Note from the President
Dear SMBA Community:
We're off to an incredible 2019!
Our organization continues to provide high-quality MCLE and professional networking opportunities. See below for upcoming events to check out.
We are also supporting Public Counsel, the nation's largest public interest law firm, in this weekend's "Run for Justice" charity 5k race. SMBA Executives, Board members and members are lacing up to run the race. Want to join? Register for the 5k race here or support from afar by donating to the SMBA's fundraising efforts here! With your donation, Public Counsel can continue to assist the most vulnerable members of our society including abused and abandoned children, foster care youth, homeless families, the forgotten elderly, veterans, victims of domestic violence, refugees fleeing torture and nonprofit organizations serving low-income clients and disadvantaged communities.
We hope everyone is off to a wonderful year and we look forward to seeing you at our events in 2019!
Articles Worth Reading:
Travers Morgan of Cislo & Thomas LLP explains five things that business owners should know about trademarks before using a logo or business name in commerce.
SMBA Board of Trustee Member Morvareed Salehpour wrote an article published in Blockchain Beach that discusses the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act.
SMBA Probate & Trust Section Co-Chair Timur Berberoglu discusses the benefits of giving clients the ability to setup their trust in a virtual environment.
SMBA President Jennifer Millier discusses how converting to more sustainable office practices not only helps the environment, but also improves employees’ perceptions of their job and employer.
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When: March 21, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: 904 Pacific Avenue, Venice, California 90291
For lawyers looking to take their practice to the next level, attorney and legal marketing expert Kristen Marquis Dennis has the answer. Join her as she shares how to effectively and ethically utilize social media for business development in light of the Rules of Professional Conduct update last November. 1-hour Ethics MCLE provided.
When: March 23, 2019
Where: Dodger Stadium
With your race or donation, Public Counsel can continue to assist the most vulnerable members of our society including abused and abandoned children, foster care youth, homeless families, the forgotten elderly, veterans, victims of domestic violence, refugees fleeing torture and nonprofit organizations serving low-income clients and disadvantaged communities.
When: March 28, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLC 11355 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Morvareed Z. Salehpour, attorney and Managing Partner of Salehpour Legal Consulting, whose practices include blockchain and real estate law among others, will moderate a discussion with Matthew Sullivan, founder and CEO of Quantm RE, and Lauren Biedenharn, real estate agent and co-founder and CMO of LA Blockchain Lab, on what is blockchain and its applications to real estate from updating the real estate transactional process to tokenization of real estate assets.
When: April 09, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402
The Santa Monica Bar Association's Annual Judges' Night honors our judges serving the Los Angeles County area for their continued dedication and contribution to the community. Join us for an evening at the beautiful Annenberg Community Beach House to thank our Judiciary for their service in the administration of justice. Enjoy an evening with friends and colleagues while meeting our sitting and retired judges in a beautiful setting.
When: April 27, 2019
Where: Dockweiler State Beach, 12000 Vista Del Mar
Playa Del Rey, CA US 90293
Since 2012, Leslie Cohen Law PC has sponsored an annual 5K as a fundraiser to benefit the Public Counsel Debtor Assistance Project and Santa Monica High School’s Cross Country and Track program. The SMBA is proud to be a supporter! The 310K is a fast, flat, scenic ocean-view run/walk at Dockweiler State Beach.
Register here: https://www.lesliecohenlaw.com/5k
- Hike with WLALA and UCLA Alumni
- Data Security Ethics MCLE
- Silicon Beach: Law / Technology / Culture
- Toast at Bodega Wine Bar
- Summer Party & Elections
- Fall Installation Dinner
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Out in the Community with the SMBA:
SMBA Immigration Law MCLE Presented by Public Counsel (left-right): Matthew Baker, Jennifer Millier, Joseph Weiner and David Daniels.
John M. Langston Bar Association 43rd Annual Installation & Awards Gala (left-right): Aluyah Imoisili and Tiffiny Walls-Fox.
John M. Langston Bar Association 43rd Annual Installation & Awards Gala (left-right): Silvia Perez, Stephanie Taft, Jennifer Millier, Stephen Weaver and Mukunda Raghavan.
John M. Langston Bar Association 43rd Annual Installation & Awards Gala (left-right): Tiffiny Walls-Fox and Marie Maurice.
SMBA Toast at Bodega Wine Bar (left-right): Jennifer Millier, Daniel Cislo and Debra Warfel
SMBA Toast at Bodega Wine Bar (left-right): Morvareed Salehpour and Tiffiny Walls-Fox.
SMBA Toast at Bodega Wine Bar (left-right): Robin Drysdale and Jennifer Millier.
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