Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.


Present: Oscar Winslow, President
Josh Geller, 1st Vice President
Syndi Hoa Driscoll, 2nd Vice President
Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
Nick Lauber, Treasurer
Christina Checel, Proprietary Director
Matt Schonbrun, Criminal Director
Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director
Richard Tom, Civil Director
Artin Afkhami, Civil Director

1. Requests by Judicial candidates for endorsements

On August 14, 2019, two judicial candidates made presentations to the membership requesting LACAA’s endorsement for their candidacy. The Board refrained from making a decision until it was clear who was running for the seats.

Motion, by Driscoll: To endorse Steve Morgan for Judge. Second by Schonbrun.

In favor: Driscoll, Schonbrun, Philips, Hiscocks, Checel, Lauber, Tom, Geller, Afkhami, Winslow, Rosenthal
Against: None.
Abstain: None.

Motion Passed

Motion, by Geller: To endorse Tom Parsekian for Judge. Second by Afkhami.

In favor: Geller, Hiscocks, Checel, Rosenthal
Against: Schonbrun, Lauber, Winslow, Afkhami
Abstain: Driscoll, Tom, Philips

Motion did not pass.


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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