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The Ventura County Asian American Bar Association honored Superior Court Commissioner Ferdinand “Dino” Inumerable at its 4th Annual Installation and Scholarship Awards Banquet held on May 13 at the Topa Tower Club. Commissioner Inumerable is Ventura County’s first Asian American judicial officer.He is also a founding member of VCAABA. Kudos to event organizer Kata Kim and association president, John Fukasawa… An unidentified law student who sued his parents for a $588-a-month stipend after they cut off his allowance has been ordered by a family court judge in Malaga, Spain, to move out and get a job. However, the parents, who work in a restaurant and as a garbage collector in Andalusia, in the southern part of the country, will continue to pay their son $292 per month for two years to cover the cost of his food. They are also making monthly payments on his car…Italy? Kate Neiswender at kmn-law@sbcglobal. net or 654-1557…

Brian Philpott has become a principal with Koppel Patrick Heybl & Philpott… The state attorney general is calling for a California attorney known as the “Tax Lady” to be jailed for contempt of court, contending that Roni Deutch shredded as many as 2.7 million documents and failed to pay clients refunds totaling $435,000 in violation of a court order in a civil suit. In a filing, AG Kamala Harris asked a Sacramento County Superior Court judge to jail Deutch and fine her for contempt. She also called Deutch, whose law firm reportedly grossed over $25 million last year, a “predator for profit” in a written statement…About a quarter of lawyer moms leave the workplace, compared to about 6 percent of women with medical degrees. University of Chicago economist Jane Leber Herr noted the difference when analyzing a a national survey of college graduates and a sample of Harvard alumnae, the WashingtonPost reports…Recognizing contributions to further water conservation, the United Water Conservation District recently honored Bill Hair with the 15th Annual Richard V. Laubacher Water Conservation Award for demonstrated innovation and leadership in water conservation. Bill has been involved inVentura County water issues throughout his 50-plus years of law practice…

Egypt and The Pyramids? Nabil Sakla at nsakla@aol.com or 701.8275…Supreme Court litigators don’t speak much more than the justices during oral arguments, according to a first-hand participant, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Justices are “pushing 50 percent” in the number of words spoken at oral argument, Alito told lawyers at a Law Day gathering in St. Louis on May 16. As a result, he said, oral arguments aren’t all that important, despite a popular belief to the contrary. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch coveredAlito’s speech, in which he covered the top 10 misconceptions about the Supreme Court…With a combined total of 80 years of public service, the Brodies are retiring from the Ventura County Superior Court. Celebrate with them on Friday evening, July 15 at the Ventura Beach Marriott with cocktails and dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. Questions and reservations may be made with Victoria.Borjesson@ventura.courts. ca.gov or 654.2965…Celebrity Eclipse London/Royal Wedding? Howard Evans hbevans@roadrunner.com or 988.1551…

Erik Feingold completed the Breathless Agony Century in allegedly decent time May 7th. The cycling race is billed as “Toughest Century in Southern California” since the course is 114 miles and includes 12,000 feet of climbing. He didn’t finish first, nor did he come in last…A law graduate at North Carolina Central University delivered a commencement speech May 13 that touted the virtues of living an average life over the quest for fame and fortune. But the speech by Preston Mitchum, 25, was below averagein one respect: He admits that he copied the speech, some of it word-for-word, from a YouTube video made by a student at Binghamton University in New York. Mitchum told the newspaper that he meant to credit Anthony Corvino, but he omitted it “out of nervousness and anxiousness and excitement.”…VC Superior Court is training Pro Tems June 2 with a 3 CLE course from 2-5 p.m. Brenda.McCormick@ventura.courts.ca.gov or 654.3620…

New admittee swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for June 7, beginning at 4:00 p.m. inside Courtroom #22…Long law articles wore lawyer Keith Jaasma out, so he tried haiku. Jaasma, an IP lawyer at Houston’s Patterson & Sheridan, started the website at supremecourthaiku.com in February 2010 with a plan to write a haiku for every U.S. Court opinion. Jaasma says he didn’t even tell his wife about the website because “I thought it was potentially such a dumb idea.” A self-taught poet who co-foundedthe UCLA Entertainment Law Review while a student there in the early 1990s, Jaasma gets his poetic inspiration from the abstract section of Supreme Court opinions. For instance, a recent post about Snyder v.Phelps reads: “Church so full of hate–Pickets soldiers’ funerals–Protected Discourse.” The site currently gets about 20 hits daily. And marketing, it seems, is an intended outcome. Or, as he writes: “Some ask: Why haiku?–Why seventeen syllables?–No time for real blog…”

Women Lawyers of Ventura County in conjunction with Santa Barbara County Women Lawyers are sponsoring a “Women and Wine Mixer” on the evening of June 21 at the Corktree Cellars in Carpinteria.More info? Jennifer Yates at j.yateslaw@gmail.com …

About Steve Henderson

Steve Henderson has been the executive director and chief executive office of the bar association and its affiliated organizations since November 1990. His 40th birthday is the 20th of the month and he will be vacationing this month with Rep. Todd Akin. BD gifts may be made payable to vcba/vlsp, inc. or small quantities of Red Stripe or Tecate. Henderson may be reached at steve@vcba.org, FB, LinkedIn, Twitter at stevehendo1or vcba1, or better yet, 650.7599.