Working with Experts In High Conflict Custody Cases



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May 22, 2019
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About the Program

This program features various experts who may provide useful information for family law attorneys in complex, current areas of child custody. The panel will comprise of a retired judicial officer (Hon. Roy Paul, Judge, Ret), a school expert (Allyn Shapiro), a co-parenting expert/evaluation consultant (Lisa Hacker, MFT), a special needs/autism expert (Traci Azer), and a family law attorney (Alexandra Leichter). The panel will discuss how family law practitioners can utilize various experts both as consultants or as expert witnesses in court, in cases involving high conflict, difficult custody issues. The panel will also explore the potential practical and strategic ways various experts can be brought into and involved in custody cases, and will also discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls in use of such experts.

Meet the Speakers
Allyn Shapiro


Education Expert
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Lisa Hacker


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Hacker Family Resolution
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Traci Azer


Certified Autism Specialist
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Alexandra Leichter 


Co-Founding Partner

Since 1972, co-founding partner Alexandra Leichter has developed a reputation for providing excellent representation to her clients, leaving no stone unturned, assessing each case thoroughly to assure that the client is provided with all possible information to make a reasoned and educated decision regarding his/her case.  While Alexandra has developed a reputation for being a fierce litigator, less than 10% of her cases ever see the inside of a courtroom—that is because she develops strategies, and assessments of her clients’ cases to assure that the case is ready to be tried but is best resolved through mediation/settlement.  Alexandra has a great reputation for knowledge of the law, astute assessment of practical solutions to complex family law problems, and an excellent ability to convey difficult issues in a simple manner to the clients and to the judicial officers handling the case.   Alexandra has been successful in handling thousands of family law cases, many involving sophisticated assets, large income, and highly contested custody/visitation cases.

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Hon. Roy Pau



Judge Roy Paul served as a judicial officer for over 27 years, including 17 years on the Los Angeles County Superior Court, where he oversaw probate, family law, admiralty, personal injury, and civil litigation matters. Over his decades of service on the bench, Judge Paul has earned a reputation for his diligence, preparation, compassion, and ability to work with all parties to achieve positive outcomes in bitterly contested disputes.

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