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Family Law Section

     We hope you all are savoring these last few weeks of summer … and in the meantime, don’t fret, we have been  planning your upcoming bar year!  Please SAVE THE DATE for the following events, CLEs, programs and meetings which we have scheduled for the upcoming year for the Family Law Section: 

September 25, 2014 
October 30, 2014
­­November 20, 2014 **5:00pm in Courtroom 1; (Family Judges’ Roundtable)
January 29, 2015
February 26, 2015
­March 26, 2015 **5:00pm in Courtroom 1; (Family Law Masters’ Roundtable)
April 30, 2015 
*** Please note that all FL Section Meetings are approximately 1 hour long and will take place at 5:30pm in the Bar Office, CLE Classroom, except as otherwise noted. 
     The Family Section will kick off the year on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the CLE Classroom of the Bar Building with a program on Valuing Professional Practices, presented by Eric Rollinger, Esquire, of Stein Sperling.  The program will focus on the special considerations in valuing professional practices, such as Law Offices and Doctor’s Offices, that don’t always apply to other businesses, including the computation of Personal Goodwill.  Plan to attend this helpful and informative program! 
     Don’t forget to sign up to attend our first CLE of the year, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the CLE classroom, entitled: Evidence and trial practice for the family law practitioner, presented by speakers from the bench and bar.  This seminar will review the proper methods of introducing evidence relevant to a family law case.  Focus will be on methods and objections to authenticating evidence, including lay testimony, expert testimony, expert reports, social media, and prior statements of children.  This practical seminar will also review effective cross examination techniques and arguments before the court.  Tips on presenting your case and “views from the bench” will be provided along with helpful written material.
     And as we gear up for another great year, please also SAVE THE DATE for the following social events.

Fall Happy Hour – October 15, 2014, location TBD 
Holiday Party – TBD in December at Delaney McKinney 
Spring Happy Hour – March 12, 2015, location TBD 
End of Year Dinner/Practitioner of the Year Award – TBD in May or June 2015


Casey Weinberg Florance
Christopher W. Roberts


Meeting Dates

September 25, 2014
October 30, 2014
November 20, 2014*
January 29, 2015
February 26, 2015
March 26, 2015*
April 30, 2015
*to be held in Courtroom 1, Circuit Court building
All meetings will be held on the last Thurday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the CLE Classroom of the Bar Association building, unless otherwise noted.

Social Events

October 15, 2014*
March 12, 2015*
*Happy Hour to be held from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at a location to be determined

CLE Seminars

None Currently Scheduled