February 2006

Family Law Docket

Nominating Committee
Selects 2006-2007 Slate

The Section of Family Law Nominating Committee has met and selected a slate of candidates for office.
See the Slate

Section Recommendation
Adopted by ABA

The ABA House of Delegates approved the Recommendation by the Section of Family Law regarding foster care.
Read the Recommendation

ABA President-Elect Seeks Candidates
Each year the ABA President-Elect of the American Bar Associations seeks to fill vacancies on ABA Standing Committees, Commissions, Special Committees, and Other Entities and Initiatives. Any ABA member may submit their name for consideration. Nominations are received and reviewed by the Appointments Advisory Committee.
Learn more.

Hurricane Relief
Attorneys can find a variety of resources to aid hurricane victims on our website. Anyone interested in assisting is invited to attend the Hurricane Relief Committee meeting at the Spring CLE Conference. Look for details in the Spring CLE Conference brochure.

Best of the Listserv

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


The Business Tax Return Handbook

Jack Zuckerman and
William F. Wolf
Product Code 5130127

Learn how to extract key financial information in discovery with this invaluable tool for reviewing commercial business and professional practice returns.

Topics covered include determining discretionary cash flow, locating missing information, evaluating the fair market value of a business entity and spotting reporting irregularities.

The most common family law scenarios and hypothetical tax returns are included for unincorporated businesses, partnerships and corporations.

To order today, call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 and request Product Code 5130127 or order online.

Buy Now!


Interest Based Negotiations
By Diana Mercer

This month's featured article, was recently posted on the Section of Family Law Online Resource Center.

If you are looking for information, or have articles to share, visit the Online Resource Center. This document exchange server hosts a variety of articles on topics from assisted reproduction to custody with sample forms and articles, all posted by fellow Section members.

Learn more about the Online Resource Center.

CLE Information

TeleSeminar News
If you missed a recent teleseminar, you can still listen to the entire course on CD and receive complete program materials! Learn about tax issues, alternative families, evidence and more on your own schedule.
See all Family Law CLE materials available

Section Calendar
Start planning now for upcoming Teleseminars and CLE conferences.
See the Schedule.

March 21, 2006
Military Pension Division:
Crossing the Minefield
Learn how to deal with the complicated issues surrounding military pension divisions.
See program details

April 20-22, 2006
Chicago, IL
The world's premier legal technology conference and exposition offers more than 60 legal technology programs and training sessions.
Find out more

ABA Day in Washington
May 2-4, 2006
Washington, DC
Participate in this annual "lobby day" in conjunction with the Section CLE Conference.
Learn more

Spring CLE Conference
May 3-6, 2006
Washington, DC
Registration is now open!
See complete details

Advanced Advocacy Institute
May 20 - 23, 2006
Houston, Texas
Trial Advocacy Institute graduates are invited to enhance their trial skills.
See program details

Law Student Update

CLE Conference Scholarship
The Section is awarding two scholarships to attend the Spring CLE Conference.
Learn more.

Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Eligible law students may participate in this annual contest by submitting an essay on a Family Law issue.
Learn more.



This month's
featured benefit:

Spring CLE Conference
May 3 - 6, 2006
Washington, DC

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

What's in it for me?
The Spring CLE Conference in Washington, DC promises to fill your legal education needs with over 16 hours of CLE programming on a variety of topics. In addition, social events and networking opportunities will entertain you and advance your practice.

In conjunction with ABA Day, attendees can meet with members of Congress to lobby on important issues for family law and the legal profession.

How do I access it?
Registration is now open for the Spring CLE Conference. Complete details, including travel and hotel inforamtion can be found in the Conference brochure.

Register online

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