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Wednesday, January 4, 2012


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Family Law Academy to Honor Judge Frederick Shaller


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Southern California Chapter  will honor Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Frederick Shaller and two judges from other counties with its Judicial Officer of the Year Award, the group said yesterday.

The “Normie” award will be presented to Shaller, San Diego Superior Court Judge Christine K. Goldsmith, and Orange Superior Court Judge Lon F. Hurwitz is to be presented Jan. 14 at the Grand Del Mar San Diego, as part of the Trial Advocacy Institute.

Shaller was appointed to the Superior Court in 2003 and has served in the family law department at Stanley Mosk Courthouse for six years. For the past two years, Shaller has been assigned to the only family law “long cause” complex family law department in Los Angeles County and has presided over significant long cause and high profile cases, the academy noted.

Shaller graduated from Loyola Law School.  He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has taught on the issues of family law.

In other news, three Los Angeles Superior Court judges were named by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to the Mental Health Issues Implementation Task Force, which will develop a plan designed to improve justice system responses to offenders with mental illness.

The three are Judges Clifford Klein, Maria Stratton, and Michael Tynan. The task force is chaired by Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Richard J. Loftus Jr.


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