Date:               Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time:              12:00 p.m.

Location:       Telephone Conference

Present:        Oscar Winslow, President
                        Mary Dennis, 1st Vice President
                        Garcelle Embry, Treasurer
                        Ann Rosenthal, Secretary
                        Chris Bobo, Proprietary
                        Marie McTeague, Civil Director  
                        Amy Brothers, Civil Director
                        Josh Geller, Criminal Director
                        Onica Cole, Criminal Director
                        Patrick Hiscocks, Criminal Director


  1. Membership Survey

            A discussion was held regarding the proposed questions for the Membership Survey via SurveyMonkey.com.    

            Motion:  By McTeague:  Move, with revisions discussed, to load questions into SurveyMonkey.com template and send to Board Members for review prior to sending to the membership.  Second:  Cole.

            In favor:         Winslow, Dennis, Embry, Rosenthal, Bobo, McTeague, Brothers, Geller, Hiscocks, Cole
            Opposed:       None
            Abstain:         None                                      Motion Passed

            Motion:  By McTeague:  To upgrade the SurveyMonkey account (currently free) to the (basic plan) and the lowest possible price.  Second:  Bobo.

            In favor:         Winslow, Dennis, Embry, Rosenthal, Bobo, McTeague, Brothers, Geller, Hiscocks, Cole.
            Opposed:       None
            Abstain:         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.