E-Mail Discussion Lists

The Section offers a number of e-mail lists to meet your needs, including discussion, distribution-only, lawyer-only and committee-specific. Committee-specific lists are dedicated to various family law topics/areas of interest. See more information below and be sure to read the Family Law Listserv Rules & Etiquette document before joining any lists.

Rules & Etiquette

Thank you for being part of our Discussion Groups community. ABA Section of Family Law Discussion Groups are a great way to interact with other Section members, solicit peer advice, benefit from peer experience, and participate in an ongoing conversations about Family Law issues. To ensure the best possible experience for all Discussion Group members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining or using the ABA Section of Family Law Discussion Groups, you agree that you have read and agree to these Terms for Use of the Section’s Discussion Groups and you agree to follow the rules and guidelines set out below (“Rules” or “Guidelines”). You also agree to reserve Discussion Group discussions for topics best suited to the medium.

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Managing Your List Subscriptions

You can now manage your list subscriptions through the main ABA List Portal. Subscribing and unsubscribing from lists has never been simpler!

Access the portal using the link above, or log in to the ABA site and click on the link in the "Lists" box on your myABA page.

You can also access the Family Law List Portal to see only those lists associated with the Section of Family Law.

Please note that only Section of Family Law members may join our lists.

Committee Discussion Lists

Each one of our committees has a dedicated discussion list that you may use to communicate with other committee members. Please go to our committees page to get more information and join a committee. Share resources with your fellow committee members, ask questions, get involved!

To join committee lists (such as Adoption), simply enroll in the committee(s) of choice online. You'll automatically be added to the discussion list(s). (You can also join committees from your myABA page.)

Special Discussion Lists

You can now manage your list subscriptions through the main ABA List Portal. Subscribing and unsubscribing from lists has never been simpler!

This moderated discussion list is limited to lawyer members* to provide a national forum for family law practitioners to discuss and debate substantive family law topics, current cases, referrals, expert witnesses and case law interpretations.

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If you've logged in before this way, just click on "Login" and use the login/password you've created before. (The login is your email address and whatever password you've previously used to access the archives.)

If you've never logged in before, click on "Get Password" so you can create a new login/password.

Be sure to use the email address with which you're currently subscribed to the list; then just create a password. After you do that, you'll receive an email message with a link. Click on the link to activate your new login and you're good to go. (You may need to click on the URL above again in order to get to the archive page.)

Once you're in the archives, you can use the search function to find what you need.

*(If you've recently graduated from law school and wish to join this list, please make sure your ABA member record has been updated to include your Bar ID number. Call the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221 for more information.)

This list is open to all Section members and may be used to discuss substantive family law issues such as custody and visitation, alimony and support, legislation, adoption, marital property, taxation, Social Security, etc.

This list is open to all Section members to discuss law practice management and technology in a family law practice. (It is the dedicated list for the Law Practice Management/Technology Committee.)

This list is open to all law student members of the Section to discuss family law courses, job searching, and law student opportunities in the practice of family law and in the Section.