Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, May 24, 2012


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LACBA to Present Program on Typography for Briefs


The Appellate Courts Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn. will present a May 29 program on “Typography for Appellate Lawyers.”

An announcement says:

“Appellate lawyers are not just writers. They are professional publishers. Learning typography optimizes written work for the reader’s benefit, improving writing and advocacy.

“Legal typographer Matthew Butterick, author of Typography for Lawyers, and Ben Shatz of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP will discuss composition, formatting, page layout, and fonts for appellate briefs. Learn how to enhance the visual design of your briefs to make them look their best!”

The program will take place in the Court of Appeal Employees’ Lounge on the third floor of the Ronald Reagan Building at 300 South Spring Street. Registration will start at 4 p.m. and the program will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. There will be 1.5 hours of MCLE credit (including 1.5 hours of Appellate Law Legal Specialization credit). The program is free for CLE+Plus members, $10 for section members and secretaries, and $20 for others.

Reservations are taken by LACBA’s Member Services Department at (213) 896-6560.

Jackie Lacey, the chief deputy Los Angeles district attorney, has been endorsed by KFI talk show hosts John and Ken, according to a posting yesterday by “Joe Friday” on the Los Angeles Dragnet website. Friday (AKA Deputy District Attorney David Berger) reports:

“Towards the end of the 5 o’clock hour [Tuesday]…, they concluded by saying ‘We’re endorsing Jackie Lacey for District Attorney. She has Steve Cooley’s endorsement and she’s been working as the number two in the office for quite a long time and you can trust her to do the right thing. But Trutanich? You might as well hire Bozo.’ ”

Danette Meyers, a deputy district attorney running for DA, is holding a fundraiser tonight. Her e-mail to supporters, sent yesterday, says:

“Please join attorneys Bob Schwartz, Janet Fox, Richard Hirsch, Michael Nasatir, Vicki Podberesky & Gilbert Rodriguez for a special reception supporting my candidacy for D.A. in West L.A. Thursday May 24 6-8pm (address upon RSVP: or please call Melahat Rafiei 949.350.7733).”

The Association of Deputy District Attorneys announced yesterday that it endorses the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act, tan initiative to appear on the November ballot.

ADDA President Hyatt Seligman commented:

“In our line of work, we see the stark reality of human trafficking, which is a growing crime in this state. This initiative will help protect vulnerable women and children in California by giving law enforcement the tools they need to help stop human traffickers. Because a single trafficker will target many victims, every human trafficker successfully arrested and prosecuted means that many lives will be saved from the harmful effects of this destructive crime.”

The announcement said the initiative provides for:

“Increasing prison terms for human traffickers.

“Requiring convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders.

“Requiring all registered sex offenders to disclose their internet accounts.

“Requiring criminal fines from convicted human traffickers to pay for services to help victims.”

The Administrative Office of the Courts yesterday announced that Diane Nunn, its division director of the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, has become the first recipient of the Mark Hardin Award for Child Welfare Scholarship and Systems Change.

A press release issued yesterday says:

“The award, created by the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, honors the work of Mark Hardin who served for almost 30 years on the staff of the Center on Children and the Law as director of child welfare….

“Nunn was cited for a lifetime commitment to improving the lives of families and children in California.”

It notes that Nunn is a former Los Angeles Superior Court Juvenile Court referee. She joined the AOC in 1986.

Los Angeles Superior Court Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Michael Nash is quoted as saying:

“Diane Nunn has inspired me and mentored me and countless others in our work in the juvenile court. She is always collaborative, recognizes and nurtures talent, inspires innovation, and never takes credit for ideas which began with her.”


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