September 2005

Family Law Docket

Call for Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2006-07 year. Find out more.

Hurricane Relief Information
The ABA and Section are working to provide relief for lawyers in affected areas and creating ways for the legal community to help.
Find out more.

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.

We Want Your Opinion
The Section of Family Law is conducting 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. If you haven't done so already, please take the survey now.

Committee News

Committee Corner
Find out what the Ethics, Professionalism and Grievance Committee has been working on, and what is in store this year.
Read the report.

New Committee Appointed
Section Chair Howard I. Lipsey has appointed a new Committee on Civility in the Profession.
Find out more.

Best of the Listserv

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

Uniform Laws Update

With 44 adoptions of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), the importance of establishing national uniformity with regard to interstate custody matters grows increasingly important
Find out more.



Using a QDRO to Collect Support Payments
by Greg Ortiz

Read this month's featured article, presented during the Hot Tips program at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Greg Ortiz explains how to use this overlooked tool in the collection of child support and alimony.

CLE Information

TeleSeminars Available
Did you miss one of the Section's recent TeleSeminars? Listen at your convenience by purchasing the CD or audiotape, complete with course materials.
See Programs Available.

Fall CLE Conference
On-site Registration

You can register on-site for the Fall CLE Conference September 28 - October 1, 2005 in San Diego, California. If you cannot attend, you can purchase the course materials in print or on CD-ROM.
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.


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 Military Divorce Handbook
Mark E. Sullivan

This comprehensive handbook covers all aspects of representing servicemembers and their spouses in divorce. Compelte with a CD-ROM with forms, additional background material, Pratice Tips and a glossary, this is a timely and much-needed addition to a family lawyer's library.

Special Pre-Publication Pricing Order at the Family Law CLE Conference for additional savings!

Section Member price: $129.95
Product Code: 5130135

Buy Now!



This month's
featured benefit:

Committee Membership

What is it?
The Section of Family Law offers 24 substantive committees on specialized topics in family law from adoption to mediation to technology. All members of the Section are eligible to join up to three committees for free.

What's in it for me?
Committee membership gives you insight into specific areas of family law. Through membership on a committee you will be able to help plan CLE programs, teleseminars, develop standards of practice and address issues on a particular topic.

How do I access it?
View a listing of all committees, complete with descriptions and leadership and fill out the sign-up form to join today.

Committee Meetings at the Fall CLE Conference are open to all Section members. Purchase a ticket for lunch Thursday and/or Saturday and attend your choice of meetings to learn more about Section committees. See Section staff at the meeting for details.


Karena Rybarczyk
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