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Thursday, November 29, 2012


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Former Attorney General John Van de Kamp Endorses Mike Feuer


Former California Attorney General John Van de Kamp has endorsed Mike Feuer for Los Angeles city attorney, the campaign said yesterday.

Van de Kamp, who also served as district attorney of Los Angeles County and president of the State Bar, was quoted in a release:

“Mike Feuer is the best-qualified candidate to be Los Angeles’ next City Attorney. His extensive legal experience, strong leadership skills, and success as a lawmaker are superior to the record of the incumbent. I strongly believe that Los Angeles needs a change at the top of the office. Mike Feuer represents good change.”

Van de Kamp served as district attorney from 1975 to 1983. During the latter part of his tenure, Feuer’s opponent, incumbent City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, worked under Van de Kamp, the release noted.

Van de Kamp left the office when he was elected attorney, a post he held from 1983 to 1991. 

Feuer praises Van de Kamp in the release: 

“John Van de Kamp has been one of California’s most extraordinary public safety leaders. And his name is synonymous with integrity. His endorsement underscores my resolve to lead a City Attorney’s office that can again be one of our nation’s top public law firms—one that focuses its resources on solving L.A.’s major challenges. I am deeply grateful for his support.”

Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday reappointed Irma Munoz to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, where she has served since last year.

Munoz, 60, is the founder and president of Mujeres de la Tierra, a self-described “environmental equity organization” based in Los Angeles, where she has served since 2005. Munoz was a senior manager at TreePeople from 2001 to 2003.

She was national director of marketing and customer service for the United States Small Business Administration from 1994 to 2000. She has also served on the City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Commission and on the board of the Southwest Voter Registration Project.

She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The reappointment requires Senate confirmation.

The San Fernando Valley Bar Association has announced its CLE programs for December.

The month kicks off with “Copyright Termination” from the IP, Entertainment and Internet Law Section on Dec. 5 at 12:00 p.m. The speakers are Bill Hochberg of High Mountain and Tal Grinblatt of Lewitt Hackman.

The cost for members is $30 in advance, or $40 at the door. For non-members the cost is $40/$50.

The Probate & Estate Planning Section presents “Post-Election Legislation” with attorney Reynolds Cafferata on Dec. 11 at 12:00 p.m. This event takes place at Monterey at Encino Glen, 16821 Burbank Blvd, Encino. The cost is $35/$45 for members; $45/$55 for non-members.

The Business Law Section presents “Starting, Operating and Exiting the Practice of Law” on Dec. 12 at 12:00 p.m. The program, presented by Michael Narvid of Narvid Scott LLP and Wesley G. Hampton, President of Narver Insurance, is free to current members.

The SFVBA concludes its December offerings with “How to Get Your Chapter 13 Plan Confirmed,” presented by the Bankruptcy Law Section on Dec. 20 at 12:00 p.m. The cost for members is $30/$40; for non-members the cost is $40/$50.

All events provide one hour of general MCLE credit and, except where noted, take place at the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 5567 Reseda Blvd., Suite 200, Tarzana, California 91356.

For more information or to RSVP call (818) 227-0490 or visit

The Continuing Education of the Bar • California has announced “Current Issues in Medical Marijuana Regulation,” a six-hour CLE program that will explore some of the issues confronting attorneys who represent municipalities, landlords, tenants, employers, dispensaries, growers, and individual users of medical marijuana.

A panel of experts will discuss such topics as California’s Compassionate Use Act and Medical Marijuana Program; federal efforts to enforce anti-drug laws; how California land use regulations affect dispensaries and collectives; employers and disability and other entitlements; landlord and tenant issues; criminal issues, and more.

The conference will be held at two locations: the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown on Dec. 6, and the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco on December 7.

Information and registration are available at

CEB is a non-profit organization of the University of California cosponsored by the State Bar of California.

The Pasadena Bar Association has announced that it will hold its Annual Holiday Party on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Western Justice Center, 55 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105.

The cost to attend is $25 for PBA members and $45 for non-members. Food and refreshments are included.

Attendees are requested to bring an unwrapped toy for a child or gift card for a teen to donate to Union Station Homeless Services.

RSVP to: or call 626 793-1422.


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