Third Annual Seminar in Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice: The New Frontiers of Divorce

Third Annual Seminar in Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice: The New Frontiers of Divorce

  • July 25, 2015
  • 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • 9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., 12th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90301


  • (Registration code required)

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The New Frontiers of Divorce

Seven (7) panels of highly experienced Family Law Judges, Certified Family Law Specialists, and expert psychologists will examine new issues and challenges facing every family law practitioner.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

9800 La Cienega Blvd, 12th Floor, Inglewood, CA 90301


Six (6) hours of Family Law Legal Specialization, and General MCLE including one (1) hour of Elimination of Bias

Until July 17, 2015: 

Non-Members $110

IALA Members & Sponsors: $90

Door Admission: 

Non-Members: $120

IALA Members & Sponsors: $100

Judicial Officers: Free

Law Students: Free with ID


The Third Annual Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice seminar is coming Saturday, July 25, 2015.  This year’s seminar is a full day panel discussion and lunch with family law Judicial Officers and family law practitioners.


This seminar will be the first to analyze the impact and implications of nationwide Same-Sex Marriage in California Family law practice. We’ll cover divorces where one or both parties are immigrants (authorized or unauthorized), and how psychological issues and immigration law impacts divorces, and vice versa.  We’ll deal with divorces where the parties are of different races, faiths or cultures. We’ll deal with gray divorces that can turn into probates, and Competency, Retirement, and Survivorship may be major issues. And a lot more.


6 hours of MCLE, including Elimination of Bias. 8:30 am to 5:00pm. University of West Los Angeles, LAX Campus, 9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., Inglewood.



Hon. Patrick A. Cathcart, Judge;

Hon. Holly J. Fujie, Judge;

Hon. Reva G. Goetz, Judge;

Hon. Lon F. Hurwitz, Supervising Judge, Family Law Panel, Orange County;

Hon. Bruce G. Iwasaki, Judge;

Hon. Mark A. Juhas, Judge;

Hon. Cynthia L. Loo, Comm.;

Hon. Maren, E. Nelson, Supervising Judge, Family Law Division, Los Angeles County;

Hon. Frederick C. Shaller, Judge;

Hon. Harvey A. Silberman, Judge;

Hon B. Scott Silverman, Judge;

Hon. Ashley A. Tabaddor, Immigration Judge, LA (Personal Capacity);

Hon. Gita V. Tehrani, Immigration Judge LA (Personal Capacity);

Hon. D. Zeke Ziedler, Judge.

Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D.;

Linda Bortell, Psy.D.;

Stephen C. Phillips, Psy.D.;

Foojan Zeine, Psy.D.

Laurel B. Brauer, Esq., CFLS;

Diane M. Goodman, Esq.;

Abbas Hadjian, Esq., CFLS;

Stephen M. Hittelman, Esq., CFLS;

Diana L. Martinez, Esq.;

Carol L. Newman, Esq.;

F. Faye Nia, Esq., CFLS;

Connolly Oyler, Esq., AAML;

Peter Walzer, Esq., CFLS; AAML, IAML;

Steve Zand, Esq., CFLS;



Immigrants Divorce (Interaction between Federal Immigration and California Family Law);

Mixed Divorce (Race, Faith, and Culture shaping California Family Law Litigation);

Gray Divorce (Interaction between California Probate and Family Law);

Lunch with your Family Law Judge (Casual round table lunch conversation);

Micro-Aggression Gone Violent (Interaction between Cultural/Religious intent and Marital Relationship);

Same-Sex Divorce (Impact of USSC’s Decision on California Family Practice);

Handling Marvin, Domestic Partnership and Invalid Marriage Divorces.


Presented by : The Iranian American Lawyers Association, LACBA (Family Law Section), UWLA School of Law.

For more information on CCFP2015’s Website, or contact


Sponsored by:

Ardalan and Associates; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; Association of Certified Family Law Specialists; Beverly Hills Bar Association (Family Law Section); Brot & Gross, LLP; California Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc.; Susan Carlisle, CPA; Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Inland Empire; Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County; Divorce Works (Application); Family Visitation Services; Feinberg, Mondel, Brandt & Klein, LLP; Krycler, Ervin, Taubman, & Kaminsky, CPA; LA Law Library; Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law association; Observant Investigation Services; Nancy Braden-Parker, Esq.; Michael J. Ross, CPA; The Law & Mediation Offices of Lynette Berg Robe; Atousa Saei, APLC; San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Family Law Section); South Bay Bar Association; Walzer & Melcher, LLP; Whit Zukerman Warsavsky Luna & Hunt, LLP.

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