About Us

OUR MISSION

The Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association is an open, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the Collaborative Process for resolving family conflict in an non-adversarial way, by training Professionals and educating families in a more peaceful and cost efficient process.

LACFLA is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation offering continuous education and support for success with non-adversarial resolutions using the Collaborative Process. LACFLA guides and supports collaborative practice in Los Angeles County and coordinates with regional, state and international collaborative practice organizations.

Welcome to the LACFLA Website!


LACFLA carries out its mission with many projects and initiatives, including:


  1. Educational information for Parents and Children of Divorce
  2. Presentation of Divorce Options Programs sponsored by CPCal
  3. Public Service Programs and Speakers Bureau
  4. Annual Basic Collaborative Training program for Professionals and Bi annual Advanced Collaborative training Programs
  5. Monthly educational sessions for Professionals
  6. Developing countywide standardized Participation Agreement and protocols for practice
  7. Collaboration with the Los Angeles Superior Court to develop rules and procedures for Collaborative Practice
  8. Participates in developing California State laws shaping collaborative practice
  9. Participates in developing national uniform Model Statute for collaborative practice
  10. Publishes a newsletter and website about collaborative law
  11. Pro Bono participation with Loyola Law Schools Center for Conflict Resolution

Officers & Board of Directors


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James Hallett

PRESIDENT
Committees:
Executive Committee/Nominating Committee, By-Laws Committee
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Jeffery Jacobson

President-Elect
Committees:
Executive Committee/Nominating Committee, Programs Committee, LACBA and Judicial Liaison
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Barbara Zipperman

Secretary
Committees:
Membership Committee, Programs Committee
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Warren Sacks

Treasure
Committees:
Chair: Marketing Committee. Executive Committee/Nominating Committee
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Jena Stara

Programs Committee Chair
Committees:
Holiday Party Chair
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Mara Berke

Membership Chair
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Stephanie Maloney

Basic Training Chair
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Kevin Chroman

Loyola Clinic Chair
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Ria Severance

Divorce Options Chair
Committees:
Membership Committee, Programs Committee
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Leon Bennett

Committees:
Past President, Executive Committee/Nominating Committee, Marketing Committee, LACBA and Judicial Liaison
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Michelle Daneshrad

Committees:
Membership Committee, Marketing Committee
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Jami Fosgate

Committees:
Marketing Committee, Programs Committee
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Steven Garelick

Committees:
Past President, Executive Committee/Nominating Committee, Membership Committee
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Jaye-Jo Portanova

Committees:
Programs Committee
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Fern Salka

Committees:
Programs Committee, Basic Training Committee
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Nancy Satenberg

Committees:
Programs Committee
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Joseph Spirito

Committees:
Past President, Executive Committee/Nominating Committee, LACBA and Judicial Liaison
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James Walton

Committees:
Marketing Committee
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Alex Weinberger

Committees:
Marketing Committee
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Jennifer Winestone

Committees:
Membership Committee, Programs Committee


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