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Thomas Girardi: Bryan Stow v. Los Angeles Dodgers – October 29, 2014

Riverside County Barristers Association &
Riverside County Bar Association present:

Tom GirardiThomas Girardi
Bryan Stow v. Los Angeles Dodgers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Social
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Program

Historic Brocktonian Manor at Heiting & Irwin
5885 Brockton Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

 

When Bryan Stow suffered brain damage from a beating in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, Thomas Girardi filed suit on his behalf against the Los Angeles Dodgers. After a highly-publcized trial alleging that the Dodgers negligently provided inadequate security, Mr. Girardi and his client prevailed. The jury awarded Mr. Stow $18M, with the Dodgers liable for $13.9M of this verdict. Mr. Girardi will share his stories about the trial and his successful tactics in obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts.

 

Speaker: Thomas Girardi

Widely regarded by his peers as one of the nation’s top trial lawyers and with nearly fifty years of experience representing victims, Thomas V. Girard has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, handling claims involving wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad faith insurance, and toxic torts. In 2003, he received the most prestigious honor of being inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar. Mr. Girardi is a Member of the Board of Directors and former President of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only worldwide organization, limited to 500 trial lawyers. Mr. Girardi is also the first trial lawyer to be appointed to the California Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the state courts.

Mr. Girardi has obtained more than 30 verdicts of $1 million or more and has handled more than 100 settlements of $1 million or more. He has tried more than 100 jury cases, winning the first California medical malpractice verdict of $1 million or more, back in the 1970s.

Mr. Girardi is also known for his $333 million settlement on behalf of 650 residents of Hinkley in San Bernardino County, California in the toxic tort case made famous by the film Erin Brokovich. He is a founding partner with Girardi & Keese.

Event Sponsors

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Riverside County Barristers Association
Scott Talkov, President
Arlene Cordoba, Vice President
Sara Morgan, Treasurer
Chris Marin, Secretary
Eli Underwood, Member-at-Large
Benjamin Heston, Member-at-Large
Erica Alfaro, Member-at-Large
Kelly Moran, Past-President
Riverside County Bar Association
Chad W. Firetag, President
Kira L. Klatchko, President-Elect
Jean-Simon Serrano, Vice President
L. Alexandra Fong. Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey A. Van Wagenen, Jr., Secretary
Jacqueline Carey-Wilson, Past President
Sophia H. Choi, Director-at-Large
Jack B. Clarke, Jr., Director-at-Large
Neil D. Okazaki, Director-at-Large
Brian C. Unitt, Director-at-Large
Scott Talkov, Barristers President
Charlene Nelson, Executive Director
Introductions by David G. Moore and James Heiting
 
 Free Event – Open to the Public
Hosted Food and Beverages
No RSVP Required
 

One hour of general MCLE will be provided by the Riverside County Bar Association.
The RCBA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (# 521). 

For more information, visit RiversideBarristers.org
or contact Scott Talkov at stalkov@rhlaw.com.
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Barristers & APALIE: JAMS Mediation Presents “Civility MCLE Program and Craft Beer-Tasting Reception” – Thursday, October 16

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Event Sponsored and Organized by JAMS Mediation
Civility MCLE Program & Craft Beer-Tasting Reception
Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Special JAMS Mediation Event Invitation To
RCBA BARRISTERS & ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAWYERS of the Inland Empire (APALIE) Members!

  Someone once said that when you sling mud, you lose ground. It’s clever, but is it possible for litigators to heed that sentiment by being civil with opposing counsel and representing their clients’ best interests at the same time?

  You’re invited to join a conversation about why civility in the law is not just possible, but essential, at an interactive program on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Co-presented by the Riverside Barristers, the Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire and JAMS, the presentation will offer one hour of ethics credit.

  The complimentary program will be geared toward young attorneys and established practitioners who serve as mentors to provide a useful framework for practicing civility in the law. The discussion will include professionalism guidelines, related court decisions, and real-life anecdotes about civility—or a lack thereof—in the legal profession. Hon. John Kennedy (Ret.), a full-time neutral with JAMS and retired San Bernardino County Superior Court judge, will lead the discussion.

  Immediately following the program, you’re invited to stay for a craft beer-tasting reception where you’re free to network, sample hors d’oeuvres and local brews, and most of all, enjoy some civility with your colleagues in a relaxed and comfortable setting!

JAMS Inland Empire
3800 Concours
Empire Tower IV, Suite 320
Ontario, CA 91764

RSVP IS REQUIRED!
  Space is limited—please RSVP by Friday, Oct. 10 to Jean-Luc Renault at 714-937-8249 or via e-mail jrenault@jamsadr.com.

SPECIAL EVENT SPEAKER
Hon. John W. Kennedy, Jr. (Ret.) brings to his dispute resolution practice 47 years of experience as a judicial officer and trial attorney. Judge Kennedy joined JAMS after a distinguished 20-year judicial career in several San Bernardino County courts. He served 2 1/2 years as San Bernardino County’s first full-time Presiding Judge, presiding over both the Superior and Municipal Courts.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Your Barristers Board
Scott Talkov President
Arlene Cordoba, Vice President
Sara Morgan, Treasurer
Chris Marin, Secretary
Eli Underwood, Member-at-Large
Benjamin Heston, Member-at-Large
Erica Alfaro, Member-at-Large
Kelly Moran, Past-President
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1hr of MCLE credit will be provided thanks to the RCBA.
Announcements made possible thanks to Barristers’ Volunteer Chair of Social Marketing Reina Canale.
This event will be held at:
  • JAMS Inland Empire
    3800 Concours
    Empire Tower IV, Suite 320
    Ontario, CA 91764
  • RSVP is required.
  • For more information, contact Scott Talkov at stalkov@rhlaw.com.
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Barristers & IEBF: Bankruptcy Law for Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys – Wednesday, September 17

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RIVERSIDE BARRISTERS
& Co-Sponsered By Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum

INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW
FOR NON-BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (social)
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (MCLE & Panel)

  Think you can practice law without knowing the basics of bankruptcy law? Think again!

  This event will help you answer the following:

  • What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13? Will either help your client?
  • What is the automatic stay and how do you avoid violating the stay?
  • Can your client keep their house in bankruptcy?
  • Which debts can be discharged in bankruptcy?
  • How can a creditor protect its rights in bankruptcy?
  • What are the roles of the trustees in bankruptcy and what should you do if they show an interest in your client’s case?

This special event has been organized by Ben Heston of Heston & Heston and Scott Talkov of Reid & Hellyer.

1 hour of General MCLE will be provided by the  Riverside County Bar Association. The RCBA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (# 521).

SPECIAL GUEST PANEL

Hon. Scott H. Yun, U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Riverside) 
became the newest Bankruptcy Judge in the Central District of California, Eastern Division (Riverside) in 2014. Previously a shareholder with the former law firm of Stutman, Treister & Glatt. Mr. Yun received his B.A., cum laude, in 1993 from UCLA and earned his J.D. in 1996 from the USC School of Law.

Robert S. Whitmore, Chapter 7 Trustee has served as a trustee in Inland Empire for decades. Mr. Whitmore brings a wealth of knowledge concerning cooperation with the trustee, representing clients at the meeting of creditors, exemptions, disclosures and much more.

Everett L. Green, Attorney, U.S. Trustee’s Office ensures that the interests of the public are represented in the bankruptcy process. Mr. Green is a graduate of UCLA and Stanford Law School.

  

has represented numerous debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 petitions in the Central District of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Heston is a certified specialist in both bankruptcy and family law. A graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Mr. Heston is a partner with Heston & Heston.

Robert Goe – Creditor’s Counsel
has focused on the represention of creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings, in addition to other areas of bankruptcy law. He is a partner with Goe & Forsythe, LLP.  Mr. Goe is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law and President-Elect of the Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Your Barristers Board
Scott Talkov President
Arlene Cordoba, Vice President
Sara Morgan, Treasurer
Chris Marin, Secretary
Eli Underwood, Member-at-Large
Benjamin Heston, Member-at-Large
Erica Alfaro, Member-at-Large
Kelly Moran, Past-President
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Announcements made possible thanks to Barristers’ Volunteer Chair of Social Marketing Reina Canale.
Our social will be held at:
  • Mexicali

    1690 Spruce St
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (Corner of Spruce and Chicago near the 60/215 Freeway)

Bar Tab Sponsored by the Reid & Hellyer Bankruptcy Department

  • No RSVP needed.
  • Event is open to the public.
  • For more information, contact Scott Talkov at stalkov@rhlaw.com.
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Barristers: Summer Social @ Sevilla – Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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RIVERSIDE BARRISTERS SUMMER SOCIAL AT SEVILLA
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

JOIN BARRISTERS FOR A SUMMER SOCIAL AT SEVILLA

  Mark your calendar to take part in this Barristers’ Summer Social Event.  This event takes place on Tuesday, August 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.    

  A small bar tab is being provided by Barristers.  Arrive early before the tab runs out.

  All are welcome to join us and attend this social event.

Sincerely,

Your Barristers Board
Scott Talkov President
Arlene Cordoba, Vice President
Sara Morgan, Treasurer
Chris Marin, Secretary
Eli Underwood, Member-at-Large
Benjamin Heston, Member-at-Large
Erica Alfaro, Member-at-Large
Kelly Moran, Past-President
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Announcements made possible thanks to Barristers’ Volunteer Chair of Social Marketing Reina Canale.
Our social will be held at:
  • Sevilla
    3252 Mission Inn Ave.-
    Riverside, CA 92507
    951.778.0611
  • No RSVP needed.
  • For more information, contact Scott Talkov at stalkov@rhlaw.com.
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Barristers: July 24th – Summer Social at the Quakes


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RIVERSIDE BARRISTERS’ SUMMER SOCIAL
Thursday, July 24, 2014
6:45 p.m.(Meet-up at will-call booth)
7:00 p.m. (Game Time)

Meet at Will-Call Box Office for Free Tickets
(Located in Club Section 4, Rows 3 & 4, Seats 1-10 in each)

or
Come Late and Join Us in Section 4

JOIN BARRISTERS’ AS WE ROCK OUT
AT THE QUAKES IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA!

  Mark your calendar to take part in this Barristers’ Summer Social Event.  Come out and join us cheer on the Quakes, who are a minor league team for the LA Dodgers.

  As this event takes place on THIRSTY THURSDAYS, beverages are available for purchase at the discount prices: ie $2 for Beer, $3 for Champagne

  The first 20 attendees that meet Board President Scott Talkov at the will-call booth by 6:45 p.m. will obtain free entry thanks to our event sponsor, Reeves Law Group. Once the tickets run out, join us in Section 4 for just $9 by purchasing a ticket at the box office.

  All legal professionals are welcome to join us and attend this social event.

Sincerely,

Your Barristers Board
Scott Talkov President
Arlene Cordoba, Vice President
Sara Morgan, Treasurer
Chris Marin, Secretary
Eli Underwood, Member-at-Large
Benjamin Heston, Member-at-Large
Erica Alfaro, Member-at-Large
Kelly Moran, Past-President
Announcements made possible thanks to Barristers’ Volunteer Chair of Social Marketing Reina Canale.
Our social will be held at:
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  • The Quakes
    LoanMart Field is located at 8408 Rochester Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga
  • No RSVP needed.
  • For more information, contact Scott Talkov at stalkov@rhlaw.com.
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Barristers: June 12, 2014 – Election Social

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RIVERSIDE BARRISTERS’ ELECTION

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Social: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…
TIME TO ROCK THE VOTE FOR OUR NEW BOARD 

  Mark your calendar for Barristers’ June 12th Board Elections.  It will be held on the covered, indoor patio at Heroes Restaurant & Brewery in downtown Riverside.

  Note:  You must have attended at least 2 barristers meetings this past year and be a paid RCBA member in order to be eligible to cast a vote in the election.

  Nonetheless, all legal professionals (voting eligible or not) are welcome to join us and attend this FREE social event.

  A $200 bar tab is being provided thanks to our event sponsor, Mike Weller.

  There will be brewery tours of Heroes provided by Brewmaster Jon Novotny.

CANDIDATES

  • President
    – Scott Talkov
  •  Vice President
    – Arlene Cordoba
  •  Treasurer
    – Sara Morgan
  •  Secretary
    – Chris Marin
  •  Members-at-Large (2)
    Benjamin Heston
    - Eli Underwood
    – Erica Alfaro

    - Open and available for write-in candidates

EVENT SPONSOR

Mike Weller, MBA of Weller Realty Group

Sincerely,

Your Barristers Board
Kelly Moran, President
Reina Canale, Vice-President
Sara Morgan, Treasurer
Arlene Cordoba, Secretary
Chris Marin, Member-at-Large
Scott Talkov, Member-at-Large
Amanda Schneider, Past-President
Our meeting will be held at:
  • Heroes Restaurant & Brewery
    3397 Mission Inn Ave
    Riverside, California 92501
    (951) 248-0722
  • No RSVP needed.
  • Free event.
  • For more information, contact Kelly Moran at kmoran@tclaw.net.
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Barristers: May 15, 2014 – Sin by Silence: Domestic Violence, Prison, and Beyond

RIVERSIDE BARRISTERS
Sin by Silence: Domestic Violence, Prison, and Beyond

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Social: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT! 

Our guest speaker Ms. Brenda Clubine served 26 years behind bars for defending herself against her domestic violence abuser.

In the early 1990s, Brenda and the CWAA women played an active role in a statewide effort to gain clemency for battered women in prison.

In 1992, Battered Women’s Syndrome had just become legally defined to recognize the psychological condition that describes someone who has been the victim of consistent and/or severe domestic violence. This defense become widely used in the cases of battered women who kill because it helps explain to a jury the possibilities that might lead to their crime. Yet, there was cause for protest from the women of CWAA since the majority were convicted prior to the availability of the Battered Women’s Syndrome defense being given its proper weight in court.

During this exciting MCLE event, Ms. Clubine will address the use of the Battered Women’s Syndrome defense in newly committed crimes and the work of the CWAA, public defenders, and private defense attorneys in utilizing the Battered Women Syndrome defense for the retroactive benefit of those who were incarcerated prior to its recognition.

1 hr of MCLE will be provided by the RCBA.

ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER

  On October 22, 2008 Brenda Clubine was released from prison after serving 26 years for defending herself against her abusive husband.

  She now continues with her advocacy by speaking out about the dangers of abusive relationships in hopes that people will continue to make a difference in the struggle against domestic violence.

Event Sponsors

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Event Location Sponsor
thompsonandcolegateThompson & Colegate Law Firm
3610 14th St, Riverside, CA 92502

(951) 682-5550

Sincerely,

Your Barristers Board

Kelly Moran, President
Reina Canale, Vice-President
Sara Morgan, Treasurer
Arlene Cordoba, Secretary
Chris Marin, Member-at-Large
Scott Talkov, Member-at-Large
Amanda Schneider, Past-President

Our meeting will be held at:
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  • Thompson & Colegate Law Firm
    3610 14th St, Riverside, CA 92502
    (951) 682-5550
  • No RSVP needed.
  • Free event.
  • For more information, contact Kelly Moran at kmoran@tclaw.net.
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