Dianna Gould-Saltman

Dianna Gould-Saltman

Los Angeles Superior Court

Profile

Education

Southwestern, 1985, JD

Admitted to Practice

CA 1985

AAML Position(s) Held

State
  • Executive Committee, So. Cal. Chapter (2000-2004)Vice-President, Programs, So. Cal. Chapter (2001-2003)Counsel, So. Cal Chapter (2003-2004)

CLE Presentations

  • 1991: Lecturer for WLALA training film: Fundamentals of Family Law for pro bono attorneys offering their services to the Sojourn Shelter for Battered Women Spoke to high school groups re: civil liberties of minorsGuest speaker, Orange County ACLU: Surrogacy debated
  • 1992: Panelist for sorority alumnae re: Pornography, Obscenity and the First Amendment
  • Spoke to Feminists for Life re: Surrogacy
  • 1993: Lecturer for WLALA training film (CLE) re: Family Law Issues in Representation of the Homeless
  • 1994: Panelist, California State Bar Conference, Anaheim, CA: Gender Bias in the Law
  • 1995: Panelist, AFCC Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec: Gender Conflict and Sexual Orientation: How Gay and Lesbian Issues Impact Divorce
  • Panelist, California State Bar Conference, San Francisco, CA: Gender Bias in the Courtroom
  • 1996: Lecturer for Legal Secretaries Association of Los Angeles: Family Law Issues
  • 1997: Lecturer, Everywoman’s Village, Van Nuys, CA: Domestic Violence, What You Can Do About It Right Now
  • Lecturer, Greater Glendale Area Marriage and Family Therapists, Glendale, CA: Benefits of Mediation in Resolving Family Law Disputes
  • Lecturer for Southern California Mediation Association, Malibu, CA: Talk About Getting Past No
  • 1998: Lecturer for Los Angeles County Bar Association Child Custody Colloquium, LosAngeles, CA: Minors Counsel and Special Masters
  • Lecturer, California State Bar C.E.B. 4/3/98-4/4/98, Los Angeles, CA: Family Law Fundamentals
  • Lecturer, Cal. State Dominguez Hills Women’s Studies 4/98: Breaking the Glass Ceiling
  • Lecturer: Lecture Series for Mental Health Professionals at Gould-Saltman Law Offices: Overview of the Divorce Process
  • Domestic Violence: Its Impact in Family Law Proceedings
  • Panelist, Administrative Offices of the Courts, Palm Springs, CA (9/98)Mock trial: Cross-Examination of Mental Health Experts
  • Guest Speaker, International Association of Administrative ProfessionalsEl Segundo, CA (10/98) Balancing Career and Family
  • Panelist, Cal. State Dominguez Hills, (10/98) Child Support Modifications (Representing Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law)
  • 1999: Lecturer, Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section, Los Angeles, CA (3/99)
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Family Law But Were Afraid to AskSpring 1999 (CLE)
  • Guest Speaker, Rio Hondo Community College-Womens Studies (11/99)
  • Santa Monica Bar Association (Minors Counsel) (11/99)
  • 2000: Los Angeles County Psychological Association – Domestic Violence Law (2/00)Los Angeles County Bar Association (Child Custody Colloquium – Minor’s Counsel (3/00)C.E.B Fundamentals of Family Law (4/14/00 – 4/15/00)
  • 2001: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Is The Child’s Therapist Part Of The Problem? (2/01)
  • Law Education Institute: Gay And Lesbian Marriage And Its Alternatives
  • AFCC, Children and the Courts (5/01)
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association/Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACPA/LACBA) – Parental Alienation (6/01)
  • Guest Speaker, Long Beach Study Group (sponsored by White, Zuckerman Warsavsky, Luna & Wolf C.P.A) – Issues of Minors Counsel (6/01)
  • American Psychological Association – Five (5) Biggest Custody Mistakes of the Most Sophisticated Practitioners (8/01)
  • American Psychological Association Conference – High Conflict Divorce: How to Prepare and Manage a High Conflict Custody Case (9/01)
  • Guest Speaker, Christopher J. Alexander, Ph.D. & Associates – Avoiding The Pitfalls In Child Custody Evaluations and Litigation (9/01)
  • 2002: Los Angeles County Psychological Association- Domestic Violence (1/02)
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association/Los Angeles County BarAssociation (LACPA/LACBA)- Custody Evaluations (6/02)
  • American Psychological Association-Emerging Ethical Issues in Forensic Psychology (8/02)
  • 2003: Los Angeles County Psychological Association- Domestic Violence (1/03)
  • State Bar of California, Section Education Institute: Domestic Violence (1/03)
  • American Bar Association: Third Party Custody and Visitation Rights (8/03)
  • State Bar of California, Annual Meeting: Boundary issues between Attorneys, Clients and Mental Health Professionals (9/03)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Child Custody Colloquium, Ethics Roundtable (9/03)
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Children’s Issues Conference: Panelist and Moderator (10/25-26/03)
  • Harriett Buhai Center : Family law fundamental training (11/03)
  • American Bar Association: Presenting and Preparing a Family Law Case For Trial – Panelist (12/03)
  • 2004: Los Angeles County Psychological Association: Annual Domestic Violence Update, Advanced Issues for Child Custody Evaluators (1/24/04)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts California Chapter Program:Panel: Family Law Presumptions (2/21/04)American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Panel: Advanced Evidence Issues in Family Law (with Commissioner Gretchen Wellman Taylor), Newport Beach, CA (4/3/04)
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Panel, Minor’s Counsel Training, Encino, CA (4/17/04)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, National Conference, Panel, Interviewing Children, San Antonio, TX (5/15/04)
  • Legal Aid Association of California annual conference, Property Issues Panel (10/1/04)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Minor’s Counsel Issues (12/4/04)
  • 2005: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Trial Advocacy Institute, Child Custody Issues: (1/15/05)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Family Law Section: Historical Overview (with Judge Richard Denner, Dan Jaffe, Esq. And Sorrell Trope, Esq.), Los Angeles, CA (2/1/05)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter Annual Conference, Sonoma, CA (2/11-13/05):–Half day workshop: Understanding Children-ese with Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. and Judge Jerilyn Borack-Panel: Coaching and Child Custody Evaluations with Phil Stahl, Ph.D. and Elena Hobbs-Minor, MFT
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, National Conference, May 2005 (Seattle, WA)
  • -Panel: Interviewing Children: with William Austin, Ph.D. and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D.
  • American Psychological Association, Annual Conference, August 2005 (Washington, D.C.) -Panel: Ethical Issues in Child Custody Evaluations, with Michael Gottlieb, Ph.D. and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D.
  • State Bar of California Annual Meeting September 2005 (San Diego, CA)-Panel: Trying the Child Custody Case (with Brad Baugh, Esq., Russell Gold, Ph.D. and Judge William Howatt)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Child Custody Colloquium: Custody Litigation Panel (September 2005)Administrative Office of the Courts, How to Interview Children, with Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. (October 2005)
  • Preparing Your Client for a Child Custody Evaluation, San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services (December 2005)
  • 2006:
  • Post-Decree Work With High Conflict Families, AFCC-CA, with Matthew Sullivan, Ph.D. and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. (February 2006)
  • Ethical Issues in Family Law Billing, ABA, with Linda Ravdin, Esq. (May 2006)
  • Cross-Examination of Mental Health Professionals and Psychometric Testing, AFCC National, with David Medoff, Ph.D., Hon. William Fee and Linda Fidnick, Esq. (May 2006)
  • Ethical Issues in the Representation of Children, ABA Teleseminar with Gregg Herman (June 2006)
  • Plenary Speaker, Child Custody Evaluation Guidelines, AFCC Child Custody Symposium with David Martindale, Ph.D., Mary Connell, Ph.D. and Nancy Ver Steegh, Esq. (October 2006)
  • Workshop on Cross-Examining the Mental Health Expert, AFCC Child Custody Symposium with Phillip Stahl, Ph.D., Judge Dennis Dugan and Robert A. Simon, Ph.D. (October 2006)
  • Parenting Coordination, ABA Family Law Section Fall Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, with Christine Coates and Michael Davidson (October 2006)
  • 2007:
  • Court-Ordered Therapy, Legal Education Institute, Snowmass, CO, with Richard Gould-Saltman and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. (January 2007)
  • Plenary Debate: Should Children Have Attorneys in Family Court, AFCC-CA annual meeting, San Francisco, CA with Professor Martin Guggenheim and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. (February 2007)
  • Workshop: Perspectives of Intervention in High Conflict Custody, AFCC-CA annual meeting, San Francisco, CA with Judge Jerilyn Borak and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. (February 2007)
  • Teleseminar: Legal Ethics in Family Law, ABA Family Law Section, with Professor Lewis Becker, Sheryl Shaughnessey, Esq. and David Tracy, Esq. (March 2007)
  • Workshop: Mental Health v. Legal Ethics: When Worlds Collide, AFCC Annual meeting, Washington, D.C. with Michael Gottlieb, Ph.D. and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D (May 2007)
  • Workshop New Models of Intervention: American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, with Sanford Portnoy, Ph.D. and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. (August 2007)
  • Panel Presentation: Legal-Psychological Ethics, American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA with Sanford Portnoy, Ph.D. and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. (August 2007)
  • Hot Tips presentation: Cross-Examining on an Adverse Custody Evaluation, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (August 2007)
  • Prosecuting and Defending the Domestic Violence Case, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Regional Conference, Columbus, Ohio, with Hon. Denise McColley, Mary Ferriter, Esq., Susan Dwyer, Ph.D. (September 2007)
  • Translating in a Foreign Court Culture? Family Law Mediation Group, Ontario, CA (October 2007)
  • 2008:
  • Minor’s Counsel, Solution-Focused Evaluation and other Tools for Judicial Officers. Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Seminar, Burbank, CA (January 2008)
  • Legal Ethics in Child Custody Proceedings. American Bar Association/American Psychological Association joint meeting, Chicago, Illinois, with Magistrate Ed Newman and Michael Gottlieb, Ph.D. (April 2008)
  • Integrating Ethical Treatment into Management Plans for High Conflict Families. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts annual conference, Vancouver, B.C. with Hon. Philip Marcus and Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. (May 2008)
  • Child Custody PESI Seminars, Las Vegas, NV (September 2008)
  • Child Custody Evaluations and Relocation: Different Roles, Different Perspectives. AFCC Child Custody Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, with Judge E. Jacqueline Stack (Ret.), Judge Hope Zimmerman, Phil Stahl, Ph.D. (September 2008)
  • The Child Custody Consultant: A Helpful Component or a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? Addressing Ethical and Practical Concerns, Plenary presentation, AFCC Child Custody Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, with Renee Lehr, J.D., Ph.D., Hon. John Harper, H. De Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.
  • Psychological Issues in Family Law Attorneys Briefcase, Los Angeles and Orange Counties (October 2008)
  • 2009:
  • Legal Trends in Child Custody: Why Your Job will Look Very Different in Ten Years. Workshop presentation, AFCC annual conference, New Orleans, LA, (May 2009) with Laura Morgan, Esq. And Faith Dornbrand, Esq.
  • -Back to the Future or Full Steam Ahead? What Research Really Shows about Children and Divorce” AFCC annual conference, New Orleans, LA, Moderator, with panelists Paul Amato, Ph.D. and Jennifer McIntosh, Ph.D. (May 2009)
  • -Collaboration in Litigation,” AFCC annual conference, New Orleans, LA, with Jon Gould, Ph.D. and Robert Simon, Ph.D. (May 2009)
  • -Comparing Canadian and U.S. Ethical Requirements in Family Law,” ABA Family Law Section Fall meeting, Montreal, QB, with Grant Gold, Esq. and Hon. Ed Newman (October 2009)
  • 2010:
  • “Advanced Issues in Depositions,” with Garrett Dailey, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter Trial Advocacy Institute, January 2010, Newport Beach, CA.
  • -California Domestic Partnerships” with Richard Gould-Saltman, Neighborhood Legal Services, January 2010, Pacoima, CA.
  • “Interviewing Children,” Plenary presentation with Judge Amy Pellman, Albert Gibbs, Ph.D., Elise Greenberg, Esq., AFCC-CA annual conference (February 2010)
  • -Interviewing Children: In-Depth Workshop”, with Albert Gibbs, Ph.D., Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. (February 2010)
  • Advanced Evidence for Minor’s Counsel (6/10) MARC, Pasadena, CA
  • Child Custody Trial Skills Workshop, with David Medoff, Ph.D., Robert Simon, Ph.D., Hon. William Fee (10/10) AFCC, Cambridge, MA
  • 2011:
  • Parentage and Non-Parent Custody Rights in the Age of Modern Technology. With Glen Schwartz, Esq. and Hon. Mark Millard, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter, Trial Advocacy Institute (1/11)
  • Attorney Fees, with Commr. Louise Bayles-Fightmaster, AOC Family Law Seminar, (4/11)
  • Examining and Cross-Examining the Mental Health Expert, Plenary program with Robin Deutsch, Ph.D., Ken Lester, Esq. And Gaetano Ferro, Esq., AFCC/AAML Advanced Child Custody Conference, Philadelphia, PA ( September 2011)
  • 2012:
  • When to order (and not order) child custody evaluations, with Susan Thrall, Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Judicial Seminar (February 2012)
  • Domestic Partnership Law: Presented to Los Angeles Superior Court Resource Center Personnel, (March 2012)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Symposium, Universal City, CA (May 2012)
  • Privacy Rights of Professionals in Family Law, AFCC Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (June 2012)
  • The Use of Vocational Evaluators in Family Law, San Fernando Valley Bar Association Family Law Section, Encino, CA (June 2012)
  • Domestic Violence, Judge’s College, San Jose, CA(August 2012)
  • Child Custody Evaluations, Plenary Panel, AFCC Child Custody Symposium, Phoenix, AZ (November 2012)
  • Domestic Violence Considerations in Child Custody Evaluations, AFCC Child Custody Symposium, Phoenix, AZ (November 2012)
  • Judge’s Panel, San Fernando Valley Bar Association Family Law Section, Encino, CA (November 2012)
  • 2013:
  • International Child Custody Considerations, Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Seminar, Los Angeles, CA (January 2013)
  • Spring Seminar Responder’s Panel, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Palm Desert, CA (March 2013)
  • Discovery in Family Law, Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Colloquium (April 2013)
  • Legal and Psychological Definitions of -Best Interests of Children,” AFCC Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA (May 2013)
  • Plenary Panel: Shared Custody, AFCC Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA (June 2013)
  • Plenary Panel: Transparency in Child Custody Evaluations, AAML/AFCC Advanced Custody Colloquium, Washington, D.C. (September 2013)
  • Trial Skills Program, Cross-Examination Module, San Fernando Valley Bar Association Family Law Section, with Ron Brot and Larry Ginsburg (October 2013)
  • 2014:
  • Psychological Considerations in Representing Family Law Clients, Attorneys Briefcase (March 2014)
  • Spring Seminar Responder’s Panel, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Palm Desert, CA (March 2014)
  • Making Custody Mediation More Effective: Really Getting to Yes, AFCC Annual Meeting, Toronto (May 2014) with Matthew Sullivan, Ph.D., Michael Kretzmer, Esq., Judith Forman, Esq.
  • Unintended Consequences of Child Custody Evaluations, Plenary Discussant, AFCC Child Custody Colloquium, San Antonio, TX (November 2014) with Jeff Wittman, Ph.D., Leslie Ellen Shear, Esq., Aaron Robb, Ph.D.
  • 2015:
  • Spring Seminar Responder’s Panel, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Palm Desert, CA (March 2015)
  • Custody Hot Tips, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Carlsbad, CA (May 2015), Plenary Panel with Melissa Avery, Esq., Linda Delaney, Esq., Randall Kessler, Esq., James McGuire, Esq.
  • How Expert Should the Expert Be? Knowledge, Ethics, Practical Implications, AFCC Annual Meeting (June 2015) with Lyn Greenberg, Ph.D. and Larry Fong, Ph.D.
  • 2016:
  • Special Needs Children in Family Court: Addressing Controversies in the Midst of Conflict, San Francisco, CA (February 2016), Plenary Panel with Lorie Nachlis, Esq., Robert Kauffman, Ph.D., Daniel Pickar, Ph.D., Sanford Newmark, M.D.
  • Spring Seminar Responder’s Panel, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Palm Desert, CA (April 2016)
  • Enforcement and Registration of Foreign Orders, International Academy of Family Law, Panel with Sylvia Goldschmidt and Mia Reich-Sjogren, New York, NY (April 2016)
  • Cultural Competence, Judges’ Panel, Iranian American Bar Association, Los Angeles, (July 2016)
  • How to be a Mindful Judge and Love Your Family Law Assignment, Rhode Island Family Law Bench Seminar, Providence, Rhode Island (October 2016)
  • The Prevalence of Social Media and Cell Phones in the Lives of Children, Los Angeles County Bar Child Custody Colloquium (October 2016)
  • Supporting Child Custody Recommendations in Child Custody Evaluation Reports, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Atlanta, Georgia (November 2016)
  • 2017:
  • Relocation Cases, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Trial Advocacy Institute, with Judi Curtin and Steve Briggs, Los Angeles (January 2017)
  • Mindful Practice of Family Law, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Arizona Chapter, Plenary panel with Matt Sullivan and Phil Stahl, Sedona, AZ (January 2017)
  • Family Law 101, Panelist, Southwestern University School of Law (March 2017)
  • 2017:
  • The Perfect Family Law Case, White Zuckerman Beverly Hills Study Group, (April 2017)
  • Practical Aspects of Presenting and Defending Breaches of Fiduciary Duties and Remedies, So. Cal. Family Law Am. Inn of Court, with Hon. Keith Clemens (ret.) and Hon. Hank Goldberg (May 2017)
  • People v. Sanchez and Family Law Experts, State Bar of California, with Steven Kolodny (July 2017)
  • Cultural Competence, Judges’ Panel, Iranian American Bar Association, Los Angeles, (July 2017)
  • Children’s Participation in Child Custody Decisions: A Judicial Perspective, International Academy of Law and Mental Health, with Allan Posthuma, Mark Goldstein, Mark Burdick, Prague, Czech Republic (July 2017)
  • Judicial Ethics and High Conflict Cases, Moderator, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Regional Conference, Milwaukee, WI, with Hon. Mike Dwyer, Hon. Dolores Bomrad, Hon. Nancy Katz, Hon. Thomas Walsh (November 2017)
  • 2018:
  • Special Needs Children, Pre-conference institute, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter, San Francisco, CA (February 2018)
  • How to Present or Oppose Your Relocation Case, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Rancho Mirage, CA, with Judge Erick Larsh (March 2018)
  • Mock Trial, Sorrell Trope Trial Institute, Examining and Cross-Examining Experts, Los Angeles, CA (March 2018)
  • 2018:
  • International Child Custody Litigation, Cultural Competency Conference, Iranian American Bar Association, University of West Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles (July 2018)
  • Closing Arguments , Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (August 2018)
  • Children’s Experience of Coercive Control: AFCC-MD, with Gabrielle Davis, Loretta Frederick, Katherine Killeen, Linda Delaney, Ruth Zitner, Lisa Nitsch , Arnold, MD (September 2018)
  • Guidelines and Standards and Rules, Oh, My! Implication for Parenting, Policy and Practice, AFCC-Child Custody Symposium Plenary, Denver, CO, with Loretta Frederick, Kathleen McNamara, Hon. Herman Walker, Stacey E. Platt(November 2018)
  • 2019:-Dealing with the Emotional Toll of Family Law: How We Avoid Burnout/ How to Keeping Enjoying this Assignment.” Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Bench Seminar (January 2019) Co-Parenting for Children, Children And Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) (London, U.K., March 2019) Judicial Panel: Decision-Making, AFCC-MO (March 2019) Custody Investigations: The Good, the Bad and the Great, AFCC-OH (April 2019) West Coast Trends in Spousal Support and Property Law, IAFL-U.S. and Canadian Chapter meeting, San Francisco (May 2019) 2019:Judicial Plenary Panel: Future of Family Justice: An International Perspective: AFCC, Toronto, Ontario (June 2019) Gender and Child Custody: Is that Even a Thing in the Twenty First Century?, International Centre for Family Law Policy & Practice (London, U.K. July 2019)
  • The Pros and Cons of Psychological Testing, AFCC-AAML Joint Conference on Child Custody, with Robert Simon, Ph.D. and Sol Rappaport, Ph.D. (San Diego, September 2019) Relocation Cases: AFCC Webinar for Family Law Judiciary , with Phil Stahl, Ph.D. 2020:Planning Now for the Echo Pandemic: Tips for Family Law Professionals. In conversation with Dr. Michael Saini, AFCC webinar (April 2020)Meet the Mental Health Professionals: Opening Remarks, Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Section with Susan Rempel, Ph.D. and Alexandra Leichter, Esq. (June 2020)Custody in the Time of Covid-19: Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Bench webinar (June 2020)Cultural Competency, Judge’s Panel. Iranian American Bar Association (July 2020) Courts, COVID and Craziness, Inns of Court, with Susan Rempel, Ph.D. and Alexandra Leichter, Esq. (October 2020)Conducting a Trial Remotely, Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section, with Marshall Waller, Esq. , Patrick DeCarolis, Esq. (December 2020)2021:Supervised/Monitored Visitation: Los Angeles Superior Court Bench Seminar, with Judge Charles Clay, III (February 2021)Conducting Remote Trials, Part 2: Conducting a Trial Remotely, Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section, with Marshall Waller, Esq. , Patrick DeCarolis, Esq. (February 2021)Conducting Remote Trials, Part 3: Conducting a Trial Remotely, Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section, with Marshall Waller, Esq. , Patrick DeCarolis, Esq. [April 2021]Cross-Over Issues Conducting Remote Trials: Los Angeles Superior Court Judicial Education, with Judge Victor Martinez and Judge Virginia Keeny (April 2021)Managing Realistic Resistance: AFCC Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, with David Martindale, Ph.D., Holly Friedland, Esq. and Tamsen Thorpe, Ph.D. (June 2021)

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