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As a family law paralegal, your role is multi-faceted. You serve as the client confidant, information manager and attorney liaison all at the same time. While many of the issues you deal with on a regular basis will have their similarities, no two cases will be exactly alike - and the emotionally charged nature of the divorce process only adds another layer of complexity. Building processes and procedures that help you to effectively manage your multiple responsibilities will not only help you to become more efficient and effective, but increase your potential for professional growth. Order today!
including - Ethics: 1.00
This program meets the California MCLE Paralegal requirement as specified in Business and Professions Code Section 6450(d).
including - Ethics: 1.00
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
LORRINA M. DUFFY has been practicing law since 2006. Her practice at QDRO Counsel Inc, APC focuses exclusively on retirement benefits, drafting, reviewing and issuing opinions on QDROs. She handles for family law attorneys and/or their clients the division of all types of retirement plans, from qualified domestic relations orders for private plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), domestic relations orders for public or governmental plans, to IRC §408 Orders to divide Individual Retirement Accounts. Ms. Duffy is familiar with and keeps abreast of changes to ERISA, case law, other governmental codes or regulations affecting retirement plans. Her prior litigation and family law experience is a great asset when navigating pension division through state court or negotiating issues with the parties. Ms. Duffy earned her B.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She volunteers as a QDRO attorney for the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, a non-profit which provides free legal services for low income families in turmoil. Ms. Duffy also is on the Board and Treasurer for the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, which provides scholarships for law students and recent law graduates studying for the bar exam. She is fluent in Spanish.
VICKI J. GREENE is the senior and founding partner of the Law Offices of Vicki J. Greene, where she practices exclusively in family law, including high-end complex litigation, custody, support and financial issues. Ms. Greene has been practicing law since 1979. She has lectured for National Business Institute on family law issues. Ms. Greene is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Family Law Section) and the Beverly Hills Bar Association (Family Law Section). She earned her B.A. degree from the University of California at Davis and her J.D. degree from the University of West Los Angeles.
MELINDA A. MANLEY is an attorney at Rombro & Associates. She was admitted to practice law by the State Bar of California in 1996. Ms. Manley has practiced extensively in the field of civil, business and employment law, and has handled arbitrations and trials. She also clerked for judges of the Superior Court in civil, family, and complex litigation. Before attending law school, Ms. Manley was the director of human resources at a national publishing company in New York City, New York. For the past 11 years, she has practiced primarily in the area of family law, and has been certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a certified specialist in family law. Ms. Manley also has volunteered as a daily settlement officer in the Central District. She earned her B.A. degree from Marymount Manhattan College and her J.D. degree from Whittier School of Law.
S. ROGER ROMBRO is an attorney in the Manhattan Beach law firm of Rombro & Associates and is a certified specialist in family law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He clerked for the Honorable Stanley N. Barnes, U.S. Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, immediately following law school. Before entering private practice, Mr. Rombro was a deputy district attorney for the county of Los Angeles. He has been lead counsel in nearly 4,000 trials in the state and federal courts, nearly 300 of which were before juries. Mr. Rombro also is a lecturer and materials author for family law, domestic relations, ethics, and trial advocacy with National Business Institute. He was co-chair of the Children’s Issue Sub-Committee of the State Bar of California, Los Angeles Regional Standing Committee, and after being appointed by the Board of Trustees, is currently serving his second of a three year term of office to the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, otherwise known as “FLEXCOM.” Mr. Rombro's duties with FLEXCOM include those as membership chair. He is a member of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills bar associations. Mr. Rombro is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University School of Law.
JASON M. SCHWARTZ is a partner with Stegmeier Gelbart Schwartz & Benavente LLP. He has successfully litigated many multiple-day trials, including a 43-day trial in 2016, on issues regarding child custody and visitation, domestic violence, child support and spousal support, attorneys' fees, characterization, valuation and division of community estate assets, as well as bifurcated trials on the issues of the validity of a premarital agreement and date of separation. He has been a certified family law specialist since 2007. Mr. Schwartz has lectured to various professional groups on issues such as litigation of family residence issues, litigation of child support cases, family law discovery, family law basics, and fiduciary duties of disclosure. He is a member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists State Board of Directors, where he serves as its educational director, and as a member of its Legislation Advisory Committee, Membership Benefits Committee, and “The Specialist” editorial board). Mr. Schwartz earned his J.D. degree from Western State University College of Law and his B.S. degree from the University of North Texas.