“EXECS…DOT…DOT…DOT” BY STEVE HENDERSON

Past Bar President Laura Bartels (2014), also the recipient of the Ben E. Nordman Public Service Award in 2015, was presented with the Fillmore Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award on July 27…

Lindsay Nielson returned from New Orleans where he attended the 72nd reunion of the liberation of Santa Tomas Internment Camp in the Philippines. The reason NO? The National WWll museum is located there. They are building a new addition to the five buildings already on the grounds and one section of the new addition is devoted to the European Theater. He gave officials there a copy of the CITATIONS issue that featured the tank “The Georgia Peach” on its cover and the story of the trooper from the South who rumbled into Santa Tomas on the night of Feb. 3, 1945…

David Ellison graduated in June 1967 from the University of Colorado and has a bar number of 40372. He has volunteered for just about anything around here and hand wrote a note to us asking we advertise a building for rent on Telegraph. You may call his cell at 805.340.4070 or fax him at 805.646.4558. Thanks for your years of service pal…

Small bureaucracy? The State Bar of California Trustees approved a $164.7 million budget. As you know, a vast majority of the funding goes into attorney discipline…Presiding Judge Patricia Murphy is the 3rd woman to be the PJ of VCSC, following the Hon. Melinda Johnson (’94-’95), and Judge Toy White. This comes to mind after hearing that Judge Patricia Kelly has been named the 1st woman PJ of Santa Barbara Superior Court…

As of Jan. 1, the DK Law Group is now officially the DK Law Group, LLP. Equity Partners David Karen, Kim Offenbacher and A. Scott Brown now at the helm!… Law firm seeking the whereabouts for the original Will of Herlinda Herrera Sanchez, dated Sept. 21, 2005. It was written by Frank Urias (SB#42583). Frank is currently inactive and was a partner with William Chavez (SB#174503). Contact me directly if you have any information…

Effective April 15, Ken Wennergren’s estate planning, probate, trust and conservatorship files will officially transferred to the Law Offices of Amber Rodriguez. Ken, who is easing into retirement, will be working Of Counsel in her offices. Those files include those he was in possession of seven years ago from Susan Siple and also include those of JoAnne Wedding…A rather funny happening in Judge Glen Reiser’s J-6 probate calendar February 1. Apparently Andy Covner brought a motion for protective order to compel a party’s deposition without the attendance of her two therapy goats. Judge Reiser had some prepared goat jokes to deliver to a packed courtroom. One example, he asked co-party’s counsel if he “had a goat in this fight?” Everyone laughed…

LOTS of CLE on the calendar this month. Inn of Court on 3.9 at 6:00 p.m. and Women Lawyers 3.10 at noon. Estate Planning & Probate on the 23rd and the ADR Section on the 30th at noon. That not enough? The Ventura County Paralegal Association is convening a day-long event featuring presenters like Carmen Ramírez, Brian Nomi, Jill Friedman, Rennee Dehesa and Rod Kodman. Saturday, March 11 at Courtyard by Marriott. $100. Five CLEs. vcpamcleconference@gmail.com

Steve Henderson has been the executive director and chief executive officer of the bar and its affiliated organizations since Nov. 1990. The March Madness bracket is all his this year riding the tails of Duke. Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas. Henderson and DeMarcus Cousins partied after the trade Feb. 20. Alternative Facts may be reach at steve@vcba.org, FB, Twitter @ stevehendo1, LinkedIn, Instagram at steve_hendo or better yet, 650.7599

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