Taylor Fuller attends AAML’s 2023 Institute for Family Law Associates

Herring Law Group’s attorney, Taylor Fuller, recently attended the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ (AAML) Annual Institute for Family Law Associates in Chicago. The Institute is lauded as “one of the best things that the AAML does for its Fellows” and is “widely believed to be the premier program that the AAML produces.”

The Institute’s programs were taught by a nationally renowned faculty of Fellows with decades of experience in mentoring associate lawyers toward achieving higher levels of excellence.

Each attorney was assigned a faculty member/mentor who personally guided the through all aspects of the program. The mentors were kept busy, answering questions, providing encouragement, and sharpening the attendees’ skills.

Taylor participated in the advanced associates’ section, designed for lawyers with five or more years of family law experience. Course topics included:

  • Advanced focus on financial issues — including a full day of business valuation training.
  • Analyzing and interpreting business balance sheets and profit and loss statements.
  • Corporate taxation.
  • Cutting edge trial technology and presentation tips.
  • Executive compensation issues in support cases.
  • Direct and cross-examination of experts.
  • Understanding personality disorders — especially in custody cases.
  • Child custody practice — from intake to resolution.
  • Deposition techniques.
  • Introduction to and use of interstate and international laws in complex custody disputes.

The Institute presented Taylor with a unique opportunity to meet peers and Fellows from throughout the country. After five days of hands-on training, dinners with her mentor, and Chicago site-seeing, Taylor returns to Santa Barbara with new expertise supporting HLG.

Greg Herring was made an AAML Fellow in 2005 and has continually served as a prominent leader of its Southern California Chapter. We thank Taylor for her enthusiastic participation!