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Program

8:00 to 8:30
Sign Up & Breakfast

French Continental Breakfast, Courtesy of French‐American Bar Association, California Chapter, Elie Seyedian, Esq.

8:30 to 8:45
Welcome

Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis, Supervising Judge (LASC Family Law Division); Mory Ahmadi, Esq. (Pres. IALA); David Lederman, Esq., CFLS (Chair FLEXCOM); Joseph P. Spirito, Jr., Esq., CFLS (Chair F. L. Comm. LACBA); Steve Zand, Esq., CFLS (Prof. UWLA)

9:00 to 10:00
Introducing Event, Panels, Discussion, Sponsors and Management

Abbas Hadjian, Esq., CFLS

8:45 to 9:45
Panel 1: QCP & Support Without Borders:
Finding and Enforcing in Lands Unknown

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

9:45 to 10:00
Persian Morning Tea Break
10:15 to 11:15
Panel 2: Immigrants Divorce:
Issues and Guidelines to Handle and Assist Divorcing Immigrants

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

11:15 to 12:15
Panel 3: Hunting for Putative Spouses:
Dealing with Defective Marriages

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

12:15 to 13:15
Traditional PersiAn Lunch

Provided by Malek's Persian Cuisine, 20050 Vanowen St J, Winnetka, CA

12:30 to 13:30
Panel 4: LUNCH WITH YOUR FAMILY LAW JUDGE

Participants: Hon. Diana Gould-Saltman, Judge, LASC; Hon. Bruce Iwasaki, Judge, LASC; Hon. Amy Pellman, Judge ,LASC; Hon. Maria Puente-Porras, Comm’r., LASC; Hon. Harvey A. Silberman, Judge, LASC.
Moderator: Steve Zand, Esq., CFLS

13:45 to 14:45
Panel 5: Not Without My Religious Divorce:
The Long Arm of California Divorces

Speakers: Honey Amado, Esq.; Alexandra Leichter, Esq.
Moderator: Amaka Ada Akudinobi, Esq.

14:45 to 15:15
Traditional Korean Tea and Sweets

Courtesy of Korean-American Bar Association; Jinna Kang, Esq., CFLS and Christian T. Kim, Esq.

15:15 to 16:15
Panel 6: Homelessness at Home:
Living Under the Threat of Deportation

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

16:00
CLOSING

Abbas Hadjian, Esq., CFLS