August 26, 2020

2020-2021 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.  

September 2020

  • Adoption Committee (September 10, 2020)

    Post Adoption Contact Agreements- Drafting Tips and Trends

    There has been a growing trend among states to allow post adoption contact agreements, or what is currently understood to be “open adoptions.” This Brown Bag assists practitioners with drafting tips to ensure enforceable agreements that help secure the least adversarial termination of parental rights scenarios, while ensuring that the adoptive parents are not unnecessarily inhibited moving forward after adoption. 

    Register for Adoption Brown Bag
  • Trial Practice & Techniques Brown Bag (September 14, 2020)

    The Most Important Quality Needed to Win Your Trial

    Based on chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6, of the late judge Ralph Adam Fine’s “The How to Win Trial Manual” and chapter 3 of Pozner and Dodd, “Cross Examination : Science and Techniques,” we’ll discuss the art of persuasion, theory of the case, and integrity of practice.  Please bring your inquisitiveness, creativity, thoughts on the subject, and war stories.

    Register for Trial Practice & Techniques Brown Bag
  • Alimony Committee (September 24, 2020)

    The Alimony Case in a COVID-19 World

    This brown bag will be an open discussion of the real world impact of COVID-19 on alimony requests and modifications. We hope to discuss a wide range of potential implications, including:

    - How are PPP loans and other government assistance factored into income?

    - How is monthly need or ability to pay analyzed with a decrease is social or public activity or based on the deferral of required payments?

    - Other special issues practitioners are dealing with during this unprecedented time.

    Register for Alimony Brown Bag

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August 2021

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