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October 2021 Newsletter


Committee Corner

Family Law Paralegal E-learning Symposium (February 4, 2022)

Registration is now open for our first Family Law Paralegal E-learning Symposium—a full day virtual seminar for family law paralegals and support staff focusing on elevating practical paralegal skills. This program is a unique offering for paralegals and other support staff in family law firms, which will be comprised of quality content specific to family law.

The ABA Family Law Section Charitable Fund Billable Hour Campaign

This year we are kicking off a new “Hourly Billing Rate Fundraising Drive” campaign to raise money for the ABA Family Law Section Charitable Fund. We are asking each and every Section Member to donate the monetary equivalent of one (1) billable hour of your time to support the FLS Charitable Fund. If you do not charge hourly for your time, you can still make a donation in any dollar amount.

Committee Brown Bags

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. Click on the brown bag title to read the full description and to register. 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.

November Brown Bags

Trial Practice & Techniques Series (November 1, 2021)
Our Trial Practice & Techniques Committee hosts monthly brown bags to discuss hot topics and issues in trial practice.

Child Support Committee (November 11, 2021)
"Tips and Techniques on Navigating Modification of Child Support When Circumstances Have Uniquely Changed for Both Parties"

Custody Committee (November 18, 2021)
"Gender Identity in the Office and Courtroom" 
With gains in acceptance and exposure for the LGBTQ+ community, family lawyers are more often seeing issues emerge regarding gender identity among clients and their children. But the terminology can be confusing, and the issues complex. Learn the basics to distinguish between gender identity and sexual orientation and some tips on how best to address related issues in your office and the courtroom.

Family Law Podcast Series

Check out our latest podcast! Listen to our podcasts to stay up-to-date on current trends in family law and hear from special guest speakers. During our podcasts, we discuss practical tips and challenges facing attorneys in the United States and try to assist our listeners in becoming better lawyers. All of our podcasts are now available on Apple Podcasts.