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AAML Membership Criteria

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has a strict set of standards for admission. To learn more about the qualifications necessary to become a Fellow and instructions on how to apply, please visit the national AAML website via the button below.

Qualifications for Membership

  • 10 Year Practice Requirement as an Attorney
  • Substantial Involvement in the Area of Matrimonial & Family Law
  • Competence to Litigate Complex Matrimonial & Family Matters
  • Competence to Settle Complex Matrimonial & Family Law Matters
  • Applicant Must Be a Practicing Attorney and Not a Sitting Judge unless the Applicant Meets the Other Standards
  • Applicant Must Be a California Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California
  • Extensive Interview Process with Chapter Leadership
  • Professional Reputation Must Be in Good Standing
  • Demonstrate Leadership in the Family Law Community
  • Must Adhere to AAML Bounds of Advocacy