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Wednesday, October 16, 2013


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LACBA Sections to Discuss ‘Court Reporter Crisis’


The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Appellate Law Section and its Litigation Section will present a discussion on Nov. 18 entitled, “Court Reporter Crisis After Eighteen Months: Litigation and Appeals in the ‘BYOR’ Era.

Court of Appeal Presiding Justice Paul A. Turner of this district’s Div. Five will speak, along with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel Buckley and Anita Lee, fiscal and policy analyst for the state Legislative Analyst’s Office.

The venue will be the auditorium (behind the pond on the first floor) of the Ronald Reagan Building, at 300 South Spring Street, in downtown Los Angeles.

A meeting announcement says:

“Under severe budget constraints, a year and a half ago the Los Angeles Superior Court implemented policies limiting the availability of court-provided reporters and allowing litigants to arrange for the use of privately retained reporters. The court recently announced a new policy further limiting the availability of court-provided reporters.

“The panelists will explain why a reporter’s transcript is vital to protecting appellate rights, how well the “bring your own reporter” system has been working, what problems litigants and the courts have encountered, and what other changes have been proposed, including the use of electronic reporting.”

The cost for members of the sponsoring sections is $40, with others paying $75.

Two hours of MCLE credit will be given (including two hours of Appellate Law Specialization credit.)

Registration is available online on LACBA’s website or by telephoning (213) 896-6560.

The Pasadena Bar Association’s Probate & Trust Law Section will present an Oct. 21 noon lecture on “Exposure Issues for Trustees.”

 Speaking will be Wesley G. Hampton, president and CEO of Narver Insurance. A non-attorney, he has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford in biology and anthropology, as well as a master’s degree from USC in international trade.

The event will take place at the University Club of Pasadena, 175 N. Oakland Ave., in Pasadena. One hour of MCLE credit will be given.

The cost to attend is $35.

Reservations are available by telephoning the section chair, attorney John Peck, at (626) 441-1707, or by e-mailing


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