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Family Law Section

We’ve been busy this Spring and have a lot of people to thank! 

First, thank you to our Magistrates for attending the Roundtable and sharing your experience and expertise with us – we appreciate it!   

Thank you to Judge Smith, Judge Cho, Judge Dwyer, Judge Schweitzer, Judge Koch, Thomas DeGonia, III, Christina Hughes, Maura Lynch, Pilar Nichols, Paul Stein and Corey Talcott for presenting at our CLE: Look Both Ways: Practicing at the Intersection of Family Law and Criminal Law.  It was well attended, extremely informative and we appreciate you sharing your time and knowledge.

Finally, thank you to Judge Quirk, Hadrian N. Hatfield, Sheila J. Kadagathur, Melissa Kucinski and Kelly A. Powers for presenting at our CLE: The ABCs of UCCJEA: Interstate & International Application.  It was detailed, instructive and useful material.  We appreciate your time and expertise.  

Please join us on April 20, 2017, where Judge Savage will be presenting about practical issues surrounding marital property and Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Judge Savage will be sharing practice pointers and a view from the bench.  This program is a must-attend for the family law practitioner! 

SECTION MEETING DATES
April 20, 2017 
May or June 2017
**Practitioner of the Year Award Dinner (Date, Time and Place TBD)
*** 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. 

FAMILY LAW SECTION SPRING CLEs

Rita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training
2 Evenings:
Monday, April 24 & Wednesday April 26
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
BAMC CLE Classroom

Speakers: Heather Hostetter, Esq. of Hostetter Strent, LLC; Erin Kopelman, Esq. of Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.; Scott Strickler, Esq. of Shulman,Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.; and John Weaver, Esq. of Weaver Law LLC.

This practical six hour training covers the nuts and bolts of family law, including: (1) Initial Interview/Retainer Agreements; (2) Pleadings & Divorce Grounds, Scheduling Hearings, Uncontested Divorce Hearings;  (3) Discovery, Financial Statements, and Marital Property Statements; (4) Pendente Lite Financial Issues, Obtaining Attorneys’ Fees, Voluntary Impoverishment, Child Support, Taking Exceptions to a Magistrate’s Recommendations; (5) Litigating a Child Custody Case; and (6) Marital Settlement Agreements, and Ethical Considerations.

The extensive materials exceed 700 pages and include many sample forms. The class is scheduled for two evenings: Monday, April 24, 2017 & Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the BAMC CLE Classroom.

CLE: Family Law Update
Thursday, May 11, 2017; 
5:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Montgomery County Circuit Court, N. Tower, Courtroom 3E

Speakers: Paul Reinstein, Esq. of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC; and Bryan Renehan, Esq. of Brodsky, Renehan,  Pearlstein & Bouquet, Chartered.

 Bryan Renehan and Paul Reinstein will present new family law cases and legislative updates from the past 12 months. They will discuss the most recent appellate cases regarding family law practice area, including such topics as divorce, child custody, contempt, child support, alimony, and domestic violence, as well as evidentiary issues. They will also address the impact of recent legislation on the practice of family law. The materials alone are “must have!” This CLE is always highly informative, well-attended, and helps you maintain your edge  – don’t miss it!.

SOCIAL EVENTS

End of Year Dinner/Practitioner of the Year Award – TBD in May or June 2017

 

Co-Chairs

Sandra A. Brooks
Christina M. Hughes
Heather R. Sweren

 

Meeting Dates

April 20, 2017

Meetings are held at 5:30p.m. in the CLE Classroom of the Bar Association building, unless otherwise noted.


Social Events

TBD (May or June 2017) -- End of Year Dinner/Practitioner of the Year Award


CLE Seminars

None Currently Scheduled