HLG Attends CAL Small Firm Summit

Herring Law Group’s Executive Director, Erin Schaden, recently attended the California Lawyer’s Association Solo & Small Firm Summit in Huntington Beach. The Conference’s presenters included many nationally-prominent attorneys, and technology and strategic law office management professionals.

Herring Law Group Welcomes Taylor Fuller

HLG is pleased to welcome our fifth attorney, Taylor Fuller. When establishing ourselves in 2015 as a new family law firm in the 805, we never imagined growing so much and so quickly. That has never been the goal. Arriving at this point reflects how our unique “concierge level” service and excellent legal work have resonated with families in need.

Cassandra Glanville is a “Rising Star”!

The popular “Super Lawyers” publication periodically lists selected “Rising Star” attorneys who are acknowledged throughout the legal community as having particular promise.

We are proud to announce that one of Herring Law Group’s attorneys, Cassandra Glanville, was recently named as one!

Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process.

HLG Attends Annual AFCC Conference

Herring Law Group’s Executive Director, Erin Schaden, recently attended the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts’ (AFCCnet.org) Conference in Costa Mesa. HLG is a member of the AFCC, which is the “interdisciplinary, international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict.

Reflections and Thanks following an Incredible Four Years

Just a little over four years ago, Penny and I indulged the wild idea that we could create a “boutique” family law firm toward providing my valued clients “concierge service” and otherwise practicing in a uniquely elevated manner. I made the leap from being a long-time partner at the biggest firm in Ventura County, and Herring Law Group was thus born.

Herring Law Group Applauds Erin Schaden’s Elevation to Chair of Casa Serena’s Board of Directors

Santa Barbara’s Casa Serena just elevated HLG’s Executive Director, Erin Schaden, as its incoming new Chair. Casa Serena’s mission is to (1) provide effective treatment services and a safe, sober living environment to women seeking recovery from the disease of alcoholism or from substance abuse, (2) introduce them to the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous and the “12-step” process and (3) promote community awareness of Casa Serena’s services.

Post-Paradise Memories and Thanks

While attending our annual AAML national meetings in Chicago in early November, we watched as my hometown of Paradise, California burned to the ground in mere hours. My 80-something parents lost everything. My sister’s, Christine, family saw their home singed but spared.

Through AB 2044, The Legislature Enhances Child Custody Protections In Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Domestic violence (“DV”) is a potential game-changer in child custody contests. In 2014’s Assembly Bill (“AB”) 2089, the Legislature expressly declared, among other findings, “[t]here is a positive correlation between [DV] and child abuse, and children, even when they are not physically assaulted, suffer deep and lasting emotional, health, and behavioral effects from exposure to [DV].” (Uncodified section I of AB 2089.)

Family Code sections 3020, 3011 and 3044 in pertinent part address DV in child custody cases.