August 2006

Family Law Docket

Annual Meeting Report
The Family Law Council met at the Annual Meeting in Honolulu. Read the report with the new leadership slate, HOD update and more.

Call for Nominations
An At-large Council position has become available for 2006-07. Nominations will be accepted until September 15, 2006.
Learn more.

Mediation Award Winner
Congratulations to Jim Lawrence, winner of the First ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition.
Learn more.

A new NCCUSL act address representation of children in legal proceedings.
Learn more.

Membership Renewal
The 2005-2006 membership year ends Augsut 31, 2006. If you haven't done so already, be sure to pay your ABA and Section of Family Law dues now to avoid missing a single benefit. Mail your dues invoice with payment, call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 or pay your dues online at myABA. If you have never logged in before, your password is your last name in lowercase letters.

Committee Corner

Reproductive & Genetic Technologies Committee
The Reproductive & Genetic Technologies Committee has been working on a Model Act Governing Assisted Reproduction
Find out more.


How to Build & Manage
a Family Law Practice

Mark Chinn

Product Code 5130140

A must-read for any family lawyer, this book helps you understand the specialized skills and knowledge necessary to build and manage a successful and rewarding practice. This book takes a no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts approach in explaining the most critical issues for developing a thriving family law practice.

To order today, call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 and request Product Code 5130140 or order online.

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Electronic Evidence: The Text Message
By Roberta Batley

This month's featured article was part of the Hot Tips program at the Annual Meeting.

CLE Calendar

Fall CLE Conference
October 25 - 28, 2006
Eldorado Hotel
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Registration is now open for the Fall CLE Conference. Early bird registration ends September 22. Register online or print a form to fax or mail today.

This month's meeting preview features tours and activites.

The 2006-2007 teleseminar series kicks off soon! Registration details will be available soon at

September 21, 2006
The Military Support Minefield
Mark Sullivan
Mary Fran Quindlen
Christine Douglas

If you represent servicemembers or their spouses, learn the essentials of support during this teleseminar. Course materials and sample forms are included along with the opportunity to ask questions directly to experts in military family law.
Program and Registration Details

November 14, 2006
Building a Successful Family Law Practice
Mark Chinn

Whether you are just establishing a practice, looking to go solo, or want to establish yourself within your firm, this seminar has tips and ideas to build your practice! Jump-start your practice with new ways of thinking. Details coming soon.

Other topics coming up:
Prenuptial Agreements
Divorce Trial Practice
Tax Issues in Family Law
and more!

See past CLE materials available

Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for upcoming Section of Family Law conferences and teleseminars. Check back for registration details and the latest course offerings.

See the schedule



This month's
featured benefit:

Fall CLE Conference
October 25-28, 2006
Santa Fe, NM

What is it?
The Fall Conference is the premier educational and networking meeting of family law and general practitioners from across the country.

What's in it for me?
Over 16 hours of CLE credit will enhance your skills and introduce you to new ideas and techniques. Valuable networking opportunities and social activities will ensure a memorable trip to Santa Fe.

How do I access it?
Learn more about the entire CLE Conference at
. Registration is available online. Advance registration is recommended as some events may sell out.

Early Bird registration rates for Section of Family Law members are valid through September 22, 2006.


Karena Rybarczyk
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