Minutes

LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEYS' ASSOCIATION

MINUTES

Date: Monday, January 2, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Telephonic Conference.
Present: Oscar Winslow (President), Howard Fuchs (1st Vice Presiden), Ann Rosenthal (Secretary), Garcelle Embry (Treasurer), Marie McTeague (Civil Director), Amy Brothers (Criminal Director), Chris Bob (Proprietary Director, Onica Cole (Criminal Director)

1) Meetings: Dates for Membership and Board meetings for the first quarter of 2012 were unanimously selected:

Membership Meeting: Thursday, January 26, 2012, Noon (Downtown)

Board Meeting: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 5:00 pm Downtown)

Board Meeting: Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Noon (Valley)

2) Purchasing tables / Political Contributions. The Board has been notified that the Annual Political Roast, proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes Association, is scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd. In addition, candidates for upcoming local election have reached out to LACAA requesting financial support. Further discussions will be had on these subjects.

3) Speakers: A discussion was had whether to invite speakers running for local public offices to Membership and/or Board meetings to address the membership. Some prospective candidates have already approached Board members and requested such an audience. There will be further discussion on the format, dates and locations of any such meetings.

4) E-mail voting: Further research and discussion will be had on this subject (Brothers & Hiscocks)

5) The topic of regular telephonic meetings by the Board was raised, perhaps to be held the third week of the month. Cole will survey the Board to find a time at which a quorum can be reached.

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.