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April 2018 Issue



This is a great time to be part of the CCBA!  Our benefits and perks offer our members a fine amenities package, including discounts at local businesses, as well as with the LACBA. The CCBA is better than ever before.

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by Robert Freund, Greenberg Traurig, LLP


This is the most exciting time of the year for the CCBA—the month leading up to our Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony.  This year’s Banquet will be our 50th, which is quite a milestone.  I hope you share some of our excitement and will join us on April 30, 2018, to help us recognize our 2018 Attorneys of the Year and celebrate all of the excellent attorneys we have honored over the past five decades. 


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Westside Road Diets – Controversy and Statistics in the Name of Safety

by Annie Levitt Heller, Sally Morin Law 

For those who live in Playa Del Rey, Venice Beach and other areas of West Los Angeles, the term “road diet” has been popping up everywhere from articles in the LA Times to community boards. This is not the first time the term (used to describe a road lane reduction or road rechannelization meant to achieve some systematic improvement or address a particular concern for the area) has been used and residents of Silverlake, Downtown and other East Los Angeles communities have been debating the issue for years and with mixed results. 


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Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Harm – What is Proposition 65 and What You Need to Know

by Amy Alderfer and Brett Nicole Taylor, Cozen O'Connor

A majority of California voters in 1986 approved a ballot initiative known as Proposition 65, officially titled California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (“Prop. 65”).  Prop. 65 seeks to protect California’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm and seeks to require businesses to warn when they knowingly and intentionally cause significant exposures to listed chemicals known to cause such harm.  


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What’s the Safest Way to Share Legal Documents?

by Lori Noonan, Legal Vision Group

Going paperless was supposed to make things easier for law offices. For the most part, we have indeed seen a lot of benefits, including: using fewer supplies for printing; higher productivity due to availability and accessibility of information; positive environmental impact; and overall cost savings.