May 2006

Family Law Docket

Spring CLE Conference
The Section's Spring CLE Conference in Washington, D.C. was a great success. From quality CLE programming, to the Section Council and committee meetings, all found the conference to be highly valuable.

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Call for CLE Proposals
The CLE Committee is now accepting proposals for CLE programs at upcoming meetings and teleseminars. If you have an idea you would like to see presented or would like to present, fill out the appropriate form below.

CLE Program Proposal
Teleseminar Proposal

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 on Friday morning at the Spring CLE Conference.

Committee Corner

Military Committee Update
The Military Committee has been active with CLE programming, outreach efforts and new publications.
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Best of the Listserv

May's Best of the Listserv explores ideas and tips for starting a career in family law.


Collaborative Law
Pauline Tesler

Product Code 5130108

This unique handbook explains the dispute resolution model of collaborative law that is helping family lawyers bring their clients through the divorce passage with integrity and satisfaction.

Collaborative Law describes how this approach engages the unique problem-solving skills of lawyers to achieve settlements that appropriately customize outcomes in the way that few courts are able to achieve. In the collaborative process, fees and costs are minimized, high-quality legal counsel and negotiating assistance are built in, and the ability of divorcing spouses to cooperate and coparent is maximized to a dramatic extent.

To order today, call the ABA Service Center at 800-285-2221 and request Product Code 5130108 or order online.

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Collecting Support and Alimony Awards - Collecting What is Owed
By William Balkun and Rebecca Miller

This month's featured article is from the program presented at the Spring CLE Conference. Learn about IV-D cases, federal, state and local tools and utilizing QDROs.

To purchase complete course materials, contact the Section at 312.988.5145.

CLE Calendar

Superparent, Potted Plant... Or Something in Between: Ethical Issues in Representing Children in Custody Proceedings
June 13, 2006

This 90 minute program is available from the comfort of your office. Learn about various issues attorneys face when representing children including competence, conflict of interest, confidentiality and diligence.

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Practicing Law the Collaborative Way
June 21, 2006
Teleseminar and online

Participate in the live ABA Connection teleseminar for $9.75 or listen to the program online for free for one month following the program.

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ABA Annual Meeting
August 4 - 6, 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii
Join your colleagues for great CLE programming and networking in beautiful Hawaii!

Early registration rates end May 31 and select hotels are already sold out!

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

This meeting is shaping up to be one of our best ever! Look for program details coming this summer.

Past TeleSeminars
If you missed one of our teleseminars this year including:

o A Family Law Attorney's Guide to Divorce-Related Tax Issues or
o Military Pension Division: Crossing the Minefield

these programs and more are available on our webstore to listen to at your convenience!

See all Family Law 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



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Karena Rybarczyk
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