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.
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.
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.
INCLUSION & DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
The Inclusion & Diversity Committee offers education and mentoring programs that encourage students of diverse backgrounds to consider a career in law.
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
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
16633 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 1100
Encino, CA 91436
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
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
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
G & B Law, LLP
16000 Ventura Blvd., 10th Floor
Encino, CA 91436
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
CO-CHAIR – ALAN E. KASSAN
Kantor & Kantor, LLP
19839 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324