David J. Theising, the chair of the Diversity Committee for the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, the largest organization of construction lawyers in the world, invites you to Palm Desert, CA on February 2 & 3, 2017 for its Midwinter Meeting and CLE program entitled “Earth, Wind, Fire and Water: Sustainable Construction in a Changing Environment”. He is also pleased to announce the availability of six (6) Diversity Scholarships for the cost of registration for this program to women and minority construction lawyers, construction lawyers with disabilities, and construction lawyers from the LGBT community. Click here for more information on the event. Click here for more information on the available scholarships.
Culver City Bar Association's 2nd Annual "Lose Your Shirt" Poker Night:
Co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Bar Association and The Esquire Network
Date: November 3, 2016
Time: 6pm Social Hour, 7pm "Cards in the Air"
Location: L'Ermitage Hotel, 90210
Register at http://centurycitybar.com/events/Poker%20Tournament/2016-poker-tournament
To provide a charitable donation, visit http://centurycitybar.com/poker-tournament-1/poker-tournament
Clothing Donations Will be made to Chrysalis, a nonprofit Charity that seeks to create a pathway to self-sufficiency and low-income individuals by providing critical resources.
The Inclusion and Diversity Committee of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association has graciously allowed the Santa Monica Bar Association to be a participating bar organization at its October 13 Diversity Mixer --- that means it's free for SMBA members! Just register at https://2016diversitymixer.eventbrite.com on or before October 12.
Date/Time: October 13, 2016, 6-9pm
Location: The Gate, 16925 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, CA
Congratulations to Valarie Dean and Joana Sanchez for their recognition by the State Bar for efforts in creating a better, more inclusive legal profession.
UCLA Law School is now accepting applications for a position during the Spring 2017 Semester. Deadline to apply is December 22, 2016. Apply Now.
Time to get rid of some of your clutter? Santa Monica residents can shred up to 25 boxes sized 12"x17"x9" and can also recycle electronics. Click here for more details.
For more information on the position as Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Program at UCLA Law School and to apply click here. The application deadline is November 18, 2016.
Please mark your calendars and save the date of Saturday, October 29th, 2016 for the UCLA School of Law’s Fall Moot Court Competition! We hope you will participate and we would be honored if you would help our program flourish with your volunteer effort.
If you are willing and available to help judge and score this fall’s competition (and receive MCLE credit!), then please sign up and indicate your preference for judging in the morning or afternoon. Access the sign-up information by clicking here.
More details will follow as the date approaches. Thank you for your support, and we sincerely hope you will join us.
The Student Services Office, the Career Services Office and the Student Bar Association cordially invite you to attend our Bar Association Fair to meet law students and recent graduates. The fair will provide you the opportunity to meet students in an informal setting and provide information about your bar association.
Invitation at a Glance:
Where: USC Gould School of Law
Crocker Plaza (front of law school)
699 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
When: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Parking and lunch will be provided for guests.
Please RSVP to the USC Gould School Career Services Office by completing the invitation at http://gould.usc.edu/go/barassociationfair/ by Friday, October 7th.
Please do not hesitate to call the Career Services Office at (213) 740-7397 if you have any questions. We hope to see you on October 19th.
With kind regards,
Malissa Barnwell-Scott, Ed.D.
Director, Office of Public Service
Email Malissa Barnwll-Scott, Ed.D.
President,USC Student Bar Association
J.D. Candidate, Class of 2017
Email Stephanie Rector
Rachel Kronick Rothbart, Esq.
Director, Career Services Office
Email Rachel Kronick Rothbart, Esq.
The SMBA Real Estate Section’s Third Thursday event kicked off on September 15th at Michael’s Restaurant (1147 3rd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403), but we never really got to discussing the issues that arise when considering how to hold title to real property. However, we met some great people and walked away feeling the time was well spent. Many thanks to Keith Turner, Esq., Kendra Leghart, Esq. and Jennifer Skolnick, Esq. for putting the event together.
The Los Angeles Superior Court is recruiting for Temporary Judges. If any of you are looking to enhance your legal skills and to support the administration of justice in Los Angeles County, becoming a Temporary Judge is for you. The Los Angeles Superior Court will be conducting a mandatory Bench Conduct and Demeanor training on November 3, 2016. MCLE credit is provided for this training and pre-paid reservations should be received no later than October 24, 2016. The attached flyer provides detailed information regarding this training. Application information can be found at www.lacourt.org.
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