June 2019
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 LACBALogoThumb SOLD OUT: 2019 LACBA Installation and Awards Dinner

Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

LACBA will celebrate the installation of 2019-20 President, Ronald F. Brot, President-Elect Tamila C. Jensen, Senior Vice President Bradley S. Pauley, Vice President Jo-Ann W. Grace, and Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Outreach, Philip H. Lam, and incoming Trustees on Thursday, June 27, 2019. We will also be installing Diane A. Sanders as the Barristers/Young Attorneys President, along with the Barristers/Young Attorneys Officers.

During the program, LACBA will present the Shattuck-Price Outstanding Lawyer Award to Patrick M. Kelly, the Outstanding Jurist Award to Administrative Presiding Justice Elwood G. Lui and its inaugural Diversity Impact Award to Hon. Kevin C. Brazile, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

 DIVERSITY AWARD LACBA's Inaugural Diversity Impact Award
LACBA is pleased to announce that Hon. Kevin C. Brazile, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, is the recipient of its first Diversity Impact Award in recognition of his lengthy record of effectuating diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.  The award will be presented to Presiding Judge Brazile during LACBA’s Installation and Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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 VIEW-from-Bench 2019 A View From the Bench

Please join us at the Omni Hotel on Friday, June 14, 2019, for this special lunch program with Probate Judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court who will give a State of Probate Court and their view of current issues relating to probate. The Hon. David J. Cowan, Hon. Clifford Klein, Hon. Brenda Penny, Hon. Daniel Juarez, Hon. Gus T. May, Hon. Paul Suzuki, Commissioner Mark Priver and Managing Probate Attorney at the Los Superior Court Dean Silliman are scheduled to participate.

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 Write for LA Lawyer Call for Writers: Los Angeles Lawyer
Los Angeles Lawyer is seeking legal-themed articles for its Practice Tips, Tax Tips, Law Practice Management and Closing Argument departments, as well as Continuing Legal Education features. The magazine publishes articles on substantive law issues across all practice areas. No area of law is excluded. More about Los Angeles Lawyer’s editorial requirements can be found here, or contact the magazine's chief editor, Susan Pettit, at spettit@lacba.org.
 la-phil-lyre Legal Professionals-Musicians Wanted for Disney Hall
Do you play an instrument or sing? The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic, Legal Voices and Gary Greene, Esq., and His Big Band of Barristers are looking for musicians and singers who are lawyers, judges, law students and legal staff. The orchestra and chorus are gearing up for their 10th Annual Disney Hall Concert Extraordinaire on Saturday, June 29. The mission of this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is to bring the legal community together and to raise funds for those who cannot afford legal services and other charitable causes. They are auditioning ALL instruments and vocalists. If you would like to try out for these ensembles, please email audition@LALawyersPhil.org. Take a look at an audition flyer: http://bit.ly/lalp253. For more info, visit www.LALawyersPhil.org

 LALCover-0619-Thumb Coming in the June Issue of Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine
SCOTUS hears the F-word; the IRS "forever" tax; civil suits against a sitting president; the future of employee non-solicitation agreements; anti-reliance clauses and post-contractual fraud claims; LACBA President Brian Kabateck’s year in review; emotional support animals in the workplace; "On Direct" with Brian Kabateck; 2019 Lawyer-to-Lawyer Referral Guide; and much more. 
 veterans-project-logo Thank You Arnold & Porter for Your Support of LACBA's Veterans Legal Services Project

LACBA Veterans Legal Services Project would like to thank the attorneys and staff of Arnold & Porter for their continued support of the Project. Our May 15th legal clinic on clearing outstanding tickets and warrants and cleaning criminal records was a success due to the assistance of pro bono volunteers from the firm. Dedicated volunteers are the backbone of our ability to provide legal services and that commitment can make all the difference in the lives of the veterans we assist.

When Army veteran Martin H. sought assistance from the Veterans Project, he had three traffic tickets, his license was suspended due to missing a court date, and he owed nearly $3,500.00 in outstanding fines and fees to the Court. He was homeless, struggling with PTSD and depression, and living in transitional housing on the West LA VA campus. “I didn’t know how I was going to get the money to pay off these tickets” is what he told volunteers.

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 magnify_1115 Beware of Ethical Perils in Representation of a 50/50 Partnership

What are an attorney's ethical obligations in representing a partnership with 50/50 general partners, when they cannot agree on how to proceed? In the recent case of Jarvis v. Jarvis,[i] the court shed some light on this issue and endorsed guidance from a California State Bar ethics opinion indicating that the lawyer cannot step into the position of the client, and must take guidance from the partnership, here a limited partnership of two brothers each of whom owned 50 percent interest and served as a co-general partner.[ii]

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 E&O_icon_1115 Be Cautious When Permitting Your Lawyers to Moonlight

One way in which a law firm may reduce the risk of claims is to adopt a policy against its lawyers accepting legal employment outside the firm ("moonlighting"). Secret clients of firm attorneys may be adverse to former or existing firm clients, creating conflicts of interest and possible disciplinary proceedings, such practice may result in disqualification, forfeiture of frees and malpractice claims. 

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 mediation program thumb Member Savings! 40-Hour Mediation Training
LACBA members receive a generous discount for this all-inclusive, DRPA compliant mediation training that begins in July 2019. Build your skills, expand your practice, improve interpersonal problem solving and get a certificate of completion from LACBA. Limited to 40 attendees. Waitlist available when sold out. As a LACBA member, this is one of the most affordable full mediation training programs in Southern California.

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 Case Text Thumb Casetext

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You can find more information and sign up for a 14-day free trial at https://casetext.com/lacba, and join Casetext for 15% off HERE. 
  lawpay logo LawPay

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 June issue of 
Los Angeles Lawyer 
is now available online.

 Jobs Board June 2019

Tuesday, June 11
Retail Leasing Evolution
Our panel will discuss current issues and concerns in a rapidly changing retail environment, including landlord/tenant exit strategies, use clauses, exclusives and right to go dark, and much more.

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2018 Entertainment Law Year in Review

Healthcare Innovators: Digital Health Startups and What You Need to Know to Represent Them

Supporting Women Real Estate Attorneys



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