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Welcome to 2015-2016!   As incoming President of the Desert Bar Association, it is my honor to welcome you to the 2015-2016 session of the DBA, which is now entering its 64th year of serving the local legal community, according to its mission.

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Save the Date

May 20, 2016

DBA Luncheon: Conflict Avoidance: How to Manage Representation of Multiple Clients and Avoid State Bar Complaints and Disqualification" presented by Ellen A. Pansky; 11:30am-1:00pm @ The Classic Club, Palm Desert.

June 25, 2016

39th Annual Bird Awards and Distinguished Judges Night; 5:30pm - Cocktails; 6:30pm - Dinner; 8:00pm - Show; at Sun City Palm Desert.


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Past Events

Chief Justice of California Luncheon - April 2012    Photos from the Luncheon for the Chief Justice of California, April 19, 2012

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OneJustice Bus Project - April 2012    Photos from the OneJustice Bus Project - April 2-3, 2012

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Bird Awards 2011 - Beach Blanket Indio    Photos from Beach Blanket Indio, June 3, 2011.

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2011 Court of Appeal Visit    Photos from April 2011 Court of Appeal Visit

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April 2011 Cocktail Mixer    Photos from Cocktail Mixer at Cork Tree on April 20, 2011

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59th Annual Installation of Officers & Trustees    Photos from the 59th Annual Installation of Officers & Trustees on October 23, 2010

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Bird Awards 2010 - Alice in Lawyerland!    Photos from Alice in Lawyerland, June 26, 2010.

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Senior Law Day 2010    Photos from Senior Law Day 2010

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DBA Cocktail Mixer

DBA Cocktail Mixer


Please come join your fellow Desert Bar Association members, friends and colleagues for a cocktail mixer at Cork Tree California Cuisine, in Palm Desert.


You will be able to mingle with your friends and colleagues, enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and one drink (house white or red wine/well cocktail/special martini/iced tea/coffee/soft drink) included in the cost of admission. Additional drinks may be purchased directly from the venue.



Thursday, April 28, 2016

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Cork Tree California Cuisine

74-950 Country Club Drive

Palm Desert, California 92260

(corner of Cook & Country Club)



DBA Members and Guest* - $15.00/person

General Admission - $25.00/person


*Current paid DBA members may choose the DBA Member discount rate for up to one guest. Any additional guests will be at the General Admission price.



Delicious Hors d' Oeuvres:

Mini Crab & Rock Shrimp Cake, Whole Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc

Mini Duck Tacos, Frisee Salad, Chipotle Aioli, Feta Cheese

Lollipop Lamb Chop, Cherry-Zinfandel Barbecue Sauce

Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Asparagus Tips, Tomato Compote, Manchego Cheese, Truffle Oil



RSVP by Friday, April 22, 2016



You may RSVP online by clicking here.



You may also RSVP by contacting:

Robert J. Gilliland, Jr., at Guralnick & Gilliland, LLP

Tel: (760) 340-1515 | Fax: (760) 568-3053 | Email:



Membership runs from October 1 - September 30. If you are not sure if you are a paid member, contact Sharron McPhail, at or (760) 779-1313, to confirm your status.

PI/Civil MCLE Update Seminar


California Desert Trial Academy

Walter Clark Legal Group

Desert Bar Association

LawTalk MCLE, Inc.

Desert Center for Legal Education




"PI/Civil MCLE Update Seminar"



Saturday, April 30, 2016

7:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


California Desert Trial Academy

College of Law

45-290 Fargo Street

Indio, California



Hosted by

Walter T. Clark





Bill Shapiro

"Accident Reconstruction"

Jeremy Robinson

"Recent Developments in Tort Law"

Evangeline Grossman

"Business Torts Today"

Juan Armenta

"3 Dimensional Aspects"

Judge Harold W. Hopp

"Updates on Civil Courts"

Captain Matthew Jimenez

"Active Shooter at the Courthouse"

Jay S. Korn

"Civility Matters"



COST: $195.00

Friends of CDTA: $95.00



Call 760.771.5490 to Register.



LawTalk MCLE, Inc. (#1167) is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

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