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2nd Annual LGBTQ+ Family Law Symposium

  • 13 Oct 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Southwestern Law School - 3050 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010


  • Members of Affiliate LGBT Bar Associations Contact your Affiliate LGBT Bar Association or MCLE.LGBTBarLA@gmail.com for your code to register
  • Members of LACBA and Family Law Section. Contact MCLE.LGBTBarLA@gmail.com for your code to register.
  • Active/Paid Dues members for 2019
  • Non-Member Friends of LGBT Bar LA

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2nd Annual Family Law Symposium produced by LGBT Bar of LA


Where:  Southwestern Law School

                 3050 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

When:   October 13, 2019 (Sunday) 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

What:    3 HOURS PARTICIPATORY MCLE w/Breakfast & Lunch

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

Who:     Open to all attorneys & law students

Price:  (continental breakfast, coffee, & lunch INCLUDED):

                 LGBT Bar of LA Members: $60.00

                 Affiliate LGBT Bar Associations: $60.00               

                 LACBA Family Law Section Members: $60.00 

                 All other Non-Members & Non-Affiliates: $85.00

Other details:

Parking on Campus for additional $10.00 (Cash Only for Parking)

*Must Register By 10/7/19 to ensure lunch meal.*

Pictures below are from our inaugural Family Law Symposium in 2018.



“LGBTQ+ Elimination of Bias”

Bennett Kaspar, Associate at Littler Mendelson P.C. returns to provide another one-hour educational & entertaining 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 (that's all of us).

"Modern Family Formation"

The Hon. Joshua D. Wayser (Los Angeles Superior Court) will join Diane J. Goodman of Law & Mediation Office of Diane M. Goodman, APC & Amira Hasenbush of the Law Office Amira Hasenbush, attorneys who devote their practice to family law, to provide insight into various forms of family formation, changes to the Family Code coming in 2020, disagreements and disposition of genetic material in divorce, and issues related to assisted reproduction

“Views from the Bench”

Los Angeles Superior Court Judges, Hon. D. Zeke Zeidler, Hon. Michelle Short, and Hon. Gus T. May, will share their views regarding family, dependency, and probate courts - three areas that impact families and children.  A brief Q&A will follow.



9:30 am – 9:45 am       

   Registration & Continental Breakfast


                   • 9:45 am – 10:45 am                        

   Elimination of Bias

10:45 am – 11:00 am

   Coffee Break

      • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Modern Family Formation

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

   Views from the Bench

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

Thank you to last year's MCLE Committee for kicking off the LGBT Bar of LA's Family Law Symposium (pictured immediately above).

*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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P.O. Box 480318
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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