The 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.
The 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 valuable
ACFLS’ Bay Area chapter holds dinner meetings with programs in Northern California. The Sacramento chapter holds luncheon meetings and provides 1.0 MCLE/CLE credit each month. The Orange County chapter also holds such educational get-togethers.
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.
On 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.