Family Law Docket
Be sure to renew your Section Membership by February 23rd to maintain your member benefits. Call the ABA service center at 1-800-285-2221 to renew or renew online now.
Nominating Committee chooses its Slate for
The Section of Family Law Nominating Committee has met and selected its slate of candidates for the upcoming election in August. View the complete list of nominees.
by ABA Board
The ABA Board of Governors at their November meeting approved the Section's bylaw revisions. The revisions were first approved by a vote of the Section members at the August 2004 Annual Meeting held in Atlanta. View full text of the Section's new bylaws.
ABA Child Custody and Adoption Pro Bono Project
The American Bar Association Child Custody and Adoption Pro Bono Project, jointly sponsored by the ABA Family Law Section, is pleased to announce its 2005 Grant Advocate Program. Find out more about this project and apply for directed grants.
2005 Schwab Memorial Essay Contest Underway Best of the Listserv
The 2005 contest is now underway. Communications have been mailed out to all student members of the Section as well as all Law Student Division members. The Section is anticipating an even greater response than last year when 40 essay entries were submitted.
Find out more about the contest; how to submit an entry request; rules and eligibility.
We have picked one topic of discussion from the ESQ listserv for January's best of the listserv.
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The Effect of Retirement
on Support Obligations
by Laura W. Morgan
In most cases, the significant issue that arises with retirement is division of the retirement benefits. The effect of retirement on support obligations, however, can be profound or minimal, depending on the circumstances of the retirement and how well the parties have planned for the event. Read more about the effects of retirement in this month's featured article.New Publications
Take advantage of special members only prices, and order your copy today. Call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 or order online at www.ababooks.org
The Complete QDRO Handbook, a comprehensive manual providing basic knowledge and advanced techniques of all aspects of the substantive law of QDROs. Price: $119.95Upcoming CLE
Spring 2005 CLE
Conference, April 13-16
The Section of Family Law will meet in Austin, Texas for the 2005 Spring Committee and CLE Conference. A full compliment of CLE programming is being planned including an evening networking event at the historic Driskill Hotel.
Special Family Law Track2005 Trial Advocacy Institute Registration
at ABA Techshow 2005
ABA TECHSHOW 2005 will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers on March 31st - April 1st. The Section of Family Law is co-sponsoring a new Family Law Track this year, and you can save up to $200 on tuition fees. Find out how.
Registration for the Annual Trial Advocacy Institute has begun. Whether you are a new family law practitioner or a seasoned veteran, you can expand your trial skills at the Institute. Approaching its 20-year anniversary, the program offers attendees an intense week-long training experience taught by the country's premiere family law trial lawyers. Register soon -- this program sells out quickly every year.