High-Speed Rail

Rail project topic of Fresno bench-bar-media gathering

The Fresno County Bar Association's Bench Bar & Media committee will host a discussion Aug. 6 on litigation over California's high-speed rail project.

Fresno Bee editorial page editor Bill McEwen will be the moderator for the session featuring Redwood City attorney Michael Brady, who represents Kings County and two of its residents in a lawsuit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority; Andrew Turner, an eminent-domain lawyer from San Mateo who represents local farmers and businesses; and Jason W. Holder, an Oakland lawyer who represented plaintiffs in Madera and Merced counties in a now-settled suit against the rail authority.

The event begins at 5 p.m. with a reception and buffet, followed by the program at 6:30 p.m., at Pardini's, 2257 W. Shaw Ave. Reservations are $25 per person, or $30 for continuing legal education credit, with checks payable to the Fresno County Bar Association, in care of Belinda Ordway, Wanger Jones Helsley PC, 265 River Park Circle, Suite 310, Fresno, CA 93720.

Details, reservations: (559) 233-4800, ext. 268, or bordway@wjhattorneys.com.