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Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM

Meeting Location: 10960 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90024

Moderator: Peter Seidel

Meeting Host: SingerLewak

Meeting Description: Parking: Street Parking Available

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Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: 655 N. Central Ave. 22nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203

Moderator: Dean G. Rallis

Host: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

In addition to our networking activities, we will have the following presentation:

Title: “Protecting the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Your Case”
Speakers: Janet Larsen Palmer, Ph.D and Neal Larsen Palmer, Ph.D


As a litigator, you want your witnesses to be seen as competent, trustworthy, and likable. But most witnesses, under the strain of the testifying process, do
things non-verbally that undercut one or all of those three qualities. A fearful expression here. An averted glance there. And maybe even a disgusted look—
any of these can turn off a swing-vote juror or needlessly antagonize the other side, causing negative emotional fallout that words can’t counteract.
What’s more, with increased use of videotaping in depositions, witnesses need to look just as credible and likable on screen as they would in the

In this lively and informative talk, Drs. Jan and Neal Palmer, principals of Communication Excellence Institute and nationally known experts on
nonverbal communication, quickly zero in on the top 15 must-do nonverbal features that build high credibility in depositions and in the courtroom. They
show attorneys how to:

• Increase the “likability factor” of witnesses through open body language.
• Identify the gestures that will turn off a jury.
• Use body language to show that your witness is “in the moment.”
• Help your witnesses command their space.
• Keep your witness’s voice strong and projecting.
• Cure a witness’s perception of antagonism or arrogance.
• Help witnesses keep their best foot forward and out of their mouth in videotaped depositions and in trial testimony.

Dr. Janet Larsen Palmer, President of Communication Excellence Institute, has over 40 years’ experience as a Professor of Communication, a Fortune 500 corporate manager, a university administrator, trial consultant, and executive coach. As a faculty member at the Executive Leadership and Management Institute at Stanford University and also in the Executive Doctorate Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Palmer has offered specialized programs on communication skills for business leaders. Janet Larsen Palmer holds a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from the School of Communication at Northwestern University, and has won over 25 national and regional awards in communication. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Janet Palmer, Communication Excellence Institute has grown to be one of the Top 50 Woman-Owned Businesses in California’s Inland Empire.

Dr. Neal Larsen Palmer is Executive Vice President of Communication Excellence Institute. He has over 40 years’ experience consulting with executives and professionals in business, health care, higher education, law, and government. Formerly the top Dale Carnegie instructor in Southern California, Dr. Palmer taught communication at the
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and the University of Redlands. He has worked with Dr. Jan Palmer on the faculty of the Executive Leadership and Management Institute at Stanford University and the Executive Doctorate Program at the University of Pennsylvania. A linguist who served as Project Manager in Eastern European research at the Library of Congress, Dr. Neal Palmer worked closely with the intelligence community in Washington, D.C. Neal Palmer reads and speaks twelve languages. He holds a B.S. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan.

Each month a group of local attorneys (Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and surrounding areas) gather to expand their referral network among their peers. Join us at the next Glendale TEN meeting. Referrals come from people who know and remember you. TEN makes this relationship-building process easy; all you have to do is show up.

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Thursday May 25th, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM

Meeting Location: 16633 Ventura Blvd. 11th Fl., Encino, CA 91436

Moderator: Bob Epstein

Meeting Host: David Bobrosky with Lewitt Hackman

Meeting Description: The Encino TEN meeting is an evening meeting that focuses on getting to know one another on a personal level so that we are comfortable referring business leads to other members of the group. In that the meeting is after work, wine is always included which at times makes for a very interesting meeting.

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Wednesday May 31st, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Meeting Location: 601 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 (25th Floor – London Conference Room)

Moderator: Anthony McClaren

Meeting Host: William Stoner

Meeting Description: The TEN Downtown Lunch Group offers practitioners an efficient, time sensitive (1 hour and 15 minutes), and high quality networking opportunity during the lunch hour. In addition, our meeting is held at the PWC Building in Downtown Los Angeles (601 S. Figueroa Street, 25th Floor), making it centrally located to everyone in TEN. Also, the noon-hour meeting reduces travel time commitments as it occurs during non-peak travel times. We provide Big Mamma’s Pizza, if you want your fix of comfort food. Also, those who arrive no later than noon will be entered to win a gift card as a reward for their diligence.

May Meeting:

First, come join us this month to celebrate the return of Big Mamma’s Pizza! Then, come learn about the life of your case after you have either killed it, or it has been killed. Civil Appeal guru Randy Spencer, an accomplished appellate attorney who practices appellate law in both California and Illinois, will dazzle us with his presentation on “The Basics of Civil Appeals.” This presentation will take you through the life of the appellate process, from the filing requirements all the way to the decision of the Court. Valuable insight for you and your clients.

Thanks to a suggestion from TEN Pasadena Moderator Howard Raff, the DTLA TEN Meeting will now be extended an additional 15 minutes to allow for more networking. In addition, we have decided to reward punctual arrival, as opposed to metro travel, and as such, any and all who arrive on the 25th Floor no later than noon will be entered to win a gift card as a reward for their diligence.

Parking Considerations:

Option 1 (Quickest Parking) – Park at Engine Co. No. 28, 644 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90017. Valet for $15. Cross the street caddy-corner to our building.

Option 2 (Cheapest Parking) – Park at Fig at 7th Shopping Center, 945 W. 8th St., Los Angeles. Park on L1, L2, or L3. 2 hours- $2.50; 3 hours $4.00 (with validation). Walk 2 blocks east up Figueroa Street to our building.

Option 3 (Millennial Style) – Take Red Line Metro Train to 7th Street Metro Center. Navigate to 7th and Figueroa, and walk 1 block east up Figueroa Street to our building.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Thursday June 1st, 2017 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM

Meeting Location: Ezer Williamson Law – 21515 Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 1150, Torrance, CA 90503

Moderator: Richard Williamson

Meeting Host: Cynthia Pollock

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Friday June 2nd, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM

NEW MEETING LOCATION: 215 N. Marengo Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

Moderator: Howard Raff

Host: The TEN Networks

Meeting Host: TEN – The Esquire Network

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Saturday June 3rd, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Meeting Location: Balboa Park – 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino, CA 91436

Moderator: Stephen Danz

Meeting Host: N/A

Meeting Description: Meet at the Balboa Park Golf Course Clubhouse, just west of Hayvenhurst on Burbank Blvd. Meet at entrance to club house parking lot. Ride will be easy on paved level path that surrounds the park. Ride will last around 45 minutes. Breakfast available for purchase after the ride.

Remember to bring safety equipment, bicycle locks, sun glasses, water.

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Tuesday June 6th, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM

Meeting Location: 2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 215, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Moderator: Kathy G. Neumann

Meeting Host: Wendy Lascher of Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP

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Wednesday June 7th, 2017 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM

NEW LOCATION: Frankie’s Italian Kitchen – 5538 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Moderator: Allan Williams

Meeting Host: Nancy Lenik with City National Bank

June 2017 Topic: Senior Trust Officer Sahar Pouyanrad, CTFA, CEP will discuss the services that City National Bank provides through their Trust Division. City National Bank provides the following services to the Legal Community: Trust Real Estate, Investment Management Solutions, Special Needs, Business Escrow Services, Delaware Trust Capabilities. CNB also handles all Trust & Estate Admissions, Custodial Services and Philanthropic Services with Private Foundations and Endowments as well as Services for Non Profit Companies.

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Thursday June 8th, 2017 7:00 AM to 8:45 AM

Meeting Location: 6303 Owensmouth Ave. 10th Fl. Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Moderator: Marty Rudoy

June 2017 Topic: TBA

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