Family Law

About the Section

The Family Law Section provides educational and networking opportunities for family law attorneys, and serves as a liaison between the Family Law Courts, Family Court Services, and the ACBA.

Upcoming Events

 
Thursday April 23, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
 
Marvin Litigation in California. This program will provide an overview of California litigation arising under the Supreme Court’s decision in Marvin v. Marvin (1976) 18 Cal.3d 660, also commonly known as “palimony” litigation, with an emphasis on what family law attorneys should know about these types of cases.
 
Thursday May 7, 2015 from  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
 
Please join the ACBA Family Law Section for a program on what every family law attorney should expect when handling a case that involves a 730 child custody evaluation, and how to prepare clients for court ordered co-parenting sessions. Speaker Jill Sardeson will answer questions and provide insight into the entire process based on her years of experience providing child custody evaluations and co-parenting counseling.
 
Thursday, May 21, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
 
Please join the ACBA Family Law Section and Daniel Cantrell for an in-depth look at common problems arising in family law contempt actions with a focus on best practices.
 

Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Please join the ACBA Family Law Section for a program on what every family law attorney should know about taxation of spousal support.

Topics include:

  • What tax treatment do you want?
  • 10 tests for deductible alimony
  • Avoiding recharacterization and recaptures
  • Best drafting practices
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
 
Please join the ACBA Family Law Section for this training covering recent California family law cases that directly affect survivors of domestic violence and their children.
 
Please visit the ACBA Calendar for additional upcoming programs.

 

The Executive Committee

CHAIR
Pamela Ross


All For The Family Legal Clinic
3137 Castro Valley Blvd, #210
Castro Valley, CA 94546
pross@allforthefamilylegalclinic.org
(510)999-7732

 

VICE CHAIR
Janice Cho


The Law Office of Janice Cho
1814 Franklin Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 465-0016
         

MEMEBER
Constanza Cabello  


Cabello & Lezin LLP
1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
connie@cabellolezin.com
(510) 601-0565

 

MEMBER
Amanda J. List 


List Jacobson-Kwok Thorndal, LLP
520 3rd Street, Suite 205
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-6600
         

MEMBER
Anna Bednarczyk  


Whiting, Fallon, Ross & Abel, LLP
101 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste 250
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 296-6000
 

MEMBER
Jenifer F. Frudden 


Murphy, Vu, Thongsamouth & Chatterjee
1970 Broadway, Suite 760
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 893-5205
         

MEMBER
Yasmin James 


Law Offices of Yasmin James
1939 Harrison Street, #330
Oakland, CA 94612
yasmin@yjamesfamilylaw.com
(510) 398-0888
 

MEMBER
Ashley Schuh


Levine Law Group LLP
5801 Christie Avenue, Suite 387
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 595-4112
         

ACBA BOARD LIAISON
TBD


   

STAFF LIAISON
Hadassah Hayashi


Membership and Education Coordinator
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2200

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