Reception on Wednesday, June 27, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel starting at 6:30 p.m.

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 Shattuck Price Outstanding Awards LACBA Announces its Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award and Outstanding Jurist Award Recipients

LACBA will present its 2018 Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award to David J. Pasternak and J. Michael Hennigan and its Outstanding Jurist Award to the late Hon. Beverly Reid O’Connell at LACBA’s 140-Year Anniversary & Awards Gala on Thursday, September 27, 2018.  Please save the date and join us as we celebrate these deserving recipients!  

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 Law-Student-Podcast LACBA Introduces "ADMITTED," a New Podcast for Law Students

LACBA, in conjunction with its Barristers Section for new attorneys, has launched “ADMITTED,” a new podcast that assembles experiences, tips, and insights from practicing attorneys to help law students prepare for legal careers and make a successful transition from law school student to legal professional.

Each episode of "ADMITTED" will feature interviews with a diverse group of LACBA members reflecting and sharing their personal experiences from graduating law school to finding their place in the legal landscape.  

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 Ethics Logo LACBA's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee Issues Opinion No. 530 "Law Firm Using Former Partner's or Shareholder's Name"

It is not misleading to the public, and therefore is not a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1-400, for a law corporation or limited liability partnership to use a firm name that includes the name of a lawyer who is no longer a shareholder or partner, but who remains employed at the firm.

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 DAILY JOURNAL top100 Women Lawyer Congratulations to the Daily Journal's 2018 List of Top Women Lawyers

LACBA congratulates each of its members who made the Daily Journal’s 2018 list of Top Women Lawyers in California. View a list of LACBA members who made the list HERE.

 Attorney-Conduct-Rules-Revised Supreme Court Approves Revision to Attorney Rules

The Supreme Court of California filed an order approving the first comprehensive amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California in twenty-nine years. The court approved forty-two rules as modified by the court, twenty-seven rules as submitted by the State Bar, and denied approval of one rule.

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 RGB Screening Recap LACBA Holds Private Screening of "RBG" and Q & A with Brenda Feigen 

LACBA welcomed more than 100 guests to the beautiful Landmark Theater in West Los Angeles for a private screening of “RBG,” a film exploring the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With popcorn in hand, the audience was captivated by the film the New York Times calls “a loving and informative documentary portrait of Justice Ginsburg during her 85th year on earth and her 25th on the bench.”

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 LAL Cover 0518 Los Angeles Lawyer Celebrates its 2018 Entertainment Law Special Issue

More than 60 LACBA members came together at the Century City offices of Greenberg Traurig LLP to celebrate Los Angeles Lawyer’s annual Entertainment Law Issue with a casual cocktail and appetizer hour, followed by a compelling CLE program that explored the implications of new Labor Code Section 432.3 on the entertainment industry’s long-standing practice of soliciting artist “quotes” in transactions.

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 Los Angeles Lawyer June Cover Coming in the June issue of Los Angeles Lawyer

This month, Judge Mark A. Juhas, chair of the California Commission on Access to Justice, and civil rights attorney Maria E. Hall make a compelling case for unbundled legal services; new developments in Nazi-looted art claims; why lawyers are the loneliest professionals; the fallout over California's vaccination law; changes to the alimony deduction; indemnity obligation, a movie-worthy history of civil legal aid, and much more.

 dvp-logo-new1215 DVP Volunteer Carlos Dominguez Receives
Los Angeles County Volunteer of the Year Award

On April 23, 2018, Domestic Violence Legal Services Project volunteer, Carlos Dominguez, was honored as a Los Angeles County Volunteer of the Year. Carlos is a Deputy Attorney General with the California Attorney General’s Office, where he practices criminal appellate law.  Having volunteered with DVP since 2015, and given over 150 hours of his time, Carlos was selected for his dedication to providing legal assistance to victims of domestic violence. Every month, he takes time to come into the clinic to help victims, showing compassion and respect for each person he assists.  His positive attitude, warm demeanor, and professionalism are all valued by our clients and staff.

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 la-phil-lyre Lawyers and Judges Harmonize on Saturday, June 16 at Walt Disney Concert Hall

From Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture to a Leonard Bernstein Centennial Salute, the LA Lawyers Philharmonic & Legal Voices will celebrate their 9th season with a Concert Extraordinaire under the baton of Founder-Conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq. The concert will commemorate the 100th birthday of legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein by performing his most popular works featuring songs from West Side StoryCandide and On the Town. The program will include music by composer Aaron Copland. The orchestra and chorus will also perform an inspiring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Actor Edward Asner will receive the June Lockhart Humanitarian Award, and he will deliver a narration as a tribute to Bernstein. Radio personality Bill Handel will MC. A portion will be donated to the LA County Bar Association Counsel for Justice. For more info, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org.

Concert tickets are $20 to $125. To buy concert tickets, CLICK HERE. Fifty percent of the concert ticket price is a tax-deductible donation. (A portion will be donated to the Los Angeles County Bar Association Counsel for Justice.)

 magnify_1115 Don't Buy a Yacht with Client Trust Funds and Other Practical Reminders Concerning Client Trust Funds and Property
According to the State Bar's April 2018 Draft Annual Discipline Report for Year Ending December 31, 2017,[i] the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel (OCTC) received 15,175 new complaints in 2017. Of these, OCTC took 491 cases to trial or resolved them by stipulated disposition. As a result, the California Supreme Court disbarred 129 and suspended 134 attorneys in 2017. In addition, 52 attorneys were subject to reproval, resulting in a total of 315 attorneys subject to formal discipline in 2017.[ii]

E&O_icon_1115 Spring Screening: Snag 'em or Flag 'em?
Spring is the perfect time to take a fresh look at firm practices, including the firm's prospective client intake procedures. Effectively evaluating a prospective client should determine whether they belong in the "keep" or "toss" box!

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Ahern Insurance Brokerage
LACBA's preferred professional liability insurance broker is one of the largest and most respected full-service brokers in the country specializing in insurance for law firms. From their comprehensive coverage analysis to customized insurance solutions and continued personalized service, AHERN helps you navigate the insurance market and identify potential risks to your firm one policy at a time.

In addition to their exclusive professional liability insurance programs, AHERN provides LACBA members with a comprehensive workers' compensation program from The Hartford. LACBA members qualify for a 10% premium discount through this proprietary program with AHERN. A dual policy discount of 5% also applies when purchasing The Hartford's general liability insurance in addition to a workers' compensation policy. AHERN also provides LACBA members with employment practices liability insurance through Admiral Insurance Company, offering members specific law firm enhancements. 

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 L A Lawyer June Issue

The June issue of Los Angeles Lawyer will be available online by June 6.

 Jobs Board June 2018
Thursday, June 7
A View from the Bench
Join us for a special lunch program where the Probate Judges of the Superior Court will give the State of Probate Court, an update on changes and their insights into current probate issues.

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Friday, June 22
Securities Enforcement: Important Recent Developments
This insightful program brings together top government securities enforcement officials in Southern California from the SEC, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and FINRA to discuss the latest issues relating to: new enforcement officers; programs and initiatives from Washington including: the new enforcement units and task force; to the latest cases in areas of insider trading, and much more!

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

Letter of Credit Overview—Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Strategies for Effective Motion Practice in Family Law



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