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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Pro Bono Week, this dynamic discussion will highlight the lawyer’s role in advocacy for domestic violence victims. Further, we will introduce pathways to building relationships between service providers and the legal community.

Please join us!

Rosa Mosley

Ms. Mosley has been an attorney since 1984 (36 years). She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Western State University College of Law. In her career, she has held positions as a deputy district attorney for Kern County (Bakersfield) and deputy attorney general for the State of California Department of Justice (Los Angeles). She is admitted to practice law in all courts in California, the federal courts and before the United States Supreme Court. She has argued cases before the California Court of Appeal; one case resulted in a published opinion, to wit: Fahmy v. Medical Board of California (1995).

In addition, Ms. Mosley is a law professor at the American Heritage University College of law. Ms. Mosley has sat as judge pro tem in the Small Claims court in the Superior Courts for the counties of San Bernardino and Kern. She has also sat judge pro tem for the San Bernardino County Informal Juvenile Traffic Court. Ms. Mosley maintains a private law practice in Ontario, California with an emphasis on Criminal, Family and Immigration law.

NaKesha Ruegg

Growing up in Riverside as the daughter of prominent family law attorney Mary Swanson and a Riverside County Judicial officer, NaKesha has always been immersed in family law. NaKesha received her BA from Marquette University then earned her Juris Doctor from Chapman Law School in 2008, with highest honors in the areas of Family Law and Trial Practice. Throughout law school and after, NaKesha worked for family law firms in Orange and Riverside counties before starting her own practice in January 2011.

For the past 5 years NaKesha has also served as a Judge for mock trial competitions. She participated with select judicial officers and attorneys on the committee designed to implement findings of the Elkins Task Force, a statewide legislative mandate to improve the efficiency and goals of the family court system. NaKesha also spearheaded the effort to form the Inland Empire legislative committee so that the Inland Empire would have a voice in the drafting of the actual laws that make up the California Family Code. Currently, NaKesha serves as the co-chair of the family law section of the Riverside County Bar Association as well as the nominating committee for the RCBA’s board of directors.

Judge Jennifer Gerard bio

Hon. Jennifer Gerard

Appointed as Judge of the Superior Court of California, for the County of Riverside on July 23, 2018.

Judicial Experience: 

  • Supervising Judge Family Law, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Family Law Division, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, March 2020 to present
  • Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Family Law Division, July 20, 2018 to March 2020
  • Commissioner, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Family Law Division, December 1, 2017 to July 19, 2018

Legal Experience:

  • Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County, Domestic Violence Unit
  • Private Practice 2007 – December 2017, practicing in criminal law, juvenile law and legal guardianship cases
  • Jennifer Gerard Esq., Inc. – Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency