Date:              Thursday, February 24, 2014

Time:              12:00 p.m.

Location:         City Hall Conference Center
                        Room 1035

Present:          Oscar Winslow, President
                        Mary Dennis, 1st Vice President
                        Josh Geller, 2nd Vice President
                        Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Marie McTeague, Civil Director  
                        Amy Brothers, Civil Director
                        Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director
                        Matt Schonbrun, Criminal Director

1) Proposal by Mastagni Law firm to be LACAA's General Counsel

The Mastagni Law Firm submitted a proposal to be LACAA's General Counsel, which has been reviewed and considered by the Board.

Motion By Dennis: Move that the draft agreement for representation with amendment regarding section I.D. be approved by the Board and bind the Association, and authorize the President to sign the agreement.

In favor: Winslow, Dennis, Geller, Embry, Rosenthal, McTeague, Hiscocks, Schonbrun
Abstain: Brothers
Oppose: None. Motion Passed


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.