PI Summer Mixer a Success!

The Personal Injury section's innaugural summer mixer brougt attorneys together from all different practice areas. Barristers had a great time!

From left: Barristers President Autumn Ronda, Lawrence Freiman, and Personal Injury Section Vice Chair (and Barristers Treasurer) Jonathan Dennis

From left: Barristers President Autumn Ronda, Lawrence Freiman, and Personal Injury Section Vice Chair (and Barristers Treasurer) Jonathan Dennis

Batter Up!

Barristers from the Beverly Hills and Santa Monica Bar Associations went head to head last Saturday in Santa Monica to play an epic game of softball.  Sadly, the home team won in the last inning, with a final score of 7-6, but the weather was great, the game was a blast, and both sides came together for a pizza party afterward.  Thanks to Jonathan Dennis for organizing, and stay tuned for details about a rematch later this year!

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Thank you 2012-13 Executive Committee, and Congratulations to Roshni Gandi!

It was a great year for last year's Board, and such a fun meeting tonight! Next meeting Oct. 9.

And a big CONGRATULATIONS to Barristers member Roshni Gandhi, for being honored with the Barristers' Lawrence J. Blake Award! It will be presented to her officially at the BHBA Installation Dinner on Oct. 1.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

It was a tough fight, but BHBA lost to SMBA by only one point, scored in the last inning!  But we had a blast anyway, and everyone enjoyed our BBQ.

New Admittees Reception on March 14, 2013 a Success!!

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.

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BHBA Barristers 2012 LAW DAY Event, with Presiding Judge Lee Smalley Edmon – No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom!

 

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.

February 21, 2012 MCLE: What’s New in Employment Law?

A review of the new 2012 discrimination and wage/hour laws.

The seminar will encompass a review and analysis of new 2012 FEHA and California labor code laws, and how these new laws may impact Plaintiffs and Defendants in future litigation. This seminar is for attorneys who represent Plaintiffs and Defendants in individual or class action matters.

Speaker: Ryan D. Saba, Esq., Partner of Rosen Saba LLP

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Registration/Dinner: 6:00 p.m.; Program: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Beverly Hills Bar Association, Conference Center

300 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 210, Beverly Hills

(Free 2-hour parking at 216 S. Beverly Drive)

Price: $55.00 for BHBA Barrister/Labor Section Members who pay in advance*

$65.00 for BHBA Members who pay in advance*

$35.00 for BHBA Law Students ($10 more for Non-BHBA Law Students)

$80.00 for Non BHBA members in advance* ($10.00 more for each at the door)

*MINIMUM 24 HOURS – Refund with 48 hours notice – Raincheck with 24 hours notice

This event is FREE for members of The Order of Distinguished Attorneys

Program Chair: Jonathan S. Dennis, Esq.

MCLE CREDIT: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar California in the amount of 1.5 hours and the Beverly Hills Bar Association certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

 

Barristers Holiday Board of Governors Meeting at the Hammer Museum, UCLA

The Barristers Board of Governors enjoyed their December meeting at the Hammer Museum, UCLA.  The Hammer Museum is a unique, cutting-edge arts institution that connects the classics and the contemporary through its varied collections, wide-ranging exhibitions, and provocative programs. The Barristers are grateful to the Hammer's Chief Curator and Senior Manager of Events, for their generosity in helping us make this evening a possibility! 

Barristers Board of Governors, 2011 – 2012 Committees & Chairpersons

Bench / Bar Bike Ride – Brian Smith

Board of Governors Bylaws – Scott Sachs

Board Speaker Series – Amanda Hill, Barristers Secretary

Committee For The Arts – Gina Tennen and Jaison Benjamin, Barristers President

Community Outreach – Jeanine Percival-Wright, Barristers President-Elect

Courthouse Walkthrough – Megan Pietzke

Homeless Project – Sean Novak

Kids In The Courthouse – Megan Pietzke

Law Day – Jonathan Dennis, Barristers Treasurer

Law School Bar Fair Project – Barristers Officers

Legal Resources – Robert Lance and Marilyn Moore

MCLE Programs – Barristers Board of Governors

New Admittees Reception – Sean O’Brien

New Media – Amanda Hill, Barristers Secretary

Off The Hook – TBD

Public Counsel – Jaison Benjamin, Barristers President

Roxbury Park Legal Clinic – Brian Smith and Anton Labrentz

Social Committee – Deborah Fontaine

Student Brunch – Sean O’Brien

Tolerance Through Education – Doron Eghbali

Vintage Bouquet – Leigh Leshner

Wills For Heroes – Autumn Ronda and Chris Twinning