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Happenings Feb 2012

The Lawyers Club of San Diego will mark “40 Years of Making Dreams a Reality” at its annual dinner, 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego. The keynote speaker is scheduled to be California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. For more information: Vicky 619-595-0650,

The Solano County Bar Association lost its offices on the night of January 13, when a five-alarm fire gutted the two-story Empire Professional Building on the 700 block of Empire Street in Fairfield.

The 2011 membership of the Beverly Hills Bar Association exceeds 4,960 – the largest count in the organization’s 80 years. BHBA is also planning an 80th birthday “Party in the Park” scheduled for Wednesday, June 27. The event is expected to include a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to open its newly remodeled offices on the second floor of the Rolex Building.

Dimetria Jackson, the new president of the Orange County Bar Association, has outlined her 2012 initiatives: 1) Strategic plan for the OCBA; 2) create a committee to address issues pertaining to women lawyers with young children; and 3) explore technology and social media as they relate to OCBA and its membership.

The San Diego County Bar Association and the Contra Costa County Bar Association each recently received 2011 Luminary Awards from the National Association of Bar Executives – Communications Section. NABE recognized the San Diego bar for “Excellence in Website Design” and for its San Diego Lawyer publication. The Contra Costa bar was recognized for “Excellence in Electronic Publications.”

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