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September 23, 1990 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Children's books spill out of the bookshelf in the law firm's waiting room. The chief attorney's office is decorated not with stuffy diplomas and certificates, but with dozens of photographs, from the Marx brothers to Richard Nixon sobbing on the shoulder of Dwight Eisenhower. Not the usual trappings of a thriving law practice, but Harold LaFlamme is an attorney with unusual clients. Some come in with broken bones and bruises, others with injuries even more repugnant.
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May 20, 1991 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an era when attorneys have provided a "target-rich environment for criticism," newcomers should strive for credibility and respect, Orange County attorney Harold F. LaFlamme told 260 graduates of the Western State University College of Law at their commencement Sunday. "Your reputation will take you a long way. Once you build it up, it's worth everything to you," said LaFlamme, 49, who gained national attention by representing Orange County babies in two controversial surrogacy disputes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1991 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an era when attorneys have provided a "target-rich environment for criticism," newcomers should strive for credibility and respect, Orange County attorney Harold F. LaFlamme told 260 graduates of the Western State University College of Law at their commencement Sunday. "Your reputation will take you a long way. Once you build it up, it's worth everything to you," said LaFlamme, 49, who gained national attention by representing Orange County babies in two controversial surrogacy disputes.
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September 23, 1990 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Children's books spill out of the bookshelf in the law firm's waiting room. The chief attorney's office is decorated not with stuffy diplomas and certificates, but with dozens of photographs, from the Marx brothers to Richard Nixon sobbing on the shoulder of Dwight Eisenhower. Not the usual trappings of a thriving law practice, but Harold LaFlamme is an attorney with unusual clients. Some come in with broken bones and bruises, others with injuries even more repugnant.
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February 11, 1997 | KATHRYN BOLD
The event: A black-tie gala honoring supporters of CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County. CASA, founded in 1983, recruits volunteers to represent foster children in court. The highlight of the gala Friday at the Sutton Place Hotel in Newport Beach was an emotion-packed awards presentation honoring those who've furthered CASA's goal of protecting the rights of abused, abandoned and neglected children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2001 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 3-year-old Orange County girl who died after being left in a hot sports-utility vehicle by a Rialto foster mother had been at the center of a legal squabble, along with her three siblings, over when they could be returned to their estranged parents. The victim, Maryah Che Ponce, had been overlooked last Friday when the foster mother and other children left the vehicle in the family driveway after running errands.
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October 11, 1990 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surrogate mother Anna L. Johnson, who is waging an unprecedented battle for custody of a baby she bore for an infertile Orange County couple, testified Wednesday that she accepted payments from the pair even after she secretly decided to keep the child.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Oklahoma Indian tribe won a victory when an appeals court ruled that an Orange County Superior Court commissioner overstepped his authority in a custody dispute over a Seminole Indian child. In an opinion released Monday, the 4th District Court of Appeal overturned Commissioner Gale P. Hickman, who ruled in June that a baby girl was an "Indian child" under the definition in a federal law but that the membership criteria established by the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma were not reasonable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1991
* Southern California College of Optometry: Held Friday at the Fullerton campus. Former Kansas Rep. Robert R. Whittaker spoke to the 96 receiving doctor of optometry degrees. * Christ College Irvine: Held Saturday on the Irvine campus. About 100 degrees were conferred. the commencement speaker was Christ College professor Robert Holst, who this fall will become president of Concordia College in St. Paul, Minn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988 | CARLOS LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
The state must pay the $25,000-a-month medical bills of a 4-year-old Yorba Linda girl, an Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled, thus clearing the way for adoption by her foster parents. But the decision by Superior Court Judge William F. McDonald was viewed by Brianna's foster parents, Tim and Lesly Bird, with cautious optimism. "I'm very excited about it," Tim Bird said after learning about the decision Thursday.
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February 7, 1991 | PAMELA MARIN
The Lunch Bunch More than 770 lunching ladies met at the Hyatt Regency Irvine on Tuesday for a fast-paced fashion show, a light midday meal and a chance pitch in for Childhelp U.S.A., a national nonprofit charity involved in the prevention and treatment of child abuse. The $60-per-ticket benefit--the 10th annual collaboration between the charity's Orange County chapter and Saks Fifth Avenue--raised an estimated $85,000.
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