WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATION 

Collaborative Practice is a voluntary out-of-court process for you and your spouse to resolve the legal, financial and emotional issues of your divorce or separation.  You and your spouse are represented by collaboratively trained attorneys.  These attorneys are disqualified from representing you in court.  Successful teams include coaches for each spouse, the use of a child specialist, and trained divorce financial advisors.

 


 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH & LEARNING:

2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 participate in our

Monthly Collaborative Law Study Group & Round-Table Discussions

Held in the Valley and on the west side, this is a great opportunity to network and learn from seasoned professionals.  

Contact Michelle Daneshrad for Valley locations:
(818) 991-0519 completionlawfirm@yahoo.com
 
Contact Carol Hirshfield & Jena Stara for locations in West Los Angeles:
(310) 207-2500 jstara@heidituffias.com
 
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FUTURE LACFLA TRAINING DATES ARE ON THE HORIZON

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Block out these days on your 2015 calendar:

January 5, 6,7 and August 12, 13, 14.

LACFLA IN THE NEWS

 


 

LACFLA’s partnership with Loyola Law School continues to reap rewards.

 

On May 27, 2014 the Loyola Collaborative Clinic received the “Outstanding Program Award” by the Board of Supervisors of LA County.  Supervisor Ridley-Thomas from the Second District presented the award to Loyola Law School’s Clinic director, Mary Culbert. This was at a televised hearing with hundreds of people present from our community as well as Supervisor’s Knabe, Yarslovsky and Antonovich.

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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas commended LACFLA for teaming up with Loyola to provide excellent service to those in need. He described collaborative practice in glowing terms explaining how allied professionals assist parties going thru the divorce process.

This project is a partnership between Loyola's new Collaborative Law Clinic (C-LAW), Loyola's Conciliation and Mediation Assistance Clinic (C-MAC), and Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association.

Congratulations to Mary Culbert of Loyola Law School and Kevin Chroman of LACFLA.

 

Thank you all  for making the Collaborative Law Clinic such an unbridled success! Without you volunteering your time, this would not have been possible.

 


 

LACFLA PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE :

            On behalf of LACFLA, I wish to thank Judge Gordon for his tenure as Supervising Family Law Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court.  Judge Gordon has been a strong advocate for funding the Family Law Courts and for several years attended and served on the Los Angeles County Bar’s Family Law Executive Committee.  Judge Gordon now will lend a helping hand to the Criminal Courts serving as the Assistant Supervising Judge.

            We wish to welcome Judge Maren Nelson, our new Supervising Family Law Judge.  Judge Nelson is an experienced Family Law Judicial Officer and we look forward to our continuing good relationship with her as we endeavor to assist the Family Law Judicial Officers in any way we can to provide divorce options to our Family Law legal community.

 

Sincerely,

Joe Spirito, LACFLA President, 2014

 


 

LACFLA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:

  Congratulations to Stephanie Maloney, recipient of the 2014 CP Cal Eureka Award.  Stephanie has been tireless in her commitment to share the collaborative process with our community and to bring trainings to Los Angeles County.  We are honored that Stephanie, a LACFLA member, received this prestigious award.


LACFLA INTRODUCES OUR NOVEMBER MEMBER OF THE MONTH 

BARBARA ZIPPERMAN

For over 25 years, family law attorney Barbara Irshay Zipperman has represented clients in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles. We focus exclusively on the practice of family law, including divorce, child custody, and prenuptial agreements. Barbara Irshay Zipperman is an experienced family law attorney who has also received 120 hours of training in mediation. In addition, she serves as a Los Angeles Superior Court volunteer mediator. Listed below is more information on this experienced divorce lawyer.



 LACFLA SPOTLIGHT BOARD MEMBER - NOVEMBER 2014

JENA STARA

 Jena Stara Law and Mediation Offices of Heidi S. TuffiasJennifer 'Jena' L. Stara graduated from Ohio State University with a BA and BS in English, Philosophy and Education.She graduated from Pepperdine School of Law in 1996, cum laude.She became a Certified Family Law Specialist in December 2002 and has been an associate with the firm since 2000.  Jena specializes in custody and high conflict matters.

 

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

See new collaborative horizons at Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association’s Monthly Collaborative Law Study Group & Round-Table Discussions

New and Seasoned Collaborators come together to master case success and    develop a satisfying and profitable collaborative practice.  We will learn about practice-enriching topics and discuss your questions, concerns, goals, and cases.
 
The Valley
When:
2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
                                                            
Location:
21900 Burbank Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Woodland Hills, California 91367
Host:
Michelle Daneshrad (818) 991-0519 completionlawfirm@yahoo.com
 
West Los Angeles
When:
1st Friday of each month from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  (Please BYO brown bag lunch.)
                                         
 Location:
11340 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 265, Los Angeles, California 90064
Hosts:
Carol Hirshfield & Jena Stara (310) 207-2500 jstara@heidituffias.com
                                                                              
Light refreshments provided.                                                     RSVPs are welcomed, but not necessary.
 
Please let us know if you want a monthly LACFLA Study Group in a new location.

 

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Marital dissolution is not often  merely legal or economic disputes. Because they arise out of the most intimate relationships, they implicate the basic personal, emotional and familial needs of parties and their children. Our court system increasingly has recognized that a judicial decree is far from the final word in a divorce; parental and fiscal responsibilities may last for many years.
The collaborative approach, which includes attorneys for each party, as well as mental health professionals and neutral financial experts to support the family and guide the parties to mutually acceptable resolutions, can provide parties with complementary resources and dispute resolution methods that are simply unavailable in court.
--Ronald M. George, Chief Justice of California Supreme Court of California

 

 
 

 
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