Mark Baumann elected to WA-AFCC board
Port Angeles attorney Mark Baumann was elected to serve a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the Washington Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (WA-AFCC). Started in 1963, AFCC is the world’s premier family law organization with more than 5,000 members in 24 countries. There are 21 local chapters in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
AFCC promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to family law matters. Members come from over 12 disciplines and include lawyers, judges and commissioners, mediators, court administrators, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, parenting professionals (evaluators, coordinators, educators, coaches), financial professionals, professors, and researchers.
AFCC publishes the Family Court Review and hosts numerous conferences each year. Their annual conference is attended by 1,500+ people, and the 5-day 2016 conference will be held in Seattle in June. WA-AFCC hosts an annual conference in Seattle (not in 2016).
AFCC membership includes discounts on programs, access to the members only portion of the webpage which includes a variety of articles, guidelines, published standard and client materials, as well as an annual subscription to Family Court Review.
Part of Mark’s work with AFCC will be to promote better understanding and application of childhood attachment to legal matters and improve standards of practice.
Mark also serves on the executive committee of the Washington State Bar Association Low Bono Section. He practices family law litigation in Port Angeles, family law mediation in Western Washington, and teaches neuroscience-informed counseling, negotiation, and litigation theory and techniques to legal professionals.