Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, September 13, 2012


Page 11



Beverly Hills Bar Association Announces ‘Judges Night’ Program


The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section announces its “Judges Night” dinner program on Wednesday, entitled “How the Bench Views Employment Cases.”

According to the BHBA meeting notice, the program will feature judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court in “candid dialogue on unique issues arising in the management of employment cases in court.” It adds:

This informal discussion will probe key elements of handling employment cases from the judges’ points of view: from timing to pleadings to discovery, motion practice and trial.”

Speakers are to include Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Suzanne Bruguera, Michelle Rosenblatt and Amy Hogue. An hour of MCLE is offered. The event is to begin at 6 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Bar Association, 9420 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills. Information is available by telephoning (310) 601-2422

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Sanjay Kumar turned back an election challenge in the primary but his campaign committee remains in debt.

A fundraiser will be held at a private residence on Sunday. The suggested donation is $500.

Information is available by telephoning (213) 500-1981.

Winston & Strawn LLP, a Chicago-based firm, announced yesterday that Eric Sagerman has been named as the new office managing partner for its Los Angeles office.

Sagerman replaces Laura Petroff who joined the firm in 2000 as partner and who served as head of the firm’s compensation committee for more than eight years. In a news statement, Thomas Fitzgerald, managing partner of Winston & Strawn, said:

“Mr. Sagerman is chair of Winston & Strawn’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group with extensive experience representing agents, participants, secured creditors, and a variety of other constituents in complex chapter 11 reorganizations. He has been recognized by Chambers USA from 2007 through 2012, included in Best Lawyers in America from 2008 through 2012. Mr. Sagerman is co-author with Patrick A. Murphy of the treatise Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy (2nd Ed.).”

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section on Saturday, Sept. 29 is to hold its 34th Annual child custody colloquium called “Effective Child Custody Litigation.”

Co-Sponsored by the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Child Custody Colloquium is a program which “focuses on issues of importance to Family Law attorneys and mental health professionals specializing in divorce issues involving child custody.” The focus this year will be the need for timely resolution of child custody issues.

According to LACBA, the all-day program is to begin with a presentation by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott M. Gordon, “who will provide an overview of custody litigation, focusing on outcomes and assistance for the family adjusting to their post-divorce lives.”

The remainder of the morning is to be devoted to a discussion among mental health professionals and the bench. In the afternoon, Paul Mones, an attorney in the area of allegations of child abuse, will discuss the particular challenges that allegations of abuse bring to the resolution of child custody disputes, LACBA’s announcement said.

The final presentation is to consist of a panel of family law judges, led by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Thomas Trent Lewis, who will provide their own perspectives relative to the issues of child custody litigation and focusing on the issues raised throughout the day. The program begins at 8 a.m. at the L.A. Hotel Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Information is available by telephoning (213) 896-6560.


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