The Year in Review, by 2017 Chapter President Ellen W. Stross

  The Year in Review – 2017 The Northern California Chapter enjoyed an eventful and productive year in 2017. We welcomed four new Fellows in 2017: David Youngsmith from Hersh Family Law Practice; Brandon Blevans from Blevans & Blevans; Romy Taubman from Greene Taubman & Dias; and Jill Barr from Hemmer and Barr LLP. We look forward to the contributions …

Chapter Fellows Take Active Role in AAML National

  NORTHERN CALIFORINIA CHAPTER MEMBERS WITH AAML NATIONAL COMMITTEE POSITIONS DURING 2015-2016 TERM Board of Governors Ronald Granberg, Vice President Thomas Wolfrum, Chapter Delegate Foundation Lawrence Moskowitz, Assistant Treasurer Suzie Thorn Thomas Wolfrum Child Support Guidelines Study Committee Thomas Wolfrum Collaborative Law Committee David Fink Domestic Violence Task Force Ann Fallon History Richard Barry (Ret.) Journal Editorial Board Thomas Wolfrum …

NorCal Chapter files Amicus Brief in re Marriage of Green

  Some of the most difficult issues in California marital dissolution cases involve public defined benefit retirement plans.  When considering the appeal In re Marriage of Green, the Court of Appeal of California, First Appellate District, made the unusual move of, on its own motion, requesting the AAML Northern California Chapter file an amicus curiae brief.  At the request of …

AAML-NorCal Announces Charitable Contributions for 2014

  The Northern California Chapter of AAML puts on its popular Symposium each year featuring high-end and sophisticated presentations to educate and inspire family law attorneys of all levels of expertise. We also provide an annual Trial Practicum, in which our fellows and experts from all over Northern California donate their time to teach young attorneys trial skills and effective, …

The Year in Review, by 2012 President Larry Moskowitz

  The Northern California Chapter in 2012   By Larry Moskowitz, 2012 Chapter President             2012 was a very productive year for our Chapter. I want to thank the 2012 Board of Managers – President-Elect Brigeda Bank, Treasurer Sharon Mah, Secretary Lorie Nachlis, Past President Ron Granberg, Membership Chair Bob Blevans, Chapter Delegate Margaret Anderson, Symposium Chair John Harding, Counsel …

AAML-NorCal Announces Charitable Contributions for 2011

The Northern California Chapter of AAML is proud to announce the recipients of $30,000 in charitable donations (proceeds from its annual Symposium and Trial Practicum): Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County Teen Parents Project CPI – Kids Turn Scholarships, Sonoma County Center for Youth Development Through Law COPE- Impact Families, Napa County Family and Childrens Law Center, Marin County Harmony …

AAML-NorCal Announces Charitable Contributions for 2012

    The Northern California Chapter of AAML puts on its popular Symposium each year featuring high-end and sophisticated presentations to educate and inspire family law attorneys of all levels of expertise. We also provide an annual Trial Practicum, in which our fellows and experts from all over Northern California donate their time to teach young attorneys trial skills and …

Chapter Holiday Party slated for December 4 at the Berkeley City Club

This Chapter event has a large turnout and, because Fellows’ significant others are invited to attend, provides fine opportunities for rekindling old friendships and making new ones.   This year’s Holiday Party will be held at the historic Berkeley City Club in the beautiful Members’ Lounge. Famed local architect Julia Morgan’s “little castle” has been renovated and is a wonderful venue …

Amicus Brief filed by AAML Chapter Fellows

An amicus brief was filed on October 7, 2011 by Chapter Fellows Ann Fallon and Barbara DiFranza.  The Chapter was requested by the Court of Appeal for the First District to file a brief on the legal issues in Green v. Green, entailing the character of CalPERS benefits that were earned entirely prior to marriage but paid for by communtiy property funds.  …