Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, March 5, 2013


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Downtown Probate Judges to Trek to Encino to Meet With Local Bar Section


Members of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association on March 12 will hear remarks by three of the four judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Probate Department: Supervising Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff and Judges Michael L. Levanas and Reva G. Goetz.

“The View From the Bench” will be presented at a noon meeting at Monterey @ Encino Restaurant, 16821 Burbank Boulevard, in Encino. The cost to those pre-paying is $35 for members and $45 for non-members, with an extra $10 charged to those paying at the door.

One hour of MCLE credit will be given.

Reservations can be made online at

Information is available by telephoning (818) 227-0490, ext. 105.

The Pasadena Bar Association Probate & Trust Law Section on March 25 will present a noon program titled, “Whose Estate Plan Is It?  The Ethics of How We Advise Our Clients.”

The speakers will be Susan T. House of Pasadena’s Hahn & Hahn LLP and Linda J. Retz, a Torrance practitioner.

The venue will be the University Club of Pasadena, 175 North Oakland Avenue, in Pasadena.

Reservations are required and are due by noon on March 22. They can be made by e-mailing the association at

The cost, including lunch, is $35, payable at the door.

One hour of MCLE credit in ethics will be given.

The Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles on March 13 will offer an evening program on “Getting on the Good Side of the Inside: In-House Attorneys Talk About What They Want From Their Outside Lawyers.”

“Join this diverse in-house counsel panel for an informative talk about what in-house attorneys look for when they hire outside attorneys,” a meeting announcement says.

Panelists will be Stephanie Blackman, general counsel for Guthy-Renker LLC, Eric Hattler, general Counsel for The Gores Group, Laura Renger, senior counsel at Southern California Edison, and Barbara Pollack, vice president and general counsel of Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company.

The event will start at 6 p.m. and will be staged at the office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, 11355 W. Olympic Blvd.

The cost to attend will be $25 for members and $40 for non-members.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Information is available by telephoning (213) 892-8982 or e-mailing

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Remedies Section on March 21 will present a program it bills as “A Spoonful of Sugar: Receivers in Restructurings, Liquidations, and Regulatory Actions.”

A meeting announcement advises:

You’ve probably attended numerous programs in the last few years on real-estate receiverships, and now you are ready for something a bit different. Join us…for an inside look into the receiverships of tomorrow: restructuring, liquidating, and regulatory receiverships. As the real-estate market generally improves, the focus of receivers, counsel, and clients alike will turn to these non-real-estate forms of receiverships. A shift in focus and a fresh dose of creative energy will be needed to reach optimal outcomes for public and private interest-holders. Two specialized panels will address the benefits and unique challenges of these different types of receiverships. Sign-up and join us for a look at the ‘next big things’ in the remedies and receivership worlds.”

The speakers will be attorneys Kathy L. Bazoian of Phelps, Danning, Gill Diamond & Kollitz, LLP; Richard P. Ormond of Buchalter Nemer; and Joel Bruce Weinberg, Insolvency Services Group Inc., along with Ted Lanes, chief financial officer for Advanced Development & Investment, Inc., and Thomas Seaman, chartered financial analyst for The Thomas Seaman Company.

Benjamin R. King of Loeb & Loeb LLP will be the moderator.

The event will take place at the office of Loeb & Loeb LLP, 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 2200.

Registration will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by a “Meal/Reception” and the program.

Prices range from free to CLE+ members who forego the meal to $99 for “all others.” CLE+ members who eat there, as well as law students, who will be fed, will get in for $25; members of the Remedies Section, Litigation Section, or Real Property Section will pay $60; other LACBA members will be charged $80.

There will be 1.5 hours of MCLE credit.

Reservations can be made by telephoning (213) 896-6560 and placing the charge on a credit card.

Information is available by e-mailing


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