About Us

We Support Children and Youth to Reach Their Full Potential

What We Do

01.

— We Find & Fund

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— We Build Networks

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— We Strengthen

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— We Educate

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— We Provide Care

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— We Consult

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our story

Founded and Operated by Family Law Professionals

Over the years, the ACFLS has been led by some luminaries in family law. To start the list is to omit and offend, but we have been led by the likes of such great family law lawyers and educators as Steve Adams, Garrett Dailey, and Ron Granberg. We’ve benefitted from the brilliance of Leslie Ellen Shear, the steady counsel of Joe Bell, and more recently the legislative mastery of Diane Wasznicky, the cohesive team-building of Lynette Berg Robe, and the “get-things-done” effectiveness of President Jill Barr. Sterling Myers has served so long and so well, we’ve named an award in his honor.
mission

As the years roll by, we all do our part to improve family law practice for our members, and to improve the law for California families who likely do not even know we exist. In time, we are replaced by new leaders who carry on the work, improving our association and the things we do. But there must be more to our legacy.

ACFLS publishes The Specialist, a quarterly scholarly periodical to address important and timely issues relevant to our practice. They maintain a video library so members and bench officers can access high quality educational presentations at their convenience. The ACFLS blog is a busy exchange among Certified Family Law Specialists who share interesting articles, and use one another as sounding boards when faced with thorny issues or unusual questions in a case. Our web site is good, and getting better, as a resource for our members.

vision

Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis is among our Foundations most ardent supporters. An ACFLS and AAML Fellow himself, he is an outstanding family law judge in Los Angeles County, and known throughout the state for his expertise and excellent communications skills as he teaches us and works with us through all manner of associations and enterprises. In 2014, Judge Lewis suggested that ACFLS should be thinking about a larger legacy, and doing something to positively impact not just our own members, but all those who come in contact with California family courts. He pledged his own money to the cause, and we took up the challenge.

So we now have our non-profit Foundation supported by ACFLS. And we want you to be a part of it! 

The Foundation began giving grants to deserving persons and entities back in 2018, but we want to do so much more to inspire both family law professionals and the public to help us support the many organizations that do thankless work for people experiencing the hardships of divorce. 

Conclusion

The Foundation Board is made up of long time members of ACFLS, as well as many highly experienced family law support professionals who bring their expertise and desire to the table in support of the cause.  Please contact any of them for further information, or to donation options. 

Charity begins at home, and if the family of Certified Family Law Specialists will pitch in, we will make a real difference in California family law, and in the lives of those which we are in service.  

Thank you for your support Of The ACFLS Charitable Foundation

What We Care For!

Bringing Dreams within Reach for Children

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The Keys to a New Future for Exploited Chlidren

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Boys Rise to Greatness in Burkina Faso

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Finding a New Life—in a New Land

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The Children who Break New Ground

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Bringing Dreams within Reach

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