Hon. Christine Byrd (Ret.) has joined JAMS after serving 13 years as a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, where she was assigned to the Family Law Division and developed experience in family law issues. During her tenure, Judge Byrd presided over hundreds of cases for child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, parentage, and spousal or domestic partner support. In recognition of her capabilities, Judge Byrd was twice appointed by the chief justice to the Family Law Curriculum Committee, a California statewide committee on judicial education. In 2017, she was selected to hear long, complex family law cases, where she remained until her retirement in 2023. In 2018 she was awarded Family Law Judge of the Year by the Southern California Chapter of the American Inns of Court.