11th Annual Cultural Competency 2023

11th ANNUAL CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN FAMILY LAW PRACTICE

11th ANNUAL CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN FAMILY LAW PRACTICE: CONVIVENCIA – CHALLENGES TO FAMILY HARMONY IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD

The annual event took place on Saturday July 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA.
Presenters included:

Abbas Hadjian, Esq., Organizer; Co-host William Spiller, Jr., Esq.
Hon. Shelley Kaufman, Supervising Judge, Family Law Division, LASC, Dept. 2 – Central District (Stanley Mosk); Stephen Cawelti, Esq., Chair, Family Law section, Los Angeles County Bar Association; Sharen Ghatan, Esq., President Iranian-American Lawyers Association

TOPICS

Challenges to Family Harmony in a Multicultural World – Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D.
 R-E-S-P-E-C-T Domestic Violence across Cultures

Speakers: Alyce LaViolette, M.S., M.F.T.Jodi Lewis, J.D.Hon. Scott J. Nord, Commissioner, LASC, Dept. 2B – Central District (Stanley Mosk)Arati Vasan, J.D.
Moderator: Diana Martinez, J.D.

Trauma in the Courtroom

Speakers: Linda Bortell, Psy.D.Punam Patel Grewal, Esq.Hon. Diane M. Goodman, LASC, Dept. A12 North District (Lancaster)Hon. Maria Puente-Porras, LASC, Dept. 302 – Southeast District (Whittier) Moderator: Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D

Lunch with Your Family Law Judges

Judicial Moderators: 

Coordinator: Ellyn J. Stein, Esq.

Judicial Panel: 

Sponsors
Alternative Resolution Centers
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
So. Cal. Chapter
Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Law Office of Karen S. Brown
Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Klein, LLP
French-American Bar Association
Law Offices of Elnaz Seyedian
Law Offices of Jinna Kang, APC
Krycler, Ervin, Taubman & Kaminsky
MIOD and Company, LLP
Our Family Wizard
The University of West Los Angeles, School of Law

See the prior year’s event, Cultural Competency In Family Practice 2022: Intersectionality.

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