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Armenian Bar Winter Meeting! San Francisco

January 18 @ 5:00 pm - January 20 @ 5:00 pm

The Armenian Bar Association is excited to announce our upcoming Winter Meeting in the Golden State’s jewel city of San Francisco!

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 18, 2019
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Meeting of the Board of Governors
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Cocktail and Networking Reception
San Francisco, CA 94111
Generously Sponsored by:
CIBC Private Wealth Management
Vicken Ekmekjian, CFA, Managing Director
Saturday, January 19, 2019 
UC Hastings College of Law
9:00 am – 9:30 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:15 am – The Life and Times of Sole Practitioners: The Buck Starts and Stops with You!  How to Make the Best of It.
Mariam Kuregyan, Davana Law Firm
Garen Nazarian, Law Offices of Garen Nazarian
Moderated by: Gerard Kassabian, Chairman of the Armenian Bar Association,
Law Offices of Gerard V. Kassabian
10:15 am – 11:00 am – Women in the Law: The Saga Continues and So Does the Way Forward
Judge Amy Ashvanian, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County
Professor Ann Lousin, John Marshall Law School
Ovsanna Takvoryan, Partner, CKR Law
Taleen Tertzakian, Deputy City Attorney, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
Moderated by: Lucy Varpetian, Co-Vice-Chair of the Armenian Bar Association,
Principal City Attorney, Office of the Glendale City Attorney
11:00 am -11:15 am – Intermission
11:15 am – 12:00 pm – So Your Case is Going to Trial. Now What?
Ara Jabagchourian, Law Offices of Ara Jabagchourian
Judge Zaven Sinanian, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County
Moderated by: David Balabanian, Partner (retired), Morgan Lewis
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Wish Upon a Star: Navigating the Path to Judicial Appointments
Justice Marvin Baxter (retired), California Supreme Court
Judge Amy Hoogasian, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, US Department of Justice
Justice Charles Poochigian, California Court of Appeal, 5th District
Moderated by: Garo Ghazarian, Past Chairman and Current Board Member of the Armenian Bar Association,
Law Office of Garo B. Ghazarian
6:00 pm – Optional Dinner at Historic John’s Grill
Sunday, January 20, 2019 
Optional Napa Valley or San Francisco City Excursions (more information to follow).
* This conference has been approved for 3.75 hours of CA CLE.
A block of rooms at a super rate is available at San Francisco Marriott Union Square. Please make reservations online by clicking here.
For sponsorship information, please contact: Info@ArmenianBar.org.
Click here to enjoy discounted rooms.
As always, members will enjoy the benefit of lower pricing (sign up to be a member here).
Check back for the most up-to-date information!


January 18 @ 5:00 pm
January 20 @ 5:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA