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A mover and shaker takes charge
Sheldon Sloan is connected. He counts among his friends former Gov. Pete Wilson, Chief Justice Ronald George and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Framed photos of Sloan and his wife with President Bush are displayed in his home and office.

Working poor advocate honored
When Joan Messing Graff was growing up on Long Island, her family’s commitment to social justice permeated her life. Her father was a lawyer who loved his profession, her mother was an activist who in the 1950s led an effort to organize “domestic workers” to register to vote and later worked with Amnesty International.

Free self-study MCLE
The Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP) is offering a free self-study package approved for one hour of MCLE credit in the prevention of substance abuse.

Fee arb
Recent developments in fee arbitration will be discussed at a training program in Palm Desert sponsored by the State Bar’s Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration.

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