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Each month on the first Wednesday at 12:30 pm, Dan Bemel and Lauren Youngman interview Family Law community members in a hybrid CLE/interview format, weaving together a modern podcast with a traditional case oriented CLE.

Together they track each guest’s professional history, exploring key moments in their career and practices, landmark family law cases, and legislation that has special resonance.

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Neal Hersh

Hersh Mannis LLP

Lisa Meyer

Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

Tigran Palyan and Tony Storm

Storm Palyan LLP

Kendra Thomas and Jinna Kang

Enenstein Pham & Glass/Thomas Law Officers

Alexandra Leichter

Leichter Leichter-Maroko LLP

Dan Jaffe

Jaffe Family Law Group

Ronald F. Brot

Brot Gross Fishbein, LLP

Judge Amy Pellman

Supervising Judge, Family Law, LASC

Larry A. Ginsberg

Harris • Ginsberg LLP

Kristina Royce

Blank Rome LLP

Judge Elizabeth Scully

Los Angeles Superior Court

Joseph Mannis

Hersh Mannis LLP

Betty Nordwind

Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

Robert C. Brandt


Dana Lowy & Doreen Olson

Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP

Judge Lawrence P. Riff

Los Angeles Superior Court

Anne C. Kiley

Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP

Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis

Signature Resolution

Laura Wasser

Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, P.C.

Christopher C. Melcher

Walzer Melcher & Yoda LLP

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