FOOTHILLS BAR

ASSOCIATION

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


October, 2005


CALENDAR


Family Law Section Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 2004

12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m.

Jury Lounge. Ground Floor

El Cajon Superior Court


Estate Planning Section

Thursday, October 13, 2005

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

Nancy Ewin's Office

La Mesa


"Hard to Get" MCLE

Credits Seminar

Saturday, October 22, 2005

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

El Cajon Community Center

195 E. Douglas Avenue

El Cajon


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





FOOTHILLS BAR ASSOCIATION

PRESENTS THE THIRD ANNUAL

"HARD TO GET"

MCLE CREDITS SEMINAR


The Foothills Bar Association is pleased to present its second annual "Hard to Get MCLE Credits' Seminar on Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the El Cajon Community Center located at 195 E. Douglas Avenue, El Cajon (next to the Library).


The topics will be Elimination of Bias, Legal Ethics and Substance Abuse. The speakers will be the Honorable DeAnn Salcido on the subject of bias, Duane Rogers, MA, MPH, CEAP, on the subject of substance abuse, and Attorneys Michael L. Crowley and Luis E. Ventura on the subject of legal ethics.


Please see the enclosed flyer for registration information.


The cost is $50.00 for members and $65.00 for non-members if paid before October 14, 2005 and $66.00 for members and $80.00 for non-members if paid after October 14, 2005 or at the door.


This activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour Elimination of Bias, 1.0 hour Substance Abuse and 1.0 hour Legal Ethics. 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.


Please contact Judy Marolt at 619-442-1857 for more information and registration information.


EAST COUNTY LAWYERING

FROM THE COURT

by Robert A. Durant

Assistant Executive Officer

Administrative Division


COURT HOLIDAYS


The San Diego Superior Court, East County Division will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2005 for Columbus Day.


LOS ANGELES

WILL HOST THE

CCAA/CSCAA

CONFERENCE


The California Consumer Affairs Association, (CCAA) in conjunction with the California Small Claims Advisors Association, (CSCAA), will hold its 31st annual conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on October 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2005. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will kick off the event with a welcome address.


The conference will include sessions regarding upcoming legislation impacting consumers and small claims litigants, effective judgment enforcement methods, and credit reporting issues. The prevention of identify theft also will be discussed. Additionally, conference participants will hold a roundtable discussion regarding pervasive consumer scams occurring throughout California.



State senator Liz Figueroa will provide the keynote address. Senator Figueroa serves as the chair of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development. Additionally, she is a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Technological Crime and the Consumer.


More information is available for attorneys interested in attending the event at www.ccaa-net.org. The crediting of MCLE units for the conference is pending approval by the State Bar of California.




QUOTABLE QUOTES

by Randall "Rex" Erickson


As our Supreme Court has explained, "[o]ur school system is established not to provide jobs for teachers but rather to educate the young." (Turner v. Board of Trustees (1976) 16 Cal.3d 818, 825; California Teachers Ass'n v. Mendocino Unified School Dist. (2001) 92 Cal.App.4th 522, 528.)


Suppliers may conclude that assumption of such a huge potential liability is an excessive price to pay to remain in the bottlecap supply business, whose products, in modesty of size, compare with horseshoe nails. And as the proverb tells us, the chain of causality can readily link the loss of a kingdom to the loss of a horseshoe nail. (International Knights of Wine, Inc. v. Ball Corp. (1980) 110 Cal.App.3d 1001, 1008 (J. Fleming, dissent)).


ESTATE PLANNING, TRUST &

PROBATE SECTION


The next meeting of the Estate Planning Section will be held on Thursday, October 13, 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


The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2005 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Jury Lounge on the ground floor of the El Cajon Superior Court. Food is allowed and you are invited to bring your lunch.


The speaker and topic will be announced. Please check with the Family Law Departments for up to date information regarding the 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 1.0 hour of MCLE credit by the State Bar of California. 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 Ed or Judi.




PRO TEM SCHEDULES

SMALL CLAIMS COURT

Please be prepared to take the

bench at 8:15 a.m.

  

October, 2005

 

4          Barry Pasternack

5          Timothy Cohelan

6          David Demergian

7          David Egan

11        Anthony Chicotel

12        Miranda Franks

13        Elliott Kanter

14        Larry Kincaid

18        Wells Lyman

19        Thomas Marshall

20        Garrison Klueck

21        James Mietzel

25        Clare Maudsley

26        Ron Orberndorfer

27        Kristine Nesthus

28        Blaine Phipps



COPY MACHINE WANTED


Used copy machine wanted, in excellent condition, low copies. Prefer machine that has an automatic document feeder and duplex copy capability. Can take over existing lease. Call Sheryl Graf at 619-440-0517.


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.







            FAMILY LAW SETTLEMENT

CONFERENCE JUDGE

Please arrive at Department 5

by 8:30 a.m.


October, 2005

 

5          Cynthia Baker

            Glen Honig

            Claire Lightner

            Mark Shular

 

12        Stanley Bacinett

            Brian Burkett

            Daniel Grunbaum

            Sandra Mayberry

 

19        Brian Cochran

            Anthony Dunne

            Richard Freed

            Timothy McDermott

 

26        Karen Chettle

            Robert Krysak

            Robert Lesh

            Steven Striker




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 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 Fox                  President          858-527-0111

Ed Torrence                Vice-President 619-698-6059

Andrea Schneider      Secretary          619-337-1384

Angelo "Sam" Parise   Treasurer         858-674-6660


2005 DIRECTORS


Jerry Carmody 619-667-9600

Daniel Cohen                           619-697-0333

Nancy Ewin                               619-698-1788

Miranda Franks                                  619-660-0520

Judith Klein                               619-698-1882

Judy Marolt                                619-442-1857

Joselina Medrano                       619-562-9999

Mark Raftery                                       619-589-8800


REPRESENTATIVES


Garrison "Bud" Klueck, SDCBA        619-448-6500

Judy Marolt, Lawyers Club                 619-442-1857



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 or delivered to Catherine at 275 E. Douglas Ave., Ste. 111, El Cajon, CA 92020 or faxed to her office at 619-442-7458. 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, fax to 442-8060 or call Rita at 619-588-1936






Foothills Bar Association

P.O. Box 1077

El Cajon, CA 92022