LACBA VSO Mediation Referral Form

Family Law Section

LACBA Family Law VSO is open for business!

Three hours of mediation with LA’s finest team of mediation professionals. Offering assignments to attorneys and private judges with the support of a forensic accountant or mental health professional as needed.

The only criteria for assignment is that all sides agree to participate in virtual mediation.

LACBA VSO Mediation Referral Form

LACBA Family Law VSO Mediation

NEW! Virtual Networking Meetings!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to provide these
new virtual networking meetings!

Virtual Meeting

LACBA Members can attend as many of the LACBA Networking meetings as they want and are encouraged to attend as many meetings as they can to build an effective referral network.


A Message From Outgoing Chair David Yamamoto:


David Kunio YamamotoIt has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as the Chair for the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar for the fiscal year 2019/2020.  I want to thank the officers members, liaisons, and past chairs of the Family Law Executive Committee for helping me chair this section.

I also want to thank our event director, Araceli Murillo.  We couldn’t have done it without her support.  We are in good hands with our incoming chair, Paula Kane.

COVID-19 and other events have presented serious challenges for all of us. We need to collaborate more than ever to help our families, clients, colleagues, and courts face these challenges now and in the future.

Our family court supervising judge, Judge Riff, and assistant supervising judge, Judge Kaufman, have been tireless in their efforts to educate us and make the family court as efficient and safe as possible under the circumstances.  The Family Law Section officers and members have also stepped up to help us face the challenges of keeping our community informed and educated while moving into the world of virtual communication.

While my time as Chair has been challenging at times, I will always look back on it with fondness and I will always cherish the relationships that have been cultivated along the way. 

Stay Safe and Well,

David Kunio Yamamoto
LACBA Flexcom Chair 2019/2020

New:  Videos of our Free Webinars!

Managing Your Firm and Your Sanity During the Crisis, April 9, 2020


Effectively Managing Your Family Law Practice in a WFH (Work-from-Home) Environment, April 20, 2020

Alternatives to Litigation: Creative Suggestions and Solutions for Divorce Without RFO & Trial Webinar:
Hosted by Our Family Wizard, April 23, 2020


Covid Custody Conundrums:
Hosted by Our Family Wizard, April 30, 2020

LACBA Family Law Section April 2020 Webinar

COVID-19 and Your Client’s Economic Environment:
May 7, 2020



The Family Law Section is committed to:

  • Educating section members.
  • Drafting amicus briefs and proposing legislation.
  • Encouraging ethical conduct.
  • Developing and improving standards of practice.
  • Encouraging and promoting pro bono opportunities.
  • Providing a forum through which family law practitioners may cooperate with, encourage and assist each other in the resolution of problems and practice issues.
  • Fostering communication between Los Angeles County Bar Association members and other groups.

What We Do

  • Educate attorneys and the public
  • Comment on proposed legislation and promulgate new legislation
  • Work with judicial officers and court staff to improve the administration of justice
  • Support organizations that provide free and low cost legal services

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Family Law Section Installation 2019 Dinner

2019 Family Law Installation Dinner



Martin E. Shucart Electronic Library

The Martin E. Shucart Electronic Library is a compendium of resources relating to family law.
"Marty" was a member of the executive committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Section. He was a fine family lawyer and one of the champions of using new technology in the practice of law. He hosted one of the first online family law discussion groups — a precursor to our popular "listserve."

Case Forms


Family Law Links