President's Message

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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Board of Trustees and Assignments



Officers

President - Julie A. Rosser
Judicial Liaison, Bird Awards, Website & Emails, Hall of Fame Awards
Vice President - Karen J. Sloat
DBA Luncheons & Mixers, 2016-17 Installation, Bird Awards, Mentor Program, Hall of Fame Awards
Secretary - Kimberly T. Lee
Community Outreach, Adopt-a-School
Treasurer - Robert J. Gilliland, Jr.
New Memberships, Judicial Evaluation Committee, Media Relations



Trustees

Carlos L. Campos - Adopt-a-School, Community Outreach
Christoffer J. Thomsen - Fee Arbitration, Mentor Program
Natalie S. Keller - Senior Health & Law Day, Client Relations
Aaron F. Garcia - TBD
David B. Greenberg - TBD
Mark J. McGowan - TBD
Anthony Valente - TBD



Immediate Past Presidents

Michael B. Rover
Patricia S. Muro





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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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Upcoming Events

DBA Luncheon: "U.S. Supreme Court Update"    presented by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on Friday, August 26, 2016 at The Classic Club, Palm Desert. Check-In: 11:30am; Presentation/Lunch: 12:00pm. 1 hour General MCLE Credit available.

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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.

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October 29, 2016   65th Annual Installation of the DBA Officers and Trustees. Invitations to be sent in early Fall.

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December 12, 2016   3rd Annual Hall of Fame Awards Event with keynote speaker Hon. Leondra R. Kruger, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court

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Items of Interest


RCBA/RIVERSIDE SUPERIOR COURT NEW ATTORNEY ACADEMY

The Riverside County Bar Association and the Riverside Superior Court are pleased to announce the third year of the New Attorney Academy — a training program for new attorneys. The purpose of the New Attorney Academy (hereafter “the Academy”) is to provide professional guidance and counsel to assist newly admitted attorneys in acquiring the practical skills, judgment and professional values necessary to practice law in a highly competent manner and to encourage sensitivity to ethical and professional values that represent the traditions and standards of the Inland Empire legal community. If you are interested in applying for the academy, an application is available below. The deadline for submission of applications is September 15, 2016.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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AYOTTE & SHACKELFORD 2015/2016 DIRECTORY

Ayotte & Shackelford have released their new Court & Attorney Directory for 2015-2016.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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