Thanks to Bar member and sponsor Nardine Insurance, Bar members were treated to a selection of Dandy Don’s sundaes and treats at the August 17, 2017, SFVBA Ice Cream Social.
The Valley Bar Network’s monthly gatherings offer SFVBA members an opportunity to make contacts, develop business relationships and refer clients in an informal and relaxed setting.
The SFVBA’s non-profit Attorney Referral Service aids the public by connecting those in need of legal assistance with qualified, experienced attorneys. Established in 1948, the ARS is one of the longest running State Bar-certified legal assistance programs in California.
On May 5, 2017, in celebration of National Law Day, a team of volunteer attorneys from the SFVBA’s Attorney Referral Service were on hand at the L.A. Public Library in Van Nuys to offer free legal advice to the public.
On June 16, the SFVBA held its annual Member Appreciation Dinner with more than 80 members participating. The event offered an informal venue to network and meet the candidates running for a spot on the 2017-2018 Board of Trustees.
Nearly 300 judges, commissioners, attorneys, and students were on hand for the SFVBA’s Annual Judges’ Night Awards presentation, April 4, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City.
On March 30, 2017, the SFVBA presented a networking social at P.S. 818 in Sherman Oaks with more than 20 newly-minted lawyers gathering to share experiences in their chosen field. The social was co-sponsored by rental property management firm, Cresa.
Underwritten by the Valley Community Legal Foundation of the SFVBA, the nationally-acclaimed play Defamation was staged on February 13 for law magnet students at several San Fernando Valley schools.
SFVBA members had the opportunity to fulfill their continuing legal education requirements during a two-day Marathon, January 13 and 14. Topics covered included estate planning, leveraging technology to maximize efficiency, and partnership agreements.
The Bar celebrated the season with a Holiday Open House on December 13 at its Tarzana headquarters. The evening included a display of toys collected by members for needy children at several homeless shelters in the Valley.