Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Deaton Auditorium
PAB 100 W. 1st St.
Present: Oscar Winslow, President
Josh Geller, 1st Vice President
Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
Nick Lauber, Treasurer
Christina Checel, Proprietary Director
Matt Schonbrun, Criminal Director
Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director
Karine Philips, Criminal Director
Counsel: David Mastagni
Howard Liberman

1. Request for Endorsement

Steve Morgan, Candidate for Judge — Open Seat. A presentation was made to the membership for LACAA’s endorsement.

Tom Parsekian, Candidate for Judge. A presentation was made to the membership for LACAA’s endorsement.

Motion: By Winslow to postpone voting on Judicial endorsements until it is clear who is running for the seats. Second: Hiscocks.

2. Annual Election of Officers and Directors

An Election Notice will be sent out by mail to ensure we have everyone’s mailing address. The election takes place the first week of November, and will be conducted solely electronically. Members will receive instructions by mail with a special ID number.

3. Meet & Greets for the members

An informational meeting will be scheduled soon, with an expenditure by LACAA for refreshments.

Motion: By Geller: Authorize Checel and Geller to negotiate for the three events at a total cost not to exceed $5,000. Second: Hiscocks

In favor: Unanimous.

Motion Passed

4. Member request for information relating to current status of Bargaining

President Winslow explained the basic structure of the current status of bargaining, and answered questions regarding the process, and what members can do to assist LACAA in the process.


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.