Exec’s Dot…Dot…Dot… By Steve Henderson

Jeeeeez. As you are well aware, my fact checking does not include snopes.com. In fact, if it’s good enough for the ABA Journal, New York Times, or the Boston Globe, then it’s good enough for me. Another bad habit of mine? If the information comes along by way of an attorney, I typically accept the info/tip to be accurate. In the case of my Winnebago tale, the 2012 Stella Award winner was complete fiction. So, hats off to the 20-plus of you who contacted me (mostly trial lawyers of course) and let me know I was perpetuating the Chamber of Commerce rantings. Keep your eyes peeled to subsequent editions of this fine magazine, as I’m quite sure fabrications shall happen again. My bad…Recommended Book of the Month: My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor. 315 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.95. Milan, Italy? Kevin Staker at kgs@staker.com or 482.2282…

Sam Gasowski is a dad again, welcoming in Emme Elaine on Dec. 16 and weighing in at eight pounds, six ounces. Mother Susan doing well while older brother, Otto, has embraced new sister…Once again, a public library has been sued for gently asking a patron to leave because his body odor was provoking complaints. George Stillman, 80, filed a $5.5 million lawsuit in October against the New York Public Library for being “humiliated” by the staff of the St. Agnes branch in Manhattan. Stillman said he views body odor as a mere “challenge to the body odor as a mere “challenge to the senses” and “a fact of life in the city.” That said, he also denied that he had any body order at all, but a New York Post reporter interviewing him about the lawsuit said she noted “a strong odor.”…License plate of the Month: NGLY LAW on a new 750 BMW LI and piloted by John NegleyNancy Schreiner was installed on Jan. 26 to serve as Chair of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce…

Bar friend Ron Gill has not renewed his membership after 45 years, preferring to play the trumpet instead in the Camarillo Community Orchestra…As of Feb. 16 and after five years, Robert Sawyer will no longer be affiliated with Best Best & Krieger. He may be reached at rsawyer@isle.net or 916.402.6938…Court of Appeal Division Six research attorney Susan Seemiller also completed the Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando on Jan. 13. It was her first marathon (yes, you do run through Cinderella’s Castle) and her husband Jim’s 46th!…

Two bar members, the father and son team of Richard Marks and Kyle Marks of Westlake Village, were appointed as Adjunct Professors of Law at Southwestern Law School. Kyle has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition 2013. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor…Felicia Liberman has been selected President of the Tri-Counties Government Attorneys Association. She is an Assistant City Attorney for Simi Valley. Andy Viets was chosen Vice-President while Charmaine Jackson is the Secretary-Treasurer…

Larry Hines, of Nordman Cormany et al., has recently published his second legal thriller, “Shattered Justice.” In his second novel, Hines continues with his theme of delving into the dark side of our justice system. His first novel was entitled, “The Beneficiary.” Larry is also the founder and president of Nadine Griffey Academy of Kenya. Larry may be reached at 479.0994 or lhines@nchc.com

London and the United Kingdom? Lawrence Noble at 658.6266 or Lawrence@noble4law. com…James Griffin will be working as a trial attorney with Wai & Conner effective March 1 in the Westlake office. The firm’s main office is in Los Angeles. It has 45 lawyers and specializes in workers’ compensation, representing employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation defense. Jim may be reached at jimgriffin@waiconner. com or 818.597.8000. His address is 5743 Corsa Ave., Suite 107, Westlake Village…

Make every effort to attend the Barristers’ Annual Dart Night scheduled for March 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. inside Garman’s Restaurant & Pub. Proceeds benefit the VCBA/VLSP, Inc. and the charge is a paltry $10…Additionally, calendar March 26 for the VCTLA Judges’ Night. As part of the celebration, VCTLA will honor Judge Rebecca S. Riley as 2013 Judge of the Year, and Judge John Hunter with the unveiling of a formal portrait to be hung in Court Room #22 of the Hall of Justice. Lastly, Judge Glen Reiser will present “State of the Probate Court” March 28. This reaches capacity early, so go to www.vcba.org or call Nadia at 650.7599 to register. There will be NO at- the-door registrations…

Emeritus Attorney extraordinaire Earl Price died February 20. Earl single-handedly raised hundreds of  thousands of dollars for the VCBA/VLSP, Inc. and was a valuable resource in the office and on the board of Trustees. Services are March 3, beginning at 12:30 p.m. inside the Temple Adat Elohim…

Let the Madness begin!

Steve Henderson has been the executive director and chief executive officer of the bar association and their affiliated organizations. Additionally, he is the President and CEO of snopes.com and is a second cousin to ‘Lil Wayne and third cousin to Chris Bosh. He may be reached at steve@vcba.org, Twitter @stevehendo1 or @vcba1, FB, or better yet, 650.7599.

 

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.