Minutes

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY'S ASSOCIATION
LACAA

 
MINUTES - BOARD MEETING

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 4:45 p.m.
Location: Public Works Conference Room
Present: Oscar Winslow, President
Josh Geller, 2nd Vice President
Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director
Karine Philips, Criminal Director
Carmen Hawkins, Civil Director

1. Time Bank Committee.

Garcelle Embry has stepped down from this committee. Current committee members are Matt Schonbrun (Chairperson) and Patrick Hiscocks.

2. Request to purchase tables

** LA County Criminal Bar Association – Mike Feuer will be honored as Prosecutor of the Year

Table of 10 is $1,300

Motion: By Hawkins – Move LACAA buys two tables and extend to our membership an opportunity for them to participate, as well as the Board. Second: Rosenthal. Amendment: By Hawkins, to purchase one table with the option to buy a second table based on response of the membership. Second: Hiscocks

In favor: Unanimous.

Motion passed

** Haven Hills Evening of Hope – Sheraton Universal – DV / Homeless Shelter. Mike Feuer is being honored – Citizen of Distinction Award.

No motion posed.

** Asian Pacific City Attorney Association – For Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, there will be a law-related program. All LACAA members will be invited to attend. The event is scheduled for May 25, 2017, from 12 – 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Public Works Hearing room. There is a possibility of CLE approval for the program.

Motion: By Geller – Move LACAA to give $300 towards the APCAA program, with a condition that LACAA gets credit for sponsoring or co-sponsoring the event. Second: Winslow.

In favor: Unanimous.

Motion passed

3. PAC / Lobbying Committee Update

Additional updates will be coming soon.

Winslow attended a Mitch Englander fundraiser for his office-holder account last week. The funds LACAA has donated will be used for team-building and other office functions.

LACAA, through the PAC account, intends to donate to Councilpersons’ office-holder accounts as necessary and prudent.

4. Request By Office for Members Hours

LACAA has discussed this request with Management. The Office is aware of Article 10 of the MOU, this does not seek to change the provisions of the MOU – it’s for record keeping purposes only.

 

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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