John E. Harding

John E. Harding is a family lawyer in Northern California. He will teach a course about family law at Solo Practice University®.

John E. Harding, JD, CFLS, is the principal of the law firm of Harding & Associates, with offices in Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco, California. He has been certified as a specialist in the practice of family law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and has maintained an active family law practice in Northern California since 1989. He is an experienced divorce lawyer and mediator with expertise in divorce, post-divorce, parenting, paternity, property division, support, pre-nuptial agreement litigation, and all other family law matters. In addition to an active family law litigation practice, he has also received extensive divorce mediation training, and holds a certificate in divorce mediation from the prestigious Northern California Mediation Center. He provides mediation services for couples, including traditional mediation with and without attorneys, case evaluation mediation, and parenting coordinator services.

Mr. Harding holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from St. Mary’s College and a Juris Doctor degree from the Golden Gate University School of Law. He is a member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the California State Bar. He is also a member in good standing of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. He has written and lectured in the areas of civil litigation, family law, trial skills, case management, and legal technology. He sits as a judge pro tem and settlement officer with the Alameda County Superior Court.

Syllabus – Essentials of Family Law

Class One: Forming a family law practice

Class Two: Getting and keeping family law clients

Class Three: Different family law litigation models

Class Four: Ethics and starting the case

Class Five: Child custody and child visitation

Class Six: Child support and spousal support

Class Seven: Property division

Class Eight: Discovery

Class Nine: Procedure

Class Ten: Using Experts

Class Eleven: Software, Hardware, and Other Fun Stuff

Class Twelve: New Horizons in Family Law

Read the full syllabus (PDF)