DPLPA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The Desert Palm Legal Professionals Association will be hosting a General Membership Meeting & Scholarship Award Announcement on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Bellatrix @ The Classic Club, 75-200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211. Karen Sloat, Esq., will present "The Ins and Outs of Labor Law Issues." 1 hour of General MCLE is available. Cost: $26 for Members, $36 for Non-Members, $10 additional cost for MCLE credit. RSVP by Noon on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, to Mary Carter at email@example.com or 760.322.2275.
DPLPA'S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MIXER
The Desert Palm Legal Professionals Association will be hosting its annual membership drive mixer on Friday, May 29, 2015; 6pm-8pm @ One El Paseo Plaza, West Building, Suite 202, 74-199 El Paseo Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260. RSVP, by May 26, 2015, to Mary Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.322.2275.
FAMILY LAW SECTION MEETING
The monthly meeting of the Family Law Section will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. @ The Daily Grill, 73061 El Paseo #1, Palm Desert, CA 92260. We are pleased to announce that Sylvia Chernick and Mark Pettie of Family Law Court Services, Indio Court, will be our guest speakers for this month's meeting. A courtesy of an RSVP is requested by Tuesday, May 26, 2015, to Carolyn Martino at (760) 200-0700 or email@example.com.
OTHER BAR MEETING IN RANCHO MIRAGE
The Other Bar is a group of lawyers, judges, law students and other legal professionals who are in recovery or who seek to get into recovery from issues with alcohol and drugs. There is a meeting in Rancho Mirage at the Betty Ford Center every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Contact Charley R. at 760-698-8033, for details.
THANK YOU FROM FAMILY OF WILLIAM NOLAN COSGROVE
The family of William Nolan Cosgrove would like to express its deep appreciation to the Board of Trustees and all of the members of the Desert Bar Association who offered their condolences, prayers and offers of personal and professional assistance following Bill's untimely death.
AYOTTE & SHACKELFORD 2015/2016 DIRECTORY
Ayotte & Shackelford have released their new Court & Attorney Directory for 2015-2016.
PASSING OF JUDGE ELWOOD M. RICH (RET.)
It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Judge Elwood M. Rich (Ret.) of the Riverside Superior Court on January 29, 2015, at the age of 94. As per his wishes the family has not planned a memorial service.
EXPEDITED ACCESS TO RIVERSIDE COUNTY COURTHOUSES
Effective December 1, 2014, the court will begin offering private attorneys expedited access to the courthouses in Riverside County. Members of the California Bar will be given the opportunity to apply for and receive a court-issued photo identification card. Attorneys with this type of identification will be provided expedited screening at secured court entrances.
FAMILY LAW SECTION NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2014 EDITION
The November 2014 edition of the Desert Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter is now available for download.
GOVERNOR BROWN APPOINTS TWO TO RIVERSIDE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Susanne S. Cho and James T. Latting to judgeships in the Riverside County Superior Court.
FAMILY LAW SECTION NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 2014 EDITION
The October 2014 edition of the Desert Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter is now available for download.
FAMILY LAW SECTION NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2014 EDITION
The September 2014 edition of the Desert Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter is now available for download.
RESULTS OF THE DBA ELECTION
The votes have been tallied, and we are now happy to announce your incoming Officers and Board of Trustees of the Desert Bar Association for 2014-2015 are...
CHEMERINSKY SUPREME COURT REVIEW FOR 2014
For anyone who missed the recent special DBA luncheon, where Dean Erwin Chemerinsky provided our members with an update on this past year's U.S. Supreme Court decisions, here is a link to it in written form...
FAMILY LAW SECTION NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2014 EDITION
The June 2014 edition of the Desert Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter is now available for download.
FAMILY LAW SECTION NEWSLETTER - MAY 2014 EDITION
The May 2014 edition of the Desert Bar Association Family Law Section Newsletter is now available for download.
PASSING OF RONALD T. GOLAN
Ron (11/4/1930-1/23/2014) was born in New York City, N.Y. His parents were Louise E. Golan and Sylvia (Weinstein) Golan. Ron was an Attorney At Law for over 50 years and a member of the Desert Bar Association. Previous occupations include Trans World Airline Pilot, President of Golan Imports Company, and Commissioner of Palm Springs International Airport.
PASSING OF ANTHONY E. SHAFTON
Anthony E. Shafton, 72, of Palm Desert, Calif., passed away on July 17, 2013 in Rancho Mirage. He was born July 17, 1941 to Ellis Shafton and Edythe Brown in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Sandra Loos on September 2, 1990 in Los Angeles. He was a lawyer for 47 years and practiced at Berger Kahn Shafton Moss Figler Simon and Gladstone from 1975 to 2001. Thereafter he practiced law in Palm Desert.
U.S. SUPREME COURT DISMISSES PROP 8 APPEAL ON STANDING GROUNDS
Here is a link to download the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry...
U.S. SUPREME COURT PARTIALLY STRIKES DOWN DOMA
Here is a link to download the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Windsor...
THOMAS J. McDERMOTT, JR., IS INDUCTED INTO TRIAL LAWYER HALL OF FAME
Since 1994, the Litigation Section of the State Bar of California has inducted one or more attorneys into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. This award is given to professionals who have excelled as trial lawyers and whose careers exemplify the highest of values and professional attainment. The Litigation Section is pleased to announce that Thomas J. McDermott, Jr., will be inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. The reception and dinner in his honor and presentation of the award took place in Hollywood on June 22, 2013.
RIVERSIDE COUNTY LAW LIBRARY ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR
Victoria Williamson has been selected as the new Director for the Riverside County Law Library. With over 22 years of experience, she has returned to Riverside ready to lead the Law Library in living up to its mission of providing free and open access to the law for all in the County.
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