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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

September 16, 2016

DBA Luncheon: Topic and Presenter TBA; 11:30am-1:00pm @ The Classic Club, Palm Desert.

October 29, 2016

65th Annual Installation of the Officers & Trustees of the Desert Bar Association. Invitations and more information to come in early Fall.

December 12, 2016

3rd Annual Desert Bar Association and Warren Slaughter-Richard Roemer Inn of Court Hall of Fame Awards Event. The keynote speaker for the evening will be the Honorable Leondra R. Kruger, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.

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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 Luncheon: "U.S. Supreme Court Update"


"U.S. Supreme Court Update"



presented by



Erwin Chemerinsky

Dean, UC Irvine School of Law



Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in Political Science. Previously, he taught at Duke Law School for four years, during which he won the Duke University Scholar-Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. Before that, he taught for 21 years at the University of Southern California School of Law. Dean Chemerinsky has also taught at UCLA School of Law and DePaul University College of Law. His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He is the author of eight books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court published in 2014, and more than 200 articles in top law reviews. He frequently argues cases before the nation's highest courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and also serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media. He writes a weekly column for the Orange County Register, monthly columns for the ABA Journal and the Daily Journal, and frequent op-eds in newspapers across the country. In January 2014, National Jurist magazine named Dean Chemerinsky as the most influential person in legal education in the United States. Dean Chemerinsky holds a law degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University.



Dean Chemerinsky will once again provide us with his informative and entertaining update of the decisions handed down this past year by the U.S. Supreme Court, providing his analysis of the decisions and their ramifications for the future, along with answering any questions from the audience regarding these decisions.




The Classic Club

75200 Classic Club Blvd

Palm Desert, California 92211



Friday, August 26, 2016

Luncheon Check-In: 11:30 a.m.

 Presentation: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.




Last Chance to RSVP is Thursday, August 25, 2016.


No refunds can be given for cancellations.



$40.00 for Members*
$50.00 for Non-Members
$10.00 for MCLE credit (additional)

(1 hour of general MCLE Credit)






- Herb Marinated Tri Tip Steak

(with Crimini Mushroom Sauce, Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes, and Seasonal Vegetables)


- Mango Chicken Salad

(Baby Greens, Toasted Walnuts, Avocado, Goat Cheese and Wild Berry Vinaigrette)


- Vegan Option

(Chef's option TBD)





You may RSVP, and pay by credit card by clicking here.



You may also RSVP by contacting Robert J. Gilliland, Jr., at Guralnick & Gilliland, LLP

Tel: (760) 340-1515 ‚óŹ Fax: (760) 568-3053




If RSVP'ing via phone, fax or email, you may pay by credit card,

cash or check, which is payable in advance, only.



If paying by check, please make checks payable to the "Desert Bar Association" and mail checks to: Treasurer Robert J. Gilliland, Jr., G & G Plaza Building, Guralnick & Gilliland, LLP, 40-004 Cook Street, Suite 3, Palm Desert, CA 92211.









*Membership runs from October 1- September 30. If you renew or apply for membership prior to the event, you will be given the membership price for this event and be paid through the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Only current paid members and their guests are entitled to the discount.

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