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Resolving Multicultural Disputes in Family Law

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Produced on March 31, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Family disputes are always fraught, but when the parties come from different cultural or religious backgrounds, disagreements and tensions are magnified. Cultural issues are extremely sensitive, and family courts are ill-equipped to address varying cultural needs. Attorneys working with cross-cultural, multicultural, and religious families must be equipped with the sensitivity to discuss hostilities sensitively and fairly, and help these families navigate the court system so that the best outcome for each unique need can be reached. 

This program, taught by Alla Roytberg, a bilingual family attorney in NYC with over two decades of experience navigating cross-cultural family disputes, will provide attorneys with the tools they need to effectively communicate with multicultural families and navigate the fraught waters of multicultural family disputes. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the issues raised by cross-cultural, multi-cultural, and religious families involved in family and divorce disputes
  2. Discuss techniques needed to navigate among these issues with sensitivity
  3. Help families develop compromises and agreements that will honor their cultural beliefs and be legally enforceable in the 21st century legal system
  4. Develop tailored tools and checklists to better understand clients’ cultural backgrounds so that they can provide unique solutions that address their clients’ needs 

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Alla Roytberg

The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg P.C.

Alla Roytberg Esq. is a lawyer, mediator and frequent lecturer with over 25 years of professional experience. After graduating from Fordham University School of Law in 1991 and practicing law at two law firms for five years, Ms. Roytberg started The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg in 1996. Currently, the firm has two offices located in Manhattan and in Forest Hills, Queens.

Ms. Roytberg’s practice focuses on all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including representation, mediation, collaborative divorce and work on prenuptial and marital agreements.  Her areas of concentration also include general mediation, residential real estate representation and ancillary general practice. Ms. Roytberg is fluent in the Russian language and frequently addresses the legal needs of the Russian Community in New York and of the Multi-Cultural and international community in Queens County, where she maintains her main office.  

Ms. Roytberg is a member and past President of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and New York Association of Collaborative Practitioners. She is also a member of the Family Section and Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and has been a member of various Committees at the New York City Bar Association, including the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Matrimonial, Small Law Firm, and Professional Responsibility Committees, as well as the Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession at the New York City Bar Association.  She is currently an active mediator member of the matrimonial panels in Kings, Queens and Westchester counties of New York State. 

Bar Admissions:

Ms. Roytberg is admitted to the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey and to the Supreme Court of the United States.


Jeanann K.

She provided a lot of great insight!

Julie R.

Ready interesting

Mia V.

Enjoyed learning this. Thank you!

janice B.

Very. concise and clear. Excellent advice.

Gwen I.

Thank you Alla! Excellent course. Presenter has unique perspective and delivers great, thought-provoking advice for effectively serving multicultural clients.

June C.

This was superb in every way. It was informative and heartwarming. She gets an A+ in my book. I am working in immigration law and appreciate everything she said.

Michael L.

Very informative presentation

Linda C.

Interesting topic.

Robin H.

Very current

Mark W.


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