Jim Hallett

1001 Sixth St., Ste 120
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
United States
Office Phone: 310-376-3374
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer

Over 35 years of litigation in both criminal and family law courts have convinced me that families are far better served by collaboration. I continue to do some litigation, believing (at least for now) that litigation skills and experience can enhance, rather than detract from, my collaborative practice.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): California State Bar ~US Supreme Court ~US District Court (CA Central) ~Certified Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, both Family Law and Criminal Law

Professional Activities

Past President, South Bay (LA) Bar ~Past President, South Central (LA) Bar ~Past Chair, Southwest Indigent Defense Panel (LA) ~AV rated (Martindale Hubbell) ~Southern California Super Lawyers (2007-Present) ~Over 35 years of litigation experience in family law and also criminal law (including 3 appearances in the California Supreme Court and over 20 death penalty cases) ~Judge Pro Tem in numerous courts ~Past President, A Better Divorce (South Bay collaborative practice group) President, Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association

Undergraduate Education

B.A. Yale University (American Studies) 1969

Professional Education

J.D. Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley) 1972

Comments

I am a founding member of www.abetterdivorce.com, a thriving interdisciplinary group serving the one million residents of the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. I have opened about 100 collaborative cases (most with two coaches), with most completed. I also continue to mediate, and to litigate when I cannot avoid it. In addition to the formal trainings listed above, I have attended the IACP Conventions in Oakland, Vancouver, Boston and San Diego, and I have participated in many trainings with my local practice groups as both a member and a presenter. I am now the president of the Southern California umbrella group called the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association.