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Monday, August 23, 2004


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Lawyer William Weinberger Elected to Serve as Chair Of California Law Revision Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Los Angeles attorney William E. Weinberger has been elected chairperson of the California Law Revision Commission for a one-year term beginning Sept. 1, the commission said Friday.

Weinberger, currently the vice chairperson, has served on the commission for two years. He is an attorney with the law firm of Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’Hara & Samuelian specializing in business, real estate, and employment litigation.

He was a member of the city’s Elected Charter Reform Commission, where he emerged as a key ally of then-Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan then appointed him as one of the original members of the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners.

The board, commonly known as BONC, oversees the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment and the nearly 90 neighborhood councils across the city. Weinberger served as president of the board in 2000 and 2001.

He is also treasurer of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and is a former member of the State Bar Committee on Administration of Justice. He received his undergraduate degree in 1977 from Cornell University and graduated from Stanford Law School in 1981.

Edmund L. Regalia, a Walnut Creek attorney and two-year commission member, will succeed Weinberger as vice chairperson, the commission said. He is a partner in the law firm of Miller, Starr, & Regalia, specializing in real estate law, title insurance, and environmental law, and holds undergraduate and law degrees from UC Berkeley.

The commission’s agenda for 2004-2005 includes financial privacy, clarification of common interest development law, codification of the law governing unincorporated associations, overhaul of mechanics lien law, and improvement of the rules of evidence and civil discovery, among other matters, the commission said.


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