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!
This weekend's trip Samoshel was another success, with the Barristers cooking up a bunch of yummy BBQ burgers that everyone loved. Next month sushi?
Remember, BHBA Barristers head to Samoshel Homeless Shelter in Santa Monica the 2nd Saturday of every month to help prepare food and serve a meal to about 60 of the City's homeless. The next trip will be on May 11, 3-5pm. Join us for a fun, easy and very rewarding experience you won't forget!
The Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers proudly hosted their popular New Admittees Reception on March 14, 2013, garnering over 150 attendees.
Bar Leaders and Barristers of the BHBA warmly welcomed those newly admitted to the profession at the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s offices in the Rolex Building on Wilshire Boulevard.
The Honorable Judge John Segal addressed the attendees about the importance of community involvement and building lasting relationships in the legal profession, reinforcing some of the core values of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Bar Officers, Board of Governors Members and other Bar Leaders and Bar Staff were all present to welcome the New Admittees.
Guests mingled and networked with fellow constituents as they snacked on delicious hors d'oeuvres at the reception.
The Barristers would like to thank all those who attended as well as Lexis-Nexis, our generous sponsor, who contributed to the success of our event.
If you missed the New Admittees Reception, or even if you attended, but would like to learn more about what the Bar Association can do for you, please join us for our upcoming “Bar Camp.” More information can be found on our website at www.bhba.org.
Marc Steanberg, Jaison T. Benjamin, Christopher A. Murphy, Theodore A. Russell, Jonathan H. Anschell, David Daniels, Lisa C. Jochums, Hernan Vera, and Zachary S. McGee
In a collaborative effort, the BHBA and Public Counsel were pleased to have offered this unique opportunity to hear prominent entertainment legal insiders offering their candid perspectives on drafting and litigating entertainment contracts. As part of this event, attendees were offered the chance to sign up for a meaningful and discrete pro bono matter that allow them to put into practice some of the important pointers given in the presentation. Those who signed up for the pro bono experience received their MCLE credit for free. Another similar opportunity will be offered soon!
In 1958 President Dwight Eisenhower established Law Day as “a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.” Commemorated annually since that date, Law Day programs are conducted throughout the country by bar associations, courts, schools, and civic groups.
In celebration of the 55th annual Law Day, the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers hosted a Law Day Event, with very special guest speaker, Honorable Lee Smalley Edmon. In celebration of Law Day, the Barristers collaborated with LexisNexis in offering free MCLE for attendance at Judge Edmon's discussion on the California State Budget Crisis.
During the Law Day presentation, Judge Edmon offered insight into the the state budget situation, the two-part plan proposed by the Administrative Office, the judicial Budget Working Group’s approach, and the importance of adequate response to the budget crisis to protect access to justice in California. To download a copy of Judge Edmon's PowerPoint presentation, please visit http://www.bhba.org/images/pdf/BHBA-Law-Day-Budget-Presentation-2012.pdf.
The Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers are continually impressed by Immediate Past President, Leigh Leshner and her dedicated committee who once again planned and hosting another greatly successful Vintage Bouquet Food and Wine Extravaganza in April 2012!
Since its commencement in 1988, the Vintage Bouquet has become one of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s premiere events, featuring bites by several of L.A.’s top chefs and tastings by many of California’s premium wineries, along with entertaining live music and fun silent and live auctions.
Most importantly, proceeds of the Vintage Bouquet support charitable contributions made by the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, including pro bono services, community outreach projects, legal education programs, and access to the justice system.
A sincere thank you to all who volunteered, attended, and donated for this year’s Vintage Bouquet, which may very well have been the most successful Extravaganza so far! For more information on the event, please visit www.vintagebouquet.com. Photos by Jamie Pham Photography.
As the Beverly Hills Bar Association founded Public Counsel over 40 years ago, it was an honor to attend Public Counsel's 2012 William O. Douglas Award Dinner where Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel received Public Counsel's 2012 William O. Douglas Award. The evening offered special presentations and videos from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, William H. Macy, Natalie Portman, Jon Voight and more.
Visit the Public Counsel website to learn more: www.publiccounsel.org
Honoring Presiding Justice Norman L. Espstein, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Four, and renowned trial lawyer, Thomas V. Girardi. The Beverly Hills Bar Assocation has served the Los Angeles region since 1931 and is the fifth largest bar association in California, with over 4,900 members. Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession and to advocate for justice in the community.
LA Superior Court Judge Louis M. Meisinger, BHBA Barristers President Jaison T. Benjamin, BHBA President Lawrence H. Jacobson, BHBA Foundation President Uzzi Raanan, and BHBA Executive Director Marc R. Staenberg
Jaison T. Benjamin, Lawrence H. Jacobson, and Uzzi Raanan, were installed as Presidents of their respective Boards and will be serving during the Beverly Hills Bar Association's 80th Anniversary year. The Installation Dinner was held at the Four Seasons Hotel and featured a special video presentation of "Moving Forward," reflecting upon the storied history of the prestigious organization.