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BDG – “Public Construction Projects – How to Get it Right”: ACWA Fall 2012

Senior Shareholder Gregory M. Bergman will be moderating a panel, “Public Construction Projects – How to Get It Right,” at the Association of California Water Agencies (“ACWA”) at its Fall 2012 Conference, “California Water … The Next Generation.” The panel is scheduled for 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM on December 5, 2012. The Conference is being held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

BDG Honored by the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith was honored on September 28, 2012, by the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles with a Special Recognition Award. This Award was given in acknowledgement of Bergman Dacey Goldsmith’s ongoing commitment to the organization’s causes, including scholarships to well-deserving law students. We are exceptionally proud and humbled to have received this Award.

Mackrell Environmental Practice Group – 8/22/12 Webinar

On August 22, 2012, the Mackrell Environmental Practice Group presented its inaugural webinar. The webinar on current environmental issues across the United States was the result of the joint efforts of Mackrell International members Bergman Dacey Goldsmith, Mehaffy Weber, Kraemer Burns, and Keller and Heckman. The webinar was well-attended. We are pleased to send you copies of the materials prepared by the speakers, with their permission, on the specific topics presented during the webinar. Please contact Greg Bergman with any questions you may have about this webinar.

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith Proudly Announces 2012 Rising Stars

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is pleased to announce that attorneys Brian J. Bergman, Mitchell C. Frederick, and Arash Beral have been selected as 2012 Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. Rising Stars are considered the best attorneys who are under 40 years old or have been practicing less than ten years. These attorneys are selected through a nomination and research process where they are ranked on a point scale. No more than 2.5 % of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.

Gregory Bergman named One of the Top Ten Environmental Lawyers in the Country for 2012

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is pleased to announce that Gregory M. Bergman has been named "One of the 2012 Top Ten Environmental Lawyers" in the country by The United States Lawyer Rankings. This is the sixth year in a row that Mr. Bergman has been named to the prestigious listing.

Give me Back my CEQA Exemption – Los Angeles Daily Journal

Attached please find an article written by Senior Associate, Brian J. Bergman published in the January 21, 2012 edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal entitled “Give Me Back My CEQA Exemption.” This article addresses new case law that negatively impacts the ability of Project proponents to avoid costly California Environmental Quality Act analysis by utilizing CEQA exemptions.

Daily Journal: “Dismissing a Teacher is Not Easy – the Process School Districts Must Follow”

In recent weeks, the media has flooded us with news of teachers being removed from classrooms and fired by school boards. The public, however, may have little knowledge of the cumbersome or complex process that is involved in a teacher dismissal action. On March 12, 2012, the attached article was published in the Daily Journal, written by our shareholder Michele M. Goldsmith, describing the process and pitfalls to the current procedures under the California Education Code.

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