August 2005

Family Law Docket

Election Results
Section members attending the 2005 Annual Meeting in Chicago elected officers and new Council members. 
Find out more.

Hon. Howard I. Lipsey Installed as Section Chair
Judge Lipsey focuses on civility and courtesy at his installation at the 2005 Annual Meeting.
Read his remarks.

Call For Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2006-2007 Section leadership.
Find out more.

Last Chance to Renew!
The new membership year starts September 1, 2005. If you haven't renewed your Section dues, contact the ABA Service Center today at 800-285-2221.

We Want Your Opinion
The Section of Family Law is preparing a Member Survey to find out what you enjoy most about your membership, what you would like to see changed and how we can bring even more value to you. Look for an e-mail invitation in September with details on how to participate.

Committee News

Committee Corner
Find out what the Trial Practice and Techiques Committee has been working on, and what is in store this year.
Read the report.

New Committee Leadership
The committee leadership for 2005-2006 is set and ready for action. Contact any of the chairs if you have ideas or would like to get involved.
See the leaders.

Section Forms Technology Committee
The Section has formed a new Technology Committee to address current issues in the office setting and in family law cases.
Learn more and join today.

Best of the Listserv

We have picked one topic of discussion from the ESQ listserv for August's best of the listserv.

Law Student Opportunities

The Section has a number of ways to help you learn about family law with a special student listserv, free panel discussion on careers, minority scholarship and a CLE conference discount registration rate.
Find out more.


Come Fly With Me:
Traveling Abroad With a Minor Child
by Roberta Batley

Read this month's featured article, presented during the Hot Tips program at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Roberta Batley explores special requirements for minor children to obtain a passport and travel abroad as well as current travel advisories.

CLE Information

Evidence in the Family Court Setting Teleseminar
Register today for the September 13, 2005 teleseminar on evidentiary issues in the family court setting, both unique and universal. Knowledgeable use of the rules can help persuade a judge to allow, or exclude, evidence for your case.
Find out more.

Section of Family Law Calendar
Start planning now for these upcoming Teleseminars and CLE conferences. Remember to check for current program and registration information.
See the Schedule.

Fall Conference
Early Bird Registration

Don't miss out on the Fall CLE Conference September 28 - October 1, 2005 in San Diego, California. The Early Bird Registration deadline is September 2, 2005!
Register today.

Military Issues in Family Law
This FREE one-day pre-conference program on Family Law and the Military is open to all legal service providers who assist military personnel.
Find out more.

Annual Meeting Highlights
Section members gathered in Chicago earlier this month for CLE programming, elections, socializing and networking. Read about award winners and see photo highlights.


Take advantage of special members only prices, and order your copy today.  Call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 or order online at .

The Divorce Trial Manual
Lynne Z. Gold Bikin
Steven A. Kolodny

 This step-by-step manual is designed to help the practicing family lawyer effectively and successfully navigate through the complexities of domestic litigation. It serves as a complete roadmap from the initial interview through preparation for trial. This best-seller includes a CD-Rom with forms and a 67-page Client Manual.

Section Member price: $109.95
Product Code: 5130122

Buy Now!



This month's
featured benefit:


Fall CLE Conference
Westin Horton Plaza
San Diego, California

What is it?
The Fall CLE Conference is one of the Section's top educational opportunities. From September 28 to October 1, 2005 there are over 16 hours of educational programming scheduled as well as committee meetings, social events and networking opportunities.

What's in it for me?
Learn about current issues in family law including the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005, High Profile Cases, Cultural Considerations, Examination of Financial Experts, Domestic Unions and more. There will be a special tribute to military servicemembers, a trip to MCAS Miaramar and a pre-conference CLE program for those who serve military families.

How do I access it?
View complete meeting information and register online. Dont' delay - the Early Bird Registration deadline is September 2!


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