On February 21, 2018, the Inland Empire Chapters of the American Inns of Court welcomed Los Angeles based attorney, Carl E. Douglas, as the keynote speaker for the joint Inns meeting, hosted by the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court (Riverside) and held at the California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside, California.
The Leo A. Deegan would like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions: Rizio Law Firm (Platinum Sponsor - $1000), Holstrom Block & Parke, APLC (Platinum Sponsor - $1000), A Better Community Counseling (Silver Sponsor - $500), Best Best & Krieger LLP (Silver Sponsor - $500), Aitken Aitken Cohn (Bronze Sponsor - $100), and Thompson & Colegate LLP (Bronze Sponsor - $100).
The program began with an introduction by the Honorable Jacqueline C. Jackson, President of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court. L. Alexandra Fong, President-Elect of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court, welcomed our honored guests and dignitaries.
Hors d'oeuvres and dinner were catered by Maddilicious Cafe & Catering, the preferred caterer of the venue. A no-host bar was also provided. Hors d'ouevres included mini peppers with sausage and ricotta, crostini with goat cheese and fig jam, mushrooms stuffed with gourmet cheese and spinach, along with assorted fruits & cheese, crackers & crostini, dips, and bread. Dinner options included tri-tip with java bourbon sauce and a lasagna roll for our vegetarian companions. Diners had the option of red wine, white wine, or sparkling cider to accompany their meal.
The presentation began with an introduction by Robyn Lewis, Past President of the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court. Mr. Douglas presented "7 Tips You Didn't Learn in Law School." The Honorable Carol Codrington, Associate Justice of the Fourth District Court of Appeals, Division Two asked various questions of Mr. Douglas which had been provided by the Inn members.
At the conclusion of the program, Judge Jackson announced how the gift bottles of wine and floral arrangements at each table would be distributed. Congratulations to those who won these items.