• Sunday, August 06, 2017 4:24 PM | Jennifer Millier (Administrator)

    Join the SMBA for a moderated discussion with three of the greatest litigators and legal minds of our time: Carl Douglas, Shawn Holley, and Laura Wasser. Carl is best known for his work as the Coordinator of O.J. Simpson’s criminal defense. Shawn has represented or currently represents Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriquez, and the Kardashian/Jenner family. Laura is one of the premier family law attorneys and has represented Angelina Jolie, Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Reynolds,Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Maria Shriver. The event includes a reception, the panel discussion, and a private gallery tour. The panelists will answer questions and share some insight about their methods that elevate the critical function of crafting an argument to an art form. Attorneys and non-attorneys alike will be entertained and intrigued by their perspective and insight. These experts have donated their time to an event that will expand the minds of the audience and which supports a wonderful cause. All proceeds will benefit an arts charity that serves underrepresented communities in Los Angeles County.

    To attend, you must register in advance here.  

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:04 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)

    The Santa Monica Bar Association recently held its annual summer elections at the Red O Restaurant in Santa Monica, voting in business litigation attorney Jennifer Millier as President Elect and two new Board of Trustee members, probate litigation attorney Megan Waugh and CEO of a medical expert consulting firm Ashleigh Bhole.

    Jennifer is an established trial attorney representing employers and manufacturers in disputes involving business, employment and real property matters.

    Megan’s practice focuses on a variety of civil litigation matters including elder law, probate, wills, trusts, and conservatorships.

    Ashleigh is an attorney and the founder of Ace Callen, LLC, a medical expert management and consulting firm. Prior to starting her own company, Ashleigh was with a national law firm practicing in the areas of healthcare and insurance fraud and complex commercial litigation.

    Congratulations to our newly elected Board Members and President Elect!  Come to our Annual Installation Dinner at the Jonathan Club's Beach Club this October and welcome all of the new members and officers, including current President Elect Alejandro Herrera, to their terms.  Check back to the SMBA website soon for the date, details and registration.

    Jennifer M. Millier            Ashleigh Bhole

     Jennifer Millier                       Megan Waugh                       Ashleigh Bhole

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:25 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)

    Click the Below Link from Attorney at Law Magazine,%22page%22:25%7D

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  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    Meet ASU for lunch on Friday July 14th from noon to 1:30 p.m. and earn 1 hour Bias CLE Credit. Visit or click here for more details.  

  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017 3:55 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)

    The Annual LA City Club Young Executives Committee's/Langston Young Lawyers Committee & IMW "Chari-oke" (Charity + Karaoke) event for the LA Metro Boys & Girls Club.


    The date is Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. The address is the Los Angeles City Club 555 S. Flower St. 51st Floor (213) 620-9662. Proceeds will benefit the LA Metro Boys & Girls Club. City Club membership specials will be offered to all in attendance and parking validated for $8. This event will be awesome (imagine raising $ through karaoke in an elite private business club on the 51st floor in DTLA around sunset) and SELL OUT! 


    Please RSVP ASAP at and feel free to share the invite through your respective networks. Please contact me with any questions.


    Antonio K. Kizzie, Esq. | Senior Associate


    444 S. Flower Street, 18th Floor

    Los Angeles, CA  90071

    Phone: (213) 489-0028| Fax: (213) 489-0552 |

    “A Tradition of Excellence”

  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017 3:52 PM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)
    • Partner with #25 Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

      3L Externship Residency Program – Students work up to full-time for your firm during spring semester 2018

      On-Campus Interviews in Santa Monica on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 (9am – 11:30am)

      Deadline to Register: Friday, Aug. 4, 2017

      Click to register:

      1)      Login or Create an Account

      2)      Select “Register for OCI”

      3)      Choose OCI Round – SoCal 3L Externship Residency Program


      Teri Adam

      Arizona State University|Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

      Director of Employer Relations, Office of Career and Employment Services

      Rebecca & Michael Berch Student Success Center

      111 E. Taylor St.. | MC 9520 | Phoenix, Arizona | 85004-4467
      480.727.6653 |

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017 4:41 PM | Jan McCartney-Clark (Administrator)

    The Court's Diversity Committee invites SMBA members and others to Save-the-Date for the Court is again sponsoring a "How to Become a Judge" event at the Mosk Courthouse.  The summit will take place Saturday, June 3, 2017.  The event is open to all.  The Court will provide free parking and a continental breakfast.  Formal invite and RSVP forms will follow shortly, keep checking our news posts here at


  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:21 AM | Jennifer Millier (Administrator)


    Join the Santa Monica Bar Association for an interactive Q&A session with Fred Goldstein, General Counsel for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Fred Goldstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, joined LACMA in February of 2005.  Prior to joining LACMA, Mr. Goldstein served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Phoenix House Foundation in New York and previously as a partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz.  Mr. Goldstein received his JD from Yale Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.  He has taught Art and Museum Law at Southwestern University School of Law and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and as a Trustee of the Los Angeles Copyright Society.  Mr. Goldstein has also served on the Planning Committee and as a faculty member for several years for the annual Legal Issues in Museum Administration course, organized by the American Law Institute and the Smithsonian Institution.

    To register for the event, visit:

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 10:50 AM | Stephen Weaver (Administrator)
    Join SCMA on Thursday March 30, 2017 in Santa Monica when Daniel Ben-Zvi will
    present latest insights into successful mediations, ethics, advocacy,
    confidentiality, effective processes, settlements and the future of mediation.
    He will also provide insights on how to mediate counter-intuitively to be a more
    successful mediator. Attendees will practice tips on how to convene, dialogue
    with attorneys and parties, pace the session, break impasse, deal with remedies,
    and follow up. There will also be suggestions on when and how to effectively use
    a joint session.

    Light Food and Beverages provided.

    1.0 Hour of Ethics CLE

    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    Doubletree Hotel Santa Monica
    Marquee Ballroom

    SCMA Members:  $25.00
    SCMA Sustaining Members:  Free
    SMBA Members:  $50.00
    Non-SCMA and Non-SMBA Members:  $75.00

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:59 AM | Jennifer Millier (Administrator)

    If you have ever wanted to help aspiring attorneys, volunteer your time or wonder what it would be like to be a judge, now you have the opportunity.

    For the first time in the 33-year history of collegiate mock trial, the 2017 National Championship Tournament will be held in California.

    On behalf of the UCLA Mock Trial Program and the American Mock Trial Association, you are invited to volunteer as a presiding judge or scoring judge at the 2017 National Championship Tournament.  The DTLA Championship Tournament will be April 21-23, 2017 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles, featuring the top 48 teams in the nation.   Volunteers must be attorneys or judges, but you need not have trial experience.  

    Presiding judges rule on objections and introduction of exhibits, while scoring judges will rate the student performances.  Parking and meals will be included.  

    The National Championship Tournament for collegiate mock trial will be held on April 21-23, 2017 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.  Rounds will be Friday afternoon (4/21), Saturday morning or afternoon (4/22) or Sunday morning (4/23).  

    To register, please visit: DTLA Volunteer Judge Registration Link  

    For more information about the tournament please visit our DTLA Championship Tournament website at or Gonzalo Freixes, Associate Dean and NCT Mock Trial Championship Tournament Director,

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