SBCBA Family Law Section Presents: “Luncheon Meeting”

Topic: Bankruptcy Considerations in Family Law

When: Thursday June 22nd, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:15 PM

Where: The Colleges of Law – Santa Barbara Campus 20 E. Victoria Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

MCLE: 1.00 Hour(s)

Speaker: Bankruptcy attorneys Felicita Torres and Lauren Rode of Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP

Felicita (“Cita”) spent seven years working at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, as a law clerk to the Honorable Robin L. Riblet (Ret.), prior to joining Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP in 2014. Cita handles insolvency and bankruptcy matters, from prebankruptcy consultation for individuals and businesses, to representing creditors and trustees in bankruptcy litigation and contested matters. Cita received her law degree from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from Stanford University. She has been a partner at Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP since 2018.

Before moving to Santa Barbara in 2017, Lauren worked for a firm in Los Angeles, where she handled all of the firm’s Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy matters throughout all four districts in California. Prior to law school, Lauren worked at Pachulski, Stang, Ziehl & Jones, one of the most prominent insolvency practices in the nation. Lauren received her law degree from University of Minnesota Law School and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Lauren joined Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP in 2020. In addition to representing clients in bankruptcy matters, Lauren has an active family law practice. She and Cita collaborate to address client issues arising at the intersection of family law and bankruptcy.

Menu: Assortment of sandwiches, salads, chips and dessert

Cost: $35 per person

Check payable to Santa Barbara Bar Association, mailed to Marisa Beuoy, Griffith & Thornburgh, LLP, 8 E. Figueroa St. #300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Credit card payments can be made to the Bar Association directly by calling 805-569-5511.

R.S.V.P. Deadline: June 14th, 2023. Please R.S.V.P. to Marisa Beuoy at