Profile

Toby J. Rothschild

Toby J. Rothschild

5481 Shrewsbury Ave.
Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: 562-716-5036 – cell
toby@tjrlaw.net

City: Los Angeles

State Bar of California Admission Date:  Jan. 15, 1970

Other Jurisdictions Admission Dates:
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California: Jan. 15, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit: May 10, 1971
  • United States Supreme Court:  Feb. 26, 1973

Education:
  • UCLA School of the Law, J.D. degree, 1966 – 1969
  • San Francisco State University, BA degree, 1966

Employment (Current and Past):
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, General Counsel, 2001 – present
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, Executive Director, 1973 – 2000
  • Legal Aid Foundation of Long Beach, Staff Attorney, 1971 – 1973
  • Los Angeles Neighborhood Legal Services, Fellow, 1969 – 1971

State Bar Activities:

  • Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, member, 2014 – present
  • Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, 2010 – 2013
  • Commission on Access to Justice, 2001 – 2005, Vice Chair, 2005
  • Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services, 2000 – 2001
  • Committee on the Administration of Justice, 1982 – 1988, Chair, 1986 – 1987
  • Committee on Human Rights, 1976 – 1979, Vice-Chair, 1977 – 1978
  • Committee on Disadvantaged Persons and the Law, 1975 – 1976

Local Bar Activities:
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Board of Trustees, 1997 – 1999
    • Committee on Legal Services to the Poor, 1985 – 1996
    • Committee on Access to Justice, 1996 – present, Chair, 2008 – 2012
    • Judicial Appointments Committee, 2002 – 2008
    • Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, 2001 – present, Chair, 2007-    2008
    • Senior Lawyers Section, Executive Committee, 2009 – present
  • Long Beach Bar Association
    • Board of Governors, 1977 – 1979,1982 – 1984,1990 – 1994, President, 1993
    • Scholarship Committee, 1975 – present
    • One Hundredth Anniversary Committee, 2012 – present

Professional Memberships:
  • Legal Aid Association of California, Board of Directors, 1983 – 1989, 1999 – 2005, President, 1983 – 1985
  • Long Beach Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 1994 – present, Chair, 1994
  • National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, Board of Directors, 1999 – 2007
  • One Justice, Board of Directors, 2000 – present, Vice-Chair, 2010 – 2013
Other:
  • Adjunct Instructor, Consumer Law, Western States University School of Law, 1977
  • Lecturer, The Lawyering Process, University of Southern California School of Law, 1971 – 1973
  • Teaching Fellow, Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Negotiation Workshop, 1992
  • Judge Pro Tem, Long Beach Municipal Court, 1976 – 1985

Activities:
  • Past President, Long Beach Jewish Community Center
  • Past Vice President, Jewish Federation of Long Beach and West Orange County

Awards:
  • Lawyer of the Year, Long Beach Bar Association, 1989
  • Loren Miller Legal Service Award, State Bar of California, 1995
  • Charles Dorsey Award, ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Div., 2011