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April 27, 2020 Member Benefit Development

Exploring the Benefits of a Family Law Section Membership

By: Karl Topor and Tracy Miller

This year has presented unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19 to our law practices and with the court system.  Many attorneys have been forced to work from home and what better time to explore the online benefits the ABA Section of Family Law has to offer!

The ABA Section of Family Law gives you the tools to achieve success throughout your career.  Our members have exclusive access to benefits that support them as they grow their practices, enhance their professional development, and engage on issues affecting the profession.

ABA members can turn to the Section of Family Law for relevant content that keeps them up to date within their respective areas of practice.

ABA members can turn to the Section of Family Law for relevant content that keeps them up to date within their respective areas of practice.

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Some of the valuable benefits included in membership are:

  • A COVID-19 Resource Guide catered to many states.
  • All resources from the Law Practice Division and the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
  • An extensive and growing CLE Library, with over 450 titles
  • Customized content delivered to you based on your preferences and interests
  • Sensible membership dues that, in many cases, reduce fees and simplify your ability to join as you renew your membership
  • Your ABA delivers the latest news and information about the Family Law Section.
  • And much more…

The ABA  keeps their website up to date with fresh and useful content to its members. The ABA Family Law Section is the go-to resource for Family Law legal professionals.

The product offerings are designed to help lawyers, at every stage of their careers build their practices, achieve greater success and demonstrate the value the ABA brings to the profession. 

Why not check out the website today?  View one of the upcoming online CLE’s, which are free to Family Law Section members.  Check out the resource directory.  Watch a webinar.  Or perhaps you have a legal question that another Family Law member could assist with- post your question or comment on the Family Law list-serve, that discusses a variety of topics.

The practice of law is the experience of a lifetime, and both the American Bar Association, and the Section of Family Law have a critical role to help attorneys develop their careers and advance the profession.  By enhancing our benefits and making the member experience more tailored to individual needs and preferences, the ABA FLS will continue to serve a vital role for legal professionals at every step of their career path. 

The ABA Section of Family Law works to serve as the national leader in the field of Marital and Family law. The section has nearly 10,000 lawyers, associates and law student members worldwide. ABA members turn to the Section of Family Law for relevant content that keeps them up to date within their respective areas of practice.  Our members are dedicated to serving the field of family law in areas such as adoption, assisted reproductive technologies, custody, divorce, and military law.  These areas include but are not limited to:

  • Military Law
  • Alternative Families (including Assisted Reproductive Technology)
  • Probate/Trust/Estate Planning Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law
  • Children's/Elder Law

The Membership Benefit Development Committee is chaired by Karl W. Topor, of Boston, Massachusetts.  The vice-chair is Tracy Miller of Columbia, Maryland.

The membership goals of this committee are to solicit, enroll and retain attorneys throughout all jurisdictions as members of the largest and most representative organization of lawyers who deal with family law issues, as well as enhance a positive image of the family lawyer by highlighting and promoting the contributions of the Section of Family Law and its members to the welfare of the family unit through research projects and educational programs.


Karl Topor

Esq., Newton, MA

Law Offices of Karl W Topor

ABA Section of Family Law Member Benefit Development Committee Chair

Tracy Miller

Esq., Columbia, MD

Tracy Miller Law, LLC

ABA Section of Family Law Member Benefit Development Committee Vice-Chair