Yasmine S. Mehmet has been practicing as an attorney since 1992 and is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She is one of only 1600 Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an organization comprised of the nation's leading family law practitioners. She has been recognized as a California Superlawyer every year since 2010.
Ms. Mehmet has been a long-time member of the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco and has received their annual award for pro bono contributions for many years. She was the recipient of the 2009 California State Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award. Additionally, she was awarded the James P. Preovolos Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Services in Family Law in 2006 and 2013. She also received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar in 2000. In 2011, she was nominated to the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California for a three year term, culminating in her role as Legislative Chair of the Executive Committee. Ms. Mehmet was also selected as a Task Force Committee Member on the Sargent Shriver Custody Project (AB590) and has served on the Committee since 2011. She delivered a February 2016 lecture "Family Law and Disaster Training" at the Practicing Law Institue.
Ms. Mehmet acts as a volunteer Settlement Conference Master for the San Francisco Unified Family Law Court. She was recognized for her eleven years of service as the Education Chair of the Family Law section of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She has also been recognized as the BASF's Volunteer of the Month and as a profiled attorney in their newsletter.
Yasmine S. Mehmet graduated with an Honors degree in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1986 and received her law degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in 1990. Upon completing her mandatory articling in 1991, she practiced law as a sole practitioner in Vancouver from 1992 to 1996, focusing on family and civil law litigation. In 1996, she moved to California. Ms. Mehmet was called to the California Bar and began practicing law as a sole practitioner in San Francisco in 1998.
British Columbia, 1992
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
B.A. in Political Science (with Honors), 1986
Yasmine speaks French, Swedish, and basic Spanish.