Family Law Section

A Family Law Section membership is indispensable for anyone who practices family law in Contra Costa County. The most visible benefits of membership are:

  • Dynamic monthly education seminars and periodic extended seminars led by experienced faculty
  • Early notification of changes in rules
  • Practice requirements in the family law departments
  • Annual meeting and other programs with local family law judges. The bench often uses these meetings as an opportunity to make announcements. MCLE and specialization credits are provided for attending.

Also important is the monthly section newsletter, In Chancery, which keeps members abreast of section activities, news from the bench, and educational opportunities.

Section members receive exclusive use of the section website at www.familylawsectioncontracosta.org.

The section maintains ongoing liaison with the bench, Family Court Services, the Facilitator’s Office, the Department of Child Support Services, the Advisory Council Against Domestic Violence (ACAD), and the various legal aid providers in the county. Through its liaison with the court, the section is actively involved in reviewing court rules or policies and providing input and assistance in drafting new rules and changes to existing rules.

The section has been active in developing creative and innovative services for family law litigants through a variety of mediation and unbundled legal services programs. It has also worked closely with the bench and professionals in other fields to develop top quality services in such as Custody / Visitation Special Masters, the CPA Pro Bono Program, and minor’s counsel.

President

David C. Erb
Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada, LLP
2010 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 170
San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: (925) 327-6200
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President-Elect

Anne Cochran Freeman, Esq.
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Treasurer

David Lederman, Esq.
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Secretary

Shannon Wolfrum, Esq.
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Bench Bar Liaison

Dan Harkins
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CCCBA Liaison

Joe Wolch
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Custody Issues Committee

Shannon Wolfrum, Esq.
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DCSS Chair

Kim Kirkpatrick, Esq.
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Minors' Counsel Chair

Dan Harkins
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Mentoring/Networking

Billie-Jean Lee, Esq.
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Robin Birmbaum, Esq.
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Legislation

David Lederman, Esq.
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Local Rules

Dan Harkins
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Greg Abel, Esq.
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MCLE

Greg Abel, Esq.
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Program Chair

Anne Freeman Cochran
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ProPer Clinic & DPP Calendar

Sharon Raab
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Website & IT Chair

David Lederman
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Robin Birmbaum, Esq.
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Vanessa Candelaria, Esq.
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Joe Wolch
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Robin Birmbaum, Esq.
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In Chancery: Editor

Jody Iorns
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IC Board Liaison:

Shannon Wolfrum, Esq.
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