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Family Law Section

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. 

 Fall Happy Hour – October 15, 2014, Tommy Joe's (Bethesda) 
 Holiday Party – December 11, 2014 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

     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! 
     Please plan to attend our Fall HAPPY HOUR on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tommy Joe’s (4714 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda). We’ll have drink specials, FREE food sponsored by Legal Logs, and lots of camaraderie! 
     Don’t miss our next Family Section Meeting/Program on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the CLE classroom, where Sanford Ain, Esquire, of Ain and Bank, and Cheryl Hepfer, Esquire, of Offit Kurman will discuss how they have successfully established and grown their practices through conscious marketing efforts.  This is a must-attend program for anyone wanting to learn how to build a practice for long-term success!   
     Sign up now 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 expert opinions and evidence relevant to a family law case including procedural considerations, obtaining suit money, business valuation experts and vocational rehabilitation experts.  Focus will be on methods of preparation, testimony on direct and cross examination, relevant objections, reports and hearsay.  This practical seminar will also review effective cross examination techniques and arguments before the court, and sanctions for failure to timely disclose and designate experts.  Tips on presenting your case and a “view from the bench” will also be provided along with helpful written material.  
     We’d like to say thank you to Eric Rollinger, Esquire, who spoke at our September Section Meeting and graciously shared his wisdom and practice pointers with us.  His presentation focused on the special considerations involved in valuing professional practices, and was helpful and informative! 
     Finally, the date has been set for our Annual Holiday Party! Please plan to join us on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Delaney McKinney.  This is always one of our Section’s best events, and we hope you will attend! Stay tuned for information on how to register.


Casey Weinberg Florance
Christopher W. Roberts


Meeting Dates

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*
December 11, 2014**
March 12, 2015*
*Happy Hour to be held from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at a Tommy Joe's
**Holiday Party to be held at Delaney McKinney

CLE Seminars

Evidence and Trial Practice for the Family Law Practitioner
Wednesday, October 29

The State of the Family Division
Thursday, November 6