SFVBA members interested in shaping the positions and activities of the SFVBA and able to commit the time and effort to contribute to the growth of the association are encouraged to submit their name for appointment consideration to a committee. The President appoints Association committee members.

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ATTORNEY REFERRAL SERVICE COMMITTEE

The ARS Committee oversees and develops policy and procedures for the operation of the SFVBA Attorney Referral Service, Mediation Panel, Modest Means Program, Senior Citizen Law Program, and Speaker Service.

CHAIR – MATTHEW A. BREDDAN

Reape-Rickett, APC
5050 North Calabasas Parkway, Ste. 100
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 888-1144
mbreddan@gmail.com 

BENCH BAR COMMITTEE

The Bench-Bar Committee meets regularly with leaders of the local courts to advance the smooth administration of justice and to ensure open communication between the Bench and Bar.

CO-CHAIR – YI SUN KIM
Nolan Heimann LLP
16133 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 820
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 574-5710
ykim@nolanheimann.com

CO-CHAIR – CARYN BROTTMAN SANDERS
24307 Magic Mtn. Pkwy., No. 107
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 775‐9873
carynsanders@sbcglobal.net

BLANKET THE HOMELESS COMMITTEE

Since 1995, members have donated more than $150,000 to purchase over 40,000 blankets for homeless and battered women shelters in the San Fernando Valley. During the holiday season, volunteers distribute the blankets and provide legal clinics for the shelters’ residents.

CO-CHAIR – MARK BLACKMAN
Alpert Barr & Grant
6345 Balboa Blvd., Ste. I‐300
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 881‐5000
mblackman@alpertbarr.com

CO-CHAIR – CHRISTINE LYDEN
6320 Canoga Avenue, Ste. 1400
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 222‐2810
clyden@lydenlawcorp.com

INCLUSION & DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

The Inclusion & Diversity Committee offers education and mentoring programs that encourage students of diverse backgrounds to consider a career in law.

CO-CHAIR – AMANDA M. MOGHADDAM
Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co.
3110 West Empire Ave.
Burbank, CA 91504
(818) 565-5512
moghaddama@lawyersmutual.com

CO-CHAIR – JESSICA ROSEN
Lewitt Hackman
16633 Ventura Blvd., 11th. Flr.
Encino, CA 91346
(818) 907-3004
jrosen@lewitthackman.com

CONFERENCE OF DELEGATES RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE

SFVBA members can participate in the legislative process by joining the Resolutions Committee. Delegates draft legislation and take positions on resolutions to be debated by the Conference of California Bar Associations (CCBA). The Resolutions Committee provides an opportunity for Valley attorneys’ viewpoints to be heard.

CHAIR – TAMILA C. JENSEN
10324 Balboa Blvd., Ste. 200
Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 363‐6733
tamila@earthlink.net

EDITORIAL COMMITTEE

Valley Lawyer, the official magazine of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, focuses on the law practice experience in the San Fernando Valley. The Editorial Committee recommends, writes, solicits and reviews the editorial content for Valley Lawyer.

CHAIR – DAVID GURNICK
Lewitt Hackman
16633 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 1100
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 907‐3285
dgurnick@lewitthackman.com

MANDATORY FEE ARBITRATION COMMITTEE

The Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee provides oversight of client/attorney fee disputes and the attorneys and lay arbitrators who hear matters.

CHAIR – JOHN B. MARSHALL
Lewitt Hackman
16633 Ventura Blvd., 11th Flr.
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 907-3228
jmarshall@lewitthackman.com

MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING COMMITTEE

The Committee’s goal is to enhance SFVBA membership by providing services and programs that improve the quality of our members’ practices (and enhance their bottom line).

CHAIR – KYLE M. ELLIS
Los Angeles Superior Court
111 North Hill Street, Rm. 631R
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 830-0757
elliskylem@gmail.com

PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

The SFVBA provides opportunities for members to get together for social activities. The Committee plans our Annual Judges’ Night, the SFVBA Autumn Gala & Installation, and other special events throughout the year.

CHAIR – YI SUN KIM
Nolan Heimann LLP
16133 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 820
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 574-5710
ykim@nolanheimann.com

SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE

The Sponsorship Committee works with existing affinity sponsors to enhance their experience, and identifies new sponsors to provide their services to SFVBA members.

CHAIR – KATHY G. NEUMANN
2625 Townsgate Rd., Ste. 330
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(818) 292‐8658
kathy@kathyneumannlaw.com

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIR – YURI ABERFELD
ITSupport LA
6047 Tampa Ave., Suite 305
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 797-5300
yuri@itsupportla.com