Hilary Potashner
Office of the Federal Public Defender
321 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles CA 90012

Lane Dilg
City of Santa Monica
1685 Main Street
Santa Monica CA 90095

Hon. Michael W. Fitzgerald
United States District Court Judge
Central District of California

Ronald Wood
Brown White & Osborn LLP
333 S Hope St Fl 40
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Coming Events

Every third Wednesday of the month is an "FBA Day"
at the District Court's Pro Se Clinic.
Find out more and volunteer!

November 02, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Registration: 9:00 p.m.
President Napolitano has the distinction of embodying a number of “firsts”: first woman to serve as President of the UC System, first woman to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security, and first woman to serve as Attorney General of the State of Arizona.
President Napolitano has long supported organizations and programs that provide greater access to justice and previously served as board president of Community Legal Services of Phoenix.

Be among the first to show your support for equal access to justice in the Central District court. Platinum, Gold, and Silver level sponsorship opportunities available, all include a table for nine (plus VIP seat), dinner committee representation and an ad in the event program.
Join us for an evening with The Federal Bar Association, Public Counsel, our distinguished guest President Napolitano, and constituents of the Central District to support this vital clinic providing assistance to unrepresented litigants.
Location: Omni Hotel
251 S. Olive St. Los Angeles
Cost: $300 FBA members $350 Non-FBA members

Click here for registration flyer and additional information
Click here to register online

November 03, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Please bring your lunch and join Judges Fitzgerald and Chooljian for an exciting and informative introduction to federal practice in the Central District of California.

This is a wonderful opportunity for lawyers in their first few years of practice to meet and interact with members of the federal judiciary in a small group setting.

The event is free, but will be limited to 25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged.
Location: First Street Courthouse
Courtroom 5A
350 West First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Click here for registration flyer and additional information
Click here to register online

November 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Ethics and Practice: Selected Issues

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon Presentation
Competence Issues/Substance Abuse: Elimination of Bias:

MCLE: 3.5 Hours Legal Ethics; 1Hr. Substance Abuse; 1 Hr. Elimination of Bias. This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. The FBA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.
Location: Roybal Federal Building, Conference Room 283
255 E. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Cost: $25 (FBA members); $35 (CDCBAA and LABF members);
$40 (non-members). At Door $50
Afternoon Session Only $20; FBA Member (Afternoon Only) - No Charge
Federal Judges - No Charge; Federal Judge's Law Clerk - No Charge;

Register by November 7, 2017.
As there is limited seating, please register early.
Registration preference will be given to FBA members.
At Door registration will be $50.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information
Click here to register online

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Board Members

Past Presidents

2016-2017 Matthew Close
2015-2016 David Willingham
2014-2015 Ken Sulzer
2013-2014 Sharon Ben-Shahar
2012-2013 Evan A. Jenness
2011-2012 Jeffrey Rutherford
2010-2011 Mary Carter Andrues
2009-2010 Yolanda Orozco
2008-2009 Fred A. Rowley, Jr
2007-2008 Gary Lincenberg
2006-2007 Janet I. Levine
2005-2006 Lorraine L. Loder
2004-2005 Brian J. Hennigan
2003-2004 Mark A. Byrne
2002-2003 Marc A. Becker
2001-2002 Richard Marmaro
Jerome H. Craig
1999-2000 Richard H. Kirschner
1998-1999 Thomas Holliday
1997-1998 Brad D. Brian
1996-1997 James L. Goldman
1995-1996 Leslie R. Horowitz
1994-1995 Molly Munger
1993-1994 John R. Sommer
1992-1993 Patricia A. Mitchell
1991-1992 William James
1990-1991 Howard O. Boltz
1989-1990 Joan S. Ortolano
1988-1989 Richard E. Drooyan
1987-1988 Edward M. Robbins, Jr.
1986-1987 Christine L. Harwell
1985-1986 Donald C. Smaltz
1984-1985 Felicia Duque Black
1983-1984 John A. Lapinski
1982-1983 Robert C. Bonner
1981-1982 Robert L. Fenton
1980-1981 Meredith C. Taylor
1979-1980 John D. Vandevelde
1978-1979 Charles Jegikowski
1977-1978 Hon. Barry Russell
1976-1977 Robert M. Talcott
1975-1976 James D. Murray
1974-1975 Arnold G. Regardie
1973-1974 Rex W. Kellough
1972-1973 James R. Dooley
1971-1972 Hon. Richard M. Mosk
1970-1971 Donald A. Fareed
1969-1970 Morton B. Jackson
1968-1969 Hon. Matthew M. Byrne, Jr.
1967-1968 Miles J. Rubin
1966-1967 Vincent C. Page
1965-196b Thomas J. Sullivan
1964-1965 Edward R. McHale
1963-1964 Carla A. Hills
1962-1963 Carla A. Hills
1961-1962 Ernest Mortenson
1960-1961 Richard A. Lavine
1959-1960 Lloyd F. Dune
1958-1959 Lloyd F. Dune
1957-1958 Robert K. Grean
1956-1957 Max F. Deutz
1955-1956 Tobias G. Klinger
1954-1955 Laughlin E. Waters