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 BARRY P. GOLDBERG
21700 Oxnard Street, Suite 370
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 222‐6994
bpg@barrypgoldberg.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 JAMES FELTON
Greenberg & Bass
16000 Ventura Blvd. 10th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 382‐6200
jfelton@greenbass.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 JOANNA M. SANCHEZ
Law Offices of Robert Gantman
15760 Ventura Blvd. Ste. 1520
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 501‐0113
joanna@gantmanlaw.com

CO-CHAIR VALARIE DEAN
TechnoTaries, Inc.
18375 Ventura Blvd. Ste. 375
Tarzana, CA 91356
(310) 736‐1237
vdean@technotaries.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 et al.
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 MYER SANKARY
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 325‐8989
myerj@sankary.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 BENJAMIN E. SOFFER
The Soffer Law Firm PC
21550 Oxnard Street, Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 963-8998
bsoffer@soffer-law.com

CO-CHAIR ALAN E. KASSAN
Kantor & Kantor, LLP
19839 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 886‐2525
akassan@kantorlaw.net

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
Greenberg & Bass
16000 Ventura Blvd. 10th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 382‐6200
ykim@greenbass.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.

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

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIR BARRY P. GOLDBERG
21700 Oxnard Street, Suite 370
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 222‐6994
bpg@barrypgoldberg.com

CO-CHAIR JONATHAN W. BIRDT
18252 Bermuda Street
Porter Ranch, CA 91326
(818) 400‐4485
jon@jonbirdt.com

CO-CHAIR ALAN E. KASSAN
Kantor & Kantor, LLP
19839 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 886‐2525
akassan@kantorlaw.net