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2015 VCBA Membership Renewal

The Ventura County Bar Association currently has … [Read More...]

The Estate Planning and Probate Section Meets on Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Estate Estate Planning and Probate Section … [Read More...]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Learning of Don Holt Jr.’s death via the December … [Read More...]

REVIEW OF JOHN GRISHAM’S “SYCAMORE ROW”, By Christian R. Arrieta

As a huge Grisham fan and practicing probate … [Read More...]

“NEW LAWS COVER INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS ON LEASED PROPERTY” by Kevin R. Nimmons

Governor Brown recently signed two additions to … [Read More...]

President’s Message

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN: “Try Now We Can Only Lose…” Light My Fire, The DOORS, 1966 or just maybe… by Bill Grewe

January 1777 There are people and moments that slip by without notice. Such a moment occurred on December 31, 1776. It would carry into January, and its reach affects us to this day. There was no … [Read More...]

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN: THE AMYGDALA MADE ME DO IT

If you stick one arrow through your eye socket and the other through your ear, the points will meet at the mygdaloid nucleus – grey matter located in your temporal lobe that controls emotion. The … [Read More...]

WHEN HEROES HAVE FEET OF CLAY, by Laura V. Bartels

In December 1953, two months after Earl Warren was sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States, he wrote a thank you note to ’Fillmore’s Art Taylor: “Neither did I believe anything like this would … [Read More...]

Exec’s Dot Dot Dot

Exec’s Dot…Dot…Dot…by Steve Henderson, Executive Director, M.A., CAE

Eleven new attorneys were sworn-in during ceremonies held in Courtroom #22 Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 2. The event was presided over by Justice Steven Perren and capably assisted by Judges Brian Back and Donald Coleman. Program logistics managed well by Victoria Borgesson and Bailiff Greg Ramirez. Thanks too for nifty presentations by Bill Grewe, Rachel Coleman, Katie Clunen, Kathryn Hause and … [Read More...]