Newsletter of the Legal Community of San Diego's East County
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
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
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.
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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.
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 &
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.
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 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
Please arrive at Department 5
by 8:30 a.m.
8-3-05 John Keeling
8-10-05 Sharon Asaro
8-17-05 Christopher Funtall
8-24-05 Gordon Cruse
8-31-05 Linda Hope Clarke
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
Chair: Mark R. Raftery 589-8800
Members: Jerry L. Carmody, Sam Parise
Chair: Daniel Cohen 697-0333
Member: Andrea Schneider
Chair: Nancy Ewin 698-1788
Members: Miranda Franks, Joselina Medrano
Chair: Edward Torrence 698-6059
Members: Judith Klein, Bud Klueck
Chair: Joseph Fox (858) 527-0111
Members: Jerry Carmody, Edward Torrence, Wells Lyman
Chair: Joselina Medrano 562-9999
Chair: Joseph Fox (858) 527-0111
Member: Miranda Franks
Chair: Dan Bacal 588-2064
Chair: Jerry L. Carmody 667-9600
Chair: Judy Marolt 442-1857
Members: Judith Klein, Joselina Medrano
Chair: Daniel Cohen 697-0333
Member: Joselina Medrano
Chair: Edward R. Torrence 698-6059
Catherine Tancredi 579-7876
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
1 BLOCK TO EL CAJON COURT. FAX, COPIER, HIGH SPEED INTERNET, ETC.
Call 619 441-1100, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Foothills Bar Association
P.O. Box 1077
El Cajon, CA 92022