October 2005

Family Law Docket

Call for Nominations
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2006-07 year is November 1, 2005!
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Your Opinion Matters!
Thank you to all lawyer members who participated in our recent membership survey. Your answers will help us better serve member needs. We look forward to sharing results with you in the coming months.

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 committees were hard at work at the Fall CLE Conference. Those not in attendance, or wishing to join can learn more here.
Read the report.

Best of the Listserv

We have picked one topic of discussion from the ESQ listserv for October'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 www.ababooks.org .

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. The book is divided into three main sections and appendices covering Civil and Evidentiary Issues Affecting Marital Relationships, When Divorcing Couples Involve Third Parties and Alternative Relationships and the Law. The appendices include state-by-state charts of statues on topics including testimonial priviledges, financial records, visitation rights and more.

Section Member price: $74.95
Product Code: 5130119

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A Short Course in Military Family Law Issues
Presented by the Section of Family Law

This month's featured article contains the complete course materials from the CLE program held in conjunction with the Fall CLE Conference. Learn about military divorce, SCRA, military penion division, domestic violence, child support and more.

CLE Information

Upcoming TeleSeminar
On November 15th Professor Charles Kindregan of Suffolk University and Boston Attorney Maureen McBrien will address what attorneys need to know when confronted with a case involving alternative families and ART.
See full course description and register today

Fall Meeting Highlights
The Fall CLE Conference in San Diego, California was a great success. See highlights, photos, and more.

Family Law and the Military
On September 28th over 160 military lawyers (active duty, Guard and Reserve), civilian attorneys paralegals, judges and child support enforcement attorneys attended a complimentary full day CLE program on Family Law and the Military.

This program presented a comprehensive overview of family law including the divorce process, foreign divorces, domestic violence, custody issues, military pension division, UIFSA and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

As a benefit to our members, a complimentary set of program materials can be viewed and downloaded here.

Section Calendar
Start planning now for these upcoming Teleseminars and CLE conferences. Remember to check www.abanet.org/family 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.



This month's
featured benefit:

Family Law Case Update With New Searchable Archive!

What is it?
This monthly e-mail highlights family law cases from across the nation as well as law reviews, new publications and other scholarly journals. A new feature has been added allowing Section members to search the Case Update Archives by keyword.

What's in it for me?
If you want to keep up to date on a variety of cases in family law, this is your chance. Quickly summarized with links to the full text article, Case Update provides the new and experienced attorney with a great up-to-date resource.

How do I access it?
Once you sign up, your Case Update will be delivered to your email inbox monthly. Archives are available to look at and search through past issues in the Members Only portal.

Sign up and begin receiving Case Updates now .


Karena Rybarczyk
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