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About the Moderator
Robin Sax, JD and MSW, is an experienced attorney, mediator, and clinical therapist. Robin accepts a limited number of legal cases, but her primary practice is as a consultant and mediator where she advises people on how to navigate through legal matters complicated by either a therapeutic element or emotionally charged parties and/or issues.
Robin works with victims of crimes as well as those accused. She has advised victims of sexual assault, harassment and bullying, divorcing couples, and parents who need assistance in determining a co-parenting plan or custody plan, as well as those facing false accusations. Robin works with clients who want to avoid court, those who have cases pending in court, those considering filing a case, as well as people who have administrative hearings, Title IX actions, or DMV hearings. Robin is also often called upon by criminal law and family lawyers to assist in strategizing their cases, to write expert reports, and to testify as an expert witness.
As an expert in sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, Robin’s niche is in cases where criminal law meets family law and may or may not include dependency court. She is a former Los Angeles County and Riverside County Deputy District Attorney who focused on prosecuting sex crimes against children and domestic violence. While working with law enforcement, victims’ advocates, social workers, and members of the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, she investigated and prosecuted hundreds of child sexual assault cases. Robin is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), MAP/Practicewise. Robin currently is a mental health therapist and ACT coordinator at Violence Intervention Program.
She is an in-demand public speaker on topics where family law and criminal law intersect–child sexual assault, family violence, domestic abuse, stalking, Internet abuse. Robin regularly shares her valuable insight and expertise as a legal analyst for such networks at NBC, ABC, CNN, and CBS, analyzing high profile cases and causes.
Robin has published six books that draw upon her vast experience as a criminal lawyer, legal commentator, child advocate and parenting expert. The titles of her books include: “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Criminal Justice System” and “Predators and Child Molesters: A Sex Crimes DA Answers 100 of the Most Asked Questions”