Date:               Monday, April 9, 2012

Time:              12:15 p.m.

Location:       ERB Board Room, 11th Floor CHE

Present:          Mark Lambert, 2nd Vice President
                        Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Chris Bobo, Proprietary Director
                        Marie McTeague, Civil Director
                        Amy Brothers, Civil Director
                        Onica Cole, Criminal Director

1)        Darlene Kuba, Lobbyist

            There is a standing request for any members with a special relationship with an elected official to please let the board know.  Meetings between LACAA and elected officials are not limited to LACAA Board members - any LACAA member can go to these meet and greet sessions.  Please contact a Board member if interested.

            Talking points are being developed.

2)        Member Discussion

            Various topics related to the City of L.A.'s Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 / 2013 including the cost of outside counsel, publicity, COLAs and furlough days. 





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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