September 02, 2016

Section of Family Law Staff

We are unable to respond to questions of a legal nature. Matters dealing with marriage, divorce, separation, domestic violence, child abduction, child custody & visitation, child support, adoption, trusts, wills, estates, property, etc. are under the jurisdiction of state and local courts. The American Bar Association Section of Family Law is a national association for marital and family law attorneys. We are not qualified to provide legal advice.

If you need to consult with a lawyer and are unable to locate one through your personal contacts, you may want to contact a local lawyer referral service. You may find a lawyer referral service via your telephone directory, or by visiting (a service of the ABA), or by calling the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221.

ABA Section of Family Law
321 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 988-5145
Fax: (312) 988-6800

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Staff Contact/Title
Danielle Pruger
Program Assistant
312.988.5149 E-mail
  • CLE programming
  • Webinars
  • Member reimbursements
  • Schwab Essay Contest
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Editorial Assignments
  • General Section Inquiries

Marsha Boone 
Membership and Marketing Associate
312.988.5613 E-mail
  • Marketing
  • Membership
  • Publications: Case Update; eNewsletter; Family Advocate; Family Law Quarterly
  • Website

Samantha Schooley
Program Specialist
312.988.5603 E-mail
  • Committee appointments and list serves
  • Programs management

Cynthia Swan
312.988.5619 E-mail
  • Budget oversight
  • Governance
    • Council and Officers agenda items
    • Recommendations to the ABA House of Delegates
    • Requests for program co-sponsorship with other ABA entities or outside entities
    • Section Officers Conference (SOC)
    • Bylaws
    • Financial policy
  • Trial Advocacy Institute 
  • Sponsorship & Fundraising
  • Media inquiries (or contact Media Relations liaison Maria Gutierrez, 202.662.1091)