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2021 Advanced Family Law Course

Intensive review designed for the experienced
family law professional . . .


Sessions closed!



California Family Law Report (CFLR) will present the biennial Advanced Family Law Course (AFLC) in May and June 2021. This comprehensive and intensive program showcases an all-star faculty of over 20 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 consists of 6 days (33 hours) of live-stream webinar presentations, plus 50.5 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), including 6 hours of credit in Category 5 (Psychology and Counseling).

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 Mark A. Juhas
Marc Peter Kaplan, CFLS
Anne C. Kiley, CFLS
Staci M. Lambright, CFLS
Christopher C. Melcher, CFLS
Forrest S. Mosten, CFLS
Lorie S. Nachlis, CFLS
Louise Nixon
Judge Charles Novack
Ellen R. Peck
Judge Amy M. Pellman
Judge Michael R. Powell
Cari M. Pines, CFLS
Judge Lawrence R. Riff
Judge Elizabeth Scully
Justice Mark B. Simons
Steven M. Sparta, Ph.D.
Commissioner David S. Weinberg (Ret.)

Course Highlights

• 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
• Enforcement
• Fam.C. ยง217 hearing
• Business valuation
• Adoption and guardianship

• Discovery
• Attorney fees and costs
• Bankruptcy considerations
• Division of property
• Tax issues in family law
• Writs and appeals
• Modification, enforcement and contempt
• Agreements
• Mediation and collaborative law
• Psychology and counseling
• Ethical considerations
• Test-taking preparation

Course Materials

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. You will also receive the materials needed for the Psychology and Counseling requirements. 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 26, 2021 (next exam thereafter is in 2023). 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 at the program.


83.5 Hours 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 83.5 hours, including 2 hours of Legal Ethics and 6 hours of Psychology and Counseling. Visit www.CFLRonline.com™ and www.RutterOnline.com™ to earn additional MCLE participatory credit!




Program Information


View the live-stream portion of the program via CFLRonline.com. Instructions will be provided to enrollees about how to access the live-stream program. The on-demand portion of the AFLC program can be accessed any time and any place at your convenience by visiting CFLRonline.com after the live-stream webinar on Day 6.
Please register in advance, tuition deadlines apply.


May 21 - 23, 2021 (Fri. - Sun.)
June 4 - 6, 2021 (Fri. - Sun.)
Program time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (each day; includes breaks)


Download Course Brochure (enrollment form included)
Download Enrollment Form






Advance Tuition ........ $3,195
Last Chance Tuition ........ $3,695
CFLS & Prior AFLC Attendee Special Rate ........ $1,597.50

Tuition Deadline


Enrollees are entitled to early enrollment discounts. Your registration(s) will be considered “Last Chance” unless received in our office by the deadline dates listed below (no exceptions):

Advance Tuition Deadline:


Tuition is 80% refundable up to 10 days before the start of the selected program.



Special Offers For Enrollees

California Practice Guide: Family Law (The Rutter Group)
50% off print title


California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS (The Rutter Group)
50% off print title


California Paralegal Manual: Family Law (The Rutter Group)
50% off print title


To order, please call 1-800-747-3161 (Ext. 2)

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