The Century City Bar Association hopes that everyone is having a wonderful 2023 thus far.  For those who were able to attend our Banquet at the end of last year, thank you for your support and we hope that you enjoyed the event as much as we did. 

We were thrilled to honor the following outstanding lawyers at the Banquet:

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

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

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

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

We were also delighted to have Judge Christine Byrd as our first recipient of the The Jane Shay Wald Service Award.  The CCBA is grateful for her countless hours of dedication to the CCBA and the Los Angeles legal community.  

For those who were unable to attend the Banquet, here are some photographs that capture some of the fun of the event:

For the upcoming year, the CCBA is in the process of planning amazing speakers, MCLE events, and networking events for its members, both virtually and in person, so make sure to look out for alerts from the CCBA for these upcoming events.  We currently have scheduled on April 6, 2023, a very relevant and interesting virtual CLE, “Your Home is Spying on You: A Look at Internet of Things Forensics,” being presented by Brian Chase of Archer Hall.  We hope you can join us for this free CLE.   We are also working on dates for a mental health panel and our annual Constitutional Law luncheon, so look out for updates on those two events as well.  

The link to register for the CLE event and other future events can be found on our website:, and on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.  We look forward to seeing everyone this year at the upcoming events.  And always feel free to email us with suggestions or questions at,, or


Brett Taylor, President

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