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March 8 , 2019

Dion Law Group Attorneys Appointed As 2019 President And Vice President Of The Ventura County Family Law Bar Association

Respected area law firm Dion Law Group announces the appointment of two of their lead attorneys as 2019 president and vice president of the Ventura County Family Law Bar Association.


Two of Ventura County's top attorneys of esteemed law firm Dion Law Group have officially been appointed top positions of the Ventura County Family Law Bar Association (VCFLBA). Susan Elston and Karen Oakman, Esq. for the year 2019 are now actively sitting as president and vice president, respectively, of the prestigious and highly-respected association. With the leading level representation of Dion Law Group, all VCFLBA meetings will therefore being held at the Dion Law Group office for the year.

Susan Elston has had a longtime focus in family law, while Karen Oakman focuses on both criminal and family law matters. The firm’s dedication to their clients’ best interests, upholding best law practices and furthering their insight on the industry is what makes the Dion Law Group a leading law practice in Ventura County.

The VCFLBA is a section of the Ventura County Bar Association(VCBA), which is a non-profit founded almost a century ago and currently has over 12,000 members in various sections, committees and affiliates. Both Elston and Oakman are also members of the VCBA, which provides priceless resources and programs for attorneys and gives Elston, Oakman and the other attorneys at Dion Law Group a chance to make a strong impact in their community.

About Susan Elston, Dion Law Group 
Susan Elston is an attorney that focuses on family law, encompassing issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, and bankruptcy. As a single mother, Ms. Elston began her legal career in 1993 when she earned three paralegal degrees from the University of West Los Angeles, and subsequently completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from Ventura College of Law in 2012 with a focus on Family Law and Criminal Law. Ms. Elston is a member of the Ventura County Bar Association, Ventura County Family Law Bar Association, Women Lawyers of Ventura County, and Jerome H. Berenson Chapter of the American Inns of Court. She is currently the President of the Ventura County Family Law Bar.

About Karen Oakman, Esq. of Dion Law Group 
Karen Oakman graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Lutheran University, receiving her Bachelor of Science and Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. She then graduated from California Western School of Law in 2010, receiving her Juris Doctorate degree. Ms. Oakman represents clients in criminal matters; including infractions, misdemeanors, investigations, and serious felonies. Ms. Oakman also represents clients in family law matters, restraining order hearings, and guardianship proceedings. Ms. Oakman is the current Vice President of the Ventura County Family Law Bar after serving as Treasurer of the Ventura County Family Law Bar last year. She is also on the Board of the Conejo Free Clinic as Secretary of the Board and Legal Director.

About Dion Law Group 
The Dion Law Group specializes in providing clients with the most personalized service available. Their team understands that a legal problem can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. They use interest based problem solving techniques in order to keep legal fees as low as possible and find the best solution to a specific issue.

At the Dion Law Group, their goal is to provide clients with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber. They have the skill and tools to handle each case as efficiently as possible in order to avoid unnecessary legal expenses.

For any questions or to make an appointment for a no cost consultation, you can call them at (805) 497-7474.

About Ventura County Family Law Bar Association 
The Ventura County Family Law Bar Association is a section of the Ventura County Bar Association (VCBA). The VCBA was established in 1929 and incorporated in 1968 as a California non-profit 501(c)(6) Mutual Benefit Corporation. Currently, the VCBA has 1227 members and 37 sections, committees and affiliates. The VCBA is governed by a 28 member board of directors, and operated by a devoted staff of 7 professionals. The Ventura County Bar Association/Volunteer Lawyers Services Program, Inc. (VLSP) provides legal services for low income individuals and families in Ventura County. VLSP, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit in December 2001, and in June 2002 became a 501(c)(3) public benefit, tax exempt corporation.

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