FOOTHILLS BAR

ASSOCIATION

Newsletter of the Legal Community of San Diego's East County


August, 2005


CALENDAR



Family Law Section Meeting

no meeting this month



Estate Planning Section

Thursday, August 18, 2005

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Nancy Ewin's Office

La Mesa










CONTENTS


From the Court. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

East County Lawyering. . . . . . . .2

Estate Planning Section. . . . . . . 3

Family Law Section. . . . . . . . . . .3

Pro Tem Schedules. . . . . . . . . . .4

Sections & Committees. . . . . . . 5

Ads and Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . 5




BLOOD DRIVE ON SEPTEMBER 21!!

By Joselina L. Medrano


The Foothills Bar Association and the San Diego Superior Court/ East County Division are co-sponsoring a Blood Drive for the San Diego Blood Bank. It will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2005, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in front of the East County Courthouse. Donors can walk-up to the Bloodmobile during that time. However, if you would prefer to schedule a time to give blood on that day, or if you would like to volunteer during the drive, please call Joselina L. Medrano at (619) 562-9999 or Jackie Fisher at (619) 441-6670.


Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to a donation. You may also want to increase your consumption of iron-rich foods during the week before donating blood. After donating, you will be provided with refreshments while you relax and ponder on your good deed. You will ll also receive a free T-shirt and chances to win great raffle prizes. For more information on donating blood, please visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org.


Here are some Facts about Blood Donation provided by the San Diego Blood Bank: Did You Know? - Hospital Patients Need Your Blood. In the United States, a blood transfusion takes place every two seconds. To adequately supply the Southern California hospitals served by the San Diego Blood Bank, approximately 400 donations are needed every day.


One Donation Can Save Up To 3 Lives. Donated blood is separated into components that can be used for several patients. Red blood cells control anemia. Platelets help blood clots and are needed by patients undergoing chemotherapy. Plasma is used for burn victims.


Everything used in the donation process is sterile, disposable and used only once. You cannot contract any disease by giving blood. You Can Give In Many Ways, Many Times. A whole-blood donor can donate

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EAST COUNTY LAWYERING

FROM THE COURT

by Robert A. Durant

Assistant Executive Officer

Administrative Division


HOLIDAYS


The East County Courthouse will be closed for Labor Day - Monday September 5, 2005.


Appearance at Small Claims Hearings by Defendant Real Property Owners


Generally, a small claims defendant may only participate in the small claims hearing by personally appearing at the hearing. An exception to this requirement, however, involves nonresident owners of California real property.


Per Code of Civil Procedure Section 116.540 (g), an owner of real property may defend against a small claims action relating to that property without personally appearing. The owner may submit to the court written declarations to serve as evidentiary testimony in his defense.


Moreover, the owner may allow for the appearance of a representative to participate on his behalf if that individual is serving without compensation. The representative may appear a maximum of four times on behalf of others during the calendar year. The defendant nonresident owner may also utilize both written evidentiary documentation and an appearance by a representative in order to defend against a small claims action.


on-resident real property owners are subject to greater jurisdiction from the small claims court in comparison with other small claims defendants. Code of Civil Procedure Section 116.340 (e) provides that non-resident real property owners may be served with a small claims lawsuit at their out-of-state residence when the claim relates to property owned in California, and the owner has no lawfully designated agent in California for service of process. The code represents a limited exception to the general requirement that service of a small claims lawsuit must be provided for within the state of California.


BLOOD DRIVE

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every 56 days, or six times a year. An apheresis donor can donate up to 24 times a year. An autologous donation (blood given before someone's own planned surgery) may be possible regardless of weight, age or medical history.


A Super Donation is an automated collection of blood cells or plasma (blood components). Donors who participate in this program are designated as Super Donors because they pledge to donate for patients in need of blood components due to leukemia or other disorders; or due to an organ transplant or open heart surgery.


You Have A Lot To Give. The average size man has 12 pints of blood. The average woman has 10 pints. Each whole blood donation is one pint. Seven percent of your body weight is blood. When you donate blood, your body immediately begins to restore the blood that was given.


Remember: donating blood is safe, simple, and saves lives.


FBA GOLF

TOURNAMENT


Dan Bacal has coordinated another golf tournament aka, the "4-person scramble." The tournament is scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2005 and begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Cottonwood Golf Course. Tickets are $80.00 per golfer and include green fees, cart, beer cart, hats and food. Of course, "fabulous prizes" will be awarded to the winners. Please use the flyer please contact Dan Bacal at 588-2064 if you have any questions.



ESTATE PLANNING, TRUST &

PROBATE SECTION


The next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2005 from 12:15 p.m to 1:15 p.m. , at the Law Office of Nancy Ewin, 8166 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91941. The office is in the La Mesa Plaza retail/office complex on the corner of Spring Street and La Mesa Boulevard. Bring your lunch, enjoy the meeting and earn one hour of MCLE.


This meeting is tentatively scheduled pending contact with Nancy Ewin. The, speaker and topic will be determined. Please contact Nancy Ewin's office at 619-698-1788 to confirm this meeting.


The meeting is free to members of the FBA. The cost is $10.00 for non members. Applications for FBA membership will be available at the door. This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour General Participatory. The FBA certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing mandatory minimum continuing legal education.


If you have any suggestions for speakers or upcoming meetings, please contact Nancy, Scott or Jocelyn.















FAMILY LAW SECTION


There is no meeting for August, 2005. The next meeting will be held on September 20, 2005. More information will be in next months' newsletter.


If you have any suggestions for speakers or upcoming meetings, please contact Ed or Judi.



PRO TEM SCHEDULES

SMALL CLAIMS COURT

Please be prepared to take the

bench at 8:15 a.m.

  

August, 2005

 

2          Clare Maudsley

3          James Mietzel

4          Kristine Nesthus

5          Ron Oberndorfer

9          Barry Pasternack

10        Blains Phipps

11        Charles Scott

12        Dan Bacal

16        Kenyon Young

17        Tom Buchenau 

18        Thomas Castonguay

19        Ed Castro

23        Timothy Cohelan

24        Dave Demergian

25        David Egan

26        Miranda Franks

30        Elliott Kanter

31        Larry Kincaid




LEGAL RESEARCH


Legal research for small law firms and solo practitioners. Call INFORMATION RESOURCE SPECIALISTS, INC., at 619-463-1284, or visit us online at www.inforesourcespecialists.com. Local references available.











            FAMILY LAW SETTLEMENT

CONFERENCE JUDGE

Please arrive at Department 5

by 8:30 a.m.


August, 2005

 

8-3-05             John Keeling

                        Daniel Knowlton

                        John Martin

                        Mark Shular

 

8-10-05           Sharon Asaro

                        Glen Honig

                        Shannon Glover

                        Robert Wiggins

 

8-17-05           Christopher Funtall

                        Julia Garwood

                        Joseph Russo

                        Tara Yelman

 

8-24-05           Gordon Cruse

                        Charles Fougeron

                        Andrea Kraffert

                        Claire Lightner

 

8-31-05           Linda Hope Clarke

                        Cheryl Daily

                        Thomas Marshall

                        Lorraine Purviance


AVAILABLE FOR RENT

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACES WITH

OR WITHOUT SECRETARY SPACE


In El Cajon with easy freeway access, conference room, copier, fax, Westlaw Internet research, lunch room, notary and secretarial/paralegal services available, furnished or not. Call 619-588-2311.



SECTIONS & COMMITTEES

2005 SECTIONS:


CIVIL LITIGATION

Chair: Mark R. Raftery 589-8800

Members: Jerry L. Carmody, Sam Parise


CRIMINAL LAW

Chair: Daniel Cohen 697-0333

Member: Andrea Schneider


ESTATE PLANNING

Chair: Nancy Ewin 698-1788

Members: Miranda Franks, Joselina Medrano


FAMILY LAW

Chair: Edward Torrence 698-6059

Members: Judith Klein, Bud Klueck





2005 COMMITTEES:


ANNUAL DINNER

Chair: Joseph Fox (858) 527-0111

Members: Jerry Carmody, Edward Torrence, Wells Lyman


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Chair: Joselina Medrano 562-9999


COURT LIAISON

Chair: Joseph Fox (858) 527-0111

Member: Miranda Franks


GOLF TOURNAMENT

Chair: Dan Bacal 588-2064


LAW DAY

Chair: Jerry L. Carmody 667-9600




HARD-TO-GET CREDITS

SEMINAR

Chair: Judy Marolt 442-1857

Members: Judith Klein, Joselina Medrano


MCLE

Chair: Daniel Cohen 697-0333

Member: Joselina Medrano


MEMBERSHIP

Chair: Edward R. Torrence 698-6059


PUBLICATION

Catherine Tancredi 579-7876


SPECIAL EVENTS

Chair: Judith Klein 698-1882

Member: Jerry L. Carmody



ADS & NOTICES


OFFICE WITH SECRETARIAL

SPACE FOR RENT

Copier, conference room, library. One block from El Cajon Courthouse. Contact Albert Austin, Esq., at 619-588-2828

OFFICE SPACE


1 BLOCK TO EL CAJON COURT. FAX, COPIER, HIGH SPEED INTERNET, ETC.

Call 619 441-1100, or email tom@elcajonlaw.com.

GOLD MINE FOR SALE!


Law Office building, 1100 sq. ft. Room for 4 attorneys, reception area, kitchen, storage. Available for immediate occupancy. 2638 Navajo Road, Fletcher Hills. Contact Bob Stevens, 619-668-1325 or 307-587-2689









2005 OFFICERS


Joseph FoxPresident 858-527-0111

Ed TorrenceVice-President 619-698-6059

Andrea SchneiderSecretary 619-337-1384

Angelo "Sam" PariseTreasurer 858-674-6660


2005 DIRECTORS


Jerry Carmody 619-667-9600

Daniel Cohen 619-697-0333

Nancy Ewin 619-698-1788

Miranda Franks619-660-0520

Judith Klein 619-698-1882

Judy Marolt 619-442-1857

Joselina Medrano 619-562-9999

Mark Raftery619-589-8800


REPRESENTATIVES


Garrison "Bud" Klueck, SDCBA619-448-6500

Judy Marolt, Lawyers Club619-442-1857



FBA NEWSLETTER PRODUCTION


Editor in Chief/Layout & Design . . . . . .Catherine Tancredi


ADVERTISING RATES


Business Card size: $ 25.00/month; $125.00/six months; $250.00/one year and publication in annual attorney directory

Issue Sponsorship (one-half page). . . . . . . . . .$250.00/per issue

(Checks must accompany ad request before publication)


SUBMISSIONS


Send article submissions to Catherine Tancredi by e-mail to cathyesq@adnc.com. Short items may be mailed to 7125 El Cajon Blvd., # 3, San Diego, CA 92115 or faxed to 619-334-6571. Send ads with check to Rita Drouin at 275 E. Douglas  Ave., Suite 104, El Cajon, CA 92020-4545


ADDRESS CHANGES


Send change of address or telephone number to Rita Drouin at 275 E. Douglas  Ave., Suite 104, El Cajon, CA 92020-4545 or fax to 442-8060 or call Rita at 619-588-1936





Foothills Bar Association

P.O. Box 1077

El Cajon, CA 92022