Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, October 1, 2012


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Beverly Hills Bar Association to Hold Program on Settlement Ethics


The Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Southern California Business Litigation Inn of Court on Thursday, Oct. 4 will hold a program called “Settlement Ethics: Consent, Notice, Court Approval and Fairness.”

According to the BHBA’s announcement, “Settlement ethics are a hot topic.” The announcement further states that the event will cover such topics as “hallway deals,” conflicts of interest and breaches of ethical duties.

The program is to be moderated by Howard W. Fredman of Fredman, Kupfer, Lieberman LLP. Its panelists are to include Los Angeles practitioner Nicholas R. Allis and Philip Brown of Egerman & Brown, LLP.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Westside Tavern’s Westwood Room, 10850 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles.

Information is available by telephoning (310) 601-BHBA.

The Pasadena Bar Association on Wednesday Oct. 17 will hold its “Judge of the Year” event.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Brookside Country Club, 1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena.

Information is available by e-mailing

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Healthcare Law Section on Thursday Oct. 18 is holding its “Healthcare Law Section Fall Networking Reception.”

According to LACBA’s statement:

“Attorney and others interested are invited to attend the annual fall networking reception in Santa Monica. Please invite others who may wish to join the Healthcare Law Section.”

According to LACBA, the event includes hosted hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Hosting the occasion will be Charles B. Oppenheim of Hooper Lundy & Bookman, P.C.; Dayna C. Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP; and Paul A. Gomez of Paul Hastings, LLP.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Cafe Bijou, 2450 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica.

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

The Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Center for Civic Mediation on Friday, Oct. 19, Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 27 will present their seminar  “Advanced Mediation Skills Practicum.”

According to LACBA’s statement:

“This interactive course includes extensive practice and coaching in advanced mediation skills and a minimum 10 hours of litigated case training, including nine hours of lecture and nine hours of role-playing, observation, coaching, and feedback. Lecture topics include assessing the conflict, consensus building, problem-solving techniques, and managing multi-party, multi-issue agendas, legal ethics, ‘who-is-at-the-table’ analysis and its implications for process, distributive and integrative bargaining.”

The statement adds:

“Participants practice more advanced skill sets and participate heavily in role plays and other group facilitations.” Prior mediation training is required for this course.”

Speakers are to include: Steven R. Cerveris and Gail Nugent, both of the Center for Civic Mediation. The programs begin each day at 8:30 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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