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Friday, January 18, 2013


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Courts, County Law Libraries to Close for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


The Los Angeles Superior Court and the United States District Court in Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside will be closed Monday, as will the main and branch offices of the LA Law Library, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.

Regular hours for the courts and library will resume Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s CLE events for the next week include:

•“Machiavellian Scheduling—How to Recognize it, How to Handle it, How to Avoid it,” presented by Ken Baker of Hill International, a construction risk management firm, and attorney Daniel Phelps, on Jan. 22 at noon;

•“Preventing Substance Abuse and Eliminating Bias,” consisting of two one-hour presentations that each provide one hour of : “Why are Lawyers so Unhappy?,” with Dr. Alex Y. Yufik from the Lawyers Assistance Program of the State Bar of California, and “Discrimination Based on Sexual and Gender,” with attorney Mia Frances Yamamoto (formerly Michael F. Yamamoto), on Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m.;

•“Breakfast With the Experts: Injunctions, Receiverships, and Attachment,” on Jan. 24 at 7 a.m. at Dept. 86, Room 836 of Los Angeles Superior Court, 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, California 90012;

•“Difficult Issues for Arbitrators and Lawyers,” on Jan. 24 at 8:30 a.m;

•“Mixed Use Projects: Things You Need to Tell Your Developer Client,” with attorney Sheldon A. Halpern of Pircher Nichols & Meeks and Bret Nielsen of retail complex developer Caruso Affiliated, on Jan. 24 at noon;

•“The Future of Web, Mobile and Cloud Issues—Internet Law 2013,” with Ian C. Ballon of Greenberg Traurig, on Jan. 24 at 11:45 a.m. at Lawry’s the Prime Rib, 100 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211; and

•“2013 FEHA Amendments: The Future of Civil Rights Enforcement,” with Phyllis W. Cheng of the Department of Fair Employment & Housing, on Jan. 24 at 6:00 p.m. at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, 400 S. Hope Street, 18th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

Except where indicated, all events provide one hour of general CLE credit and take place at the Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1055 West 7th Street, 27th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Times given are for registration and meals; programs start 30-60 minutes later.  Check LACBA’s website for details.

All events are open to both members and non-members and webcasts are often available.  Advance registration is recommended as some programs sell out.

Costs to attend vary and are listed on the calendar of events at

The Anti-Defamation League, in partnership with Bet Tzedek, still has a limited number of spaces available for its Centennial MCLE Civil Rights Symposium on Jan. 25 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Breakfast and registration begin at 8:00 a.m., with the program to run from 8:30 a.m.- noon.

Topics to be discussed at the symposium are:

•“The Federal Courts and Civil Rights Today,” with Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of the UC Irvine School of Law;

•“Civil Rights Topics Facing Minority Communities,” moderated by Steven M. Freeman, director of the legal affairs department of the anti-Defamation League, with panelists Jon W. Davidson, legal director of Lambda Legal’s western regional office; Constance L. Rice, co-director of the Advancement Project; Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of the legal Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Karin Wang, vice president of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center; and

•“Working with Challenging Clients: Ethics & Practical Solutions for Pro Bono Attorneys,” with Grant Specht, directing attorney of Bet Tzedek Legal Services. 

The program includes a docent-led tour of the exhibit, Creating the United States, organized by the Library of Congress,  featuring original artifacts, autographed letters, rare books and manuscripts.

The cost to attend is $36 per person.

Three hours of MCLE credit are offered—two of general credit and one in legal ethics.

RVSP as soon as possible to or 310-446-4244. (An incorrect number appeared in a previous Snippets.)

The Skirball Center is located at 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90049.


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