Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, September 14, 2012


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Molina, Philibosian, Shiff Endorse Lacey for District Attorney


The campaign of Assistant Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey for district attorney yesterday announced endorsements by a Los Angeles County supervisor, a former district attorney and a U.S. representative.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, former Los Angeles County District Attorney Robert Philibosian and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, announced their support of Lacey, according to Lacey’s media announcement.

Lacey, in her statement, said:

“Molina and Schiff are Democrats and Philibosian is a prominent Republican.”

 Molina was the first Latina elected to the California Legislature. For the past 21 years, she has sat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

In Lacey’s statement, Molina said:

“With 26 years’ exemplary experience as a prosecutor and top administrator in the District Attorney’s Office, Jackie Lacey has the skills to be an outstanding District Attorney for Los Angeles County. We desperately need a proven leader as D.A. to tackle these tough issues. We need Jackie Lacey.”

 Philibosian served as Los Angeles County District Attorney from 1981 to 1984. Currently he is of counsel to the law firm of Sheppard Mullin.

 He was quoted as saying:

“As a former Los Angeles County District Attorney myself, I know that leading this complex office is no job for someone lacking management experience. That’s why I am proudly supporting Jackie Lacey, the prosecutor with the experience to be a great D.A.”

Schiff has served in the United States Congress since 2001, where he sits on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Previously, Schiff served one four-year term in the California Senate and six years as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Los Angeles office.

Schiff said:

“As a former federal prosecutor, I have some ideas about what it takes to be a successful District Attorney. Jackie Lacey combines an extensive record as a successful courtroom prosecutor with experience managing the day-to-day operations of the nation’s largest local prosecutor’s office. I proudly endorse Jackie Lacey for D.A.”

A complete list of Lacey’s endorsements appears on her website at

Information is available by telephoning (818) 439-4467.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Entertain­ment Law and Intellectual Property Section will present on Thursday, Sept. 27 a seminar on “Music Licensing for Digital Content Distribution: Recent Court Decisions that Media Companies Should Know About.”

According to a meeting announcement:

“[A] series of recent opinions, mostly out of the Second Circuit, promises to clarify the murky world of music licensing for media companies.”

Attendees are invited to hear about these decisions and their implications on digital content distribution from attorneys Ken Steinthal and Joe Wetzel of Greenberg Traurig LLP of San Francisco, who have litigated some of these key cases.

Topics that will be covered are to include “Defining the contours of cognizable public performances under U.S. copyright law;” “How the MobiTV and RealNetworks ‘Rate Court’ litigations against ASCAP have shaped new media licensing” and “The implications of Cablevision, MP3Tunes and Aereo litigation,” according to the LACBA announcement.

The program begins at 11:45 a.m. at Lawry’s Restaurant, 100 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, Information is available by telephoning (213) 896-6560.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section on Friday, Sept. 28 presents its “Trusts and Estates Symposium 2012: Capacity and Judicial References.”

The symposium runs all afternoon in two sessions.

The 2012 symposium is to address the issue of “judicial resources, with a consequent increase in the use of judicial references; and a tremendous proliferation of situations in which mental capacity and undue influence questions arise,” according to LACBA. This year’s symposium covers capacity issues that commonly arise in probate courts and the process that those courts use to delegate matters to private trial judges.

Panelists will include Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Reva Goetz and Joseph S. Biderman; attorneys Lynard C. Hinojosa of Hinojosa & Wallet, Bruce S. Ross of Holland & Knight LLP and Dr. James Spar M.D. of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

According to a meeting announcement, the first part of the program “will examine the statutory frameworks regarding validity of gifts, capacity in conservatorship proceedings, and the current standards for upholding trust amendments, wills, powers of attorney, and conservatorship nominations.”

The second part will discuss “Outsourcing Probate Matters “ and speak of the voluntarily submission of disputes to “private tribunals in order to have matters heard more expeditiously and more economically,” LACBA’s announcement said.

The event begins at noon at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, 251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles. Information is available by telephoning (213) 896-6560.


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