Three Things:

1) A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to everyone who passed the February Bar Exam!  Welcome to the California Bar, and we hope to see you at future events.

2) A BIG CONGRATULATIONS! to everyone who graduated law school!

3) A BIG THANK YOU! to everyone who participated in the Bench Bar Bike Ride this morning!  We had a great turn out, with about 21 people, and it was a positively glorious day for a bike ride in the South Bay.  We had a blast!

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Our next ride will be in August.  Keep checking in to learn the particular date!

Get your beach on with the Barristers Bench-Bar Bike Ride, Sun, 5/18, 830am-Noon

Join the Barristers for our biannual Bench-Bar Bike Ride in Hermosa Beach this Sunday, May 18, from 830am-Noon! We take a group ride along the beach in the cool ocean breeze and then meet up at Good Stuff restaurant for a big, delicious breakfast! Guaranteed to make you smile! Any questions, please feel free to contact me at anton@mrduila.com or the Committee Chair, Brian Smith, at bsmith493@sbcglobal.net. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Great Day for a Bike Ride!

Last week, several Barristers members met for a bike ride in the South Bay. Thirteen and and a half miles later we were back at Good Stuff Restaurant, hungry for a terrific brunch. Thanks to Brian Smith for organizing, and can't wait for the next program in July!

BHBA Barristers Bench-Bar Bike Ride — Sunday, April 21, 2013 9am-Noon

Enjoy a bike ride in the ocean breeze in Hermosa and Manhattan Beaches with fellow judges and lawyers followed by a congenial lunch at the Good Stuff Restaurant on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Participants will check-in at The Good Stuff Restaurant in Hermosa Beach at 8:30 a.m. The bike ride will begin at 9:00 and riders will travel north or south (depending on whether they want a more or less strenuous ride) for one hour.

At the hour mark, riders will turn around and ride back. Everyone will return to the Good Stuff Restaurant in Hermosa Beach at 11:00 a.m. for brunch. We estimate that the price of participation would be about $25.00 to cover the cost of a bicycle rental and brunch.

Every rider gets a commemorative BHBA Bench-Bar Bike Ride T-Shirt!

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information please feel free to contact Brian Smith at bsmith493@sbcglobal.net or Anton Labrentz at anton@MrDuiLa.com

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BHBA BARRISTERS LAWRENCE J. BLAKE AWARD goes to Board of Governors Members, Anton Labrentz, Esq. and Brian T. Smith, Esq.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association's Barristers, the “newer” attorneys, represent dedication, enthusiasm, the desire to help others and to make a difference. The Lawrence J. Blake Award, first given in 1985, was established to help foster greater awareness and recognition of Barristers activities and accomplishments.

This year, the Beverly Hills Bar Association's Barristers are proud to acknowledged and honor two of its Barristers Board of Governors who have co-chaired the Roxbury Park Legal Clinic since 2011 — Brian Smith and Anton Labrentz. They, and the team of volunteer attorneys they have recruited and developed, show up faithfully on the first Saturday of each month ready to tackle a diversity of requests for legal assistance from the public.

Brian and Anton have also increased the awareness and outreach of the Roxbury Park Legal Clinic. Typically, there is a line at the door before the Clinic opens. People hear about the Clinic, visit the clinic then recommend it to friends, come back with other questions and talk about the great service being provided.

Brian Smith practices real estate and environmental law with the Law Offices of Thomas J. Smith in Encino.  He is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.

Anton Labrentz is a criminal defense attorney, with a focus on DUIs and driving-related cases, at the Law Offices of Mark Rosenfeld. Anton is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara and received his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law.

Congratulations Brian and Anton!