Minutes

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY'S ASSOCIATION
LACAA

 
MINUTES - BOARD MEETING

Date:              Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time:              12:00 p.m.

Location:         Press Conference Room
                       8th Floor CHE

Present:          Oscar Winslow, President
                        Josh Geller, 2nd Vice President
                        Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Marie McTeague, Civil Director
                        Syndi Driscoll, Proprietary Director
                        Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director
                        Karine Philips, Criminal Director
                        Matt Schonbrun, Criminal Director

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1. Political Contributions

Mayor race.

Motion: By Winslow. Contribute the maximum to the Mayor's political fund, believed to be $1,400. Second: Geller.
In favor:
Opposed: None
Abstention: None

Discussion was had regarding interpretation of the Bylaws, and

2. Employee-Member representation issues.

LACAA, the full Board, needs to be notified regarding representation in employee issues.

Winslow has asked the Office to let us know how many grievances we have, but they are not doing that. An e-mail has been sent to Cristina Sarabia and her associates, but they have not been providing information. We need to set up a system to be notified periodically (weekly, monthly, etc.)

Dennis represented a Member, and spoke with Mastagni's Office about it. For the interview, Dennis purchased a digital recorder to record grievance interviews and meetings. This device will be made available for all Board Members.

Motion: By McTeague to approve the expenditure of $119.87 to reimburse Dennis for purchase of digital recorder that will be available for grievance representations. Second: Hiscocks
In favor: McTeague, Hiscocks, Embry, Schonbrun, Philips, Rosenthal
Opposed: Winslow, Geller

 

As you know, our new MOU includes annual reimbursement for MCLE-related expenses. To ensure that you receive complete and timely reimbursement, we encourage you to follow the instructions contained in the MCLE protocol provided by City Attorney Management. You must complete and submit a reimbursement form in order to receive reimbursement.

You can reimburse expenses related to attending MCLE programs that are accepted by the California State Bar, even if the program takes place in another state. Eligible expenses include the cost of the program, travel, and per diems.

Please be judicious when choosing lodging and which food/drink expenses you submit for reimbursement.


The Board is pleased to announce that LACAA has retained the law firm of MASTAGNI, HOLSTEDT, AMICK, MILLER & JOHNSEN as General Counsel.


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LACAA's President, send a request to lacaapresident@gmail.com.