October 2018 Issue


President's Message

by Stefan O'Grady, Valensi Rose, PLC

It's hard to believe October is nearly upon us.  This year has already been one of the most successful in the Century Bar Association's 50 year history.  In April, we held our 50th installation banquet where we had the good fortune to honor six of Century City's best and brightest attorneys.  If you missed out, don't worry as the Board of Governors is already hard at work planning our 51st installation dinner to be held in April 2019. 

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The Future of DACA and Next Steps 
by Liz Profumo, D’Alessio Law Group

 

On August 3rd a federal judge announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the Obama era program commonly known as DACA, should be fully restored. DACA allows for more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants to live, study, and work in the United States, and has faced various uphill battles in the last year since the Trump administration announced that it would be terminated in late 2017.

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Saying "I Do" - Contract Formation in the E-Commerce Space 
                                                                     by James Hill,  Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP


With an increasing number of customers turning to e-commerce companies for shopping, transportation, banking, and more, the classic model of contract formation—in which both parties sign on the dotted line—is becoming a thing of the past.  Today, most online retailers include “terms and conditions” on their website or app, setting forth the details of their agreement with their customers.  This method of contracting has led to numerous cases across the country addressing the issue of how to validly form such an online contract.  As a general matter, courts consider whether a retailer’s online terms and conditions are sufficiently “conspicuous” during the checkout or registration process to put a customer on notice that they are entering a contract

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How to Play Texas Hold’em



by Lara Gertzen, West LA Poker

The game is Texas Hold’em.  The same one you see on TV played for millions but don’t worry.  It is also being played in family rooms for pennies.  On October 25, 2018, there will be a professional dealer from West LA Poker who will do all the shuffling, dealing and making sure the chips are right. You only need to sit back, relax and play.Each player is dealt two cards.  These are your private “hole cards” so don’t show them to anyone.  The first decision you need to make is if these two cards make a good foundation for a winning poker hand.

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