Empowering Domestic Relations Professionals to Support Families in Resolving Conflicts

What Is AFCC?

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) brings together top professionals worldwide dedicated to supporting families to resolve their domestic relations struggles. Its members include leading experts in family courts—practitioners, researchers, educators, and policymakers. The AFCC provides exceptional resources, advanced training, and collaborative learning opportunities to its membership body.

Spring Conference

The Oregon AFCC Spring conference is returning to in-person April 19th , 2024 at the Portland, Grotto.

This year’s conference will feature two excellent speakers, both experts in their field. Joan Meier, JD will be presenting on the implications of domestic violence for case theory development and interventions; and Shawn McCall, PsyD, JD will be doing the same for parent child contact problems.

Upcoming National Events

AFCC 61st Annual Conference

June 5-8, 2024 Sheraton Boston Hotel Massachusetts

AFCC 16th Symposium on Child Custody

November 14-16, 2024 Hilton Columbus, Ohio

AFCC 62nd Annual Conference

May 28-31, 2025 Marriott New Orleans, Louisiana

AFCC 63rd Annual Conference

May 27-30, 2026 Seattle, Washington Westin Seattle

Meet the board

The AFCC Oregon Chapter Board consists of attorneys, mediators, and mental health professionals from across the state.

Landon Poppleton, PhD, JD – President

Collin McKean, JD – Treasurer

Scott Leibenguth, JD – Secretary

Judith Swinney, JD – Board Member

Lauren Mac Neill, MSW, JD – Board Member

Heather Unger, JD – Board Member

Rena Fox, JD – Board Member

Sara Rich, MSW – Board Member

Wendy Bourg, PhD – Board Member

Patrick Melody, JD – Board Member

Michael Alter, MSW – Board Member


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