This section is open to all SJCBA members interested in family law, the family law court and related issues. You can join the section by paying your section dues together with your SJCBA annual dues; see the SJCBA Membership Application for more information.

Family Law Meetings:

The Section meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Noon at the Bar offices, except for the Executive Committee, Mediators, Bench & Section meetings which are held at Superior Court. Meetings rotate monthly between the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee and the Mediators, and the Executive Committee, the entire Section, the Mediators and the Family Law Bench. For more details see the events section on our home page.

Executive Committee Members

  • Jennifer Coenenberg, Chair

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The SJCBA office is closed to the public in compliance with the state and county orders. Your staff is working from home and is able to serve your needs Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. The SJCBA will not be working on Fridays until further notice.

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Thank you for your patience during this time. Please take care of yourself and those you love.
Robert E. Oakes, J.D., M.B.A.
Executive Director