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Contact the Section of Family Law

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, and should be addressed to family lawyers in your state. The American Bar Association Section of Family Law is a national association for marital and family law attorneys.

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, see FindLegalHelp.org from the ABA Division for Legal Services, or call the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221.

For more information about contacting your state or local bar, visit the State and Local Bar Directory on the ABA Division for Bar Services website.

ABA Section of Family Law
321 N. Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 988-5145
E-mail: familylaw@americanbar.org


Casey Purcell 
Program Associate
312.988.5603
casey.purcell@americanbar.org

 Responsibilities:

  • CLE programming & Webinars
  • Member reimbursements
  • Schwab Essay Contest
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Marketing
  • Website
  • Case Update
  • eNewsletter
  • General Section Inquiries

Danielle Pruger
Program Specialist 
312.988.5149
Danielle.Pruger@americanbar.org  

Responsibilities:

  • Committee appointments and list serves
  • Programs management

Cynthia Swan
Director
312.988.5619
Cynthia.Swan@americanbar.org

Responsibilities:

  • 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