AFCC Webinars

The Role of Family Law Professionals in Preventing Gun Violence

Judge Mark A. Juhas and Julia Weber, JD, MSW

June 22, 2021
1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time US/Canada

Registration closes June 21, 2021 at 9am Eastern Time US
The Role of Family Law Professionals in Preventing Gun Violence

The prevalence of firearms in our communities and the role they play in mass casualties, suicide, and domestic violence has become tragically familiar. Often, the role of the criminal justice system plays is emphasized; however, there are opportunities for prevention in the family court and with family justice professionals. Jurisdictions are implementing new procedures and legal remedies. The presenters will provide information on “red flag” laws, the legal and social reality of domestic violence and suicide, and the role family law professionals can play in preventing gun violence.

This webinar is eligible for up to one hour of continuing education for psychologists. AFCC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Lawyers, judges, social workers, counselors, and other professionals seeking continuing education credits may use the AFCC Certificate of Attendance to verify attendance when applying to their state, provincial, or other regulatory or licensing agency. You must attend the live webinar to receive a certificate of attendance.

Member Registration: $15, Certificate of Attendance: $15
Non-Member Registration: $50, Certificate of Attendance: $20

Judge Mark A. Juhas sits in a general family law assignment on the Los Angeles Superior Court.  He is the current Chair of the California Commission on Access to Justice.  For the California Judicial Council, he is currently on the CJER Governing Committee and the Co-chair of the Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee; he was a member of the Elkins Family Law Task Force, Elkins Family Law Implementation Task Force and Self- Represented Litigant Task Force. He recently received a lifetime achievement award from the Family Law Section of the State Bar and a Distinguished Service Award from the Judicial Council.  

Julia Weber, JD, MSW serves as Giffords Law Center’s implementation director, implementing gun safety laws with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Previously, Julia worked for over 17 years with the Judicial Council of California’s Center for Families, Children & the Courts, where she served as co-counsel to the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee and supervised the Access to Justice Unit. Julia attended Washington University School of Law and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, where she obtained her combined degrees in law and social work. She is a trained mediator, member of the California bar, serves as an expert witness, and is an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law.