PASSING OF JOHN MICHAEL EVANS
It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of John Michael Evans, the eldest son of the Hon. John G. Evans. John Michael suffered a heart attack last Wednesday morning. He was surrounded by his family, when he peacefully passed away Saturday afternoon. His life will be celebrated during a private family gathering. Memorial services will be held at Christ’s Church in Urbanna, Virginia at a later date.
PASSING OF JEFFREY S. R. PATTERSON
It is with deep sorrow that the Officers and Trustees of the Desert Bar Association inform you of the passing of long time DBA member and past President, Jeffery S. R. Patterson, Esq., who passed away March 25, 2016. He was 70 years old. The Desert Bar Association knew Jeff as a treasured bird award writer and story teller, who created the Bird Awards and Distinguished Judges Night. Jeff loved the work done by Family Services of the Desert and its community food pantry, Food Now. He was on their board for 43 years, most recently as the Board President. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Family Services of the Desert, 4080 Palm Dr., Ste E, Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240; www.thefamilyservicesofthedesert.org.
PASSING OF MICHELE SINDONI
It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of Michele Sindoni last week. Michele was the loving wife of Steve Sindoni of 34 years, and mother of two fine sons, Michael and Andrew. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 42695 Washington Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211, on April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow at the family residence. If you wish to contact Steve, you may reach him on his cellular phone (760) 408-3481.
U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE POSITION OPEN IN SANTA ANA
The United States Judicial Conference has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of California, beginning as soon as the position is filled. The United States District Court for the Central District of California is authorized to hold court in Los Angeles, Riverside and Santa Ana. The District Court may assign a Magistrate Judge to hold court in any of these locations and may reassign a Magistrate Judge from one location in the District to another as workload may require. The position currently is slated for Santa Ana.
PASSING OF FLORENCE ROSS
It is with great sadness to let you know that Florence Ross has passed away. Florence was a legal secretary in our community for well over 50 years, starting with the Hon. Warren Slaughter, then continuing with Slaughter, Schlecht & Shevlin, and then also with Schlecht, Shevlin & Shoenberger.
PASSING OF REV. JANE CRASE
We are saddened to announce the death of paralegal-legal secretary Jane L. Crase, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. She joined the office of Simon Housman in 1994. For over 21 years, she was a loyal and honest employee, a teammate and Simon's best friend. Services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Saturday February 20, 2016, St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, 56312 Onaga Trail (at Church Street), Yucca Valley, CA 92284. The interment and a reception will follow. In lieu of flowers please donate toher favorite horse rescue charity: THE GOLDEN CARROT, 44700 Terwilliger Rd, Anza, CA 92539.
PASSING OF DAVID J. ERWIN
It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of David J. Erwin, who passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the age of 81, with his wife, Travis, and their two children, Scott and Stephanie, by his side. There will be a memorial service at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, at 47535 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA 92260, on Friday, November 20, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The service will be open to the public.
PASSING OF JUDGE ARTHUR S. BLOCK (RET.)
It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Judge Arthur S. Block (Ret.) of the Riverside Superior Court on October 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015, at Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs.
CHEMERINSKY SUPREME COURT REVIEW FOR 2015
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...
RESULTS OF THE DBA ELECTION
The votes have been tallied, and we are now happy to announce that your incoming Officers and Board of Trustees of the Desert Bar Association for 2015-2016 are...
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.
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