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    July 2005

Family Law Docket

Election Notice
Section members attending the 2005 Annual Meeting in Chicago will elect officers and new Council members. 
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2005 Schwab Essay Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2005 Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest.
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Committee Corner

Section Staff has created this new feature to allow committee leadership to update Section members on committee activities.  This month's committee is Military. 
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Best of the Listserv

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


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

Balancing Competing
Interests in Family Law

John C. Mayoue

 This updated edition is a wide-ranging guide to some of the most challenging legal issues in family law including the expanding legal context in which the courts are defining the rights and obligations of social relationships.

Section Member price: $74.95
Product Code: 5130119

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Cooperative Parenting or Parallel Parenting
by Phillip Stahl, PhD

Research on families of divorce suggests that there are primarily three styles of parenting for families after a divorce: cooperative, conflicted or disengaged.

Read this month's featured article, which was presented by Dr. Phil Stahl during June's Section TeleSeminar "How the Experts Develop Parenting Plans: Point and Counterpoint"

CLE Information

Annual Meeting 2005 in Chicago
The 2005 ABA Annual Meeting kicks off in Chicago next week.  On-site registration is open from 8:00am-6:00pm, Thursday, August 4th - Sunday, August 7th and from 8:00am-5:00pm on Monday and Tuesday, August 8th and 9th.  You may register for the Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Riverside Center, Purple Level, East Tower.

The Section of Family Law Schedule is packed with excellent CLE Opportunities, Section Governance Meetings and Events.  A limited number of event tickets remain and can be purchased at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Riverside Center, Purple Level, East Tower.  Contact Sena Leach at for additional information on the 2005 Annual Meeting.

Set Your Sites for San Diego!
The Section of Family Law will meet September 28th-October 1st at the Westin Horton Plaza in beautiful San Diego for the Fall CLE Conference.  Program attendees will have the opportunity to choose from 16+ hours of multi-faceted CLE programming, participate in substantive committee meetings, socialize at fun and exciting networking events and attend Section governance meetings.

View a printable brochure, or register online now.

In addition to the full compliment of CLE programs offered the Section is honored to present a FREE one-day pre-conference program on Family Law and the Military.  Family Law Military Committee Chair Mark Sullivan has pulled together a panel of nationally recognized experts in the field of Military Family Law to address this incredibly timely topic.  " A Short Course in Military Family Law Issues" will be offered on Wednesday, September 28th from 8:30am-5:00pm.  Sign up for this program by faxing your " Ticket to Training Registration Form" to Section Staff.  This program is free and open to everyone.  View full program description.

If you have any questions about the Fall CLE Conference contact Sena Leach of the Section Staff.


This month’s
featured benefit:

Family Advocate
Client Handbooks

What is it?

What's in it for me?

How do I get it?

What is it?
Family Advocate publishes a Client Handbook each year to help you serve your clients. This manual gives clients a tangible resource to survive their divorce. The newest Handbook, FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce, is a comprehensive guide to common divorce issues.

What's in it for me?
Show your clients that you care by providing them with this easy-to-understand manual.  Whether their questions arise in your office or at home, they will have a comprehensive reference for their questions. Questions clients may hesitate to ask as well as those that are asked again and again are included to make this the perfect tool for you and your clients.

How do I access it?
All Section of Family Law members receive a subscription to the Family Advocate which includes the annual Client Handbook issue.  Additional copies may be purchased with a quantity discount by calling the ABA Service Center at 800.285.2221 or printing a faxable order form. You may also view past Client Handbooks and a Table of Contents at


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