Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer Announces Senior Associate Attorney Patrick Baghdaserian’s Certification as Family Law Specialist

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer, Pasadena’s premier family law firm, announced today that Senior Associate Attorney Patrick Baghdaserians has received his certification as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization.Attorneys can apply for specialist certification after they have been in practice for at least five years and demonstrate a high level of experience in their area of law, including a minimum amount of trials, hearings, settlements, stipulations, and mediations. Certified specialists must complete over 45 hours of mandatory continuing legal education over a three-year period covering specific family law areas rather than the 25 hours non-specialist lawyers must complete every three years. Additionally, specialists have taken and passed a written examination akin to a one-day “mini-bar” examination, and positive third party evaluations from other attorneys and judges familiar with their work must take place for final certification.“When I started this practice 10 years ago, I knew I wanted to provide our clients with the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys to handle the most complex family law issues,” said Don Schweitzer, Managing Partner and Founder and Certified Family Law Specialist, Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. “As a new hire, it’s each of our attorney’s goals to apply for the certification once they have met the initial requirements. It forces the attorney to dig deeper to prepare for the exam—a rigorous process that our firm supports and invests in. Once the associate achieves certification, it is proof and a benefit to the client that the attorney has adhered to higher standards of excellence, experience, and education, and has been acknowledged by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization.”“Patrick has done a tremendous job advancing his skill in court and knowledge of family law,” Don continued. “All of his actions speak to his level of professionalism, commitment to providing only top-level service to clients, and dedication to his career.”“I’m honored by the distinction bestowed upon me by the State Bar, and it’s truly a blessing to receive this certification this early in my career,” said Patrick Baghdaserians, Certified Family Law Specialist, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer. “I am grateful for the support from my wife and family, but also from the firm. This practice encourages taking part in Continuing Legal Education classes, and makes a personal investment in supporting its attorneys as we prepare for the certification courses and the exam. Moreover, Don is a gracious mentor, who is genuinely proud and encouraging of each of his attorney’s achievements, and it speaks volumes about his character and the firm he’s built.”Patrick Baghdaserians is a Family Law Attorney who handles cases involving high-income earners. Recently, Mr. Baghdaserians was appointed by the Los Angeles County Court as a Discovery Referee in a highly contested dissolution proceeding, which involved the valuation of thousands of dollars worth of art and the alleged violation of a spouse’s fiduciary duty. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Mr. Baghdaserians entered Southwestern University School of Law where he received extensive courtroom experience externing for the Honorable Robert M. Takasugi, in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Baghdaserians was also recently selected to the 2014 California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Mr. Baghdaserians is fluent in Armenian and a member of the Pasadena & Beverly Hills Bar Associations.About The Law Offices of Donald P. SchweitzerThe Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer is Pasadena’s premier family law firm and one of the most respected in the Los Angeles area. Their specialized attorneys are experienced in all areas of family law and estate planning, supported by today’s most advanced legal resources. Founded by a former police officer turned assistant district attorney, their responsiveness and expert team approach give their clients a favorable edge.The firm is structured to respond rapidly and proactively. Their staff of 20 includes attorneys and legal support equipped to handle every aspect of each case with the utmost in professionalism, integrity and respect. Principled advocates who will always put their client’s best interests first, the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer offers peace of mind every step of the way.For more information, visit www.pasadenalawoffice.com faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it People Law Offices of Donald P. 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OECS and CDEMA Partner to Launch a Webinar on Shelter Management

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LifestyleLocalNewsRegional OECS and CDEMA Partner to Launch a Webinar on Shelter Management by: – June 29, 2020 Sharecenter_img 25 Views   no discussions Share The OECS Environmental Sustainability Cluster and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) partner to launch a webinar on “Shelter Management: Best Practices and Tools for Preparedness” on June 30, 2020. The general public is invited to register in advance and to join the online discussions.Emergency shelters provide vital spaces for impacted, vulnerable or unhoused members of the community prior to, or post a hazard event. The management of disaster shelters is evolving as managers and practitioners integrate learning and upgrades from research, experience and technology.In CDEMA Participating States, including OECS Member States, many existing emergency shelters, in particular in smaller and more remote communities, were not originally designed as shelters, thus presenting functional and operational challenges and constraints.The current COVID-19 pandemic also presents an additional layer of issues, constraints and protocols for consideration and adaptation for relevant authorities, agencies and communities.The webinar will enable participants to explore the intricacies and challenges of developing and coordinating an effective emergency shelter management programme within communities in the Member States of the Eastern Caribbean. The Webinar will pursue four main objectives, namely:identifying key policy recommendations and protocols for undertaking sheltering including in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak;sharing experiences on implementing successful Shelter Management Programmes and addressing potential challenges;highlighting best practices (tools and tips) that may assist with the enhancement or the expansion of OECS Member States’ Shelter Management Programmes and the involvement of communities in this process; andproviding an orientation to guidelines for sheltering during the 2020 hurricane season.The following speakers will provide insights on shelter management during the 2020 hurricane season, recognizing the multi-hazard environment:Denisse Solis, Emergency Shelter Senior Officer America’s Regional Office, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC);Captain Robert Harewood, Senior Programme Officer, Preparedness & Response, CDEMA; andMs. Audrey Mullings, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)The general public is invited to participate in the webinar.Registration link of the webinar  Theme: Shelter Management, Best Practices and Tools for PreparednessDate and time: June 30, 2020 10:00 a.m.Registration link: https://oecscommission.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eEWMsJkDTZGUuTWDMKBxFglast_img read more

Rescued Brahminy kite turned over to DENR

first_imgHowever, she stressed, “Those caught hunting, domesticating and killing this bird will still be penalized.” ILOILO City – A rescued Brahminy kite, locally known as dapay, was turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Community ENR Office-Barotac Nuevo in  the municipal hall of Bingawan, Iloilo. The animal was captured by a certain “Boknoy”” on Sunday, May 3. Perhaps this was because of the enhanced community quarantine; less motor vehicles were moving around and polluting the air, said Palabrica. “Imprisonment and a fine of not more than P2,000 sa madakpan,” he said. Onlookers make this rescued Brahminy kite or dapay in Bingawan, Iloilo uncomfortable. The dapay was turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN According to Reyzyl Joy Almendrajelo, forest technician of DENR Region 6, the bird is listed under the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List as “less concerned.” When fishing over water, they may sometimes land in the water, but manage to swim and take off without much trouble./PN The bird was temporarily placed inside a chicken cage made of bamboo in the residence of Remalonso Eulalio in Barangay Poblacion, Bingawan. They fed the bird.center_img DENR will be assessing the bird’s health. If it is in good state, it would be released to its natural habitat. The last time he saw a dapay was way back in 1989, according to Palabrica. He was then a Grade 6 pupil. Mayor Palabrica told Panay News the municipality of Bingawan was declared a Bird Sanctuary Municipality and they have ordinances that penalize anyone hunting, killing or domesticating birds. Espada posted on social media the capture. “Diri ako nagtapos sang elementarya sa Bingawan. Sang gamay ako may makita ko galupad-lupad nga dapay from time to time,” Palabrica said.That a Brahminy kite had been sighted in Bingawan indicated that the town’s air quality was becoming better, he added. The Brahminy kite is primarily a scavenger, feeding mainly on dead fish and crabs, especially in wetlands and marshland, but occasionally hunts live prey such as hares and bats. Bingawwan mayor Mark Palabrica, together with Geronimo Espada Jr., turned over the bird on Monday.last_img read more