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Education

Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology; Los Angeles, CA
Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy December 2013

Lincoln University Law School, San Francisco, CA
Juris Doctor June 1974

San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA
California Secondary Teaching Credential Certificate in History and Spanish June 1970
Bachelor of Arts; Major: History; Minor: Spanish; Specialization: Latin American Studies June 1969

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND TRAINING:

EMDR Trained December 2016

California State Board of Behavioral Sciences, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT No. 93277 July 2016

Lifespan Integration Trained October 2015

California State Bar, Attorney at Law,
License issued June 1976 State Bar No. 068891

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California Secondary Teaching Credential issued in June 1970

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS/RECOGNITIONS

• AFCC – Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – 2014 to Present
• California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists – 2012 to Present
• Certified Family Law Specialist, The California Bar Association – June 1976     to present
• California Bar Association, Executive Committee of the Family Law                Section – 1979 to 1983; Chaired the Legislation Committee – 1980 to 1983;    Editor, California State Bar Family Law News – 1979 to 1983
• Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – November 5,        1987 to present; Board of Directors from 1988 to 2000 and Chaired                Legislation Committee from 2000 to 2002.
• The Los Angeles County Bar Association – June 1976 to present
• Executive Committee of the Family Law Section from 1981 to 1984
• The Ventura County Bar Association – 2001 to date.
• Named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine for Southern              California – 2009 and several subsequent years.
• AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell since December 24, 1996
• Named by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Top Women Attorneys in      Southern California – 2014

Professional Work History

Insight Counseling and Forensic Services, Westlake Village June 2016 to Present
The Center for Individual and Family Counseling, North Hollywood, CA
December 2012 – November 2015
Supervisor: Susan Levin, MFC #47760 – Phone: 818-404-0459
• Marriage and Family Therapist/Trainee and Intern, IMF No. 79722
Provided individual, couple, and family therapy for clients with a variety of      presenting problems at site.
Provided individual, group, and family therapy for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade      students and their families at Byrd Middle School in Sun Valley, CA

Law Offices of Bobette Fleishman, Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, CA
• Attorney, private practice, in both Los  Angeles and Ventura Counties
  September 1976 – December 2021; Now retired from the practice of law.

Writer & Israel, Los Angeles, CA
• Law Clerk, then-Attorney March 1975 – September 1976
• Practice devoted to Personal Injury Law, Family Law, and Worker’s                Compensation Law

Davis, Cowell & Bowe, San Francisco, CA
• Law Clerk June 1972 – January 1974
• Legal research and drafting of labor arbitration briefs for grievance
  procedures of Title VII matters.

San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, CA
• Substitute High School Teacher September 1970 – June 1972
• History and Spanish

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

• Proficient in spoken Spanish and fluent in written Spanish

Teaching, Publications & Professional Education Panels

• Editor, California State Bar Family Law News from 1981 to 1983

• Consultant, Continuing Education of the Bar, California Marital                        Dissolution Practice, one Article in Volume 1, Published in 1981

• Lecturer, California State Bar Family Law Section, Annual Convention            Panel; Subject: Evidentiary Problems of Presenting Tax Issues to the              Court,  1981 presentation.

• Lecturer, LA County Bar Family Law Symposium; Child and Spousal              Support – 1982 and Paternity at the 1991 Presentation.

• Lecturer, Los Angeles County Bar Child Custody Colloquium in 1988
  and 1989

• Lecturer, Continuing Education of the Bar, Introduction to the Practice of        Family Law; 1985, 1987, & 1989

• Producer, two seminars for “Women in the Law” and two seminars for            “Psychology for the Family Law Attorney”, 1980 to 1985

Volunteer Judicial Experience

• Judge Pro Tem Panel, Superior Court, Ventura County – 1989 to 2010

• Arbitrator Panel, Los Angeles County Bar Fee Dispute Arbitration Panel – 1980 to 2014

• Mediator Panel, Los Angeles Superior Court, Central District – 1980 to 1994