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Feb. 28, 2024

Judge Melissa Lyons shares insights into civil harassment, elder abuse case management

LA County judge says her approach is looking for things that make sense and working with what is

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Los Angeles County Superior Court

WHITTIER -- Because of the higher burden of proof required to issue civil harassment restraining orders, Superior Court Judge Melissa C. Lyons knows many of these petitioners will leave her family law courtroom unhappy.

"Somebody is going to win, and somebody is going to lose," she said. "But I try to soften the blow whichever way it goes."

In a recent hearing, the petitioner and the respondent had ... (continued)

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