January 2006

Family Law Docket

Trial Advocacy Institute
Approaching Sell-Out!

May 20 - 27, 2006
Houston, Texas
There are just a few spots remaining for this popular trial practice program. Don't get wait-listed - register today!
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Pro Bono Award
Congratulations to Marshall S. Willick, Esq. of Las Vegas, Nevada who was honored as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Clark County Bar Association.

Conference on Representing Children
Several Section members attended a national conference on "Representing Children in Families: Children's Advocacy and Justice Ten Years After Fordham."
Read the Report

Practitioner Profile:
A Day in the Life of a JAG

Find out what life is like for 1 Lt. Darrell Baughn, JA, a JAG Officer in Iraq.
Read the Profile

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.

Committee News

Committee Corner
The Domestic Violence Committee has news on its upcoming program.
Read the report.

Best of the Listserv

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


Answers to 200+ FAQs:
Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

A Client Manual
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This handbook was written specifically for clients considering or undergoing a divorce. Over 200 questions and answers are divided into sections such as custody, alimony, property division, domestic violence, taxes and more.

Stock up on Client Manuals now for use throughout the year. Use quantity discounts to take up to 75% off the single-issue price! Other titles are available to mix and match.
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Hot Tips
Meddlesome Metadata
By Kathleen Hogan

This month's featured article, published in the Family Advocate Vol. 28 No. 3, explores metadata - information you may not know you are sharing through documents.

Got a “hot practice tip” to share? Contribute to an upcoming Hot Tips column of Family Advocate by sharing an innovative solution to a problem you have encountered -- a client relations or practice management tip that has enhanced your practice or a document-drafting shortcut that has saved your firm time or money. We welcome original contributions of 250 to 500 words. To prevent possible duplication, send a preliminary e-mail outlining your topic to eiseld@sbcglobal.net.

CLE Information

TeleSeminar News
Did you miss this week's outstanding teleseminar on family law tax issues? If so and you would like to purchase an audio CD of the program, log on to www.ababooks.org and search for product code CET05FLTC. Audio CDs of both the November program on Assisted Reproduction and Alternative Families (product code CET05ARAC) and the September program on Evidence in the Family Court Setting (product code CET05EFCC) are also available at your one stop resource for all American Bar Association products and publications-www.ababooks.org.
See all Family Law CLE materials available

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

March 21, 2006
Family Law in the Military
Details are coming soon!

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

Spring CLE Conference
May 3-6, 2006
Washington, DC
Get a sneak preview of the Spring CLE Conference and mark your calendar! Stay tuned for registration details.
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Advanced Advocacy Institute
May 20 - 23, 2006
Houston, Texas
Trial Advocacy Institute graduates are invited to enhance their trial skills.
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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
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ABA Member Directory Online

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An online directory of all ABA members searchable by name, location and Section membership.

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The Member Directory is also a great way to check your own Member Record and make sure that any Sections or committees you belong to are listed, along with your current address information. If you spot any errors, contact the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221.

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