Section of Family Law Staff

We are unable to respond to questions of a legal nature. Matters dealing with marriage, divorce, separation, domestic violence, child abduction, child custody & visitation, child support, adoption, trusts, wills, estates, property, etc. are under the jurisdiction of state and local courts. The American Bar Association Section of Family Law is a national association for marital and family law attorneys. We are not qualified to provide legal advice.

If you need to consult with a lawyer and are unable to locate one through your personal contacts, you may want to contact a local lawyer referral service. You may find a lawyer referral service via your telephone directory, or by visiting FindLegalHelp.org (a service of the ABA), or by calling the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221.

Staff Contact/Title
Telephone
E-mail
Samantha Schooley
Program Assistant
312.988.5145E-mail
Responsibilities
  • CLE programming
  • Meeting planning and execution
  • Meeting registrations
  • Member reimbursements
  • Schwab Essay Contest
  • Teleconferences


Marsha Boone 
Membership and Marketing Associate
312.988.5613E-mail
Responsibilities
  • List serves
  • Marketing
  • Media inquiries (or contact Media Relations liaison Maria Gutierrez, 202.662.1091)
  • Membership
  • Publications: Case Update; eNewsletter; Family Advocate; Family Law Quarterly
  • Website


Beverly Tate
Program Specialist
312.988.5603E-mail
Responsibilities
  • Committee appointments and list serves
  • Meeting planning and off-site events
  • Sponsorship & fundraising




Cynthia Swan
Director 
312.988.5619E-mail
Responsibilities
  • Budget oversight
  • Governance
      > Council and Officers agenda items
      > Recommendations to the ABA House of Delegates
      > Requests for program co-sponsorship with other ABA entities or outside entities
      > Section Officers Conference (SOC)
      > Bylaws
      > Financial policy
      > Trial Advocacy Institute 



 


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