Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention - Long Beach, CA

End Abuse Long Beach
Since 1975

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider

June 11 Program Agenda

"Domestic Violence and Family Law Basics"

Paula Savage Cohen, J.D., Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation of LA


Thursday, June 11, 2015


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Networking & Introductions
8:20 - 9:30 a.m. - Program


Alpert Jewish Community Center, Senior Room
3801 E. Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

EALB will provide 1 CEU to MFTs/LCSWs in attendance (free to EALB members, $10 for non-members).
Approval No. PCE 4131

Contact info: (562) 304-2521
Paula Cohen, J.D. Paula Cohen is a Senior Attorney in the Supporting Families Workgroup at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), where she has been employed since 1995. She coordinates the services of LAFLA’s Domestic Violence Clinic at the Long Beach Courthouse, one of three LAFLA clinics to offer free legal services to victims of domestic violence. Paula and her colleagues represent and counsel clients in all areas of family law with a focus on domestic violence, child custody and child abduction; and in areas of immigration law serving victims of crime, domestic violence, torture and human trafficking.
Paula has served on the Board of Directors of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, and on the State Bar of California’s Family Law Executive Committee. She was President of End Abuse Long Beach from 2003-2014 and is the proud recipient of its 1999 Domestic Violence Advocacy Award, as well as Soroptomist International of Long Beach’s Award for Women Helping Women in 2000. In 2006, Paula received the 54th District “Woman of the Year” award in Sacramento from Assembly Member Betty Karnette. Paula is a past member of the Women's Advisory Group to the Chief of Police, Long Beach Police Department, from 1995-2012; and a past board member of the Long Beach Grand Cru, Family Service of Long Beach, and the Long Beach Bar Association. In 1993, Paula and her husband graduated together from Boston University School of Law with a J.D. cum laude and their first baby! They now have five children ranging in age from 22 to 13.

Introduction to civil domestic violence restraining orders and family law.

Click for Handout.

Click for LB DV Clinic Brochure.

Click for Sheriff's Service Instructions.

Click for Supervised Visitation Providers Reference Chart, revised 41715.

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