Section of Family Law : Masthead
    September 2004
Family Law Docket

Section Recommendation Adopted by ABA House
During its Annual Meeting in Atlanta the ABA House of Delegates approved the Section of Family Law Recommendation 109. The recommendation was also co-sponsored by the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities. Read the full report.

Nominations are being accepted for 2005-2006 Leaders
A nominating committee, chaired by Section chair-elect Howard Lipsey of Providence, RI, is accepting nominations for the 2005-2006 Section year. View the list of positions the committee seeks nominees for.

Section Bylaws Amended
Section members voted to amend the Section’s bylaws during the Annual Meeting in Atlanta. View an outline of these changes, which must now be approved by the ABA Board of Governors before they take effect.

Section Members Elect Leadership
During the ABA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, members voted to elect Section officers and council members. Positions and Terms.

Section Builds Resource area for Military Personnel on New Website
The Section continues adding resources specific to military personnel, judges and attorneys as part of the new web site, including the Judge's Guide & Checklist to the SCRA, an updated list of volunteer attorneys who help military personnel with legal issues, checklists for military personnel about to be deployed, and more. Access military resources.

Nominations Needed for ABA Family Law Pro Bono Awards
The Pro Bono Awards Committee would like to honor four outstanding local attorneys who have made significant pro bono contributions to Family Law clients in Wisconsin. Get more information about this request.

Best of the Listserv

We have picked several interesting topics of discussion from the ESQ listserv for September’s best of the listserv.

Electronic Evidence:
Getting It and Using It

by Jacqueline Valdespino

Electronic evidence, email or data stored on computers, presents specific problems for practitioners attempting to admit the information discovered. This article can be used as a quick reference when presented with issues of electronic evidence.

Past and Present CLE
and Events Information

Annual Meeting in Atlanta Wraps up Productive Year for Section
Close to 300 Section of Family Law members and their guests attended the ABA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, August 6-8, 2004.

Read the Wrap Up.
Council Meeting Minutes.

Milwaukee Meeting Quickly Approaching
The Section of Family Law Fall Committee Meetings and CLE Conference are just around the corner! This exciting four-day meeting features exceptional CLE programming, Section of Family Law committee and governance meetings, and plenty of fun and fascinating social events. Sneak a peak at the stunning Milwaukee Art Museum, home of the Friday night social event at and view the menu for this fabulous event.

Need to register? Access the conference brochure or register on-line.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Conference
The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is accepting proposals for it’s 42nd Annual Conference, Solving the Family Court Puzzle: Integrating Research, Policy and Practice. The conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, May 18-21, 2005 at the Seattle Sheraton. The Call for Presenters is posted on the home page of the AFCC web site at or contact AFCC for more information at 608-664-3750 or

In Memoriam

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of former Family Law Council Member, Leslie M. Lucas, who died on September 4, 2004 as the result of an auto accident. A recent graduate of the Ohio State University School of Law, Leslie was the ABA Law Student Liaison to the Section’s Council and had just completed her one-year term of service on August 31. Leslie’s family has asked that any memorial contributions be given to the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Court, Hillard, Ohio 43026.


This month’s
featured benefit:

Launch of the
New ABA Web Store

On September 7th, the ABA launched a completely redesigned version of one of your most valuable member benefits. The new Web Store allows you to purchase books, CLE programs, downloadable pdf files, Family Law periodicals, and much more. Finding what you need is easy -- search by topic, format or entity.

Take a tour of the new store at

New Family Advocate
Client Manual Available

Surviving Your Divorce and Beyond is now available for purchase. The manual will help your clients
Understand the legal process
Communicate well with an attorney
Resolve Issues in the divorce case
Cope with their feelings

View the table of contents .

Quantity discounts are available. Get more information .

Other Client Manual titles are available.

Call the ABA at 800-285-2221 to order today – ask for PC513-1100-2701


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