Academy of California Adoption-ART Lawyers

SAVE THE DATE - SEMINAR ON MARCH 7, 2020
The Academy's annual seminar will be held on March 7 , 2020 at Loyola Law School. To be notified when registration opens, click "Join Our Mailing List" on the right.

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.  


ACAL ATTORNEYS DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

* 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.