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California Rural Legal Assistance seeks a Staff Attorney for its Oxnard office. You may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to hr@crla.org. Final filing date is May 3 and the salary is $42,000 to $67,000 DOE…Which law firm is the oldest in the United States?  The title belongs to Rawle & Henderson, the venerable firm begun in Philadelphia – home of Independence Hall and Ben Franklin – just seven years after the nation was born. Numero dos? Howard, Kohn, Sprague & Fitzgerald of Hartford, Conn…Terence Geoghegan is the Senior Vice-President of
the United States International Taekwon-Do Federation (US-ITF), a senior umpire in the U.S., and teaches the Umpire classes for the US-ITF. Did I mention he was recently promoted to 8th-Degree Black Belt? He also has moved his office to 3585 Maple Court, Suite 228, Ventura. tg@tgtriallawyer.com…

The Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement is soliciting for a bar member willing to act as liaison with a collaboration of folks who are planning to implement a Ventura County Veterans Legal Clinic. Contact Executive Director, Michael White, Esq., at mwhite@vcds.bz or 384.1313…A thirdwave survey of lawyers who passed the bar in 2000 has found a decline in the
percentage of lawyers practicing law and major differences in pay based on gender, law school rankings and grades. Twenty-four percent of the surveyed lawyers were not practicing law in 2012, compared to about 9% who weren’t practicing law in 2003. The results are from the “After the JD” study, which tracked a national sample of lawyers who passed the bar in 2000 with  surveys in three waves – in 2003, 2007 and 2012… Jerome H. Berenson Inn of Court member Tim Sottile invites you to participate in this lively group of lawyers who meet once per month for a social, dinner and a CLE. The next gathering is March 13, so call me to be a guest…

Robert Sawyer checks in by email with a compliment regarding the February issue of CITATIONS, especially the President’s Message and Lee Gibson’s tribute to Dennis Jones. For even more lawyerly music, check out his new website at www. ukulelerob.com…A homeless man arrested February 15 at a Tennessee law firm told police he had been sneaking into the offices
since October 2013 to use the kitchen and internet. Maryville Police discovered Michael Anthony Benjamin, 47, hiding behind an office door at Costner and Greene. A female employee called police after entering the firm at about 11:40 p.m. on Saturday and noticing that coffee creamer had been spilled in the kitchen and the place smelled like cigarette smoke…

Michael Sment, a long time contributor to CITATIONS and a member of its editorial board, has been selected to write Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Mediation: The Future of California Real  Estate Disputes, which he completed and which was just published by Aspatore Books, a division of Thomas Reuters, the owners of West and WESTLAW. Bankruptcy and Foreclosure
Mediation (ISBN: 9780314291851) is available by calling 1.866.ASPATORE…

New Delhi? Harveen Simpkins at Harveen_simpkins@yahoo.com or 479.3346…A Tennessee judge who ordered a baby’s name changed from Messiah to Martin has  been replaced. Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew was dismissed on January 31. Ballew had refused to approve the name during an August hearing, saying the Messiah was reserved for Jesus Christ. The decision was overturned, and Ballew was accused of violating legal ethics rules. Ballew is facing a March 3 hearing before the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct…A recently incorporated organization, Steps to Our Future, Inc., seeks an attorney to sit on its founding board of directors. The non-profit public benefit corporation has been established to promote, support, and
improve the early development of children in Camarillo and Somis. Contact Rafaela Frausto at 388.0369 or rfausto@pvnfl.org…

Neal Maguire, whose practice focuses on land use, environmental and water law, particular CEQA, has joined Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP as the firm’s newest partner. Reach him at 659.6800.

A to Z Partner D e n n i s L a R o c h e l l e was installed as President-Elect of the California Statewide chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, CALABOTA. LaRochelle has served a vice president and Treasurer and is the first Ventura County trial lawyer to be elevated to statewide office since the local California Coast Chapter was formed in 1988…I never get tired of viewing videos of soldiers returning home and surprising their children or spouse…Antarctica? Mindy Johnson at 276.2337 or mjohnson-jams@inreach.com… India? Judge Brian Back at 654.2673 or brian.back@ventura.courts.ca.gov…Paintball? Barristers brochure inserted in this edition and will be held March 9th…

Steve Henderson has been the executive director and chief executive officer of the bar and its affiliated organizations since November 1990. He charges a relatively minor fee for his exacting March Madness predictions. Henderson may be reached at steve@vcba.org, Twitter at stevehendo1, FB, LinkedIn, or better yet, 650.7599.

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