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LGBTQ+ Family Law Symposium

  • 07 Oct 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
  • 10


  • Members of Affiliate LGBT Bar Associations

    Contact your Affiliate LGBT Bar Association or MCLE.LGBTBarLA@gmail.com for your code to register
  • Panelists
  • Members of LACBA and the Family Law Section

    Contact LACBA or MCLE.LGBTBarLA@gmail.com for your code to register
  • For those registering after October 3, 2018
    No Lunch Meal included
    MCLE credit will be made available
  • Active/Paid Dues members for 2018
  • Non-Member Friends of the LGBT Bar LA

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One Day Family Law Symposium, produced by LGBT Bar LA

Where: Southwestern Law School

                 3050 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

When:   October 7th, 2018 (Sunday) 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

What:    3 Hrs PARTICIPATORY MCLE w/Breakfast + Lunch

   1 Hr = Elimination of Bias / 2 Hrs = Legal Specialization

Who:     Open to all attorneys and law students

Price:     LGBT Bar LA Members / Affiliate LGBT Bar Associations /                   LACBA Family Law Section Members = $50.00

                     All other Non-LGBT Bar LA Members = $75.00

                         Parking available on Campus for additional $10.00 (Cash Pay Only, for Parking)

*Must Register By October 3rd, 2018 to ensure space and lunch meal.*

Class Descriptions

“LGBTQ+ Elimination of Bias”

Presenter: Bennett Kaspar, Associate at Littler Mendelson P.C.

One-hour MCLE on sensitivity and understanding of the LGBTQ+ Community with a Trans 101 and general LGBTQ+ sensitivity presentation for those working with LGBTQ+ community members.

"Marriage Equality vs. Divorce Equality"

Moderator Jeremy A. Lane,partner at Ross & Lane

Panelists: Marc André Bertet of Hersh Mannis LLP, Garry M. Gekht of Law Offices of Schuchman & Kaplan and Julie McAlarnen of Kolodny Law Group

LGBTQ+ attorneys who devote their practice to family law, will provide insight as to how divorce impacts the LGBTQ+ community, particularly now that marriage equality is the law of the land after the Supreme Court’s ruling on June 26, 2015 in Obergefell v. Hodges.  Topics will include property rights, spousal support, Marvin actions, and prenuptial agreements.

“Trending Issues Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community”

Moderator Jeffrey Erdman, partner at Scali Rasmussen

Panelists: Roberta Murawski of the Law Office of Roberta Murawski, Amira Hasenbush of the Law Office Amira Hasenbush, Mieko Failey of The LGBTQ Center Long Beach and Superior Court Judge Hon. Joshua Wayser

Experienced LGBTQ+ family law attorneys Roberta Murawski and Amira Hasenbush are joined by Family Law Judge Hon. Joshua Wayser and Mieko Failey, Director of Legal Services for The LGBTQ Center Long Beach, to discussing recent developments in the law.  Topics will include the expanding reach of parental recognition, unique issues of domestic violence impacting LGBTQ+ individuals, and emerging issues involving transgender and non-binary parents and children.


9:30 – 9:45 am       


               • 9:45 – 10:45 am                        

   Elimination of Bias

10:45 – 11:00 am

   Coffee Break

      • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

   Marriage vs. Divorce

12:00 – 12:30 pm


12:30 – 1:30 pm

   Trending Issues

For more information contact: MCLE.LGBTBarLA@gmail.com

*The LGBT Bar of Los Angeles may record and/or take photographs of this event for posting to its website or other promotional activities.  By registering for this event, you consent to the recording and/or photographing at the event and for the use of any images by the LGBT Bar of Los Angeles for website and/or other promotional purposes.*

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Los Angeles, CA 90048

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