Section of Family Law : Masthead
    November 2003

Family Law Docket

Seattle Meeting Report
Couldn't make it to Seattle? Get meeting highlights.

MA Court Rules Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional
Read the full text case.

Committee Leadership
View the Section's newly appointed committee leadership.

Family Advocate
Seeks Writers

Why not write? Find out how to become an author.

2004 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Section announces 2004 contest rules and entry requirements.

Council Actions
Section's Council takes actions during the Seattle Conference.

Long Range Planning
The Planning Committee is soliciting input from our members. Read the current plan. Ask yourself these questions and provide your feedback.

Domestic Violence
Listserv for Attorneys

The ABA's Commission on Domestic Violence launches a new listserv. Find out how to join.

Law Education Institute
The 2004 LEI Conference is scheduled to take place at the Snowmass Resort Village in Aspen, CO on January 3rd – 8th. Get more information.


Making the Most
of Your Membership

A practical guide to member benefits, helping you make your Section membership work for you.

This month's featured benefit: Family Law Online Resource Center.

Members on the Move
Learn about the Section's movers and shakers. Find out who they are and what they have accomplished.


Pennsylvania Abolishes Common Law Marriage
Read the article by Kate Vetrano, King Of Prussia, PA.

Computer Forensics
Learn about seizing and deciphering computer evidence in an article presented by Computer Forensics, Inc., Seattle, WA.

Up to date with the Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act?
Find out how to request a stay of proceedings in military cases.

Hot Tip of the Month
November's Hot Tip is from the ESQ listserv:

What is the best way to prevent a naturalized citizen from leaving the country with minor children? Read more.

Upcoming CLE and Events Information

CLE Teleconference
The Section hosts its second teleconference, Ethical Issues, on December 9th. Get more information.

Spring CLE Conference & Committee Meetings
Join us in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Ritz Carlton for the Section's Spring Meeting on April 30th - May 1st. A complete brochure will be available in early February 2004. Get an overview now.

Family Law Trial
Advocacy Institute 2004

The 18th Annual Trial Advocacy Institute will be held May 22nd - 29th at the University of Houston Law Center. Contact Jim Lawrence for additional information.


Online Resource Center

Online Resource Center
The Resource Center, a ready vehicle for the exchange of forms, pleadings and checklists, allows members to share practice resources online, helping them to better serve their clients.

Note: please have your ABA ID number available to login, as this feature is a members-only benefit.


Tina Belanger
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Contact Information
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