Monday, April 5, 12:00 pm
Special Guest: deadmau5 👉 Art & Music and NFT Boom – What and How Intellectual Property Rights Are Implicated

The demand for non-fungible tokens (NFT’s) is at an all-time high and many say it is here to stay. NFTs are unique digital items such as visual art, stickers, game skins, and even music, that allow virtual goods to be “tokenized” and exchanged for cryptocurrency on the blockchain. NFTs are governed by smart contracts and are distributed through cryptocurrency platforms such as WAX, Nifti Gateway, or OpenSea to name a few.
Tuesday, April 6, 12:00 pm
Combatting Discrimination Against Asian American Communities: What Lawyers Can Do

This program is FREE for everyone to attend.
1 Hour of Elimination of Bias Credit.

With the increase of anti-Asian hate since the start of COVID-19, it is important to combat the discrimination that has impacted Asian American communities. Join Christina Yang, General Counsel & Pro Bono Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, as she gives an overview of the organization’s Anti-Asian Discrimination Project, the prejudice and struggles the Asian American community is currently facing, and how you can be a part of the solution.
Wednesday, April 7, 12:30 pm
Laura Wasser/Direct Examination with Dan & Lauren

We are excited to announce a brand new MCLE series - Direct Examination with Dan and Lauren. Dan Bemel and Lauren Youngman will interview Family Law community members in a hybrid MCLE/interview format, weaving together a modern podcast with a traditional case-oriented MCLE. Together they will track each guest’s professional history, exploring key moments in their career and practices, landmark family law cases, and case law and legislation that has special resonance.

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Friday, April 9, 12:30 pm
First Friday Drop-In Networking Event

First Friday is a new monthly networking event! Please come prepared with your one-minute pitch of your work and what referrals others should send your way.
Monday, April 12, 12:30 pm
Updates on State Bar Authorization of Practice by Paraprofessionals and Non-Attorney Firm Ownership

This program is FREE for everyone to attend.

The State Bar’s Paraprofessional Working Group and Closing the Justice Gap Working Group are poised to permanently change the practice of law in California by allowing paraprofessionals to perform legal work in certain administrative and court proceedings, including potentially allowing them to be paid on a contingency basis, and by allowing non-attorney ownership of law firms and fee-sharing with non-attorneys. Join this webinar to hear from experts on these issues who will discuss the impact of these changes on your practice and our profession.

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Thursday, April 15, 12:30 pm
Commercial Real Estate Financing One Year Into COVID: What Real Estate Lawyers Need to Know

The Real Estate Section of the BHBA is pleased to present a unique program on real estate financing. Two of the principals and highly regarded brokers from George Smith Partners, one of the leading commercial real estate loan broker firms in the United States, together with an attorney specializing in these types of deals day-in and day-out, will inform us about sources of financing in today’s commercial property market. They will highlight what they are currently seeing and expect to see in the next 12 months as deal terms and legal issues, terms and issues which real estate lawyers and their clients will definitely want to know about. Do not miss this special event.
Friday, April 16, 12:30 pm
BHBA 101 - Get the Most from Your Membership
Monday, April 19, 12:00 pm
The Network & LACBA Virtual Networking Mixer

Join us for a virtual networking mixer with the Los Angeles County Bar Association for a great opportunity to make new connections. The Network is an exclusive networking group created by the Beverly Hills Bar Association to promote direct networking and client referrals between BHBA members. The Network meets monthly and emphasizes client acquisition and business development between attorneys in different practice areas, in firms of various sizes.
Tuesday, April 20, 12:30 pm
The Intersection Between Family Law and Estate Planning

The intersection of family law with estate planning has become fraught with rules, complexities, challenges and opportunities. The knowledgeable professional faced with this common situation has to navigate the avenues of both family law and estate planning to protect the client at a highly stressful time – when their marital relationship is on the rocks, during a divorce, through a resolution and finally the aftermath. This seminar, given in a problem set format, is designed to guide you through this maze.

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Wednesday, April 21, 12:30 pm
Silver Linings of The Weinstein Company Bankruptcy?

Executory contracts and other protections for rights holders from the effects of entertainment company bankruptcies.
Thursday, April 22, 12:00 pm
Advancing the Rule of Law, Access to Justice & Covid-19

Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Eric C. Taylor will share his insights about the numerous changes the court has undergone in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how those changes have impacted access to justice. Judge Taylor will be interviewed by Anthony D. Ross, BHBA's President-Elect and Senior Associate at Murchison Cumming, LLP.
Monday, April 26, 12:30 pm
War Stories with Browne Greene
Tuesday, April 27, 12:30 pm
Everything You Wanted to Know about Aging or Retiring into Medicare

Attorneys, CPAs and fiduciaries must be able to address many questions from clients and trust beneficiaries about enrollment in Medicare and health care plans generally. This program is a must for those advising clients and beneficiaries about Medicare and health care insurance.
Wednesday, April 28, 12:30 pm
Is My Workplace Safe? Returning to the Workplace Mindfully
Wednesday, April 28, 5:00 pm
Family Law Meet the Mental Health Professionals

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Thursday, April 29, 12:15 pm
Child Support Services Department and Court Changes

Meet the newly appointed director of Child Support Services for the County of
Los Angeles, Terrie Hardy. Also, learn about the child support courtrooms
moving to Mosk, its impact on polices and procedures, and practice tips.
Thursday, April 29, 3:00 pm
NYCLA/BHBA Series: Restrictive Covenants in NY/CA

Our NY and California panelists will compare and contrast the laws, practices, and main dos and don’ts in New York and California when drafting and enforcing non-competition and non-solicitation clauses in employment agreements.

A panel of experienced practitioners who represent both employees and management will provide guidelines on how to draft enforceable restrictive covenants in each state. They will also explain how litigation over alleged breaches of non-competition, non-solicitation of employees, and non-solicitation of customers clauses proceeds, the tests and rules applicable to these clauses, and how these cases are often resolved in each state.