A La Jolla Institution Since 1984

Message from 2015 La Jolla Bar Association President, Robert Moldenhauer

Robert-D_-Moldenhauer-118x175Dear La Jolla Bar Association Members:

As a 25-year member of this association, I am honored to act again as its president, and pleased to join with the other officers and directors in serving you during 2015.

Our association has grown steadily since its 1984 inception, with significant increase to membership these past few years.  As awareness of our bar association continues to grow, 2015 may be the year in which we reach or exceed the “century” level of 100 members!

Consider Participating in the Activities of this Association’s Committees

Our outgoing president, Michael Dershowitz, often encouraged our members to participate in association activities.   The other board members and I consider this a priority, and invite and encourage you to attend the monthly luncheons and the annual beach and holiday parties, as well as to join and participate on one or more of the following committees: Speakers committee; Website committee; Membership committee; and Social committee.

If you have interest in these committees, or would like to learn more about the committee’s activities, please contact the following persons:

Speakers Committee:

Website Committee:

Membership Committee:

Social Committee:

Review Your Information on the Website

The first 3 to 4  months of the year are the most active for our website committee, with additions of new members’ information, and updating of existing members’ information.   Please make it a point to review your information on the association website, to ensure that your information is updated and accurate.  If you have questions regarding submission of information for inclusion on the website, please contact the Website committee members identified above, and if submitting a photograph for insertion into your member profile, please confirm with them the acceptable format.

Also, when you review your personal information on the website, please take a moment and look at other website features or content.  Should you have any suggestions, recommendations, or other productive comments, please e-mail or otherwise communicate it to the above-identified Website Committee members, and kindly send me copy of the same.

Please Attend the Monthly Luncheons & Annual Summer Beach and December Holiday Parties

The La Jolla Bar Association’s monthly “no-host” luncheons are held at the Manhattan of La Jolla  restaurant (located within the Empress Hotel, at the corner of Fay at Silverado).  The luncheons get underway at noon, and are held the second Thursday of the month, except for August and December (when our beach and holiday parties take place, and we do not meet for lunch).   The La Jolla Bar Association is a California State Bar approved MCLE provider, and our Speakers Committee strives to have the lunchtime presentations qualify for MCLE credit.

Our association’s annual social events are the beach party held in August, and the holiday party held in December (at which time election is held for the upcoming year’s officers & directors). Both of these parties are relaxed and enjoyable events, and provide opportunity for all members to visit with one another, including those who may be unable to regularly attend the monthly luncheons.

Please attend as many of these activities as your calendar permits.

Comment Regarding Association’s Goal for 2015

The La Jolla Bar Association provides its members with opportunities to come together in informal settings with the purpose of promoting traditions of  professional fellowship, collegiality and camaraderie.  While perhaps difficult to preserve and promote such traditions in today’s faster-paced and increasingly stressful practice of law, these traditions remain of value and importance.  The association, through its monthly luncheons, MCLE programs, and other social events, provides a setting for these important traditions to be preserved, experienced and celebrated, and continuing with this focus remains our ongoing goal for 2015.

Each of you can assist in achieving this goal.  Please get involved and participate: in the planning and organizing of a social event; or by helping the Speakers Committee choose topics or speakers for future luncheons (or better yet, join that committee and assist with recruitment of speakers for the lunch meetings!); or join one of the other committees (the Website Committee welcomes our particularly tech-savvy members to contact it).  Volunteer to give an MCLE presentation at one of our lunch meetings (it is particularly appreciated and well-received when one of our members speaks to our other members at a luncheon).

To whatever extent you can actively participate on the association’s committees, and assist with planning and organizing lunch programs and social events, please do so – you are invited and welcomed!  If you cannot be as actively involved, please attend the events whenever you are able to do so.

I look forward to seeing you at these future events.

My very best wishes for your good health and well being throughout 2015.

Highest regards,

Bob Moldenhauer

La Jolla Bar Association 2015 President