November 2022 Issue 
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President's Message

By Nina L. Hong, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP

We look forward to celebrating with you at our 54th Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony on November 10.  At this year’s Banquet, the CCBA will be honoring these outstanding lawyers:

Transportation Lawyer of the Year – Wesley D. Hurst, Polsinelli LLP

Trusts and Estates Litigation Attorney of the Year – Lisa C. McCurdy, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Next Generation Lawyer of the Year – Ashley Morris, Weinberg Gonser Frost LLP

Corporate Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year – John N. Tedford, Danning Gill Israel & Krasnoff, LLP

Trial Lawyer of the Year– Jack S. Yeh, Sidley Austin LLP

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Can I be Forced to Mediate my Trust Dispute in California?

By Stefan O'Grady, NM Law, APC

Whether clients have been disinherited by the undue influence of an unscrupulous sibling, or an elder person has fallen victim of financial elder abuse at the hands of a caregiver, clients want their “day in court!” This is an understandable reaction, especially in probate and trust litigation where emotions run high and the anger underlying many probate and trust disputes reaches back for decades. Clients often have no interest in...

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Ethical Considerations in Planning a Winter Vacation

By Rachelle Cohen, Kehr, Schiff, Crane & Cohen, LLP 

If you are planning a winter vacation, you undoubtedly are looking forward to some rest, relaxation, or time off from working. Far too many professionals these days are able to stay plugged into the office during their vacations with the same tools that allowed them to work from home through the pandemic. However, if you are looking to unplug while on vacation...

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Click here to access the 2022 Century City Bar Association Board of Governors Ballot

Nina Hong
President Elect 
Brett Nicole Taylor 
Vice President
Joanna MacMillan
Camilla Y. Chan 
Jason H. Tokoro

Camilla Y. Chan

Rachelle Cohen
Robert Freund

Alyssa Gjedsted
Nina Hong
Duane Kumagai

Audrey Luu

Joanna MacMillan

Lucas Messenger
Stefan O’Grady

Elliot Schatmeir 

Mark Sedlander 

Conor Tucker

Brett Taylor

Jason Tokoro

Lori Werderitch


Century City Lawyer Editor-in-chief 
 Brett Taylor
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Los Angeles, CA 90024
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