Date:              Thursday, May 1, 2014

Time:              12:00 p.m.

Location:        ERB Board Room
                       11th Floor CHE

Present:          Oscar Winslow, President
                        Josh Geller, 2nd Vice President
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Marie McTeague, Civil Director  
                        Matt Schonbrun, Criminal Director

1) Campaign Endorsements

Tom Griego and Songhai Armstead are running for Judge

County Federation of Labor endorses Judicial candidates.

DAs have been endorsing recently, but there was a lot of controversy about it.

The Board needs to be more fully assembled to discuss this issue in front of the membership. We will also discuss endorsing for other City offices.

2) Merit & Promotion Committee

The Committee met with Leela Kapur, and the process is very similar to that under Jim Hahn. The Office will request the same type of memo as before, with supervisors adding comments up the ladder. Ms. Kapur was receptive to many of LACAA's suggestions, although not many changes could be instituted with this process since there is such a short timeline (June 30th).

A suggestion was made for merit steps in addition to Promotions and that was received well by Ms. Kapur.


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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