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Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice: Innovative Navigation in Cultural Gridlocks

SKU: FA97526

Get practical tips to understand and handle cultural dead-ends in your litigation and settlement practice presented by six panels of family law judicial officers, experts, and psychologists.

6 MCLE Credits
Specialization: Family Law
Special Requirements: Ethics, Elimination of Bias

$ 439.00
      1. The fifth year of this annual program includes practical tips to understand and handle cultural dead-ends in your litigation and settlement practice presented by six panels of family law judicial officers, experts, and psychologists. This program is presented by the Iranian American Lawyers' Association (IALA), in association with the University of West Los Angeles, School of Law (UWLA); the State Bar of California, Family Law Section (FLEXCOM); the Los Angeles, County Bar Association, Family Law Section (LACBA); and Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice was founded by Abbas Hadjian, CFLS, who organizes this annual seminar. Inquiries about this seminar should be directed to abbashadjian@sbcglobal.net.

  1. CP & Support Without Borders: Finding and Enforcing in Lands Unknown

  2. Among the more vexing issues faced by practitioners is the adjudication of property and support issues in foreign jurisdictions. This is particularly true when income and assets are not properly disclosed. But all is not lost. The panel will offer step-by-step guidance on the identification, characterization, valuation, and division of undisclosed community property located in other states and nations. The panel will also provide detailed guidance with respect to the modification and enforcement of California support orders in foreign jurisdictions. Finally, the panel will provide guidance regarding the modification and enforcement of a foreign support order in California.

    Speakers: Hon. Patrick A. Cathcart, Judge, LASC; Gregory Jessner, Esq.; David Shebby, Esq., CFLS.
    Moderator: Merlyn Hernandez, CFLS

  1. Immigrants Divorce: Issues and Guidelines to Handle and Assist Divorcing Immigrants

    Today, to effectively represent family law clients, family law practitioners need to have a broad-based knowledge of various areas of law. Family law practitioners are faced with new emerging global issues in their practice, and divorce cases that involve cross-border issues and non-U.S. citizen partners. This panel will examine the intersection of family law with immigration law and criminal law, and provide practical tips to help family law practitioners best assist their immigrant clients. The panelists will also review hot topics and answer questions that family law attorneys may face frequently.

    Speakers: Hon. Maria Puente-Porras, Comm’r., LASC; Faith Nouri, Esq., CFLS.; Kia Feyzjou, Esq., CCLS
    Moderator: Elie Seyedian, Esq.

  2. Hunting for Putative Spouses: Dealing with Defective Marriages

    When recent immigrants seek remedies in family law court, it is not uncommon for one party to claim there is no valid marriage. This panel will review what constitutes a valid marriage in California, the requirements for claiming putative spouse status, and provide tips on seeking relief for clients whose marital status is disputed.

    Speakers: Hon. Keith Clemens, Comm’r. Ret.; Jeannette J. Wright, Esq.; Robert Fairfield, Esq.
    Moderator: Jinna Kang, Esq., CFLS

  3. Family Law Judge Roundtable

    May a cultural expert rely on a hearsay document or declaration to prove or disprove the existence or non-existence of a marriage entered overseas? What about the best interest of a child? Or spousal abuse in another culture? Or marital style and standard of living in another country? Or application of the F.C. 4320 factors in a jurisdiction with cultural proscriptions affecting employment? This panel of family law judges discusses the application of Sanchez in litigation where cultural context is an issue.

    Participants: Hon. Patrick A. Cathcart, Judge, LASC; Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman, Judge, LASC; Hon. Bruce Iwasaki, Judge, LASC; Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis, Supervising Judge (LASC Family Law Division); Hon. Amy Pellman, Judge ,LASC; Hon. Maria Puente-Porras, Comm’r., LASC; Hon. Harvey A. Silberman, Judge, LASC.
    Moderators: Laurel Brauer, Esq., CFLS; Steve Hittleman, Esq., CFLS; Steve Zand, Esq., CFLS

  4. Not Without My Religious Divorce: The Long Arm of California Divorces

    This panel addresses the needs and traditions of three major faith communities in the United States—Judaism, Catholicism, and Islam—related to marriage and divorce and how the religious requirements of these communities may impact civil divorce. The panelists will explain traditional concepts relevant to their respective religion, which might impact the needs of our clients in resolving the termination of their marriages and, therefore, might impact the issues presented to our civil courts. Focusing on practicalities, though founding the comments on explanations of tradition, the panelists will explore whether or where our civil processes and remedies can assist with the religious remedies and whether attempts to resolve religious issues in our civil courts violate the constitutional separation of church (synagogue or mosque) and state. In addition to exploring the religious questions inherent to divorce, this panel will also address registering the California divorce in the Philippines, a Catholic country which does not recognize divorce, and Nigeria, a Muslim country with its own requirements for its citizens.

    Speakers: Honey Amado, Esq.; Donna Echiverri-Beckham, Esq.; Alexandra Leichter, Esq.; Sr. Tracey Sharp, SCRH; Imam Suhail Hasan Mulla
    Moderator: Amaka Ada Akudinobi, Esq.

  5. Homelessness at Home: Living Under the Threat of Deportation

    The panel "Homelessness at Home” is moderated by Dr. Gitu Bhatia, a psychologist in private practice with expertise in cross-cultural psychology. The panel includes Dr. Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor speaking on psychological evaluations for immigrants, Dr. Indhushree Rajan speaking about children of immigrants, and Dr. Peyman Raoofi addressing the issues related to refugee children.

    Speakers: Indhushree Rajan, Ph.D.; Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor, Ph.D.; Peyman Raoofi, Psy.D.
    Moderator: Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D.

  6. Terms and Conditions apply and are subject to change.
  7.  
      1. The fifth year of this annual program includes practical tips to understand and handle cultural dead-ends in your litigation and settlement practice presented by six panels of family law judicial officers, experts, and psychologists. This program is presented by the Iranian American Lawyers' Association (IALA), in association with the University of West Los Angeles, School of Law (UWLA); the State Bar of California, Family Law Section (FLEXCOM); the Los Angeles, County Bar Association, Family Law Section (LACBA); and Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB). Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice was founded by Abbas Hadjian, CFLS, who organizes this annual seminar. Inquiries about this seminar should be directed to abbashadjian@sbcglobal.net.

  1. CP & Support Without Borders: Finding and Enforcing in Lands Unknown

  2. Among the more vexing issues faced by practitioners is the adjudication of property and support issues in foreign jurisdictions. This is particularly true when income and assets are not properly disclosed. But all is not lost. The panel will offer step-by-step guidance on the identification, characterization, valuation, and division of undisclosed community property located in other states and nations. The panel will also provide detailed guidance with respect to the modification and enforcement of California support orders in foreign jurisdictions. Finally, the panel will provide guidance regarding the modification and enforcement of a foreign support order in California.

    Speakers: Hon. Patrick A. Cathcart, Judge, LASC; Gregory Jessner, Esq.; David Shebby, Esq., CFLS.
    Moderator: Merlyn Hernandez, CFLS

  1. Immigrants Divorce: Issues and Guidelines to Handle and Assist Divorcing Immigrants

    Today, to effectively represent family law clients, family law practitioners need to have a broad-based knowledge of various areas of law. Family law practitioners are faced with new emerging global issues in their practice, and divorce cases that involve cross-border issues and non-U.S. citizen partners. This panel will examine the intersection of family law with immigration law and criminal law, and provide practical tips to help family law practitioners best assist their immigrant clients. The panelists will also review hot topics and answer questions that family law attorneys may face frequently.

    Speakers: Hon. Maria Puente-Porras, Comm’r., LASC; Faith Nouri, Esq., CFLS.; Kia Feyzjou, Esq., CCLS
    Moderator: Elie Seyedian, Esq.

  2. Hunting for Putative Spouses: Dealing with Defective Marriages

    When recent immigrants seek remedies in family law court, it is not uncommon for one party to claim there is no valid marriage. This panel will review what constitutes a valid marriage in California, the requirements for claiming putative spouse status, and provide tips on seeking relief for clients whose marital status is disputed.

    Speakers: Hon. Keith Clemens, Comm’r. Ret.; Jeannette J. Wright, Esq.; Robert Fairfield, Esq.
    Moderator: Jinna Kang, Esq., CFLS

  3. Family Law Judge Roundtable

    May a cultural expert rely on a hearsay document or declaration to prove or disprove the existence or non-existence of a marriage entered overseas? What about the best interest of a child? Or spousal abuse in another culture? Or marital style and standard of living in another country? Or application of the F.C. 4320 factors in a jurisdiction with cultural proscriptions affecting employment? This panel of family law judges discusses the application of Sanchez in litigation where cultural context is an issue.

    Participants: Hon. Patrick A. Cathcart, Judge, LASC; Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman, Judge, LASC; Hon. Bruce Iwasaki, Judge, LASC; Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis, Supervising Judge (LASC Family Law Division); Hon. Amy Pellman, Judge ,LASC; Hon. Maria Puente-Porras, Comm’r., LASC; Hon. Harvey A. Silberman, Judge, LASC.
    Moderators: Laurel Brauer, Esq., CFLS; Steve Hittleman, Esq., CFLS; Steve Zand, Esq., CFLS

  4. Not Without My Religious Divorce: The Long Arm of California Divorces

    This panel addresses the needs and traditions of three major faith communities in the United States—Judaism, Catholicism, and Islam—related to marriage and divorce and how the religious requirements of these communities may impact civil divorce. The panelists will explain traditional concepts relevant to their respective religion, which might impact the needs of our clients in resolving the termination of their marriages and, therefore, might impact the issues presented to our civil courts. Focusing on practicalities, though founding the comments on explanations of tradition, the panelists will explore whether or where our civil processes and remedies can assist with the religious remedies and whether attempts to resolve religious issues in our civil courts violate the constitutional separation of church (synagogue or mosque) and state. In addition to exploring the religious questions inherent to divorce, this panel will also address registering the California divorce in the Philippines, a Catholic country which does not recognize divorce, and Nigeria, a Muslim country with its own requirements for its citizens.

    Speakers: Honey Amado, Esq.; Donna Echiverri-Beckham, Esq.; Alexandra Leichter, Esq.; Sr. Tracey Sharp, SCRH; Imam Suhail Hasan Mulla
    Moderator: Amaka Ada Akudinobi, Esq.

  5. Homelessness at Home: Living Under the Threat of Deportation

    The panel "Homelessness at Home” is moderated by Dr. Gitu Bhatia, a psychologist in private practice with expertise in cross-cultural psychology. The panel includes Dr. Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor speaking on psychological evaluations for immigrants, Dr. Indhushree Rajan speaking about children of immigrants, and Dr. Peyman Raoofi addressing the issues related to refugee children.

    Speakers: Indhushree Rajan, Ph.D.; Reuben Vaisman-Tzachor, Ph.D.; Peyman Raoofi, Psy.D.
    Moderator: Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D.

  6. Terms and Conditions apply and are subject to change.
  7.  
Products specifications
SUBTOPICS General Interest
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Legal Ethics
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Elimination of Bias
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SUBTOPICS Custody
SUBTOPICS Immigration
SUBTOPICS Property Division
SUBTOPICS Support
MCLE HOUR 3.1 - 9
SUBTOPICS Hearings and Motions
SUBTOPICS Remedies
Products specifications
SUBTOPICS General Interest
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Legal Ethics
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Elimination of Bias
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SUBTOPICS Custody
SUBTOPICS Immigration
SUBTOPICS Property Division
SUBTOPICS Support
MCLE HOUR 3.1 - 9
SUBTOPICS Hearings and Motions
SUBTOPICS Remedies