President’s Message [Feb 2014]

I would like to start by thanking everyone who has helped kick off my first month as Long Beach Barristers president. We are going to have a great year, with a lot of exciting events, mixers, and unique CLE’s. I encourage all of our members to sign up for the Free Legal Clinic that takes place every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Long Beach Courthouse.

As you may already be aware, the primary mission of the Long Beach Barristers Association is to serve our community. Our organization is made up of Young* Lawyers that strive to enrich the quality of legal services available in our community. Furthermore, our organization is a great way to meet other attorneys and develop friendships.
*Young is a relative term and here it means either under age 36 or practicing law for 10 years or less.

Our first monthly mixer will be held on February 27, 2014 at 5:30pm at the Tilted Kilt. Don’t miss out on the fun! Subsequently, we will have our monthly Happy Hour events every fourth Thursday of the month.

We have our Past Presidents’ Luncheon on March 6, 2014 at Rock Bottom Brewery. The purpose of this luncheon is to honor all those who have served the organization as President since it’s inception in 1961. The luncheon will also include the installation of the 2014 Barristers Officers.

Finally, I would like to personally thank all members of the 2014 Long Beach Barristers Board:

President Elect – Margaret Shelton
Vice President – Sean Brady
Secretary -Elisa Guadan
Treasurer – Paul Kelly
Social Chair – Alison Flowers
Membership Chair – Christie Beard
CLE Chair – Matthew Jones
Past President – Heather Brel

Christopher Montes de Oca,
Long Beach Barristers President

February 2014
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