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    • 23 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Zoom webinar
    • 88

    "You Be the Judge!"

    Legal Ethics MCLE

    Presenter: Hon. W. Kearse McGill,

    Review Judge of the State Bar

    Court of California

    5/23/24 12-1pm


    The LGBTQ+ Lawyers Assoc. of LA is proud to offer this highly-informative and practical annual MCLE on legal ethics to our members and friends.  Attendance is FREE to active members and only $20 for non-members (it pays to be a member!).

    Online registration WITH BAR NUMBER is required to attend and obtain MCLE Credit. This activity is approved for 1 hours of Ethics CLE credit for CA Attorneys. Zoom info & Materials will be emailed to registrants for your printing/viewing needs.

    This 1-hour CLE is presented by Judge McGill of the State Bar Court of California.  This is your opportunity to get a head's up on ethical traps that lawyers readily fail but could easily avoid. 

    Presentation starts on zoom promptly at 12pm.  

    Judge W. Kearse McGill is a Review Department judge for the California State Bar Court, and was appointed to this position by the California Supreme Court on November 1, 2016.  Previously, he had been appointed as a Hearing Department judge on May 20, 2015.

    Judge McGill’s past legal career includes work as legal counsel to a California state senator before he entered into private practice in 1995.  After ten years of administrative law and civil litigation practice, Judge McGill was appointed as a workers’ compensation judge to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board Stockton District Office on May 2, 2005.  On July 1, 2013, he was appointed to the position of Presiding Judge of the Stockton District Office.  Additionally, the California State Bar Board of Trustees appointed Judge McGill to the bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct in 2013, on which he served until his appointment to the State Bar Court.  He has also previously served as an adjunct professor of law and has presented numerous seminars to local, state, and national attorney organizations, primarily in the subject area of professional responsibility and legal ethics.     

    A native of South Carolina, Judge McGill graduated magna cum laude with senior departmental honors from Clemson University in 1988 with a double major in Political Science and German.  In 1991, Judge McGill graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and, while there, was the managing editor of the Owens California Forms and Procedure Project and a recipient of the Gary V. Schaber Memorial Scholarship for outstanding commitment to the study of law and community involvement.  He was also a founding member and officer of SACLEGAL, Sacramento County’s LGBT bar association. Judge McGill currently resides in Sacramento with his husband, Robert Jarzen.

    If you need more information please contact the MCLE Committee at:

    *The LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of LA may record and/or take photographs of this event for posting to its website or other promotional activities.  By registering for this event, you consent to the recording and/or photographing at the event and for the use of any images by the LGBTQ+ Lawyers Assoc. of LA for website and/or other promotional purposes.*

    • 21 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • 30 Jun 2024
    • 11:00 PM
    • Andaz Hotel, West Hollywood, 8401 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
    • 366

    43rd GALA

    The Board of Governors of the LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles is very excited to invite all members & their guests to our 43rd Gala.  Members, take advantage of our early bird ticket price of $125 through May 1st, 2024! 

    Please join us at the beautiful rooftop of the Andaz Hotel, West Hollywood, as we reunite with friends, mingle with colleagues, become more involved with our bar association, and have a gay 'ole time!

    We are pleased to announce that at this year's Gala we will honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with our Co-President's award.

    WHEN: Summer 2024, exact date TBD

    WHERE: Andaz Hotel, West Hollywood8401 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069


    Early Bird:  $125 (discounted for members through May 1, 2024)

    Members:  $145 (members may purchase one guest ticket at the member rate)

    Non-members: $200 (It pays to be a member!)

    Non-profit / Government / Student rate: $95 (email for code)

    WHAT:  Hors-d'oeuvres, dinner, open bar, music, laughter & fun


    1. Parking: We encourage carpooling, public transit, or use of a ride service for those drinking alcohol. Valet will be available at the hotel for an additional charge.

    2. Space is limited - do not wait to register! 

    3. Questions? Email

    ***Please note that online registration will close the day before the event. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $250. Buy your tickets now to get the best price!***

    The LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles may record and/or take photographs of this event for posting to its website or other promotional activities. By registering, you consent to the recording and/or photographing at the event, and for the use of any images by the LGBTQ+ Lawyers Association of Los Angeles for website and/or other promotional purposes.

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Los Angeles, CA 90048

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