Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, September 24, 2012


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Transportation Communications Union Endorses Feuer for City Attorney


Mike Feuer Friday announced an endorsement from the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) in his campaign for Los Angeles city attorney.

According to the Feuer campaign’s media announcement, the TCU’s president, Maggie Cook, said:

“We are pleased to give Mike Feuer our enthusiastic endorsement. We know that as City Attorney, he’ll continue to be a strong ally of working people, while doing everything in his power to keep our streets safe.”

In the announcement, Feuer said:

“As a lawmaker, improving our state’s transportation system has been a true passion of mine. I appreciate the support of TCU and look forward to partnering with them in my campaign.”

The TCU was formed in 1987 from a collection of various older unions representing railroad, airline and shipping workers.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Appellate Courts Section presents on Wednesday, Oct 10 its program: “This November’s Death Penalty Initiative: How Might it Affect Appellate Practice in California?”

According to LACBA’s media statement:

“This November, California voters will decide whether to replace the death penalty with life without the possibility of parole. How might Proposition 34 affect appellate practice in California...what would it mean for our courts?”

Speakers are to include former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos R. Moreno, now with Irell & Manella LLP; Deputy Los Angeles County District Attorney Michele A. Hanisee; and actor Mike Farrell, with Death Penalty Focus. Event registration begins at 4 p.m. in the Third Floor Employees’ Lounge, California Court of Appeal, 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles.

Information is available by telephoning (213) 896-6560.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 will present its “Minor’s Counsel Training Program: The Basics, the Ever-Changing Role, the Child’s Voice.”

According to LACBA’s announcement, this program will provide the annual education and training required of all minor’s counsel to remain eligible for appointment. Note that the training is open to attorneys only. Attorneys who have never completed the 12-hour training must attend both Friday and Saturday. Attorneys who have previously taken the 12-hour training will only need to complete the eight hours offered on Friday.

The announcement says:

“The program will address the basics, Minor’s Counsel’s ever-changing role, evidentiary hearings, and the delicate task of preparing your client, the child, to testify. An overview of the law, education and perspective from both the bench and experienced minor’s counsel, and guidance from mental health professionals will make this program an attendance must.”

Speakers are expected to include attorneys Sandra Etue, Law Offices of Michael D. Schulman and Culver City attorney William Spiller Jr.

Registration on both days begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1055 West 7th Street, 27th Floor, Los Angeles. Information is available by telephoning (213) 896-6560.


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