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NEXT SGVBA -LUNCH MEETING – MCLE Topic: ” Evidence Code Section 1129 – An Opportunity to Strengthen the Attorney-Client Relationship “

FRIDAY May 3, 2019 @ 12:30 PM SHARP!
Place: Almansor Court, located at 700 South Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801.

On Friday, April 5, 2019, join us at the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association’s general meeting.

Newly adopted effective January 1, 2019, Evidence Code Section 1129 requires attorneys and their clients to sign a printed disclosure of mediation confidentiality restrictions before the clients agree to participate in mediation. The new law imposes an uncomfortable burden on attorneys to explain that confidential mediation communications cannot be used even if the clients sue for malpractice. We will discuss how this new section creates new opportunities for attorneys to build stronger relationships with their clients, and protect themselves at the same time.

Rande S. Sotomayor is a Los Angeles-based mediator with 35 years of commercial
litigation and dispute resolution experience, now specializing in business, real property,
employment, personal injury, insurance bad faith, and ERISA benefits disputes. Rande is
a Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators, has been selected to the 2017-2019
Southern California Super Lawyers lists, and has been named a Top Attorney by
Pasadena Magazine from 2016 through 2019. Rande also was selected to serve as a
professional mediator, judge, and trainer for the ICC International Commercial Mediation
Competition in Paris, France, 2016-2019.
The presentation provides 1.0 hours towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California.

Our mailing address is:
San Gabriel Valley Bar Assn.
P.O. Box 7085
Alhambra, CA 91802-9998

Mental Health Advocacy Services & Friends in Deed Announce Free Legal Clinic – VOLUNTEERS WANTED!

 

This Free Monthly Legal Clinic will be held on the Second Tuesday Morning of each Month 10:30am – 1:00pm aat the First United Methodist Church  of Pasadena, Great Hall, 500 E. Coloratdo Blvd. Pasadena CA 91101.

Call (213) 389-2077 x 12 to volunteer – ask for Pam

Upcoming Dates for the Legal Clinics:

NEXT SGVBA -LUNCH MEETING – MCLE Topic: “Conducting Dynamite Voir Dire and Opening Statements”

FRIDAY April 5, 2019 @ 12:30 PM SHARP!
Place:  Almansor Court, located at 700 South Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801.

On Friday, April 5, 2019,  join us at the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association’s general meeting.

JUDGE CRISPO ATTENDED LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL AND THE PEPPERDINE LAW SCHOOL STRAUS INSTITUTE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION.  HE PRACTICED LAW, BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL, FOR 30+ YEARS BEFORE BEING APPOINTED JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT IN 1994.  HE HANDLED A VARIETY OF COMPLEX CIVIL MATTERS IN CENTRAL CIVIL (YOU NAME IT, HE DID IT) WHILE ON THE BENCH.  HE SERVED ON THE ADR COMMITTEE, PRESENTED LECTURES ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND OTHER TRIAL RELATED MATTERS, AND ALSO SERVED ON THE COURT’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

JUDGE CRISPO IS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS (ACTL), THE AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES (ABOTA), THE ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS TRIAL LAWYERS (ABTL) AND VARIOUS OTHER BAR ASSOCIATIONS.

JUDGE CRISPO IS A PAST VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE STATE BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND SERVED THREE YEARS ON THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL NOMINEES EVALUATION (JNE COMMISSION).

HE NOW SERVES STATEWIDE AS A PRIVATE JUDGE IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND IS ENGAGED FULL-TIME IN MEDIATIONS, ARBITRATIONS, DISCOVERY REFERENCE AND SPECIAL MASTER MATTERS.
For more information about Judge Crispo
call 213.926.6665; or e-mail judgecrispo@earthlink.net

The presentation provides 1.0 hours towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California.

Our mailing address is:
San Gabriel Valley Bar Assn.
P.O. Box 7085
Alhambra, CA 91802-9998

NEXT SGVBA -LUNCH MEETING – MCLE Topic: “Cultural Competency & Elimination of Bias”

NEXT SGVBA -LUNCH MEETING – MCLE Topic: “Cultural Competency & Elimination of Bias”

FRIDAY March 1, 2019 @ 12:30 PM SHARP!
Place:  Almansor Court, located at 700 South Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801.

On Friday, March 1, 2019,  join us at the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association’s general meeting.

Michelle Freridge Montgomery completed a B.A. at Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Western Michigan University before moving to Southern California in 1999. After more than 20 years of direct service, development, and management work in the non-profit sector, she attended Loyola Law School’s evening program and was admitted to the California Bar in 2011.  As the Executive Director of the Asian Youth Center (AYC) since 2012, she leads a 30 year-old community-based non-profit organization that provides educational, employment and social services in Chinese, Spanish, and English for more than 1,900 individuals annually in Los Angeles County. AYC helps low-income youth of all ethnicities succeed in school, at work, and in life! Michelle has dedicated her continuing legal education in non-profit law matters and helps community groups with non-profit start-up, shut-down, board development, and other challenges. Ms. Montgomery is an Adjunct Professor at University of the West, where she teaches MBA classes with a non-profit focus. Michelle is the Treasurer of the Rosemead Kiwanis Foundation, President of the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association, and sits on the Pasadena Community College President’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Advisory Committee as well as the Cal State LA Asian & Asian American Institute Advisory Board.

The presentation provides 1.0 hours towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California.

Our mailing address is:
San Gabriel Valley Bar Assn.
P.O. Box 7085
Alhambra, CA 91802-9998

FRIDAY, February 1, 2019 Next SGVBA Meeting Topic: “An Overview of Charitable Trusts” 1 MCLE Credit PLUS Live Scan

NEXT SGVBA LUNCH MEETING!

FRIDAY, February 1, 2019 – Please arrive early at 11:30 am for Live Scan and join us at the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association’s general meeting.

Place:  Almansor Court, located at 700 South Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801.

Dennis Huang focuses on estate planning, with insight into the concerns of individuals, families and business owners concerned with legal planning and the challenge of transitions and succession. He devotes attention to trusts, asset protection, tax minimization strategy, business planning and succession, wills and estate planning.

Dennis received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his undergraduate degree from UCLA and is admitted to both the California and New York Bar.

As a board member of the Asian Pacific Community Fund and a pro bono volunteer to the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, he is dedicated to helping his community. He frequently speaks on Estate Planning matters to groups of attorneys, physicians, accountants and financial professionals.

The presentation provides 1.0 hours towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California.

Our mailing address is:
San Gabriel Valley Bar Assn.
P.O. Box 7085
Alhambra, CA 91802-9998

$74 Live Scanning will be available on a first come, first serve basis and about 10-15 people will be able to complete the Live Scan at each meeting.

All attorneys will need to log into the California Bar Association website and generate the form for live scan (2 copies).  It populates itself with the attorney’s information.  Bring that form to the LiveScan and the vendor will give you an ATI number that you need to input back into the California Bar Association website under your name (proof that live scan has been completed).  

Please feel free to invite your colleagues to attend as well. Lunch will be $45 for non-members.

 

NEXT SGVBA -LUNCH MEETING – MCLE Topic: “An Overview of Charitable Trusts”; 1 MCLE Credit

FRIDAY February 1, 2019 @ 12:30 PM SHARP!
Place: Almansor Court, located at 700 South Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801.

On Friday, February 1, join us at the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association’s general meeting.

Dennis Huang focuses on estate planning, with insight into the concerns of individuals, families and business owners concerned with legal planning and the challenge of transitions and succession. He devotes attention to trusts, asset protection, tax minimization strategy, business planning and succession, wills and estate planning.

Dennis received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his undergraduate degree from UCLA and is admitted to both the California and New York Bar.

As a board member of the Asian Pacific Community Fund and a pro bono volunteer to the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, he is dedicated to helping his community. He frequently speaks on Estate Planning matters to groups of attorneys, physicians, accountants and financial professionals.

The presentation provides 1.0 hours towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California.

Our mailing address is:
San Gabriel Valley Bar Assn.
P.O. Box 7085
Alhambra, CA 91802-9998

Next SGVBA Meeting Offers 1 MCLE Credit: “2018 Family Law Review”

NEXT SGVBA -LUNCH MEETING

FRIDAY January 4, 2019 @ 12:30 PM SHARP!
Place: Almansor Court, located at 700 South Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801.

On Friday, January 4, join us at the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association’s general meeting.

Donald P. Schweitzer will presenting “2018 Family Law Review”

Founder and Partner, Certified Family Law Specialist
Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer
Pasadena, CA

Certified Specialist
Family Law State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Donald P. Schweitzer is a Certified Family Law Specialist with over 20 years of trial experience. He is Founder and Partner of Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Schweitzer specializes in all matters of family law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence; and prides himself on providing excellent legal representation to his clients.

As a faculty instructor at the National Business Institute, Schweitzer teaches continuing legal education classes on the topic of ethics and advanced courses on family law, and speaks frequently at local Bar Associations and other legal organizations. He is past president of the Pasadena Bar Association, and member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the California State Bar.
Mr. Schweitzer has contributed published articles to LA Lawyer, Daily Journal, American Journal of Family Law, The Huffington Post, Pasadena Weekly, and many more. He has also made numerous broadcast appearances as a legal analyst providing commentary on newsworthy cases for KPCC’s “AirTalk with Larry Mantle,” KTLA-TV, Court TV, Fox News, “The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC, “Scarborough Country,” CNN, and “Nancy Grace.”

Currently, Mr. Schweitzer is involved in community service as a member of the Pasadena City College Foundation and most recently and is on the board of the Fire Family Foundation and the Foothill Unity Center Board of Directors.

Prior to going into private practice, Mr. Schweitzer served as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County for eight years. Mr. Schweitzer worked in numerous units within the District Attorney’s office including, Writs and Appeals, Family Support, Municipal Court, Felony Panel, Gang Target, Felony Filing, and the Sexual Assault Unit. While at the District Attorney’s office, Mr. Schweitzer successfully tried over 70 cases with a 95% conviction rate. Mr. Schweitzer has handled almost every type of case imaginable, including enforcement of child support cases, DUI, felony narcotics, homicides, assaults with a deadly weapon, and sexual assaults. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schweitzer was a Police Officer for nearly ten years, where he served as a Gang Homicide Detective, a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Units (S.W.A.T.), and worked various narcotics assignments.

The Law Office of Donald P. Schweitzer has received Pasadena Magazine’s Top Attorneys Award for seven consecutive years. The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. The staff of 20 attorneys and legal support staff handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way. For more information, visit www.pasadenalawoffice.com.