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October 2013 Issue

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President's Message

by Loren J. Beck, Affeld Grivakes Zucker, LLP

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is nearly over.  I am pleased to report to you that this has been a very active and successful year for the Century City Bar Association.  The CCBA has had some wonderful events in the past several months and there are several exciting events on the horizon.  

In June, we held a networking meeting at the Century Plaza Patio Lounge called Century City at the Bar.  It was well attended and we received many requests to schedule another Century City at the Bar event.   

In July, our Distinguished Speakers Luncheon Series featured Sherman Ellison, the preeminent legal authority on traffic ticket defense in California, where lawyers enjoyed a three course meal at Lawry’s Prime Rib and earned a general CLE unit as Ellison spoke about Traffic Ticket Magic: Making Traffic Tickets disappear (legally).    

In August we welcomed back Dean Erwin Chemerinsky to our annual Constitutional Law Luncheon at Lawry’s Prime Rib.  The founding Dean of the UC Irvine School of Law delivered a lively and engaging summary of the major US Supreme Court decisions from the most recent term.   

In September, the CCBA, led by Board Secretary Amy Alderfer, participated in the Greater Los Angeles Association of Legal Administrators’ jog/walk benefitting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children).  

Later this week, as part of the CCBA’s Distinguished Speakers Luncheon Series, Ian Ballon of Greenberg Trauig LLP will be returning to deliver a presentation on new media titled Ian Ballon on Internet Law and Litigation - Recent Cases and Evolving Trends.  Last year Mr. Ballon’s presentation was one of our most successful events that year.  This year’s event will take place on October 24, 2013 from 12 – 1:30 p.m at Lawry’s Prime Rib in Beverly Hills. Click here for more details.  

Also, please sign up for a Century City at the Bar networking meeting.  The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Obika Mozzarella Bar on Thursday, November 7, 2013.   Click here to sign up.

We have begun planning the CCBA’s 46th Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony.  We have begun the selection process for the CCBA’s “Lawyers of the Year.” If you would like to recommend a leader in our law community deserving of this highly-esteemed honor, click here to access our recommendation form or contact our Executive Director, Shaili Jalali  

Lastly, we remind those whose membership renewals are due that it is that time to renew.  We hope we've provided you with value, and that you'll renew promptly. Please consider a membership for your entire firm. It's a terrific value. Click here to renew online.    

We hope you will join us at our upcoming events and participate in our e-newsletter.  Remember that you can follow the CCBA on Facebook and LinkedIn. The CCBA’s Facebook and LinkedIn pages are a great way for you to keep up to date on CCBA programs and insights about the local legal community. Please join the members who are following us on Facebook and LinkedIn and sign up today.  We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!

All the best,

Loren J. Beck


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