Honors, Awards, and Activities

Admitted State Bar of California: 6/84
Admitted U.S. District Court, Central District:10/84
Admitted Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: 2/85

California State Bar Affiliations:

Section Member-

  • Solo & Small Firm Section
  • Real Estate Section

Executive Committee:

  • Solo & Small Firm Section; Past Chair

Ventura County Affiliations:

  • Member Ventura County Bar Association 1988 – 2008
  • President East County Bar Association 1995/96
  • Member East County Courthouse Utilization Committee 1995 – 1997
  • Host for East County/CEB First Run Video Program (MCLE) 1991 – 2002
  • Member Ventura County Women Lawyers 1991 – 2011
  • Member of Pro-Tem and Arbitration Panels Ventura County 1991 – present
  • Member American Inns of Court — Ventura County 1995–1998; 2002-2003
  • Member Bench Bar Committee – Ventura County 1997 – 1999
  • Member Frivolity Committee – VCBA 1997- 2000
  • Ventura County Teen Court program – judge pro tem
  • Ventura County Mock Trial Competition – coach
  • Delegate to the State Bar Conference of Delegates: 2003 – 2005

Los Angeles County Affiliations:

  • Member Los Angeles County Bar Association 1984 – 1990
  • Los Angeles County Landlord-Tenant Settlement Officer 1989 – 1990
  • Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Assistant Program 1988 – 1989

Publications:

  • Big News for Smaller Firms, Solo Section Magazine, regular contributor
  • Solo Section eNewsletter, editor and regular contributor

Presentations:

  • Ten Top Ethical Traps for the Solo and Small Firm Practitioner: Annual Meeting 2007
  • Ethical Concerns in Using Barter, Credit Cards & Legal Insurance: SEI 2007
  • Did you Choose Your Practice or Did It Pick You? Solo Summit 2009
  • Are you Ready to Go Solo? SEI 2009
  • Advising Clients in Financial Crisis on Alternatives to Bankruptcy: Annual Meeting 2009
  • How Many Gs are there in Confidential? Annual Meeting 2011
  • Attorney Communications in the Cyber Era: Annual Meeting 2011
  • BEWARE: Advocacy may be Malicious: Annual Meeting 2011
  • NO YOU DIDN’T: Recognizing the Difference between a Mistake and Malpractice 2012

Outside Activities:

  • Board of Managers YMCA 1998 – 2004
  • Board of Directors American Heart Association 1997 – 2002
  • Agoura High School Charger Club Board Member 2005 – 2008