Officers

President
Kenneth Sulzer
Proskauer Rose LLP
2049 Century Park East Ste 3200
Los Angeles CA 90062
ksulzer@proskauer.com

President-Elect
David Willingham
Caldwell Leslie & Proctor PC
725 S Figueroa St, 31st Fl
Los Angeles CA 90017-5524
willingham@caldwell-leslie.com

Treasurer
Matthew Close
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
400 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles CA 90071
mclose@omm.com

Secretary
Hilary Potashner
Office of the Federal Public Defender
321 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
hilary_potashner@fd.org


 
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TAKING THE STEP TO FEDERAL COURT
January 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
This "nuts and bolts" program is designed to aid both new admittees and attorneys with limited experience in federal court in the practical aspects of civil litigation in federal court.
Location: United States Courthouse
312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles
Cost: Please see registration flyer below.
Please RSVP by January 16, 2015.
Registration Flyer Available Soon




STATE OF THE CIRCUIT/DISTRICT
March 15, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring:
Location: Doubletree Hotel (formerly Kyoto Grand)
120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: FBA Members $90 - Government Employees/Students $50
Table of 9 $750 - Non-Members $100
Non-Member Table of 9 $900
Please RSVP by March 1st. Reservations after that time
will only be accepted on a space available basis
and an additional $25 late fee will apply.
Registration Flyer Available Soon
Click here to register online




RECEPTION HONORING THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
May 13, 2015
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 1st.
Registration Flyer Available Soon
Click here to register online




RECEPTION HONORING RETIRED MAGISTRATE JUDGES
June 09, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA
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 1st.
Registration Flyer Available Soon
Click here to register online




ANNUAL SUPREME COURT REVIEW
October 08, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.

Location: The Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $80 (FBA Members), $95 (non members),
$50 (government employees/Clerks/Students)
Group Registration Fees: FBA member table of 9 $700;
Nonmember table of 9 $850
Federal judiciary receive complimentary admission(Please RSVP).
Registration Flyer Available Soon
Click here to register online




CLERK'S RECEPTION
November 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 PM
Our annual Law Clerks' Reception and Courtroom Deputy Award will be held on Thursday, November ##, from 4pm 6pm in the lobby of the Roybal Federal Building, 255 E. Temple St., Los Angeles. Please put this special event on your calendar.

The reception is open only to Federal Judges, their Law Clerks and Courtroom Deputies, and FBA-LA board members and their guests. It is not opened or publicized to the general membership.
Location: Roybal Courthouse Lobby
255 E. Temple St., Los Angeles
Cost: For board members, there is an $80 charge to attend. Each board member also is permitted to bring guests to the event for an additional $80 charge each. Fees are waived for board members who are Judges, work at the Court, or are AUSAs or FPDs.
Registration Flyer Available Soon




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Board Members

Past Presidents

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
2000-2001
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