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September 15, 2023 Brown Bag

2023-2024 Family Law Brown Bag Schedule

All Committee Brown Bags will take place from 1:00-2:00pm ET. There is no fee to participate in Section brown bags; however, you must register to receive the meeting information. The title and description for each brown bag will posted the month prior to the scheduled brown bag. If you register for the brown bag before the title and description are available, you will receive an email when the meeting information is updated. A recording of each brown bag will be available on our website; a link to the recording will be listed below.  

Please note: The content of these programs does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for attending.


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September 2023

Adoption Committee (September 28, 2023)

"Navigating the Home Study Process in Adoptions: A Guide for Attorneys to Effectively Coach Clients."

This presentation aims to provide attorneys with a comprehensive understanding of the home study process and offer actionable strategies for effectively coaching their clients.
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October 2023

Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (October 19, 2023)
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Domestic Violence Committee (October 26, 2023)

"Improving Legal Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community"
LGBTQ+ survivors of intimate partner violence ("IPV") face unique challenges in accessing legal protections from their abusers. In this session, faculty will analyze the dynamics of intimate partner violence, particularly how such dynamics manifest differently in LGBTQ+ relationships; barrier that LGBTQ+ survivors face when seeking protections from law enforcement and the courts; and promising practices for providing legal services to LGBTQ+ survivors in obtaining and enforcing domestic violence protective order. Topics will include navigating additional barriers LGBTQ+ youth face in dating violence, including recent anti-LGBTQ+ laws, and unique legal protections for youth, such as Title IX and mandatory reporting laws; addressing assumptions practitioners, law enforcement and courts have regarding LGBTQ+ survivors; reconsidering how the gender binary shows up in the legal system; and recognizing more community-specific forms of IPV in the LGBTQ+ community, including "outing," technology-facilitated abuse, and litigation or paper abuse. 

Amily McCool, Esq., Scharff Law Firm, Raleigh, NC
S. Collins Saint, Esq., Brooks Pierce, Greensboro, NC
Nisha Williams, Esq., NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Durham, NC 

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November 2023

Alimony Committee (November 9, 2023)
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Custody Committee (November 16, 2023)
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December 2023

Diversity Committee (December 7, 2023)
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ART Committee (December 14, 2023)
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January 2024

International Law Committee (January 11, 2024)
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Law Practice Management & Technology Committee (January 25, 2024)
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February 2024

Law Student Committee (February 8, 2024)
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Marital Property Committee (February 22, 2024)
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March 2024

Taxation Committee (March 7, 2024)
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Child Support Committee (March 21, 2024)
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April 2024

Military Committee (April 11, 2024)
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May 2024

Modest Means Committee (May 9, 2024)
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Special Needs Families Committee (May 23, 2024)
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June 2024

Trial Practice & Techniques Committee (June 13, 2024)
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Vulnerable Adults Committee (June 27, 2024)Register for Vulnerable Adults Brown Bag


July 2023

Young Lawyers Committee (July 11, 2024)
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Recorded Brown Bags

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