advancement and sharing of knowledge is a primary focus of ACFLS. The organization devotes many of its efforts
to this goal on both a local and statewide level.
local ACFLS chapters are focused on providing opportunities for continuing
education to both ACFLS members as well as other practitioners in the
geographic area of the chapter. The
presenters are typically ACFLS members or professionals of other disciplines
who provide services to the family law community. These small group presentations generally
have an interactive component, which many practitioners find particularly
ACFLS’ Bay Area chapter holds dinner meetings with programs
in Northern California, usually on the 2nd Thursday of each month (except July,
August and December). The Sacramento chapter holds luncheon meetings and
provides 1.0 MCLE/CLE credit each month (except July, August and December). The
Orange County (provisional) chapter holds such educational get-togethers at
least 6 times per year.
These meetings provide useful information on the current
practice of law and are both an educational and networking opportunity to meet
with other CFLS colleagues, non-certified Family Law attorneys, forensic
accountants and other financial/economic experts, mental health professionals
and regional Family Law Judicial Officers.
the statewide level, ACFLS presents an annual multi day Spring Seminar
in Southern California on a single Family Law topic with
sophisticated, in-depth presentations by prominent Family Law Judicial Officers
and leading CFLS from throughout the state.
Most Family Law attorneys work solo or in small firms, and
these meetings are vital to developing a network of statewide contacts, and
learning about procedures and practices in various California Family Law
courts. All of which raises the quality of the practice of Family Law.