October 2017
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 Conference of Delegates Thumb Represent LACBA as a Conference Delegate

Apply now for the 2018 Delegation—Deadline is October 18, 2017

LACBA’s Delegation is the largest delegation in the state and has enjoyed tremendous success over the years by having many of its own resolutions passed by the Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA) and then passed through the legislature to become law.

Participating in the delegation is not only an opportunity to improve laws and promote justice in the California, but it is also an opportunity to enjoy camaraderie and networking with an esteemed community of attorneys who are passionate about a broad cross-section of California law.

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 CFJ Thumb Orrick Supports LACBA's Legal Services Projects with Volunteers and $30,000 Donation
LACBA Counsel for Justice thanks Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe for their generous $30,000 contribution to support LACBA's legal services projects. Through Orrick’s Pro Bono Counsel, Rene Kathawala, Orrick attorneys have been logging pro bono hours for the past six years. In 2016, 35 Orrick attorneys and support staff volunteered with LACBA’s Domestic Violence Legal Services Project, AIDS Legal Services Project, and Veterans Legal Services Project, donating more than 1,000 pro bono hours. Orrick’s latest volunteer work has been around coordinating a team to support the LACBA AIDS Legal Services Project at the upcoming AIDS Walk on October 15, 2017. We also welcome Geoffrey Moss of Orrick, who recently joined the LACBA Counsel for Justice Board of Directors.
 Top 100 Lawyers Thumb Congratulations to LACBA Members Named to LADJ's Top 100 Lawyers 
LACBA congratulates President-Elect Brian S. Kabateck and past President Paul R. Kiesel for being named to the Los Angeles Daily Journals’ Top 100 Lawyers in California. We would also like to recognize the other LACBA members who also made the list. CLICK HERE to view their names.
 la-phil-lyre Legal Musicians Wanted
Do you sing or play an instrument? The LA Lawyers Philharmonic, Legal Voices and Gary Greene, Esq., and His Big Band of Barristers are looking for advanced singers and musicians who are lawyers, judges, legal assistants and law students. Don’t miss an opportunity to perform great music in our finest venues including Disney Hall and network with lawyers and judges. Auditions are for ALL instruments and vocalists, and especially for those playing bassoon, French horn, bass trombone, violin, viola, cello, string bass, and especially for vocalists singing alto, tenor and bass. To set an audition, please email audition@LALawyersPhil.org.

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 dvp-logo October is Domestic Violence Month 

Kelly moved slowly while walking into LACBA’s Domestic Violence Legal Service Project (DVP) at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. She had reason; her torso had three bullet wounds; shot by her ex-boyfriend. Even though he was arrested, Kelly’s children would be taken from her if she didn’t get a restraining order. With the help of one of our volunteers, Kelly was granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and was able to keep her family together.

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 ALSP-logo Support LACBA's AIDS Legal Services Project—2017 AIDS Walk Los Angeles, October 15
How does it feel to be an immigrant living with HIV in the US today? Vulnerable. “In need of special care, support, or protection because of age, disability, or risk of abuse or neglect.” Those are many of the clients helped by the LACBA AIDS Legal Services Project (ALSP).

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DVP Volunteer Carlos Dominguez Shares the Story of Why He Helps

Carlos Dominguez is a deputy attorney general with the California Attorney General’s office, where he practices criminal appellate law.  He became interested in volunteering with LACBA’s Domestic Violence Legal Services Project (DVP) because he worked at a domestic violence clinic while in law school. That experience showed him the need for volunteers and the immediate impact pro bono attorneys can have on the lives of victims of domestic violence.

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 Veterans Project logo A Summer of Thanks From the Veterans Legal Services Project

Summer of 2017 was very busy at the LACBA Veterans Legal Services Project, and we have many people and groups to thank. First, the Veterans Project thanks the LACBA Family Law Section Executive Committee and the Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center for making our August 15 Family Law Clinic the most successful of its kind to date. Becky Miller Esq., of Levitt & Quinn, provided a wonderfully informative, “Family Law 101” presentation. Levitt & Quinn followed up with free consultations for Veterans on their family law matters including divorce, custody, military benefits as community property, etc. We look forward to continuing this collaboration on November 14th, 2017. 

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magnify_1115 Two Critical Ethical Issues to Keep in Mind as we Prepare for the Advent of Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around conceptually for some time. However, recent significant advances by AI companies in the legal services space have propelled the conversation about AI technology to the forefront of legal and mainstream media. Today, articles abound discussing the potential impact of AI on the profession, with some musing whether AI is the harbinger of the demise of the need for human lawyers. Lawyers debate the role regulators should take in response to these developments. Tech leaders and community advocates ponder the potential for AI technology to close an ever widening access to justice gap.

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E&O_icon_1115 Do You Take on Clients Who Have Unrealistic Expectations?
Use of social media can pose legal and ethical resist to a law firm and its clients or damage the firm's reputation or business interests. Social media tools include LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, AWO, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, Pinterest, Periscope, Snapshot, Foursquare, Google hangouts, blogs and wikis.

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Earn 1% cash back on all purchases; 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs; 3% cash back on gas. The 2% cash back on grocery store and wholesale club purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases applies to the first $2,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate apply to those purchases. 

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 Los Angeles Lawyer October 2017 Cover

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

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Thursday, October 12
14th Annual Healthcare Law Compliance Symposium

Virtually every facet of the healthcare industry is subject to a complex web of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations.  While the battle over the Affordable Care Act and the debate between “repeal and replace” and “reform” remain unresolved, enforcement activity for noncompliance continues unabated. The need to understand and function in an ever-changing compliance landscape has never been greater. Our distinguished faculty will guide you through today’s most important compliance.

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Friday, October, 30
50th Annual Securities and Regulation Seminar
Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar will serve as the keynote speaker for 50th Annual Securities and Regulation Seminar which will feature senior Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice officials, together with representatives of other regulatory agencies and leading private practitioners present a comprehensive review of current events and developments in securities and corporate law. The program will explore current SEC initiatives, rulemaking and priorities; the SEC whistleblower program; and much more. 

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Strategies for Effective Motion Practice in Family Law

You Can't Go Wrong! Ethics + Competence + Elimination of Bias

2016 Entertainment Year in Review 

Annual Construction Law Update and Flaig Award



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