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.  …

Remembering Honorary Fellow Jeanne Ames

Goodbye, Jeanne, with our hearts full of thanks and sadness On July 8, 2011, with grace, sweetness, bravery and brilliance Jeanne Ames negotiated her final mediation. Jeanne T. Ames, a professional mediator in child care disputes for many years, died July 8 of multiple illnesses at a rehabilitation hospital in Kentfield. She was 85. Jeanne was the director of the …

REGISTER NOW! for the 2014 Symposium

  May 2-4, 2014 at the Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa, CA Rome Was Not Built in a Day…  Building Your Case from Deposition through Trial (May 3-4) – and – Great Adverse Depositions: Principles & Principal Techniques  with Robert Musante (May 2) Click here to view/download the Symposium Brochure Click here to register online Click here to view/download the Sponsor/Advertiser Opportunities …

REGISTER NOW! for the 2012 Symposium

Join Us at the 36th Annual Symposium May 18-20, 2012 at Silverado Resort in Napa, CA Emerging Trends in Family Law Theory, Practice, and Procedure To view and download the Symposium Brochure, click here.   To register online, click here. To be a sponsor/advertiser at the Symposium, click here.   A limited number of scholarships are available for the Symposium.  For the …

Past President Larry Stotter Publishes Legal History Book

“To Put Asunder” released in December Now retired, Lawrence H. Stotter has been a nationally renowned trial lawyer, specializing in family law litigation. He was one of the founders of the Northern California Chapter of AAML and president in 1974-75. For more than twenty years he was annually recognized in each issue of Naifeh and Smith’s The Best Lawyers in …

Read it yourself!

Fellow Diana Richmond files amicus brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the same sex marriage cases Past Fellow of the Year (2008) Diana Richmond was inducted into the California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Hall of Fame for her outstanding service to the practice of Family Law. Diana’s contributions are legendary: as writer, lecturer, mentor, lawmaker, …

Charitable Donations!

AAML Northern California chapter announces charitable donations for 2010 The Northern California Chapter of AAML is proud to announce the recipients of over $15,000 in charitable donations (proceeds from its annual Symposium and Trial Practicum): CASA, A Voice for Children Center for Youth Development Through Law Family & Children’s Law Center Harmony at Home Kids’Turn Legal Aid Society of San …