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Janet L. Frankel

Janet L. Frankel

Law Offices of Janet L. Frankel
Certified Specialist in Family Law
San Francisco, CA, USA


In 1992, Janet Frankel received her JD from Hastings and opened her private law practice.  In 1997 and 1998, Janet received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar Board of Governors.  In 2004, Janet became certified as a family law specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  She mentors attorneys who accept pro bono family law matters through the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the San Francisco Bar Association, and mentors Hastings Law School students interested in family law.  In 2005, Janet co-authored Dissolution Strategies, published by CEB, and she was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer that same year.  Janet regularly serves as a Judge pro tem in the Unified Family Courts of the San Francisco Superior Court.  She was appointed to the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Advisory Commission in 2006, and served as its Chair in 2009-10.  Janet is an Adjunct Professor at San Francisco Law School (Alliant University), teaching Community Property Law since 2006.  Janet is currently the Chair of the Family Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association, and served on its Executive Committee since 2013. Janet volunteers monthly in KALW’s public service radio program “Your Legal Rights,” where listeners can "Call a Lawyer" to pose their legal questions to certified specialists off the air.  Janet also volunteers as a sailing instructor at her yacht club’s annual Women’s Sailing Seminar and is learning to play classical guitar.  Janet and her husband Tony enjoy spending time with their family, and when Janet is not teaching or practicing law (or sailing), she and her husband love to travel.
Janet L. Frankel is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Negotiating on the Courthouse Steps - Negotiation Skills 2.0: Moving Beyond the Basics, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases - California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Monday, February 13, 2017
Hearing Practice: Findings and Orders After Hearing - California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Child Custody, Visitation and Motions Practice, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Negotiating on the Courthouse Steps - Negotiating on the Courthouse Steps, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases - Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Monday, February 13, 2017
Hearing Practice: Findings and Orders After Hearing - Hearing Practice: Findings and Orders After Hearing, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Negotiating on the Courthouse Steps - Negotiating on the Courthouse Steps, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Hearing Practice: Findings and Orders After Hearing - Hearing Practice: Findings and Orders After Hearing, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Negotiating on the Courthouse Steps - Negotiating on the Courthouse Steps, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases - Property Issues in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Monday, February 13, 2017
Hearing Practice: Findings and Orders After Hearing - Hearing Practice: Findings and Orders After Hearing, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiation Skills 2.0: Moving Beyond the Basics, Tuesday, January 19, 2016, San Francisco, CA
California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases, Monday, February 13, 2017, San Francisco, CA
California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Child Custody, Visitation and Motions Practice, Monday, November 06, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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