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October Newsletter

23 Oct 2016 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Vice President's Letter

Dear Members, 

As we head through autumn and towards the holidays, we’re fortunate to be able to look back on a year of progress and growth for our Association. We are continuing our series of informative programs and social events, and our ranks are increasing by the week. We’re proud of our accomplishments and are looking forward to the coming holiday season and beyond.

Earlier in October, we were welcomed by Mayor Barbara Spector to the Los Gatos-Listowel Writers’ Festival, where we held a well-attended reception and lectures by our own board member and author Philip Kearney and by investigative journalist and playwright Frank Shouldice. Philip and Frank led riveting discussions of their respective works during a great evening gathering. We’re already looking forward to participating in next year’s festival.

Our series of MCLE events continues on November 1st, when we’ll be hosting “Alcoholic Beverage Law 101,” presented by Alana Joyce of Strike & Techel at the Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco. Alana will give a rundown of Prohibition’s legacy on the current structure of state alcoholic beverage laws and regulations and industry practices. Registration and more information on this program can be obtained from our website.

We’d also like to invite you to two other social events in November. On November 9th at 6:00 pm, the Irish Network Bay Area will be hosting their third annual Irish Thanksgiving dinner at the United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue (at Sloat) in San Francisco. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased through our website. And on November 16th at 6:30 pm, we’ll host another South Bay Meetup at Molly Magee’s, 241 Castro Street in Mountain View. Our last meetup was a great success and we’re looking forward to our next gathering in the South Bay.

Our president Nick Ginger is currently on a trip to Ireland, where he’ll be meeting with several of the local contacts that I made during my own trip in February. Nick will continue our outreach with our Irish colleagues in the hopes of developing partnerships between the Association and the legal and academic community in Ireland. We’re looking forward to expanding our scope in this regard, and hope to organize several events and programs in collaboration with our Irish colleagues in the years ahead. Nick will report on his trip in the November newsletter, so please stay tuned.

We want to thank you for your support of the Association during this time of growth, and hope to see you at our upcoming events. This is a great community, and we’re happy to have you as a part of it!

With best regards,

Jim Weixel

IABA Vice President

Upcoming Events

IABA Final Wednesday Meet Up - San Francisco

When? 26 Oct 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where? Patriot House, 2 Embarcadero Center, Level P

Come join us for our monthly "Final Wednesday" happy hour and meet up.  We will have an area reserved, you'll find us by looking for the IABA sign.  Stop by for a pint or two on your way home!

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November MCLE Event - Alcoholic Beverage Law 101

When? 01 Nov 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Where? Consulate General of Ireland, 100 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Presented by Alana Joyce of the firm Strike & Techel

This course will present an overview of alcoholic beverage law in the United States. Ms. Joyce will discuss the lasting effects of Prohibition in the modern marketplace, including: the three-tier system of distribution, the difference between open and control states, franchise laws and other trade practice issues in the alcoholic beverage industry.

Participants are eligible for 1 hour of MCLE credit

Reminder: all MCLE events are free for members (and law students) and $15 for non-members.  

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3rd Annual Irish Thanksgiving

When? 09 Nov 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where? The United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue

Join the United Irish Cultural Center and our sister network, the INBA for the 3rd Annual Irish Thanksgiving! The INBA will be hosting their Thanksgiving dinner on the 9th of November, giving you plenty of time to build another appetite for the official Thanksgiving holiday. The event will feature a traditional Thanksgiving meal, topped off with the best Irish food and drink in the Bay Area. Two members of the Irish community will be recognized for their contributions over the past year.

Come celebrate with friends and family from across the Bay Area Irish community

Purchase your tickets here.

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IABA November South Bay Meet Up

When? 16 Nov 2016, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Where? Molly Magees, 241 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041

Attorney social in Mountain View for anyone interested in joining for drinks, networking, and general discussion.

Meet in the patio, walk all the way into the back covered outdoor area.

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Board Updates

New Sponsors: Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick LLP

The Board of Directors are pleased to welcome new sponsor, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick LLP (LPS). LPS are a prominent Bay Area law firm. We have included a brief excerpt from the firm's website below that provides some details of the firm's illustrious history and practice. 

"For many years, our law firm of Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick LLP, has helped business and individual clients achieve their goals. LPS serves a diverse client base in a stimulating practice that strives for counsel and advocacy of the highest quality in a prompt, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Today, as a full-service civil law firm, our lawyers of exceptional credentials extend the tradition of our founding partners to advance and protect the interests of clients facing difficult economic, professional and personal challenges. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and accessibility to clients and encourage close working relationships between partners and associates, lawyers and staff, or attorneys and clients. We can therefore offer an integrated team approach that not only provides sound legal advice, but that also helps achieve the optimum practical result for our clients."

A big thank you to LPS from the Board of Directors! 

Thank you to our sponsors:

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