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Newsletter, May 2013

05 May 2013 9:43 PM | Anonymous


We are well into the new year and have had a busy schedule of MCLE events since the Holidays. In January, Member, James Kamanski, gave an excellent ethics program on how to avoid en- tanglements with the State Bar.

In February, we got a view from the other side of the issue when State Bar President Patrick Kelly gave another ethics pro- gram, with a written quiz called “Ethics Jeopardy,” and fielded a lot of questions and comments from our members about the State Bar.

It was clear that we made an impression on Mr. Kelly be- cause his column in the March, 2013 State Bar E-Journal ad- dressed many of our Members’ questions in an article entitled “What is the State Bar and what does it do.” It can be found at (http://www.calbarjournal.com/March2013/Opinion/FromthePresid ent.aspx)

Our March speaker was Scott Wyant of Information Systems Analysis and Design LLC, who gave a great power point presen- tation about technology for small businesses, with an emphasis on law practices.

We also have been busy with other things. We had a mem- bership drive which raised the number of our Members to close to 100. We also want to express our thanks to Board Member Mark Tseselsky for putting together a Facebook page for CMBA (https://www.facebook.com/CulverMarinaBarAssociation). Please take a look at that page and “Like” CMBA.

The CMBA website is also being updated and the online membership directory is now current as to all Members who wanted to be in the directory. Please check out your directory list- ing at http://culvermarinabar.org/roster2.php to make sure that it is correct, as we will shortly be finalizing our 2012-13 written directo- ry, which will be distributed to all paid members.

-Michael Fate Executive Director




Leslie M. Baker


Olivia Sanders

President - Elect

Edgar Saenz


Ron Ziff


David M. Shaby II


Michael Fate

Executive Director


Michael Burstein Monica Castagnasso Michael Fate
John Glovka
Rick Pearce
Gerry Sallus
Mark Tseselsky
Hali Ziff


Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at: 6:00 p.m.


Truxton’s American Cafe, 8611 Truxton Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA. 90045 310-417-8789

To RSVP, call Karena at 310-827-7171

May, 2013 Newsletter

May, 2013 MEETING

WHO: Mark L. Tseselsky, Esq. and Alex Grager, Esq. CFLS
WHAT: One Family, Two Courts -- The intersection of Family Law and Juvenile

Dependency Law
WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 6:00 pm

WHERE: Truxton’s American Cafe, 8611 Truxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (In Westchester off Manchester Avenue)

HOW: much does it cost? $40 members / $50 nonmembers WHY: Good food, good conversation and MCLE credit


Ron Coombs has asked the Board to tell all of our Members that a corner office with an enclosed patio, as well as a secretarial space, if needed, are available for rent at the Coombs & Coombs Law Building, 11100 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California 90232, The office is approximately 12 feet by 16 feet in dimension.

For further information or to make an appointment to see the available space, please call Ron’s daughter, Heather Coombs Perez, at 310-254-7419.


It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of long-time Member and former Culver Bar President, Jack Shoichi Nomura. Jack was admitted to the State Bar in 1962 and prac- ticed in West Los Angeles. He regularly attended our MCLE meetings and will be sorely missed. Jack passed away suddenly on April 28, 2013. A memorial service is scheduled for May 25, 2013, at 10:30 A.M., at the West Los Angeles United Methodist Church, 1913 Purdue Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 479-1379.

May 21, 2013

May 27, 2013 June 6, 2013 June 18, 2013


MCLE Dinner - on the intersection of family law and juvenile dependency courts - Truxton’s at 6:00 pm

Memorial Day – Wave a flag and thank a veteran
Board of Directors Meeting at The Warehouse Restaurant

MCLE Dinner – Mark A. Ozzello, Esq., with a review of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act - Truxton’s at 6:00 pm


June 21, 2013 July 16, 2013

Editor: Michael Fate

Summer Solstice – Buy Suntan Lotion and remember that we have no MCLE meetings in July or August

Summer Event – Save the date – further details to be an- nounced soon 

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