Fellows of the Academy concentrate their practices in family and matrimonial law, an area of the law that involves all aspects of premarital counseling and agreements, legal separation, divorce, annulment, unmarried cohabitation, child custody, property valuation and division, and child and spousal support.

Academy Fellows are generally recognized by their colleagues and by the judges where they practice as leading practitioners in the field. Each Fellow must demonstrate by personal conduct a professional and ethical commitment to his or her clients and to the betterment of society in resolving what are often intensely emotional and complex family problems. By aspiring to the highest standards of matrimonial practice, Fellows of the Academy have led the way for the remainder of the matrimonial bar and have helped improve the quality of family law practice throughout this country for attorneys and litigants alike.