It is with great excitement that the Century City Bar Association approaches its 52nd Annual Installation Banquet and Awards Ceremony on October 22, 2020 – the first VIRTUAL banquet in its history!  The Board of Governors has been hard at work in its preparations to honor 2020’s Lawyers of the Year: 

·      Michael Alder, Alder Law PC, Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year

·      Holly R. Lake, DLA Piper, Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year

·      Lee S. Brenner, Venable LLP, Entertainment Lawyer of the Year

·      Katherine Blair, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLC, Corporate and Securities Lawyer of the Year

·      Byron J. McLain, Foley & Lardner LLP, White Collar Lawyer of the Year

·      Teddy M. Kapur, Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP, Next Generation Lawyer of the Year

Please join us in congratulating them on their achievements and continued contributions to the legal community.  If you are interested in viewing the event live or in sponsorship or advertising, please visit our website.

As we draw closer to the end of a strange and unpredictable year, we look back on the exciting speakers and virtual networking events we have had the pleasure of hosting these last months, including timely fascinating discussions led by Erwin Chemerinsky on the Supreme Court’s year in review, Blair Berk on criminal defense issues presented in the era of #MeToo, Dr. Ilona Salmons on mental wellness strategies in a time of pandemic, guided mediations by Nora Plesent, a virtual deposition presentation by eDiscovery, and monthly virtual wine tastings with Pour Haus Wine Bar of downtown Los Angeles.  Please stay tuned for exciting updates in our future newsletters and website regarding upcoming events, including talks by distinguished speakers, virtual networking, and MCLE’s.  

In closing, I’d like to invite those interested to submit articles for publication in our newsletter and/or to apply for our open Board seats.  Serving as one of the Century City Bar Association’s Board of Governors is a fun way to become more involved in the Century City legal community and connect with some fantastic people that will quickly become friends.  If interested, please contact me at

We continue to wish good health and safety to you and yours.  Be well.

Lori L. Werderitch