May 2018
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 LACBA Election Nominees LACBA Officer and Board of Trustee Nominations

The nominations for the LACBA 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Trustees are available HERE. President-Elect Brian S. Kabateck will automatically become LACBA President.

 JEEC-Ratings-Thumb LACBA Rates Judicial Candidates Seeking Election to the Bench

The Los Angeles County Bar Association ratings of judicial candidates seeking election to the Los Angeles Superior Court on June 5 are NOW AVAILABLE. Each of the candidates are rated on a number of factors, including character, experience, and knowledge of the law, to determine their qualifications to serve on the bench. We encourage you to share these ratings with friends, family, colleagues, and social organizations. You can read the entire report HERE

 Senior Lawyers Thumbnail Senior Lawyers Clothing Drive

LACBA's Senior Lawyers Section will be hosting a professional clothing drive on Saturday, June 9, 2018, to help those in our community who are in need of business clothing to enhance their chances to obtain the jobs they seek, and succeed in the new work place. Women’s clothing will be collected at Dress for Success Worldwide West located at 2100 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90007. Men’s clothing will be collected at Clothes The Deal's downtown drop off location at Your Cleaners Online, 800 West 1st Street, Suite 102, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 

Volunteers are also needed to receive and sort through the clothing from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. For more information, or to volunteer to help sort clothes, please email

Thank you for supporting this great cause!

 LABJ Most Influential Lawyers Congratulations to LACBA Members who made the LABJ's list of Most Influential Women Attorneys

The Los Angeles County Bar Association congratulates its members who made the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2018 list of Most Influential Women Attorneys. CLICK HERE to see which LACBA members were selected.  

 ACMAS-Thumb The Extraordinary Benefits of Becoming a LACBA Fee Arbitrator

Interested in hearing and drafting awards on fee dispute matters between clients and lawyers? THIS ARTICLE, written by LACBA member Christopher D. Cantore, explores the many benefits of becoming a fee dispute arbitrator with LACBA’s fee arbitration program which administrates arbitrations under Business and Professions Code §6200, and non §6200 arbitrations. Expand your practice, skill set, and experience by becoming a LACBA Fee Arbitrator.

 la-phil-lyre Legal Musicians Wanted for Disney Hall Concert

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 will be gearing up for its 9th Annual Disney Hall Concert Extraordinaire. The mission of the organization, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to bring the legal community together and to raise funds for those who cannot afford legal services through LACBA's Counsel for Justice and other charitable causes. They are auditioning ALL instruments and vocalists. If you would like to try out for any of these ensembles, please email Take a look at an audition flyer:

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 LAL-This-Month-0518 This Month In Los Angeles Lawyer

Coming in Los Angeles Lawyer's 34th annual Entertainment Law issue: De Havilland v. FX and the future of docudramas, Labor Code Section 432.3 impact on talent deals, confidentiality agreements in the wake of #MeToo, trademarks after the Slants SCOTUS ruling, repeal of net neutrality, “On Direct” with entertainment law attorney Jeffrey Valle, and more.  

 GOLF-Tournament-Thumb Don't Miss It: Ninth Annual LACBA/CFJ Charity Golf Tournament and Networking Dinner
Monday, May 21, 2018, at MountainGate Country Club in Brentwood

So, you don’t golf, you don’t even like golf, but this isn’t just a golf tournament it’s a fantastic networking dinner for all. We bet that you like to have fun, you like to eat and maybe have a drink, you like to relax with friends and colleagues and most of all you believe, you truly believe that you must demonstrate to your children that it is their civic duty help those less fortunate. Well, here is your chance to do all of those things you like in a relaxed, jovial, informal atmosphere. 

Our Ninth Annual LACBA/CFJ Charity Golf Tournament and Networking Dinner may be your first, but that’s okay because there are a lot of friends, colleagues, sponsors, and donors to welcome you and help introduce you around. Remember there will be a lot of people to meet prizes, contests, and networking. Sure if you happen to have a spare $10,000 we’d be happy to have you as a Platinum Sponsor. Sure we need sponsors of all levels and 144 golfers, but the truth of the matter is that we also need you as a special dinner guest to help to make this sold out event an over-the-top success. Just reach out to us at or call 213-896-6560 and sign up. IT’S YOUR TURN.

Become a Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze sponsor or golfer or for merely $125.00 a special dinner guest.

 LAW Rocks 2018 Los Angeles! Are you Ready to Rock?!

On March 16, 2018, LACBA’s Counsel for Justice took center stage at the world renowned Whisky a Go Go, as part of “Law Rocks—Battle of the Bands,“ an annual fundraiser helping several nonprofit organizations in Southern California.  

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 magnify_1115 Ethical Issues in Moving to Withdraw: The Limits of Camera Hearings
Imagine a magical ritual that could temporarily relieve an attorney of his or her obligations to jealously guard client secrets and privileged attorney-client communications, which would allow disclosure that would otherwise be ethically and statutorily prohibited. Does that sound far-fetched? 

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E&O_icon_1115 Scary Danger Ahead! Are Your Emails Tumbling into Unknown Pitfalls?
Email is often the preferred method of communication for corresponding with colleagues and clients. Although writing an email is easy, lawyers need to steer clear of certain pitfalls.

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The May issue of Los Angeles Lawyer is now available online.

 Jobs Board May 2018
Saturday, May 19
Staying Inside the Lines: Legal Ethics in Immigration Law
This informative three-part program will cover Ethics, Elimination of Bias and Competence based on pressing issues with input from the So Cal AILA/LACBA Immigration Section membership. The program features ETHICS (2 hours): Zealous Advocacy in Court and the Interview Room: Is It Still Safe?, Conflicts of Interest in Immigration Practice with a Focus on Affidavits of Support, and Safekeeping of Client Funds:  Preparing for Changes Ahead; ELIMINATION OF BIAS (1 HOUR): Sexual Harassment Prevention Training with a Focus on Small Firms and Solo Practitioners; and COMPETENCE (1 HOUR):
Mindfulness Tools; Staying Grounded in the Midst of the Stress, Anxiety and Anger.
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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