Academy of California Adoption Lawyers

Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers

Conference Registration Now OPEN!
The Academy's annual adoption/ART seminar will take place on March 16, 2019, at Loyola Law School. Click below for more information or to order the conference videos and written materials for MCLE credit.
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The Academy of California Adoption Lawyers and the Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers are invitational societies of family formation law attorneys whose membership is limited to those licensed California attorneys with extensive adoption and assisted reproduction expertise whose practices are of the highest standards of ethics and professional competence. The Academy is a California non-profit corporation, and its members are separate and individual law practitioners.  


* DEMONSTRATE expertise; each Academy member must have completed a minimum of 200 successful family formation cases (adoption or ART), or must have other special experience or expertise sufficient to prove the high standard of knowledge and experience required for membership.

* PROVIDE professional, public, and judicial education on adoption, assisted reproduction, guardianship, foster care proceedings, legislation, and related topics.

* ENCOURAGE fair and balanced family formation laws and regulations.

* ADHERE to ethical standards more stringent than those of the State Bar of California. 

* STRIVE to increase the competence of adoption law and family formation practitioners.

* SEEK TO PREVENT exploitation of those involved in family formation matters.

* DEDICATE THEMSELVES to providing competent and knowledgeable assistance to clients at each stage of family formation matters.

* ASSIST the public by identifying competent family formation practitioners.