November 2005

Family Law Docket

Section Submits Recommendation
to ABA House

The Section of Family law has forwarded a recommendation to the ABA House of Delegates for its consideration during the ABA Midyear Meeting in February.

The recommendation concerning opposition of the enactment of legislation or any policy that restricts placement into foster care of any child on the basis or sexual orientation of the proposed foster parent was passed by the Section's Council in September.

Read the Recommendation
Read the Report

Membership Renewal
The new membership year has already started. If you haven't renewed your Section dues, contact the ABA Service Center today at 800-285-2221.

Committee News

Committee Corner
The Technology Committee has prepared a helpful report on how to use Outlook to effectively manage your email.
Read the report.

Best of the Listserv

We have picked one topic of discussion from the ESQ listserv for November'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 .

101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer
2nd Edition

Gregg Herman

A collection of proven tips from leading family lawyers, this updated edition of 101+ Practical Solutions for the Family Lawyer is full of straightforward information that you can apply immediately to your own practice.

The book's tips are divided into fifteen areas, including client relations, fees, office practice, custody, discovery, trial tactics, avoiding malpractice, discovery, premarital agreements, tax issues, retirement plans, valuation, settlement, and evidence. A section also features tips on issues a family lawyer faces after the client's divorce is final.

Section Member price: $99.95
Product Code: 5130120

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Hot Tips in Law Practice Management for the Small or Boutique Firm
By Edward Kainen

This month's featured article, presented at the 2005 Fall CLE Conference, explores ways to maintain the balance of delivering quality legal services while still remaining profitable by focusing on people, technology and processes.

CLE Information

TeleSeminar News
Did you miss November's teleseminar on assisted reproduction and alternative families? If you would like to purchase an audio CD of the program, log on to and search for product code CET05ARAC. An audio CD of the September program on Evidence in the Family Court Setting is also available; simply search for product code CET05EFCC.

See all Family Law Teleseminars available

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

National CLE Conference
Law Education Institute, presented by the Colorado Bar Association and co-sponsored by the Section of Family Law, will be held January 3 - 7, 2006 in Aspen, Colorado.
See complete program and registration information.

Trial Advocacy Institute
It is the 20th Anniversary of this popular trial practice program. The 2006 Institute will be held May 20 - 27, 2006 in Houston, Texas. This program sells out every year, so register today!
See program details

Advanced Advocacy Institute
Graduates of the Trial Advocacy Institute know the quality and effectiveness of the orginal program. All alumni are now invited to enhance their skills even further with the Advanced Advocacy Institute. The program will be held May 20 - 23, 2006 in Houston, Texas and only 6 participants will be accepted.
See program details

Law Student Update

The annual Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest is now underway. Eligible law students are invited to participate by submitting an essay on an issue in Family Law. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2006.
Learn more.



This month's
featured benefit:

Trial Advocacy Institute

What is it?
This annual program is designed to build trial practice skills through a combination of lectures, exercises and courtroom practice.

What's in it for me?
In-depth exercises and close interaction with faculty will build your trial skills unlike any other program. Attendees will build confidence to excel in the courtroom and learn to effectively try a case from start to finish.

How do I access it?
Only 48 registrants are accepted each year to maintain a 4:1 student teacher ratio. Registrants are accepted based on date of receipt of completed application and full payment.

See complete details and register now .


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