Preliminary Injunction Halts Enforcement of AB51

United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller has granted plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction in full halting enforcement of AB 51, which, effective January 1, would have prohibited employers from requiring job applicants and employees to arbitrate claims under the California Labor Code and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, California Government Code §§12900 et…

2020 MCLE Marathon

On January 17-18, the SFVBA presented it 23rd Annual MCLE Marathon at the Bar’s offices in Woodland Hills. The two-day event gave members of the Bar the opportunity to receive up to 12.5 hours of MCLE credit by interacting with panels who offered their expertise on a wide variety of legal topics including estate planning,…

Central District Family Law Courtroom Reassignments

  Effective January 27, the Family Law trial courtrooms located at the Central Civil West Courthouse will relocate to the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles and remain as Family Law trial courtrooms. New departments at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse are as follows: Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman, Dept. 35; Judge Bruce G. Iwasaki, Dept. 46;…

Process to Continue Probate Petition Hearing Dates Changed

Effective January 15, the Probate Division is changing the process for seeking a continuance of petition hearing dates at the Stanley Mosk and Antelope Valley courthouses. A new form, Form LASC PRO 080―Request to Continue Petition Hearing and Order―must be used to request a continuance of petition hearing dates for contested and uncontested petitions. However,…

2019 Valley Bar Network Holiday Party

The Attic in Sherman Oaks was the site of the Valley Bar Network’s recent 2019 Holiday Party. Guests at the event had a wonderful time with an assortment of unwrapped toys and gift cards collected for distribution to the Haven Hills shelter in Canoga Park and the West Valley Food Pantry. Special thanks to sponsors…