Ms. Barr is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California and has practiced family law for twenty-five years. Ms. Barr handles all types of family law matters, including marital and domestic partnership dissolution, property division, child custody, support matters, pre-nuptial agreements, and modification or post-judgment proceedings. Ms. Barr is trained as a Collaborative Attorney and is also on the Special Master panel for the Sacramento County Superior Court.
Ms. Barr has donated her time and is active in various family law organizations on a local and state –wide level. In addition to leading and serving on the boards of several organizations associated with family law, she also volunteers as a settlement conference pro tem judge and accepts appointments to represent children for the Sacramento County Superior Court.
Jill Barr has been a family law colleague and friend for over 20 years. Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by California Lawyer magazine, Ms. Barr is a supremely skilled litigator and negotiator who works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. An experienced and effective trial attorney, she is well respected by judges and other attorneys for her courtroom skills, high ethical standards, and thorough preparation. Although her practice focuses on litigation, Ms. Barr is also a calm and tenacious negotiator who appreciates the value of a good settlement to her clients. She doesnâ€™t drive a case to litigation if it is capable of being resolved outside of court, and she never puts her own ego before the interests of her clients. Ms. Barr sees her clients as people, not as cases, and she treats them with compassion and respect. She is particularly sensitive with respect to childrenâ€™s needs in family law matters, which makes her very effective in cases with custody issues.
Beth Appelsmith Family Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Northern California SuperLawyer||SuperLawyers||2011|
|Northern California Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Vice President||2013 - Present|
|Association of Certified Family Law Specialists||Legislative Director||2011 - 2012|
|Family Law Section||Executive Committee-||2005 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Executive Committee||2002 - 2005|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, Childrens' Counsel Section||Member||2000 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Family Law News (California State Bar Family Law Section)||Chair's Message||2009|
|Family Law News (California State Bar Family Law Section)||Chair's Message||2008|
|McGeorge School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Santa Clara University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Mediator Training||Custody Issues||2012|
|Minor's Counsel Training||Representing Minors||2011|