Committees

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

David Karen

DK Law Group
3155 Old Conejo Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
T (805) 498-1212
F (805) 498-3030
INFO@DK4LAW.com

ANNUAL DINNER

Eric Reed
(805) 288-1300
Responsible for planning the Annual VCBA Installation and Awards Banquet held each November.  Meets periodically through the year.

BENCH-BAR MEDIA

Hon. Glen Reiser
(805) 654-2961
Forum for discussion between the bench, bar and media.

BENCH-BAR RELATIONS

Providing a forum for dialogue between the bench and the bar.

CITATIONS EDITORIAL BOARD

Wendy Lascher
(805) 659-6800
Reviews, edits and writes material for the bar’s monthly magazine.

CLIENT RELATIONS/ FEE DISPUTE

Dean Hazard
(805) 988-9886
Provides administrative oversight of client/attorney fee disputes and the 50 attorneys and lay arbitrators who hear matters.

CONFERENCE OF DELEGATES

Joel Mark
(805) 988-8300
Sends delegates to the annual meetings the State bar of California, to debate issues of concern to California lawyers.

CPA-LAW SOCIETY

Douglas Kulper
(805) 659-6800
Provides  continuing legal education to attorneys and accountants on topics relevant to both. A separate membership fee is required.

COURT TOUR PROGRAM

Tom Hinkle
(805) 656-4223
Provides administrative oversight for the Court Tour Program,  which provides school-age youth with tours of the county courthouses during the school year.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE BAR

Jay Leiderman
(805) 648-5730
Provides live continuing education and a newsletter on topical issues of criminal law.

JUDICIAL EVALUATIONS COMMITTEE

Linda Ash
(805) 654-2580
The mission of the Ventura County Bar Association Judicial Evaluations Committee is to assist the Governor and
the electorate in the judicial selection process and thereby to promote a California judiciary of quality and integrity
by providing independent, comprehensive, accurate, and fair evaluations of candidates for judicial appointment and
election.
Rules of the Judicial Evaluations Committee

LAW DAY 5K

Joe Strohman
(805) 659-6800
Organizes the Annual Law Day 5K Race/Walk. 26th Annual Law Day 5K

LAW LIBRARY

Eileen Walker
(805) 444-6308
Helps the Ventura County Law Library improve its selection of texts and services provided to attorneys.

LEGAL SERVICES FUND

Donald Hurley
(805) 654-2585
The committee works closely  with the VCBA/VLSP, Inc. and manages the finances of the bar’s charitable arm organization.

VENTURA COUNTY PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION (VCPA)

Maria Godinez
(805) 988-9886
VCPA provides a monthly business dinner and educational component, and produces “The Verdict” a monthly newsletter. The VCPA annual silent auction/wine tasting raises money for VLSP, Inc. http://www.vcparalegal.org/

VENTURA COUNTY LEGAL PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (VCLPA)

Mae Brooks
(805) 659-6800
Dinner meetings usually with a speaker, and a monthly newsletter.  VCLPA conducts the Annual “Boss of the Year” and “Secretary of the Year” dinners and assists the bar association in a variety of ways.  www.lsi.org

PRO BONO (VLSP)

David Shain
(805) 659-6800
Oversees the Bar’s Pro Bono Program.

TECHNOLOGY

Joseph Strohman
(805) 659-6800
Provides continuing education for members of the bar with innovative programs about the latest “gismos” and “gadgets.”  Seeks ways to better understand and network with the courthouse’s technology.