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Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers Vintage Bouquet Is Rousing Success

The Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers dished up gourmet appetizers, spectacular wines and serious fun at the 24th Annual Vintage Bouquet on April 29,2012 at the historic Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.

The food and wine event featured unlimited tastings from leading wineries, beverage companies and restaurants, as well as special musical entertainment, and live and silent auctions of unique food, wine and travel packages. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation’s pro bono legal services, including Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm and free wills for firefighters and emergency responders.

Among top local eateries offering tempting dishes were Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream; Hansen’s Cakes; Il Fornaio – Restaurant, Lawry’s The Prime Rib; Lady Chocolatier; Lexington Social House; Momed; Napa Valley Grille; Palomino Restaurant; Pazzo Gelato; Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse; STK Los Angeles; Taberna Mexicana; The Palm, West Hollywood; and Wood & Vine.

Boutique wineries pouring included Cielo Farms; Faust; Flowers Vineyard & Winery; Grassini Family Vineyards, Huneeus Vintners; Lewelling Vineyards; Moreno BHLV; Peju; Pride Mountain Vineyards; Quady Winery; Relic Wines, Spring Mountain Vineyards; and Wicker Vineyards. For those who prefer their beverages brewed or still, Stella Artois beer, Diabolo, Wolfgang Puck Iced Coffees, IZZE beverages and Voss Water were also available.

Sponsors included A Treasured Nurse, Inc; Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce; Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP; Elkins Jones Insurance Agency, Inc.; Law Offices of Jonathan Franklin; Navigant Consulting, Inc.; Nemecek & Cole; PMA Dispute Resolution; Reuben Raucher & Blum; The Sound 100.3; and Strategic Valuation Group, LLC. American Airlines was the official airline sponsor.

The Beverly Hills Bar Association, founded in 1931, is the sixth largest bar association in California, with 5,000 members. Its mission is to serve its members, to lead the legal profession and to advocate for justice in the community. Its wide range of community outreach programs, many of which are supported by the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation grants, include Wills For Heroes, a free program to provide wills to Fire Fighters, Policemen and First Responders; Roxbury Park Legal Clinic, a monthly program providing free legal information to the community; The High School Blue Car Project, to teach high school students about the law; free programs for Victims of Domestic Violence; the ABA Tolerance through Education Program that teaches third graders about tolerance and equality; Samoshel, prepare meals for the Samoshel Shelter once a month; “And Justice For All,†a series of programs covering a variety of topical legal issues.

There is also; Tax Court Pro Se Assistance, in which BHBA members volunteer to assist tax payers – at no cost – who are representing themselves before the Tax Court; the Lawyer Referral and Information Service, which matches individuals with specific legal matters with qualified attorneys with appropriate specialties; and the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program, which resolves fee disputes between clients and attorneys.

For more information: http://www.bhba.org/Committees_Sections/Barristers.htm
BHBA Executive Director Marc Staenberg; Terre Fox; BHBA President Lawrence Jacobson of Lawrence H Jacobson APC
(Standing l-r) Fred Fontana and Vintage Bouquet Chair Leigh Leshner; (Seated l-r) Kenneth & Karen Cruz, Christina Newton, David Gracia
(L-R) Brad Rutt of Elkins Jones Insurance Agency, a sponsor of Vintage Bouquet; Jenny Jones; Sandra Pena; and  Zachary Blume
(LR) Rick Kaplan of Kaplan Marino, P.C.; Roberta Poster; Marc Poster of Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland, LLP; Nina Marino of Kaplan Marino, P.C; and Cindy Pasternak of Pasternak Pasternak & Patton
Napa Valley Grille was one of the restaurants providing delectable tastes.

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