January 17, 2025 – January 20, 2025 AAML Southern California Chapter's 33rd Annual Institute of Trial Advocacy: Through the Looking Glass – Demystifying Complex Issues in Family Law Carlsbad, CA | Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa

Dear Fellows and Guests:

On behalf of the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, we welcome you to our Annual Trial Advocacy Institute. As always, this will be a weekend of top-drawer CLE, social events, and fellowship in a grand setting. We look forward to seeing and serving you, and invite you to contact us with any questions or comments: socaldeans@gmail.com.

Event Pricing

MCLE Program Pricing

  • Early Bird | $890 | Available until July 31, 2024
  • Regular Admission | $990 | Available August 1 – December 15, 2024

  • Late Registration | $1090 | Available December 16, 2024 – January 5, 2025

*Pricing does not include hotel reservations.

Social Events

  • Welcome Reception: $75 each | Friday 5:30 - 7pm | Business Casual

  • Saturday Gala: $200 each | Cocktail Hour 6—7pm | Awards, Dinner and Dancing 7 - 10:15 pm | Black Tie Optional

  • FELLOWS Only Event $175 each | Sunday 6 - 9 pm | Business Attire

Event Schedule

Friday

  • 2:30 pm | Open Registration
  • 5 pm - 5:30 pm | Platinum Sponsor Reception
  • 5:30 pm - 7 pm | Welcome Reception

Saturday

  • 7:45 am - 9 am | Breakfast
  • 9 am | Introduction
  • 9:15 am – 1pm | CLE
  • 6 pm - 7 pm | Cocktail Hour
  • 7 pm - 10:15 pm | Dinner Gala

Sunday

  • 7:45 am - 9 am | Breakfast
  • 9 am – 1pm | CLE
  • 6 pm - 9 pm | Fellows Event | Location TBA

Monday

  • 7:45 am - 9 am | Breakfast
  • 9 am – 1pm | CLE

Our Presenters:

  • Honorable Anne C. Kiley
  • Honorable Laura Miller
  • Honorable Jackson Lucky (ret.)
  • Honorable Patti C. Ratekin (ret.)
  • Stephen Wagner, AAML
  • Marie Ebersbacher, CPA
  • Gordon Cruse, AAML
  • Leigh Galyon, AAML
  • Brandon Blevans, AAML
  • Vanessa Wills, AAML
  • Christopher Melcher, AAML
  • Michèle Bissada, AAML
  • Sally White, CPA

*Speakers and topics subject to change