Family Law Annual Case Update (2022)



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Family Law
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Original Air Date:
February 28, 2023
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About the Program

Hon. Amy M. Pellman, Central District, LASC, Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Hon. Harvey A. Silberman, Northeast District, LASC, Pasadena Courthouse
Hon. Timothy M. Weiner, Southwest District, LASC, Long Beach Courthouse, Commissioner
Amir Aharonov, North Valley District, LASC, Chatsworth Courthouse

Meet the Speakers
Commissioner Amir Aharonov


LASC, Chatsworth Courthouse

Commissioner Amir Aharonov currently presides over Department F-50 in Chatsworth. Prior to taking the Bench, he was a Certified Family Law Specialist and practiced Family Law exclusively. He served as the Co Chair of the Family Law Executive Committee for the San Fernando Valley Bar Association for several years. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Loyola Law School.

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Hon. Timothy M. Weiner


LASC, Long Beach Courthouse

Timothy Weiner is a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, presently assigned to the Family Law Division (Department S-16 – Long Beach Courthouse). Judge Weiner was previously assigned to the court’s Criminal Division, where he presided over misdemeanor arraignments and trials. 

Judge Weiner was appointed to the court by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on October 11, 2018. Prior to his appointment, Judge Weiner served as a Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner for approximately two and one-half years. Judge Weiner is a member of the Los Angeles County Superior Court Bench and Bar, Community Outreach, Judicial Mentorship, and Security Committees.

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Hon. Harvey A. Silberman


LASC, Pasadena Courthouse

Judge Silberman is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He received his JD/MA from the University of Southern California where, upon graduation, he was a recipient of the Shattuck Award for outstanding potential in the legal field. 

Judge Silberman was the first staff attorney hired by AIDS Project Los Angeles during the height of the AIDS pandemic. After working there for three years he became an associate at a large family law firm in the San Gabriel Valley. After six years with the firm, he returned to public interest work and became the supervising attorney for the

family law/domestic violence unit at Neighborhood Legal Services in Los Angeles. He was with Neighborhood Legal Services for six years. Judge Silberman also taught family law for four years at the University of Southern California Law School.

Judge Silberman took the bench in 2004, first as a commissioner and then as a judge. He has spent his entire eighteen-year tenure on the bench in the family law division. He has won judge of the year honors from various bar associations as well as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. This spring, the Inn of Court will be honoring him as Judge of the Year. He has served on the executive committee of Los Angeles Superior Court and been a board member for the California section of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts as well as a board member for the San Fernando Valley Legal Foundation.

For the last ten years, Judge Silberman has sat in Department L in Pasadena. Prior to that, he sat for eight years at Stanley Mosk.

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Hon. Amy M. Pellman


LASC, Stanley Mosk Courthouse

Amy M. Pellman, is a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge for the family law division. She was elected Commissioner in 2005 and appointed Judge in 2008. 

Judge Pellman has dedicated both her legal career and judicial career to working with children and families. She has spent the last 16 years in the Family Law division with a five-year hiatus at the Edelman’s Children’s Court.

In 2019, Judge Pellman received a number of awards for her work on behalf of children and families including Judge of the Year from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Judge of the Year from Southwestern Law school, and the Outstanding Community Service Award from Levitt and Quinn Family Lawn Center. More recently in 2020, Judge Pellman received the, “Family Law Judge of the year” by the American Inns of Court, Southern California chapter.

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