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Today is the LAST DAY to submit your VCBA ATTORNEY PROFILE!

Today is the LAST DAY to submit your VCBA ATTORNEY … [Read More...]

Don Holt, Jr., by Wendy Lascher

It was a different era when former Ventura County … [Read More...]

WHISTLESTOP: THE SHAMROCK OF CASE MANAGEMENT HEARINGS, by Miles Lang

When a civil complaint is filed in Ventura County, … [Read More...]

BARRISTERS’ CORNER, by Rachel Coleman

Barristers nominated its 2015 slate of officers … [Read More...]

CALIFORNIA’S NEW PAID SICK LEAVE LAW, by James Q. McDermott

With the promise that “more is coming,” Governor … [Read More...]

President’s Message

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...]

THE INSECTARY – “GOOD BUGS” AND THE LAW, by Laura V. Bartels

While the drought is popularizing taking shorter showers and washing one’s car less, it is also causing dust to accumulate on citrus trees. Trees left covered with dust are allowing aggressive … [Read More...]

Exec’s Dot Dot Dot

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

Two-hundred forty-seven folks packed the Crowne Plaza to honor David Shain, Verna Kagan, Deborah Perkins, and Michael Sudman and install the new Ventura County Bar Association Officers and Directors. Kudos to Don Hurley, Laura Bartels, Judge Brian Back, Carmen Ramírez, Dien Le, Sandra Rubio and Nadia Avila for pulling off a relatively glitch-free event. We are grateful to our Platinum Sponsors … [Read More...]