Education

Mr. Hadjian was born, educated and lived in Iran until 1980.

Between 1959 and 1968 Mr. Hadjian was a professional journalist in Iran, with positions including editor, writer, reporter, translator and commentator in major Iranian publications and news agencies. His profession a journalist required and helped Mr. Hadjian’s foundational understanding of the Iranian legal, social, economical and political structure.

Between 1962 and 1966, Mr. Hadjian attended the School of Law, Political Science and Economics in Tehran University. Among others, he received courses in Iranian Constitution, Civil, Family and Probate Law, furthering his understanding of the legal, social, economic and political infrastructure of his native country.

Upon graduation. Mr. Hadjian became a political appointee in the Office of the Governor General, Iranian Southern Ports and Islands (Persian Gulf), where he acted as a ranking civil officer in the region until 1978, the year of the Iranian Revolution. As deputy to the Governor General in social and economic affairs, Mr. Hadjian relied heavily on his legal studies and implemented them in real life situations.

In 1975, Harvard University accepted him to the reknowned Edward S. Mason Program for Public Development on full scholarship, acknowledging five years of Mr. Hadjian’s services in developing the Persian Gulf region as one year of credit toward post‑graduate studies. He was awarded a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

 In 1976, Mr. Hadjian returned to the Persian Gulf region and along with other duties, founded the Free University of Iran, Bandar Abbas Branch, to which he was appointed the first president. During this period, Mr. Hadjian acted also as the Acting‑Governor General managing and directing major independent cultural and social projects.

 In 1980, Mr. Hadjian emigrated to California and from 1982-1986, resumed his legal studies in the San Fernando Valley College of Law (now LaVerne University, San Fernando Valley campus). During law school he was employed by the college as the assistant librarian and was trained to assist law students in online legal research. After graduation, Mr. Hadjian created the Pleading and Discovery Center, a research and document producing/responding center for the legal profession.

In 1988, Mr. Hadjian became a member of the State Bar of California. Since then, Mr. Hadjian in has participated in many training programs, especially in the area of  Family Law and Procedure, some listed in the Continuing Legal Education section.

In 2002, Mr. Hadjian attended the Loyola Law School Center For Conflict Resolution, Los Angeles, California and became a certified mediator.

In 2005, Mr. Hadjian, was certified by the reputed Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, of the American Bar Association, Family law Section, Houston, Texas, as a Family Law Trial Attorney.

In June 2010, Mr. Hadjian was certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Board of Legal Specialization, of the State Bar of California, after successfully taking and passing the required written examination (Aug. 2009), and meeting other educational, professional and personal requirements.

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