Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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Los Angeles County Bar Association Presents LIBOR Seminar


The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Real Property Section on Thursday, Oct. 4 will present “LIBOR and the LIBOR Scandal: What It Is; What It Isn’t; and What It May Mean for the Real Estate Practitioner.”

According to an event announcement, the LIBOR, or London Interbank Offered Rate, has been much in the news lately. The program is aimed at helping real estate attorneys understand it better and address the scandal and some of the potential responses by applicable regulatory bodies.

LACBA’s announcement says:

“LIBOR...formerly an acronym that was mostly known to and used by only certain bankers, borrowers, purveyors of derivative securities and, of course, their lawyers, is now seemingly on everyone’s mind. This informative presentation will explain LIBOR, how LIBOR is set, and how it has been used in real estate lending transactions.”

Speakers will include Stephen P. Lieske of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP. The event begins at noon at the Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1055 West 7th Street, 27th Floor, Los Angeles.

Information is available by telephoning (213) 896-6560

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section on Thursday, Oct. 4 will present the 2012 Ben Aaron Lecture, called “Separate and Unequal—Arbitration and Private Justice.”

According to the meeting announcement, the lecture will critically address certain aspects of employment dispute arbitration.

LACBA’S announcement says:

“Cliff Palefsky, a dynamic speaker and leading critic of mandatory arbitration agreements, will provide valuable insights from the plaintiff’s perspective on the “hot topic” of employment dispute arbitration. Mr. Palefsky...has been involved in many of the leading arbitration cases, and will reflect on the rapidly developing state of the law, including the NLRB’s D.R Horton decision, the state of class actions after AT&T v Concepcion, the alternative dispute resolution industry, the proposed Arbitration Fairness legislation, and the implications of mandatory arbitration on civil justice in America.”

The dinner event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Catalina Room of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles. Information is available by telephoning (213) 896-6560

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section on Saturday, Oct. 6 will stage the “Aviva K. Bobb Advanced Probate Volunteer Panel Attorney Training Symposium.”

According to LACBA’s announcement:

“This annual program helps to fulfill the continuing education requirements for Probate Volunteer Panel attorneys set forth in the LASC Local Rules and the California Rules of Court but is of interest to all trusts & estates practitioners. This year, the program will focus on undue influence and the advocacy challenges it can cause. The speakers are medical providers, fiduciaries, attorneys and judicial officers who are well-regarded in their respective fields.”

The speakers are said to include Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Department Supervising Judge Mit­chell L. Beckloff, Deputy County Counsel Jane E. Kwon, and attorneys Samuel D. Ingham III, Susan Jabkowski and Jonathan L. Rosenbloom.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City. Information is available by telephoning (213) 896-6560.


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