9th Annual Seminar - Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice
July 31, 2021

Access to Justice

Lessons Learned During COVID

Preliminary program. More details coming soon.


08:30–08:45
Sponsor Information
Abbas Hadjian, Esq.
08:45–09:00
Welcome Ceremony
Hon. Lawrence P. Riff, Supervising Judge, Family Law Division, LASC
09:00-09:15
Impact of belief systems and mistrust on Access to Justice
Gitu Bhatia, Psy. D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
09:15–10:30
Panel 1: Access to Justice for those in lower socio-economic strata
Moderator: Diane M. Goodman, Esq., PhD, Law & Mediation Office of Diane M. Goodman, APC
10:30–10:35
Q&A Panel 1 / Break
10:35–11:50
Panel 2: Access to Justice for those who have disabilities
Gitu Bhatia, Psy. D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
11:50–12:00
Q&A Panel 2 / Break
12:00–13:00
Panel 3 - Lunch with Your Family Law Judge
Hon. Michael Amerian, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Christine Byrd, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Gia G. Bosley, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Doreen Boxer, Comm. (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Laura Cohen, Comm. (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Michael Convey, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon Angela J. Davis, Comm. (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Firdous F. Dordi, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Alexander Giza, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Dean Hansel, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Bruce G. Iwasaki, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Esther P. Kim, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Amy M. Pellman, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Maria Puente-Porras, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Lawrence P. Riff, Supervising Judge, Family Law Division, LASC; Hon. Gary Roberts, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Jonathan Rosenbloom, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Michelle Short, Judge (Family Law), LASC; Hon. Ashley Tabaddor, Immigration Judge, President, National Association of Immigration Judges (personal capacity)
Presiding Judicial Officers: Hon. Christine Byrd, Judge LASC; Hon Bruce G. Iwasaki, Judge LASC
Moderators: Laurel Brauer, Esq.; Jinna Kang, Esq.; Steve S. Zand, Esq.
13:00
Closing Ceremony
Abbas Hadjian, Esq.