Section of Family Law : Masthead
    February 2004
Family Law Docket

Recommendation on Same-Sex Marriage Passes
A resolution that the ABA urge Congress not to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage passed easily through the ABA House of Delegates and is now official ABA policy. Read more.

Trial Skills TeleSeminar
Section produces another successful teleseminar. Find out what you missed and how to order the best-selling book that accompanied the seminar.

Renew Your Section Dues
Have you renewed your Section of Family Law dues? You still have time – call the Service Center today at 800-285-2221 to renew your membership.

Nominating Committee Announces Slate
for 2004-05

New Officers and Council members will be elected at the 2004 Annual Meeting in Atlanta. View the slate.

Special Military Family Law Seminar Scheduled
Section sponsors one-day program for legal professionals who provide legal services to military personnel. Read more.

Schwab Essay Contest
Contest deadline is April 2nd. View complete rules and eligibility requirements. Request your entry
form via e-mail at

Bylaws Vote
Membership to vote on proposed amendments to Section Bylaws on April 30, 2004. Get details. View full text of the Bylaws with proposed amendments.

Become a Sustaining Section Member
How can you market your law firm by supporting your section and it's initiatives?
Get details



Hot Issues in
Custody Visitation

by Jeff Atkinson
Jeff Atkinson explores hot button visitation issues in the following excerpt from his book Modern Child Custody Practice – 2nd Edition (LexisNexis 2002)

Members on the Move

Learn about the Section’s movers and shakers. Find out who they are and what they have accomplished.

Hot Tip of the Month

We have picked two topics from the ESQ listserv for February’s Hot Tips.
Read more

Upcoming CLE and Events Information

Commission on Domestic Violence Announces
CLE Teleseminar Training Series
The seminar, Litigation Tips In Domestic Violence Cases: A Techniques and Strategies Teleconference Series, will include a series of four two-hour teleconferences starting on April 7th. Get more information and register.

Dispute Resolution and Resilience Conference
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution presents the sixth annual conference April 15-17, 2004 in New York.
View brochure or register online.

Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute 2004
The Institute is filling up fast. Reserve your spot now. View brochure.

ABA Techshow 2004
Last chance to save $200 on this program to be held in Chicago on March 25-27th.
View the brochure or visit the Techshow website to register online.


This month’s
featured benefit:

The Section of Family Law’s Spring CLE Conference.

Spring CLE Conference : San Juan

Set your Sights
on San Juan

Packed with 15+ hours of CLE opportunities, fun and exciting social events and committee and governance meetings, the Spring CLE Conference is simply the best educational, informational and networking event of the year!

Featured plenary programs include a “beyond the basics” program on business valuation; an international panel discussion on issues surrounding the global aspects of family law; and a cutting edge program on using technology in your practice. In addition, nine committee CLE programs will be offered and the section’s council, officers and publications boards will meet.

Don’t miss the Friday night Social Event—the San Juan Salsa Soiree featuring the tastes, sights and sounds of Puerto Rico and the afternoon trip to the majestic El Yunque Rainforest.

> Conference Registration
> Conference Brochure


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