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Michele Saling

Gender Identity: Female
10+ Year Experience, Child Custody Consultation, Form Assistance, LGBTQ+ Friendly, Protective Order Consultation, Trans Friendly
Simpsonville, CA

Personal Quote:

I am committed to bring something to the table.  I am committed that my actions have positive consequence for all I meet.  I became an attorney to empower people - to get them access to the justice system.  That makes my world work.  That's how I contribute to the quality of life on the planet.

Bio:

MY Intention:  As an experienced attorney  with 25 +  years with concentration in family law and a business consultant and coach, I am seek to contribute my legal and business experience, my professional education, my skills to serve people facing issues in the judicial system  – to restore their power and to  move forward in their lives.

As Managing Attorney for the eventual largest non profit family law  center in southern California, I  managed a staff of 17 including 3 staff and 9 volunteer attorneys, 3 paralegals and two clerical personnel. Managed personal caseload that averaged 50 cases monthly, made several hundred court appearances in several venues including short cause trials, Orders to Show Cause, Motions, depositions and mediation.   For my pro bono work as a Mediation attorney in the Family Law Department for Los Angeles Superior Court, I received a commendation.  The following responsibilities I managed were: Document production including pleadings, discovery, trial briefs, Memoranda of Points and Authorities, proposed stiupulations, judgments, discovery production.  I handled two appellate cases, one of which was published in 2000.    My other legal experience includes one year in litigation support for an insurance defense firm and handling the firm’s trust accounting.  I have experience in entertainment law handling artist representation and dispute mediation.  I represented the family whose life story on which “ The Conjurer” film was based. As for general law, I have handled landlord-tenant cases, wrongful termination cases, and an unlawful credit collection practices case.  My personal and work experience also includes fiscal management, public relations, fundraising, public speaking. My business experience also includes project management eg preparation of flow charts, production schedules, crew assignments.  Wrote and edited policy and procedures manuals, produce classes and workshops, development of curriculum, and development of checklists for effective delegation of tasks/duties/responsibilities.

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Languages

English

Services

Primary Service:

Lawyer Consultation

Other Services Offered:

Parenting Coordination
Mediation Services
Divorce Form Assistance
Divorce Advocacy and Support
Trial and Testimony Preparation and Consulting
Divorce and Life Coaching
Other Professional Services
Custody Evaluation Preparation and Consultation

Licensed In

California
Education & training

Southwestern University School of Law JD
1992
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA MA Religious Education
1979
DDuquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA BA Journalism and Communication
1977

Certifications

Awards

Recognized for service as pro bono Mediator for 3+ years in the Los Angeles Superior Court, Family Law Department

Affiliations

California Bar Association, 1993-Present
Beverly Hills Bar Association

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