MCLE courses


2019 Advanced Family Law Course

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


Sessions closed!



California Family Law Report (CFLR) will present the biannual Advanced Family Law Course (AFLC) in May/June 2019. 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 sit for a practice exam that will be reviewed at the end of the course.

The program consists of 6 days (33 hours) of live presentations, plus 32 hours of on-demand video lectures. These video lectures can be accessed at any time and any place, 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!

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
• 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 can choose to receive printed course materials or course materials on USB drive, which allows you to save them to your hard drive and take notes directly next to the material covered. See order form to make your selection.

Enrollees may also purchase at special prices TRG's three-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law, written by Judge William P. Hogoboom (Ret.) and Justice Donald B. King (Ret.), and the two-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS.


CFLS Exam Date: The specialization exam will be on held Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (next exam thereafter is in 2021). Contact the State Bar directly at (415) 538-2120 to register for the exam. Exam registration is also available at www.californiaspecialist.org. Or, go to the State Bar of California website: www.calbar.ca.gov.


Practice Exam: A practice examination and test-taking skills session will be offered as part 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 on the first day of the program.


65 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 65 hours, including 2 hours of legal ethics and 6 hours of psychology and counseling. Tuition includes 33 hours at the live program and 32 hours of on-demand video. Visit www.CFLRonline.com™ and www.RutterOnline.com™ to earn additional MCLE participatory credit!






Dates and locations
Course Logistics

Registration: 8:00 AM
Program: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Costa Mesa
May 24 - 26, 2019 (Fri. - Sun.) AND
June 7 - 9, 2019 (Fri. - Sun.)

Westin South Coast Plaza
686 Anton Boulevard
(714) 540-2500

Judge Thomas Trent Lewis will be on-hand for questions and answers on Saturdays and Sundays

June 14 - 16, 2019 (Fri. - Sun.) AND
June 21 - 23, 2019 (Fri. - Sun.)

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Old Bayshore Highway
(650) 347-1234



Download Course Brochure (enrollment form included)
Download Enrollment Form






Costa Mesa
Advance Tuition ....................... $3,195
“At Door” Tuition ..................... $3,595
CFLS & Prior AFLC Attendee ......... $1,597.50


Advance Tuition ....................... $2,995
“At Door” Tuition ..................... $3,395
CFLS & Prior AFLC Attendee ....... $1,497.50


Tuition Deadlines

Enrollees are entitled to early enrollment discounts. Your registration(s) will be considered “At Door” unless received in our office by the deadline dates listed below (NO EXCEPTIONS):

Costa Mesa Advance tuition deadline:
May 15, 2019
Burlingame Advance tuition deadline:
June 5, 2019




Special Offers For Enrollees

TRG’s California Practice Guide: Family Law
50% off


TRG’s California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS
50% off


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

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