Family Law

JAMS Family Law Practice GroupAbout 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.

To join the section, please contact our Membership Department at (510) 302-2200 or

Upcoming Events

June 28, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Advanced Dissomaster Training

In this training, the co-founder of DissoMaster will go over advanced DissoMaster usage addressing issues such as how to avoid common errors and omissions; how to address out of state income, taxes, support buyouts, tax consequences, etc. The program will include an in-depth discussion about various complicated DissoMaster scenarios and a Q&A session with the DissoMaster expert. Don't miss out!

July 26, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ethical Challenges for Family Lawyers

In this program, Judge Mahoney examines the California State Bar disciplinary process and real life ethical challenges for family lawyers. Also discussed will be how decisions are made as to whether a complaint is sent for investigation, whether a Notice of Disciplinary Charges is filed, and how recommendations for levels of discipline are analyzed. Also included: discipline for personal conduct outside the practice of law.

Please check out for upcoming events.

Recent News

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The Executive Committee

Pamela Ross

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

Pamela Ross  

Jenifer F. Frudden 

Frudden Family Law
1980 Mountain Blvd, Ste 201
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 545-2944
Jenifer Frudden

Anna Bednarczyk  

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

Janice Cho

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

Yasmin James 

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

Carla Passero 

Law Office of John Guthrie
239 Main Street Ste. H
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 461-9898
Carla Passero

Ashley Schuh

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

Alexcis Wichtowski

Whiting Fallon Ross & Abel LLP
101 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 296-6000
Alexis Wichtowski



Hadassah Hayashi

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

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