Section of Family Law : Masthead
    January 2004
Family Law Docket

Renew Your Section Dues
Don’t forget to renew your Section dues by February 29th to maintain your member benefits. Call the ABA at 800-285-2221 to renew today.

Law Student
Program Toolkit
The Section has developed a toolkit to help members produce and present special programs to law students across the country promoting the family law practice area.

Find out what you need to do to get a program started with your local law schools. Contact us via e-mail if you are interested in participating.

Report from Board of Governors Liaison
The ABA Board of Governors recently met in Scottsdale, AZ. Read the report from Section liaison, Wade Baxley.

Section Co-Sponsors Recommendation on Same-Sex Marriages
The recommendation will go before the ABA House of Delegates at the Midyear Meeting in San Antonio, TX. Read the recommendation.

Bylaws Vote at Spring CLE Conference
Membership to Vote on Proposed Amendments to Section Bylaws at the Spring CLE Conference on April 30, 2004. View full text of the Bylaws with proposed amendments.


Ethics: Problems Related to Confidentiality
The Section’s December teleseminar addressed ethical issues that arise in the course of preparing and presenting a family law case for trial. Program participants discussed hypotheticals presented by the faculty, including these problems relating to confidentiality.

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

   Upcoming CLE and Events Information

Spring CLE Conference & Committee Meetings
The Section of Family Law will meet April 28-May 1, 2004 at the beautiful Ritz Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Spring CLE Conference and Committee Meetings. The spring meeting agenda is packed with over 15 hours of CLE, exciting social events, committee and governance meetings.

View a printable brochure, or register online now.

Mark your Calendar for the Trial Skills Teleseminar
Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute instructors Lynne Gold-Bikin and Stephen Kolodny will present the essential trial skills training program during a 90-minute CLE Teleseminar on February 11th. Get more information and register online.

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 18th Annual Trial Advocacy Institute will be held May 22nd – 29th at the University of Houston Law Center. View brochure.

ABA Techshow 2004
Presented by the ABA's Law Practice Management Section, Techshow 2004 will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers on March 25-27th. View the brochure or visit the Techshow website to register online.

Message from the Chair
By Phyllis G. Bossin

Read the Chair’s report to Council.

Hot Tip of the Month
We have picked two topics from the ESQ listserv for January’s Hot Tips. Read more.


This month’s
featured benefit:

The Section of Family Law’s Book Publishing Program.

The Section currently publishes a mix of more than 25 practice-specific and general titles. Read more .

Our newest best-seller is the Divorce Trial Manual by Lynne Gold-Bikin and Stephen Kolodny, who are also instructing the upcoming Trial Skills Teleseminar.

Sign up now for the Trial Skills teleseminar to get the special $79.95 conference price on the Divorce Trial Manual. That's more than 30% off the regular price! You will receive an order form via e-mail after you have completed the seminar.


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