2019 Meet the Experts

More than 175 SFVBA members and their guests were on hand for the Thursday, July 18, Meet the Experts event at the Woodland Hills Country Club. The event, the first of its kind organized by the Bar, offered an informal opportunity for members to meet with experts in a variety of areas including healthcare, forensic…

New ‘Hair’ Act Signed Into Law

July 17, 2019 – California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed California’s “CROWN Act” (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) into law. In effect, the new mandate prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or potential employees based upon hairstyle. The law amends the state’s Education and Government Codes to define “race or ethnicity”…

LASC Amends Probate Ex Parte Efiling Rules

July 16, 2019 – Effective August 1, 2019, the The Los Angeles Superior Court’s Probate Division is making changes to the requirements for submitting ex parte applications for efiling. As of the effective date, upon submission, the filing party must designate whether an ex parte request is a drop off ex parte or an appearance ex…

Candidates for Ninth Circuit Vacancy Sought

June 27, 2019 – Candidates are currently being interviewed to fill the California vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Anyone interested in applying, should visit the Senator’s website at http://feinstein.senate.gov/publ…/index.cfm/applications-jud and fill out the information for the judicial application. If you wish to recommend a highly-qualified candidate who might be interested…