Academy of California Adoption-ART Lawyers

Conference Registration Now OPEN!
The Academy's Annual Adoption Seminar has been moved to October; registration for the Oct 15 webinar is now OPEN! Click on our Events tab for a copy of the flyer and a link to sign up. Note: the Annual ART Seminar will still be held each March.
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The Academy of California Adoption-ART Lawyers is an invitational society 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 number of 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.