# 010827Breakfast at the Bar: New Hot Websites and Cell Phone Apps that Judges Love and Hot Tips for e-Service
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Judge Carl West and Ramon Barajas will put on a fascinating program focusing on websites that Judges and sophisticated lawyers access to support an effective trial practice. Judge West will also explain the wonders of agreeing to e-service procedures, particularly as it makes it so much easier for judges to access files and consider litigants’ matters. Ramon will also focus on cell phone apps for legal and business research.
Ramon Barajas, Jr.:
Reference Librarian, Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP.
Webmaster, Southern California Association of Law Libraries.
I've worked for MTO for seven years, in the Los Angeles office. I assist lawyers with complex research projects spanning a wide spectrum, from intellectual property and securities, to unlawful detainer. I provide firm wide information and library services support to attorneys and staff. My area of special interest is technology and the web, and the application of new technologies to legal and business research.
I received my Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Prior to joining Munger, Tolles & Olson, I was employed by O'Melveny & Myers in Newport Beach. Hobbies include web design, golf, home brewing, and Dodgers baseball.
Judge Carl West:
Judge West is a 1973 graduate of Occidental College. He attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and received his juris doctor degree in December, 1977, and was admitted to practice in California in 1978. While in private practice, Judge West was primarily involved in personal injury, commercial, and real estate litigation. He was an associate with the firms of Stockdale, Peckham, Estes, Ramsey, Lawler & Iroillo and Severson, Werson, Burke & Melchior prior to joining the Pasadena firm of Hahn & Hahn, were he remained as a partner until his appointment to the bench in 1994.
Judge West started his judicial career as a judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court (1994-1996). Following his appointment to the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1996, he was assigned to a felony trials department for approximately one year. From 1997 through 2001 he was assigned to a direct calendar civil department in the North Central District. Since April, 1992 Judge West has been assigned to the Complex Litigation Panel.
Judge West is a frequent panelist and lecturer on topics involving complex case management, electronic discovery, toxic torts, and various substantive and procedural topics of interest to civil judges and litigators.
In his current assignment as a member of the Complex Litigation Panel, Judge West is frequently involved with cases involving consumer-related class actions, securities and commercial claims, toxic and mass tort claims, and insurance coverage claims involving significant primary and excess exposure.