Golf Tournament

The Don Dunn Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, March 31, at Sierra Lakes Golf Club in Fontana. The Society of Legal Studies and Business (SLSB) students have worked very hard to make this a successful event. The entry fee is $100 per person, which includes lunch and post-play appetizers. The cost to attend the dinner only is $25. If you cannot attend the tournament, consider being a tee sponsor for $150. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Don Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund. For questions or to sign up, contact Crista Haynes, SLSB Public Relations Chair, at Crista.Haynes@laverne.edu. If you would like to register online, click on the following link: http://dunnmemorialgolftournament.eventbrite.com/.

Weekly series examines ‘Prosecution of
a Personal Injury Case’

The Center for Excellence in Advocacy will present the weekly series, “Prosecution of a Personal Injury Case,” from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, March 29, April 5 and April 26 at the College of Law.

Presenters will include Justice Miller, Michael Bidart, Stephen Larson, Ricardo Echeverria, Nick Rowley, Steve Messner, Danica Dougherty and others to be announced.

  • Session 1: (March 29) will include a mock client interview including required duties such such as reviewing a retainer agreement, issues to consider for drafting a complaint, and discussion of the new rules regarding Medicare liens and referral arrangements.
  • Session 2: (April 5) will focus on discovery, points and authorities, and how to overcome policy limits.
  • Session 3: (April 26) will cover consideration and drafting of all documents necessary for trial: a guide for creating a trial binder. Sample documents will be available.

For more information, contact Cindy Gaytan at cgaytan@laverne.edu or (909) 460-2018.

Justice Moreno to Speak at Ann &
Steve Morgan Auditorium

Newly retired Associate California Supreme Court Justice Carlos R. Moreno, whose support for same-sex marriage has been applauded by civil rights groups, will address the changing dynamics of family as part of a weeklong lecture series celebrating the dedication of the Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium at the University of La Verne.

Justice Moreno’s presentation, “The Evolution of Family in California,” is being hosted by the University of La Verne College of Law. The presentation is free, but seating is limited

What: “Evolution of the Family in California”
When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 30
Where: Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium, 1950 3rd St., La Verne
Cost: Free. RSVP at cgaytan@laverne.edu

Justice Moreno, who retired at the end of February, was on President Barack Obama’s short list of candidates for a U.S. Supreme Court opening in 2009, which was filled by Elena Kagen. He was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California in 2001, following his nomination by Gov. Gray Davis. Prior to that, he was nominated by President Bill Clinton and confirmed in 1998 to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, where he served for three years. He began his career as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Los Angeles and served on the Municipal Court, as well as the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

He cast the lone dissenting vote in the California Supreme Court’s 2009 decision to uphold Prop. 8, saying that the majority opinion “weakens the status of our state Constitution as a bulwark of fundamental rights for minorities protected from the will of the majority.” In 2010, he was the only justice to vote against the Court’s decision to uphold Prop. 209, a law banning affirmative action in government.

Riverside Alumni Happy Hour

Dean Allen Easley invites you to a Riverside area happy hour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, to celebrate 40 years of legal education at the University of La Verne. Please join him for tapas and a chance to reconnect with old friends, network with new acquaintances, and catch up on the latest happenings at La Verne Law. The event takes place at Café Sevilla, 3252 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside.

Admission is free with a no-host bar. Encourage your friends to join us. We hope to see you there!

40th Anniversary Celebrations Continue

The College of Law continues its celebration of its 40th year with ongoing celebrations in April. Planned events will include:

“Wear School Spirit Attire” Day – (Monday, April 4)

Alumni Happy Hour (Thursday, April 21)

Details on these events and more will be posted soon on the La Verne Law website. If you are interested in attending or would like additional information, please contact Cindy Gaytan at cgaytan@laverne.edu or (909) 460-2018.


Spring Awards Ceremony

La Verne Law is hosting its Spring Awards Ceremony on March 25. The evening is dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of the many College of Law students who have distinguished themselves academically. More than 100 La Verne Law students will be honored at this ceremony. Students will be recognized for accomplishments in the following categories from Fall 2010: Dean’s List, CALI Awards, Moot Court, Mock Trial, Mediation and Negotiation Competition Team, PASS Scholars, University of La Verne Law Review, and publications. Be sure to check the La Verne Law website for details on winners after the event.


Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at the University of La Verne main campus. Commencement speaker will be Bruce MacDonald, Vice Admiral, Judge Advocate General’s Corp, US Navy (Retired). More information to be posted soon on the La Verne Law website.