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!

April 11, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Registration: 5:45 p.m.
Panelists: Sam Greenberg (Munger Tolles & Olson), Amy Lucas (O'Melveny & Myers), Krysta Kauble Pachman (Susman Godfrey), Davida Brook (Susman Godfrey), Nicole Rodriguez Van Dyk (Bird Marella)
Moderator: Michael Grimaldi (Lewis Brisbois)

A young lawyer's first several years of private practice can be daunting. Yet that time can also serve as a launching pad for a dynamic and fulfilling career. Please join us for a discussion with a panel of young partners and associates about their first five years of practice. The panelists will share their insights on how to thrive as young lawyers, how to make the most of the first years in private practice, and the qualities firms and colleagues look for in making new partners.
Location: Susman Godfrey LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars #1400, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Cost: No Cost if pre-registered
Registration Flyer Available Soon
Click here to register online

May 24, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Magnificently restored, the former Tower Room is once again the jewel in the crown of Los Angeles City Hall. The room is atop the City Hall Tower, which rises 27 floors above Spring and Main Streets, and for decades was the tallest structure in Los Angeles. The restoration of City Hall following the Northridge Earthquake included the ornate ceiling decorations, art deco lighting fixtures, and huge windows looking out to an observation deck with 360 degree views over the city. Following its restoration, the room has been named in honor of Mayor Tom Bradley.
Location: City Hall - Tom Bradley Room
200 N. Spring St., 26th Fl., Los Angeles
Reception will be in the Tom Bradley Room. Take elevator to the 22nd floor, then change elevators to the 26th floor.
Cost: FBA Members $80 - Government Employees/Students $50
Group Tickets (10) $700 - Non-Members $95
Non-Members Group Tickets (10) $750
Federal Judiciary and Guests (Two) - Complimentary
Additional Judicial Guest $35
Please RSVP by May 19th.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information
Click here to register online

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

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