2023 Advanced Family Law Course
Intensive review designed for the experienced
family law professional . . .
California Family Law Report (CFLR) will present the biennial Advanced Family Law Course (AFLC) in June 2023. This
comprehensive and intensive program showcases an all-star faculty of justices, judges, and lawyers.
AFLC is designed for experienced family law practitioners looking to fortify their knowledge, as well as attorneys new to family
law looking to set themselves apart from their peers. It is also a "must" for those preparing to take the Certified Family Law Specialist Exam. Our expert faculty will provide test-taking tips and suggestions on how to improve your study skills.
Attendees will take a practice exam that will be reviewed at the end of the course.
The program will consist of 6 days (33 hours) of live-stream webinar presentations, plus 33.5+ hours of on-demand video lectures. These video lectures can be accessed at any time and any place after the live-stream webinar on Day 6, so that you can review exam topics or focus on particular substantive areas at your convenience. This State Bar-approved course will satisfy the entire educational requirement for Family Law Specialist certification (or recertification).
Past attendees, as well as first-timers, will benefit from AFLC's guidance on complex family law issues and up-to-the-minute review of new developments in the field. This is truly a “don't miss” event!
• Judge Thomas Trent Lewis (Ret.) / Program Director
• Michael Asimow
• Justice Dennis A. Cornell (Ret.)
• Judge Scott M. Gordon (Ret.)
• Ronald S. Granberg, CFLS
• Judge Margo Lewis Hoy (Ret.)
• Marc Peter Kaplan, CFLS
• Anne C. Kiley, CFLS
• Staci M. Lambright, CFLS
• Christopher C. Melcher, CFLS
• Judge Charles Novack
• Ellen R. Peck
• Judge Amy M. Pellman
• Judge Elizabeth Scully
• Justice Mark B. Simons
• Jurisdiction and procedure
• Dissolution of marriage and legal separation
• Same-sex marriage and registered domestic partnerships
• Paternity proceedings
• Domestic violence proceedings
• Child custody
• Child support
• Spousal support
• Deferred compensation
• Fam.C. §217 hearing
• Business valuation
• Adoption and guardianship
• Attorney fees and costs
• Bankruptcy considerations
• Division of property
• Tax issues in family law
• Writs and appeals
• Modification, enforcement and contempt
• Mediation and collaborative law
• Psychology and counseling
• Ethical considerations
• Test-taking preparation
The course materials include a complete set of slides and worksheets used by the presenters. Practice exam questions and answer booklets are provided to enrollees preparing to take the Certified Family Law Specialist Exam. Enrollees will be able to download course materials before each webinar session and view them online during the program.
CFLS Exam Date: The specialization exam will be on held Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (next exam thereafter is in 2025). Contact the State Bar directly at 415-538-2120 to register for the exam. Exam registration is also available at http://www.calbar.ca.gov.
Practice Exam: A practice examination and test-taking skills session will be offered on the last day (Day 6) of the course. If you are taking the CFLS exam, we strongly encourage you to attend this session. Additional information regarding the practice test will be announced during the program.
MCLE/Specialization Credit: Approval of specialization credit in Family Law has been granted by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and approval of MCLE credit for this activity has been granted by The State Bar of California in the amount of 65.5 hours, including 2 hours of Legal Ethics. The total hours of the program are 66.5 hours – however, 1 hour of the program covers test-taking skills, which does not qualify for MCLE credit. Visit www.CFLRonline.com™ and www.RutterOnline.com™ to earn additional MCLE participatory credit!