Officers

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

President-Elect
Hilary Potashner
Office of the Federal Public Defender
321 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles CA 90012
President-Elect@fbala.org

Treasurer
Lane Dilg
UCLA Ofc of Legal Affairs
Box 951405
Los Angeles CA 90095
Treasurer@fbala.org

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

 
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Brown Bag Lunch
July 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
Please bring your lunch and join Judges Abrams, Segal and Stevenson 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: Edward R. Roybal United States Courthouse
Courtroom 590, 5th floor
255 E. Temple St.
Los Angeles, Ca 90012
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Happy Hour For Young Lawyers
July 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Registration: 6:00 p.m.
Please join the Younger Lawyers Division in Downtown Los Angeles for our continuing happy-hour series. This is a great informal way to get to know other younger attorneys interested in the federal bar, meet those involved in the Younger Lawyers Division, and learn about the opportunities available in the Los Angeles federal-bar community.

The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required, and a prompt response is encouraged. Appetizers will be provided.
Location: Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar
350 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: No charge
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




RECEPTION HONORING THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
May 25, 2017
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




YLD: Pathways to Government Practice
April 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Trial and appellate attorneys from the United States Attorney's Office, the Federal Public Defender's Office, a capital habeas attorney, and attorneys from other federal agencies will discuss their career paths, their respective roles and responsibilities within their organizations, and share their insight and experiences in government practice. Jennifer Lieser, an associate at Kaplan Marino, will moderate the panel.
Location: Federal Public Defender's Office
Main Conference Room
321 E. 2ND ST.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012
Cost: The event is free to all. Priority will be given to current FBA-LA members, law clerks and externs.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




STATE OF THE CIRCUIT/DISTRICT
March 07, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring:
Judge Milan Smith, Jr.
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Chief Judge Virginia A. Phillips
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Sheri Bluebond
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District

A VERY SPECIAL PRESENTATION for
The Hon. Christina Snyder
United States District Court, Central District

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.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch
March 03, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM
The Federal Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a Brown Bag Lunch for young lawyers with the Honorable Otis D. Wright II, United States District Judge and The Honorable Andr� Birotte Jr., United States District Judge. Bring your lunch and join Judge Wright and Judge Birotte 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: United States Courthouse
Courtroom 5D, 5th Floor
350 West 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Meet the New Central District Magistrate Judges
January 31, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Registration: 5:15 PM
Hear from some of the Central District’s newest Magistrate Judges as they reflect on their first several months on the bench. Topics to be discussed will include best practices in both civil and criminal cases, settlement conferences, discovery, consent cases, and questions from the audience. An event with widespread appeal, this panel is geared toward private practitioners, government attorneys, and judicial officers, as well as younger lawyers practicing in the Central District. The event will feature a networking reception beforehand.
Location: Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
355 South Grand Ave., 35th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: FBA Members $75 - FBA Non-Members $90
In-House Counsel/Government Employee/Student $45
FBA Member Group of 10 $700
Non-FBA Member Group of 10 $800
Federal Judiciary and one guest - Complimentary
Federal Judiciary - Additional Guests $45

Registration is now closed. Walk ins are not permitted
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch
December 07, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
The Federal Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a Brown Bag Lunch for young lawyers with the George H. King, United States District Judge. Bring your lunch and join Judge King 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. This program will provide 1 hour MCLE credit.
Location: United States Courthouse
Judges Conference Room
350 West 1st St
Los Angeles, California 90012
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




13TH ANNUAL BANKRUPTCY ETHICS SYMPOSIUM
November 18, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
TOPICS:
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Ethics and Practice: Selected Issues
The Emergence of Robot Lawyers: California State Bar No. 93548 vs. Legal Zoom, the Cloud, and YouTube
Unbundling and Limited Scope Representation: Navigating Dangerous Waters in the Central District
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon Presentation
Competence Issues/Substance Abuse: Jerome I. Braun, Esq., Farella, Braun & Martel and Th e Other Bar
Elimination of Bias: Kenneth D. Sulzer, Esq. and Jade Brewster, Esq. Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

SPEAKERS:
Hon. Sandra R. Klein,, United States Bankruptcy Court
Hon. Deborah Saltzman, United States Bankruptcy Court
J. Scott Bovitz, Esq., Bovitz & Spitzer
M. Jonathan Hayes, Esq., Simon Resnik Hayes LLP
Gregory M. Salvato, Esq., Salvato Law Offices
Mark Sharf, Esq., Merritt, Hagen & Sharf, LLP

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 8, 2016.
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




ANNUAL SUPREME COURT REVIEW
October 06, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
United States Supreme Court Review
Featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
University of California, Irvine, Law School

Also Featuring Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award
The Honorable Barry Russell
Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California

Location: The Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Parking $22.00 Valet
Cost: $90 (FBA Members), $100 (non members),
$50 (government employees/Clerks/Students)
Group Registration Fees: FBA member table of 9 $750;
Nonmember table of 9 $900
Federal judiciary receive complimentary admission(Please RSVP).
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Happy Hour For Young Lawyers
July 06, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Registration: 6:00 p.m.

Please join the Younger Lawyers Division in Downtown Los Angeles for our continuing happy-hour series. This is a great informal way to get to know other younger attorneys interested in the federal bar, meet those involved in the Younger Lawyers Division, and learn about the opportunities available in the Los Angeles federal-bar community.

The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required, and a prompt response is encouraged. Appetizers will be provided.
Location: Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar
350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: No charge
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch for Young Lawyers
June 08, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Please bring your lunch and join Judges Chooljian, Oliver and Stevenson for an exciting and informative discussion about 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.
Location: United States Courthouse
312 N. Spring St. Courtroom F, 9th Fl
Los Angeles, California 90012
Cost: The event is free, but is open only to current FBA-LA members, law clerks and interns. It is also limited to
25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




TAKING THE STEP TO FEDERAL COURT
May 21, 2016
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 April 30, 2016.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




RECEPTION HONORING THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
May 19, 2016
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 10st.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch for Young Lawyers
April 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Please bring your lunch and join Judge Klein and Judge Smith for an exciting and informative introduction to federal bankruptcy 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.
Location: United States Courthouse
Courtroom 1575
255 E Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Cost: The event is free, but is open only to current FBA-LA members, law clerks and interns. It is also limited to
25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




STATE OF THE CIRCUIT/DISTRICT
March 08, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring:
Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Chief Judge George H. King
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Magistrate Judge Patrick J. Walsh
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Sheri Bluebond
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District

"Reflections on 50 Years on the Bench"
A VERY SPECIAL PRESENTATION for
The Hon. Harry Pregerson
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

With Remarks by
The Hon. Maria E. Stratton
Superior Court of Los Angeles County

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.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




In-House Insights: A General Counsel Forum
February 03, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Registration & Reception 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Moderated Panel Discussion 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

The event is Sold Out! We are not taking anymore registrations.

Hear from senior law department executives as they discuss litigation trends and share perspectives stemming from their varied experiences in the legal profession. An event with widespread appeal, the General Counsel Forum is geared toward outside counsel, in-house lawyers, government attorneys and judicial officers. Join the local legal community for an unique evening of insights and networking.
Program Moderator:
Hon. Michael R. Wilner
Panelists:
David Harshman, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Toshiba America Info Systems
Robert McGahan, Assistant General Counsel, Wells Fargo & Company
John Rogovin, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Warner Bros. Entertainment
Sharon Tomkins, Vice President and General Counsel, Southern California Gas Company

Location: O'Melveny & Myers LLP
400 S. Hope Street, 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: Cost: FBA Members $75 - FBA Non-Members $90
In-House Counsel/Government Employee/Student $45
Government Employees: $40
FBA Member Group of 10 $700
Non-FBA Member Group of 10 $800
Federal Judiciary and one guest - Complimentary
Federal Judiciary - Additional Guests $45

Free Parking in the 400 S Hope St. Building with Validation

The event is Sold Out! We are not taking anymore registrations.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Swearing in Ceremony for the California Bar
December 03, 2015
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Registration: 4:30 p.m.
Conducted by Hon. Dean P. Pregerson U.S. District Court Judge

Happy Hour immediately following the ceremony at: Justice Urban Tavern (120 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

To RSVP for the swearing in and/or the happy hour - Please email Jeff.Chemerinsky@gmail.com, including the name of any individual to be sworn in and the number of total guests attending.
Location: Spring Street Courthouse
Courtroom 3
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




12th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium
November 20, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
TOPICS:
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Leveraging technology in the small law office: Tips and ethical missteps.
Bully & The Beast: Tools for Understanding and Managing Uncivil Attorney Behavior
Ethical Pitfalls and Common Mistakes
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon Presentation
Substance Abuse: Greg Dorst J.D., CADC II, The Other Bar
Elimination of Bias: Kenneth D. Sulzer, Esq., Proskauer Rose LLP and Robert Escalante, Esq. Proskauer Rose LLP

SPEAKERS:
Hon. Scott C. Clarkson, United States Bankruptcy Court
Hon. Deborah Saltzman, United States Bankruptcy Court
J. Scott Bovitz, Esq., Bovitz & Spitzer
Paul Fisher, Esq., Fisher Mediation
David Lally, Esq., Law Offi ce David B. Lally
Natella Royzman, Esq., Royzman Law Firm
Brooke Schafer Esq., State Bar of California
Zach Wechsler, Esq., Law Office of Zachary D Wechsler, APC

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

Register by November 12, 2015.
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




Brown Bag Lunch for Young Lawyers
November 13, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Please bring your lunch and join Judge Wu 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.
Location: United States Courthouse
312 N. Spring St., Courtroom 10
Los Angeles, California 90012
Cost: The event is free, but is open only to current FBA-LA members, law clerks and interns. It is also limited to
25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




ANNUAL SUPREME COURT REVIEW
October 08, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
United States Supreme Court Review
Featuring Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
University of California, Irvine, Law School

Also Featuring Judge Barry Russell Federal Practice Award
The Honorable Barry Russell
Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California

Location: The Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Parking $22.00 Valet
Cost: $90 (FBA Members), $100 (non members),
$50 (government employees/Clerks/Students)
Group Registration Fees: FBA member table of 9 $750;
Nonmember table of 9 $900
Federal judiciary receive complimentary admission(Please RSVP).
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch for Young Lawyers
July 29, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Please bring your lunch and join Judge Morrow, and Judge Rosenberg 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.
Location: United States Courthouse
Courtroom 780, 7th Fl.
255 E Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Cost: The event is free, but is open only to current FBA-LA members, law clerks and interns. It is also limited to
25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Happy Hour For Young Lawyers
July 01, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Registration: 6:00 p.m.
This event is full. Please keep an eye out for our next event.

Location: Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar
350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: No charge
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Federal Practice: A Primer for Summer Associates
June 29, 2015
Time: Save the Date!
Please join the Federal Bar Association of Los Angeles and its Younger Lawyers Division for a Federal Practice event designed especially for summer associates. The event will feature a presentation from the clerk’s office, observation of oral argument in real time, and a lunch discussion about the do’s and don’ts of federal oral argument with judges of the United States District Court, Central District. Lunch will be provided.

Participants will receive a FREE one year membership in the Federal Bar Association! If you are a summer associate, this is the event you don’t want to miss!!!
Location: United States District Courthouse
312 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Law Firm Summer Associate: $50 (*Includes a year Membership to the FBA-LA)
Government Summer Associate: $40 (*Includes a year Membership to the FBA-LA)
Federal Law Clerk**: Complimentary (please RSVP)
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




DINNER HONORING RETIRED MAGISTRATE JUDGES
June 09, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
FBA LA and FBA OC will host a dinner in honor of our six retiring Magistrate Judges: Stephen J. Hillman, Ralph Zarefsky, Victor B. Kenton, Margaret A. Nagle, Robert N. Block and Carla M. Woehrle
Location: The Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Cost: FBA Members $150 - Government Employees/Students $75
Table of 10 - $1,750
Federal Judiciary and Guest (One) - Complimentary
Additional Judicial Guest $75
Please RSVP by May 15th.
Event is SOLD OUT!
Thank you for your support of this event. If you are not registered yet and want to attend, please call Barbara at (818) 843-1020 to be added to the waitlist.
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Click here for registration flyer and additional information




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.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




STATE OF THE CIRCUIT/DISTRICT
March 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring:
Judge Mary M. Schroeder
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Judge Virginia A. Phillips
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Sheri Bluebond
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District
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.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




TAKING THE STEP TO FEDERAL COURT
March 07, 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 February 20, 2015.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Happy Hour For Young Lawyers
February 18, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Registration: 8:00 p.m.
Please join the Younger Lawyers Division in Downtown Los Angeles for our continuing happy-hour series. This is a great informal way to get to know other younger attorneys interested in the federal bar, meet those involved in the Younger Lawyers Division, and learn about the opportunities available in the Los Angeles federal-bar community.

The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required, and a prompt response is encouraged. Appetizers will be provided.
Location: Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar
350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: No charge
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch for Young Lawyers
January 13, 2015
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 12:00 p.m.
Please bring your lunch and join Judge Fischer, and Judge Rosenbluth 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.

REGISTRATION IS FULL
Location: United States Courthouse
Courtroom 840
255 E Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Cost: The event is free, but is open only to current FBA-LA members, law clerks and interns. It is also limited to
25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged.
REGISTRATION IS FULL
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Tribute to Chief Judge Kozinski
December 02, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
To celebrate his tenure as Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
The FBA cordially invites you to join us as we pay tribute to....
THE HONORABLE ALEX KOZINSKI
Location: Richard H. Chambers - U.S. Court of Appeals Building
125 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105
Complimentary parking is available across the street from the courthouse
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




11th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium
November 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
TOPICS:
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Best Practices for Small Law Firms with Limited Budgets
Representing Spouses in Bankruptcy: Beware of Ethical Land Mines and Conflicts
A Ethics Conversation with Professor Nancy B. Rapoport
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon Presentation
Substance Abuse: Jerome I. Braun, Esq., Farella, Braun & Martel
Elimination of Bias: Kenneth D. Sulzer, Esq., Proskauer Rose LLP and Julia Brodsky, Esq.,
SPEAKERS:
Hon. Scott C. Clarkson, United States Bankruptcy Court
Professor Nancy B. Rapoport, William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV
Stella A. Havkin, Esq., Havkin & Shrago
Ariel Leichter-Maroko, Esq.,
J. Scott Bovitz, Esq., Bovitz & Spitzer
M. Erik Clark, Esq., Borowitz & Clark, LLP
Leon D. Bayer, Esq., Bayer Wishman & Leotta
Gillian. N. Brown, Esq., Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones

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

Register by November 19, 2014.
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




Brown Bag Lunch for Young Lawyers
November 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Please bring your lunch and join Judge Birotte, Jr, and Judge Sagar 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.

This program will provide 1 hour of MCLE credit.
Location: United States Courthouse
Courtroom 790
255 E Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Cost: The event is free, but is open only to current FBA-LA members, law clerks and interns. It is also limited to
25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




9th Circuit Appellate Practice Workshop
October 23, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM - 6;00 PM
Registration: 1:00 PM
Featuring panels of experienced appellate advocates and Ninth Circuit judges discussing strategies for effective appellate advocacy, and representatives from the Ninth Circuit Clerk's Office with tips for litigating in the Ninth Circuit.

Featuring:
Hon. Sandra J. Ikuta
Hon. Paul J. Watford
Hon. J. Clifford Wallace
Hon. Jacqueline Nguyen
Hon. John Owens


There will be a reception following the event for all participants and judges.
Location: Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals Building
125 South Grand Avenue
Pasadena, California 91105
Cost: Early Registration: $250 / $125 for Government, Solo, Public Interest Lawyers & Students
Must register no later than October 17, 2014

Registration After October 17, 2014: $300 / $150 for Government, Solo, Public Interest Lawyers, Summer Associates & Students

$50 discount for current FBA member
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Happy Hour For Young Lawyers
October 09, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Registration: 8:00 p.m.
Please join the Younger Lawyers Division in Downtown Los Angeles for our continuing happy-hour series. This is a great informal way to get to know other younger attorneys interested in the federal bar, meet those involved in the Younger Lawyers Division, and learn about the opportunities available in the Los Angeles federal-bar community.

The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required, and a prompt response is encouraged. Appetizers will be provided. Many thanks to Foley & Lardner LLP, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP, Crowell Morning, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Bird Marella, Kendall Brill Klieger, and Caldwell Leslie for their generous sponsorship of this event.
Location: Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar
350 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: No charge
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




ANNUAL SUPREME COURT REVIEW
October 02, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.
Also Featuring Annual Judge Barry Russell Scholarship Awards.
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).
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Big Brother Meets Big Data - The Price of Virtue: Walking the Tightrope Between Privacy and Security
September 16, 2014
Registration: 5:15 p.m.
Reception 5:30 p.m.
Presentations 6:00 p.m.
Panel Discussions 6:45 p.m.
Q&A 7:15 p.m.
End Program 7:30 p.m.

Representative Program Topics:
- Preventing terrorist attacks through mass surveillance activities versus privacy interests/constitutional bounds.
- Legal/constitutional/policy considerations relevant to the National Security Agency having real time access, with oversight, to big data to prevent terrorism.
- Accountability for the risks arising from restrictions on collection of terrorism data.

Co-Moderators:
Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell
John Carson
Panelists:
Judge James G. Carr - Professor John Eastman - Cindy Cohn
Steven Martinez - Professor Seth Stodder - Andy Liepman - Shont Miller

Corporate Sponsors
Evolve Discovery
ILYM Group, Inc.

Co-Sponsors
Senior Lawyers Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
Orange County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Federal Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association
Beverly Hills Bar Association
White Collar Crime Committee of the American Bar

Location: Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Hollywood Room, Red Tower, 3rd floor
404 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: FBA Members $85
Non Member $95
Government Employee/Student $60
Group of 10 $800
Federal Judiciary and Guests (up to Two) Complimentary (please RSVP)
Additional Judicial Guest $35
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch for Young Lawyers
July 23, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Please bring your lunch and join Judge Philip S. Gutierrez, and Judge Patrick J. Walsh 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.

This program will provide 1 hour of MCLE credit.
Location: United States Courthouse
Courtroom 880
255 E Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Cost: The event is free, but is open only to current FBA-LA members, law clerks and interns. It is also limited to
25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Federal Practice: A Primer for Summer Associates
July 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Registration: 8:30 A.M.
Please join the Federal Bar Association of Los Angeles and its Younger Lawyers Division for a Federal Practice event designed especially for summer associates.

The event will feature a tour of the clerk's office, followed by observation of oral argument in real time, and a lunch discussion with United States District Court Judge Otis D. Wright, United States District Court Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell and Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal about the do's and don'ts of federal oral argument. Lunch will be provided.

If you are a summer associate, this is the event you don't want to miss!!!
Location: United States District Courthouse
312 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Law Firm Summer Associate: $50 (*Includes a year Membership to the FBA-LA)
Government Summer Associate: $40 (*Includes a year Membership to the FBA-LA)
Federal Law Clerk**: Complimentary (please RSVP)
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




RECEPTION HONORING THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
May 08, 2014
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.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Happy Hour For Young Lawyers
March 19, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Registration: 5:30 p.m.
Please join the Younger Lawyers Division at the Blue Cow Kitchen in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for our continuing happy-hour series. This is a great, informal way to get to know other young attorneys interested in the federal bar, meet those involved in the Younger Lawyers Division, and learn about the opportunities available in the Los Angeles federal-bar community.

The event is free and open to all, but RSVPs are required, and a prompt response is encouraged. Appetizers will be provided. Many thanks to Foley & Lardner LLP, Girardi Keese, and O’Melveny & Myers LLP for their generous sponsorship of this event.

Registration is FULL!
Location: Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar
350 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: No charge

Registration is FULL!
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




STATE OF THE CIRCUIT/DISTRICT
March 13, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring:
Judge Paul J. Watford
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Chief Judge George H. King
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Peter H. Carroll
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District
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.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




TAKING THE STEP TO FEDERAL COURT
January 25, 2014
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 17, 2013.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch for Young Lawyers
January 15, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Please bring your lunch and join Judge O'Connell and Judge Wilner 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.

This program will provide 1 hour of MCLE credit.
Location: United States Courthouse
Courtroom 14
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Cost: The event is free, but is open only to current FBA-LA members, law clerks and interns. It is also limited to
25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged.
Registration is Full
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




10TH Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium
December 13, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
TOPICS:
9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Pre-Bankruptcy Planning: 20 Shades of Gray
Technology Tips and Trap Doors
An Ethics Conversation with Evan Jenness
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Afternoon Presentation
Substance Abuse - Elimination of Bias
SPEAKERS:
Hon. Ernest M. Robles, United States Bankruptcy Court
Hon. Deborah J. Saltzman, United States Bankruptcy Court
Gillian N. Brown, Esq., Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP
J. Scott Bovitz, Esq., Bovitz & Spitzer
M. Erik Clark, Esq., Borowitz & Clark, LLP
Christie L. Cronenweth, Esq., Law Offices of Christie Cronenweth
Evan A. Jenness, Esq., Law Offices of Evan A. Jenness
Stella A. Havkin, Esq., Havkin & Shrago
David W. Meadows, Esq., Law Offices of David W. Meadows
David A. Tilem, Esq., Law Offices of David A Tilem

MCLE: 3.5 Hours General MCLE; 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

Register by November 30, 2013.
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




LACBA: Federal Practice in the Central District: Changes, Trends, and Updates
November 12, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Registration: 3:30 p.m.
Southern California's signature program on practicing law in our federal district court happens just once every two years.
Highlights include:
• Inside the Judges' Chambers
• Judges' Report Card on the Patent Pilot Program:
Location: Hilton DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
120 S Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch For Young Lawyers
October 22, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM
The Federal Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a Brown Bag Lunch for young lawyers with the Honorable Fernando Olguin, United States District Judge, and the Honorable Paul L. Abrams, United States Magistrate Judge. Bring your lunch and join Judge Olguin and Judge Abrams 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 is open to current FBA-LA members, Law Clerks and Interns. It is also limited to 25 participants, so a prompt response is encouraged. This program will provide 1 hour MCLE credit.
Location: United States Courthouse
Courtroom 22 (5th Fl.)
312 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




ANNUAL SUPREME COURT REVIEW
October 03, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.
Also Featuring Annual Judge Barry Russell Scholarship Awards.
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).
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Younger Lawyers Division Happy Hour
September 25, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Registration: 5:30 p.m.
This summer, the Younger Lawyers Division launched a happy-hour series for young associates and federal law clerks. Please join us in Century City for our second happy hour. This is a great, informal way to get to know other young attorneys interested in the federal bar, meet those involved in the Younger Lawyers Division, and learn about the opportunities available in the Los Angeles federal bar community. The event is free, but RSVPs are required, and a prompt response is encouraged.
Location: Pink Taco
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City, CA 90067
Parking available at the Century City Mall for $1 per hour (first 3 hours)
Cost: No charge
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Stolen Art & Litigating Holocaust-Era Expropriation Claims
September 11, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
A moderated panel discussion featuring leading authorities discussing claims to Nazi-looted artworks;
Issues surrounding the pursuit of, and defenses to, claims regading property stolen by the Nazis; and the moral and other issues confronting institutions possessing property against which claims have been made.

Program Moderator:
Raymond (“Ray”) Dowd, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, New York, NY
Panelists:
The Hon. Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Pasadena, CA
John J. (“Skip”) Byrne, Byrne Goldenberg & Hamilton LLP, Washington, DC
Simon J. Frankel, Covington & Burling LLP, San Francisco, CA
Prof. Jonathan Petropoulos, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

Registration is full
Location: Latham & Watkins
355 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
Cost: Cost: FBA Members $60 - FBA Non-Members $70
Government Employees: $40
FBA Member Group of 10 $500
Federal Judiciary and one guest - Complimentary
Federal Judiciary - Additional Guests $25
(Parking Included)
Registration is full
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Hyperlinking - How to Improve Your Pleadings & Impress the Judge
August 01, 2013
Time: 12:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Registration: 11:45 a.m.
The FBA-LA, together with the U.S. District Court, invites all interested attorneys, summer associates,
paralegals and other firm staff to learn more about hyperlinking.

Hyperlinks in electronically filed documents provide substantial benefits. With the click of a mouse, judges can instantly be taken to a pertinent case, declaration, or other part of the record. Using hyperlinks in filings ensures attorneys that they are presenting their arguments in the most easily accessible and efficient way. Additionally, because hyperlinks permit quick confirmation that a case, declaration, or part of the record has been cited accurately, they discourage inaccuracies.

District Judge Dean Pregerson and Magistrate Judge Cheryl Zwart of the District of Nebraska, a pioneer in promoting hyperlinking as a time-saving strategy for judges and lawyers, will be the instructors.

Registration is now full.

~ The Central District does not currently permit Hyperlinking, but is considering whether to do so, and in what form. ~

Attendance is limited to the first 45 participants. This is a "Brown Bag" event and no lunch will be provided.
Location: Roybal Federal Building
11th Floor Conference Room
255 East Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Cost: $10 per person
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Happy Hour For Young Lawyers
June 13, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Registration: 5:30 p.m.
This summer the Younger Lawyers Division is launching a series of happy hours for young lawyers and federal law clerks. The first will be Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Blue Cow Kitchen in downtown Los Angeles. These happy hours are a great, informal way to get to know other young attorneys interested in the federal bar, meet those involved in the Younger Lawyers Division, and learn about the opportunities available in the Los Angeles’s federal-bar community.

The event is free. Summer associates are invited and encouraged to attend. RSVPs are encouraged.

Location: Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar
350 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: No charge
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Brown Bag Lunch For Young Lawyers
June 06, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM
The Federal Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a Brown Bag Lunch for young lawyers with the Honorable Michael Fitzgerald, United States District Judge, and the Honorable Jacqueline Chooljian, United States Magistrate Judge. Bring your lunch and join Judge Fitzgerald and Judge 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. This program will provide 1 hour MCLE credit.

The registration is full. Please look forward to another similiar event this October!
Location: United States Courthouse
Courtroom 1600—16th Fl.
312 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




RECEPTION HONORING THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
May 16, 2013
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 16th.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




TRIBUTE TO THE HONORABLE A. HOWARD MATZ ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT
May 02, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Self Parking at Pershing Square $7, Valet Parking at Biltmore $22
Cost: $170 Individual Ticket
$85 for Government/Public Interest
$2,000 table of 10
Complimentary for Federal Judiciary
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




Thinking Like A New Federal Judge
April 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Professor Laurie Levenson, of the Loyola Law School,
will moderate a panel featuring:
Hon. Jacqueline Nguyen, United States Ninth Circuit Court
Hon. Jesus G. Bernal, US District Court
Hon. Michael Fitzgerald, United States District Court
Hon. Sandra Klein, United States Bankruptcy Court
Hon. Michael Wilner, United States Magistrate Court
Location: O'Melveny & Myers LLP
400 S. Hope Street
18th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Cost: FBA Members $70 - FBA Non-Member $85
Government Employees $50 - FBA Member Group of 10 $650
Federal Judiciary & Guest (one) Complimentary
Federal Judiciary Additional Guest $45
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




STATE OF THE CIRCUIT/DISTRICT
March 14, 2013
Time: 12 noon Lunch
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring:
Sr. Judge A. Wallace Tashima
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Chief Judge George H. King
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Peter H. Carroll
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District
Location: Doubletree Hotel (formerly Kyoto Grand)
120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: FBA Members $80 - Government Employees/Students $50
Table of 9 $700 - Non-Members $95
Non-Member Table of 9 $800
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.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




9th Annual Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium
December 14, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
TOPICS:
Inducing Attorney Conduct

Marketing a Bankruptcy Practice (Effectively and Ethically): The Lawyer,Her Technology and Techno-Ethical Issues

An Ethics Conversation with Judge Russell

Special Afternoon Program: Substance Abuse MCLE (1 hr.) and Elimination of Bias MCLE (1 hr.)

SPEAKERS:
Hon. Barry Russell, United States Bankruptcy Court
Hon. Catherine E. Bauer, United States Bankruptcy Court
J. Scott Bovitz, Esq., Bovitz & Spitzer
Christie L. Cronenweth, Esq., Law Offices of Christie Cronenweth
Jay S. Fleischman, Esq.
Jeffrey I. Golden, Esq., Weiland, Golden, LLP
M. Jonathan Hayes, Esq., Law Offices of M. Jonathan Hayes
Natella Royzman, Esq., Royzman Law Firm
Jill M. Sturtevant, Assistant United States Trustee
Michael L. Tuchin, Esq., Klee Tuchin Bogdanoff & Stern, LLP

MCLE: This program offers up to 3.5 Hr. of MCLE credit in legal ethics.
Location: United States Trustee 341(a) Meeting Room
725 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Cost: $25 (FBA members); $30 (CDCBAA and LABF members);
$40 (non-members).
Register by November 30, 2012.
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




Behind The Windows of The Clerk's Office
November 08, 2012
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Registration: 9:00 a.m.
This is a great opportunity for litigators to learn the ins-and-outs of practice in the Central District of California. Attendees will tour and learn about four of the main departments of the Clerk's Office: Civil Intake, IT Department, Docketing, and Courtroom Deputies. Young lawyers --particularly those in their first two years of practice -- are especially encouraged to attend. Take this opportunity to learn about the Clerk's Office and the Court, and to ask questions about the filing procedure, from intake to calendaring.
Location: United States Courthouse
312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California
Cost: $10 (FBA Members), $25 (non members)
FREE for new FBA members, who fax or email proof of
new membership along with this registration form.
To sign up as a new member, please go to www.fbala.org/Join.php.

Click here for registration flyer and additional information




ANNUAL SUPREME COURT REVIEW
September 27, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.
Also Featuring Annual Judge Barry Russell Scholarship Awards.
Download Handout
Location: The Biltmore Hotel
506 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $75 (FBA Members), $50 (government employees/Clerks/Students) $90 (non members)
Group Registration Fees: FBA member table of 9 $650;
Nonmember table of 9 $775
Federal judiciary receive complimentary admission.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




RECEPTION HONORING THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
May 17, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Registration: 5:30 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 AngelesReception will be in the Tom Bradley Room. Take elevator to the 22nd floor, then change elevators to the 26th floor
Cost: FBA Members $70 - Government Employees/Students $50 - Group Tickets (10 $600
Non-Members $85
Please RSVP by May 16th.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




STATE OF THE CIRCUIT/DISTRICT
April 05, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m. Registration 12 noon Lunch
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Featuring:
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Chief Judge Audrey B. Collins
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal
United States District Court, Central District
Chief Bankruptcy Judge Peter H. Carroll
United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District
Location: Kyoto Grand Hotel
120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: FBA Members $75 - Government Employees/Students $50 - Table of 9 $650
Non-Members $90 Non-Member Table of 9 $775
Please RSVP by March 29th. Reservations after that time will only be accepted on a space available basis and an additional $25 late fee will apply
Click here for registration flyer and additional information




TAKING THE STEP TO FEDERAL COURT
January 21, 2012
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 13, 2012.
Click here for registration flyer and additional information





 

 

 

 
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Past Presidents

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
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