November 2022 Newsletter

President’s Message

By Nina 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

Special congratulations to Judge Christine Byrd, the first recipient of The Jane Shay Wald Service Award.  Kudos to Judge Byrd for her impressive achievements on the bench of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.  We are grateful for her countless hours of dedication to the CCBA.

I would also like to thank the CCBA Board of Governors and Executive Director, Shaili Jalali, for devoting so much effort and time to making CCBA a great success!

Please go on our website,, and our Facebook and LinkedIn pages for more information about CCBA. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events, and we encourage you to contact us with any suggestions or questions via email at or

All my best,

Nina L. Hong