Practitioners of Family Law wear several hats and provide
advice in many areas, serving as attorneys, counselors, mediators, therapists,
accountants, and teachers.
ACFLS seeks to promote the specialty of Family Law by
increasing the public’s knowledge of the importance of this work. ACFLS devotes
much of its resources to enhancing the knowledge base of newly certified family
law specialists. The organization does this by providing
high-quality/cutting-edge educational presentations.
A Family Law attorney who becomes a Certified Family Law
Specialist has normally put in years of actual experience as a practitioner and
has also passed an exam that tests the ability to think, assess the facts and
apply the law.
ACFLS encourages those practitioners who can appreciate the
various benefits of specialization to study and take the exam, as well as
complete the sometimes lengthy peer review process—all required for admission
to the Family Law specialty.
The public benefits by having an attorney who is a CFLS and
has the requisite background of experience.