Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, September 5, 2013


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Lawyers Philharmonic Orchestra to Play American Tunes on 9/11


The Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic will be offering a free “9/11 Memorial Concert” Wednesday night at the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden, 455 North Rexford Drive, on the grounds of the Beverly Hills Fire Department.

The concert and ceremony will start at 7 p.m. Attorney Gary Greene will conduct the 75-member orchestra, which he founded.

“Maestro Greene will take you on a musical journey through American history with popular and patriotic songs of the 19th and 20th centuries,” according to a meeting announcement. “Bring your family and friends to share a beautiful evening of American music under the stars and pay tribute to those who were lost and to those whose bravery saved others on 9/11.”

Free parking will be available in the garage next to City Hall.

The San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s Probate & Estate Planning Section on Tuesday will hear about “10 Ways to Add Flexibility to Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.”

Presenting the MCLE talk will be Pasadena attorney William F. Kruse of Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse, LLP.

The noon lunch meeting will be held at Monterey @ Encino Restaurant, 16821 Burbank Boulevard, in Encino. The cost is $35 for members who have pre-paid and $45 for pre-paying non-members, with an extra $10 assessed those paying at the door.

Online registration is available at

Carmen Trutanich, who on May 21 was denied reelection by voters as Los Angeles city attorney, is now working for the downtown Los Angeles law firm of Tucker Ellis LLP.

On its website, the firm says Trutanich “offers Tucker Ellis clients a unique blend of legal skills and experience in the areas of governmental regulations, land use and environmental law, business litigation, and white collar criminal defense.”

The Mexican American Bar Association and the Langston Bar Association will hold a joint meeting Sept. 18 on “The Judicial Appointment Process.”

It will be held from 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at the Burns Lounge of Loyola Law School, 915 South Albany Street in Los Angeles.

Panelists include Joshua Groban, senior advisor for policy and appointments for Gov. Jerry Brown; Los Angeles Superior Court Judges John V. Meigs and Allen J. Webster; Ventura Superior Court Judge Gilbert Romero; and Deputy Public Defender Armando Rodriguez, a member of the State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation. Former California Supreme Court Justice Carlos R. Moreno will be the moderator.

The cost to attend is $20 for MABA and Langston Bar members and $40 for others.

Reservations can be made by telephoning (213) 749-2889 or e-mailing

Two hours of MCLE credit will be provided.

The Los Angeles Paralegal Association has slated a Nov. 12 talk by Los Angeles patent attorney  Joseph M. Kobzeff, of Ladas & Parry, on “So Much Intellectual Property, So Little Time.”


The meeting will be held at the Athletic Club,  431 West 7th Street, in downtown Los Angeles.

Registration and dinner will start at 6 p.m., with the talk following at 7 p.m.

“This presentation will provide an overview of Intellectual Property Law,” a meeting announcement says. “It will include a discussion about the basics of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other types of Intellectual Property, as well as the requirements and characteristics of each.”

The cost is $25 registration fee for LAPA members who register by Nov. 11, and $35 for others.

Online registration is available via the group’s website at

The Los Angeles County Bar Association is conducting a “two for the price of one” sale, offering a free section membership for every one purchased.

The offer is open to those who renew their memberships by Sept. 13. As a further inducement to pay now for 2014, LACBA has agreed to lock in the 2013 rate—without indicating, however, if a fee boost is planned for next year.

Information is available on the LACBA website at

Santa Monica attorney Sheila Kuehl announced yesterday in an e-mail to supporters:

“Thanks to support from so many friends like you, I (just) hit my goal of raising $250,000 for my campaign for Supervisor by the end of August.”

She set the precise amount collected at $250,114.

The former state senator is a Harvard Law School graduate. She was an actress, starting as a child, portraying Jackie Erwin on the Stu Erwin Show in the early 1950s.

Also in the race for the Third District seat held by Zev Yaroslavsky, who is precluded from running in light of term limits, is former Malibu Mayor Pamela Conley Ulich. She, too, is an attorney.

Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Gruel is reportedly eying the race.

Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner James Copelan is now assigned to handle traffic cases in Department M of the Pasadena Courthouse.

The Pasadena Bar Association is asking members to “save the date” of Oct. 10 for an Oktoberfest.

The time and place are yet to be announced.

However, plans are in place for a “Judges Night Reception” Sept. 19, starting at 6 p.m.

The venue will be The Old Mill at 1120 Old Mill Road, in San Marino.

Judges will be admitted free. For others, the cost will be $30 for guests of judicial officers $40 for members, and $60 for non-members.

Reservations, which are required, can be made by e-mailing


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