July 2006

Family Law Docket

Section Adopts Civility Standards
The Family Law Civility in the Profession Committee created Civility Standards which were adopted by the Section Council in May 2006.

Presidential Appointments
Congratulations to the Section of Family Law members who have received Presidential Appointments for the 2006-07 year.

Membership Renewal
The 2005-2006 membership year is drawing to an end. 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.

Best of the Listserv

July's Best of the Listserv explores the dependency exemption.


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.

Order today with a 15% pre-publication discount!
To order today, call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 and request Product Code 5130140 or order online.

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Creative Uses of Mental Health Professionals
By Carlton Stansbury

This month's featured article is part of the Hot Tips program at the upcoming Annual Meeting. Those who won't be attending can still take advantage of this resource on using mental health professionals!

CLE Calendar

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

The end of summer is drawing near which means the Fall meeting is coming up!

This month's meeting preview features CLE programming.

The 2006-2007 teleseminar series kicks off soon! Registration details will be available soon at www.abanet.org/family/events.

September 21, 2006
Support in the Military
Mark Sullivan

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 the expert in military family law. Details coming soon.

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:

Family Advocate
Client Manual

My Parents Are
Getting Divorced

What is it?
The newest Family Advocate Client Manual is the perfect handbook for clients with children. Easy to read articles for and by kids explain divorce, what it means for parents and how to move on.

What's in it for me?
This handbook will help your clients understand their children's feelings and help their children through this difficult time. Distribute the manuals to clients in your office, and give to judges, social workers, and others who assist children in your community.

Other Client Manual titles include 200+ FAQs About Divorce, Surviving Your Divorce and Beyond, What Your Children Need Now, ADR Options and Divorce FOrms.

How do I access it?
Purchase this and other Client Manuals online through the ABA Web Store . Or, print an order form to mail or fax.

Quantity discounts are available making Client Manuals as little as $3.00 per copy.


Karena Rybarczyk
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