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Next SGVBA Webinar MCLE is on Friday, August 7, 2020

“Top Ten Scariest Changes in the California Rules of Professional Conduct” presented by Hon. Mary Thornton House

Date: Friday, August 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Register for the webinar here: https://forms.gle/3GjFjeVf5QHK7zs37

Judge House was the first Municipal Court Judge to become a Supervising Judge for the Superior Court in the Northeast District. Elevated in 2000, she presided over mandatory settlement conferences in both limited and general civil matters, reducing the civil caseloads throughout the Northeast and North Central Districts.

In 2004, she moved to a Civil direct calendar court at the Mosk Courthouse, handling civil matters including personal injury, contract, employment, professional malpractice, asbestos and products liability. She routinely conducted successful settlement conferences for her colleagues and her own matters. She returned to Pasadena in 2010, presiding over Probate and Family/Civil harassment cases. In 2016, she returned to a downtown Probate Department for two years before retiring in 2018.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge House was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles. Initially, she was a criminal prosecutor, but transferred to the civil branch to defend lawsuits against the City and its employees. Her last five years included advising the Los Angeles City Council, Police Commission and Fire Commission. She successfully defended the City’s Police and Fire departments in highdollar-value and high-profile cases in both federal and state courts.

This online presentation is approved for 1.0 hour of credit for legal ethics towards the required MCLE for the State Bar of California. SGVBA is a Multiple Activity Provider.

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