Community Involvement

Mr. Cohen gives back to the community and is a leader in the legal field. Accordingly, he is committed to regularly teaching continuing education classes, serving on various committees and more.

ORGANIZATIONS

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2007 - present
- Member, Board of Directors, 2011 - present

Sacramento County Bar Association, 1989 - present
- Member, Executive Committee of Family Law Section, 2012 - present

American Inns of Court
- Milton Schwartz/David Levi Inn of Court, 2009 - present

Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association, 2009 - present


TEACHING

American Inns of Court

Milton Schwartz/David Levi Inn of Court

November 18, 2009 - Ethics/Family Law

Sacramento County Superior Court

October 19, 2012: "Current Critical Issues in Child Custody Mediation and Evaluation"

- Procedural Issues and Ethics section of program

October 21, 2011: "Minors Counsel Training"

- Point/Counter-Point (Deposing Children and Therapists)

- Courtroom Panel (Potential Conflicts of Interest)

October 22, 2010: "Special Master Training"

- Program Chairperson

October 9, 2009: "Custody Evaluators & Mediators Training"

- Program Chairperson

October 30, 2008 "Mandatory Pro Tem Training"

- Demonstration Panel

May 16, 2008: "Minor's Counsel Training"

- Legal Panel

Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association

March 2, 2010: "How to Win or Lose a Fee Arbitration Hearing in 30 Minutes"

- Presenter

Children's Counsel Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association

May 28, 2010 "Deposing Expert Witnesses"

January 28, 2010 "Subpoenaing Witnesses and Documents for Trial and Related Financial Issues - How to Make It Work for Minor's Counsel - When and Why?"

June 25, 2009: "Minor's Counsel Statement of Issues (a/k/a Minor's Counsel Report): What are you doing wrong and what can you do better?"

National Business Institute

December 4, 2008: "Family Law Litigation"

January 11, 2008: "Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces"

September 7, 2007: "Financial Settlement Strategies for Your Divorce Clients"

March 22, 2007: "A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings"

December 12, 2006: "Family Law Litigation"

June 27, 2005: "Handling California Divorce Cases From Start to Finish"

February 9, 2004: "Family Law Litigation"

August 25, 2003: "Handling California Divorce Cases From Start to Finish"

Sacramento County Law Library

March 16, 2004: "Family Law Long Cause Hearings & Trials"

Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California

May 19, 1999: "Tort Defense"

1997: "Tort Defense"

University of California, Davis, 1996 - present

Moot Court Program

Annual service as a volunteer judge for the law school's Moot Court program

University of California, Davis, 1996-2002

Trial Practice Program

Judge/Evaluator for year-end trials

University of California, Davis, 2010-present

Frances Newell Carr Mock Trial Competition

Judge/Evaluator for trial competition



SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC

Presiding Judge (Multiple Rounds, 2011-2012)

Constitutional Rights Foundation's California Mock Trial Program

- Sacramento County competition rounds

Member, Board of Directors, 1993 - 1995; 1997-April 1999

Alzheimer's Association -Greater Sacramento Area Chapter

Minor's Counsel Panel, 2006 - present

Sacramento County Superior Court

Judicial Arbitrator, 1996 - present

Sacramento County Bar Association

Attorney/Client Relations Committee, 2000-2002

Sacramento County Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, 1996-1999

University of Michigan Alumni Club of Sacramento

COMMITTEE WORK IN LEGAL FIELD

Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)

Board of Directors, 2011 - present

- Associate Chapter Director, Region (2)

Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association: Executive Committee

- Secretary: 2012

- Treasurer: 2013

- Vice-Chair: 2014

- Chair: 2015

Children's Counsel Section, Sacramento County Bar Association, 2007 - 2011

Vice-Chair, 2007 - 2011

Custody Sub-Committee, Member, 2008 - 2011

Family Law Executive Committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association

Chair, 2009 - 2011

Ad Hoc Committee, Minor's Counsel Training, 2007 -2008

Family Law Executive Committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association

Advisory Committee, Voluntary Legal Services Program, 1996 - 1998