MCLE Classes & Events

Friday, August 24, 2018: 9th ANNUAL SCBA PICNIC

Thursday, August 30, 2018: Post-Disaster Construction Contracts and Issues

Friday, September 7, 2018: Transgender Employment Issues

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018: Special Issues in Custody Matters and Representing Minors

Thursday, September 13, 2018: Business Entity Options and Certifications

Thursday, September 20, 2018: The Right to Repair Act and Wildfire Reconstruction

Monday, September 24, 2018: State Laws Regulating Workplace Investigations: When, Who, How and Why?

Thursday, September 27, 2018: Immigration/Employment Crossover Issues

Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Updates from the Labor Commissioners Office

Friday, October 19, 2018: 2018 Careers of Distinction Awards Dinner

Tuesday, October 23, 2018: Post Judgment Spousal Support

Thursday, November 1, 2018: 29th Annual Pro Bono Awards

Tuesday, November 6, 2018: Competent to Stand Trial? Issues Related to California Penal Code 1368 & 1370

Family Law

Mission Statement: The purpose of the Family Law Section is to provide a forum for family law mediators, practitioners and court-involved professionals to keep each other informed and educated related to news, issues, projects, and trainings that relate to the practice of family law in Sonoma County, as well as to effectively discover and implement ways to improve the practice of Family Law within our county.

Vice-Chair &
Board Representative:
Robin Estes
Law Office of Robin M. Estes
3510 Unocal Place, #200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
P: (707) 575-5396
F: (707) 575-5450
Jenna Coffey
Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, P.C.
90 South E St., Ste. 300
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
P: (707) 545-1660
F: (707) 545-1876


Family Law Steering Committee (FLSC)
Chair: Anthony Zunino
Vice-Chair & Board Representative: Robin Estes
Secretary: Jenna Coffey

Family Law Education Committee
Chair: Catherine Conner
Vice-Chair: Carla Hernandez Castillo

FL Mental Health Liaison Committee (MHLC)
Chair: Jennifer Santos

FL Rules & Best Practices Committee
Chair: Alexandra Loveman
Secretary & Liaison to Family Law Steering Committee: Laura Dunst

FL Title IV Liaison Committee
Chair: Harry Sewall

Membership in the Family Law Section of the SCBA includes the ability to:
1. Attend the multitude of educational seminars specific to the practice of family law which are offered each year
2. Participate in the discussions and input (through the FL Steering Committee and Rules Sub-Committee) of local rule amendments
3. Be appraised of changes in court staffing, processes, judicial officer assignments, etc., which effect the Family Law Section
4. Receive notices via email of time sensitive changes or notices that effect the practice of Family Law.