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Family Law Section

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. 

 Spring Happy Hour – March 12, 2015, location TBD 
 End of Year Dinner/Practitioner of the Year Award – TBD in May or June 2015

     Please join us on February 26, 2015 and learn the best trial secrets from the Titans of Family Law, Glenn Cooper, Esquire of Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper and Ron Ogens, Esquire of Offit Kurman.  These two will impart their wisdom and expertise in preparing for trial in complex family law cases. 
     Thanks to Patrick W. Dragga, Esquire, Vincent M. Wills, Esquire, and Erik P. Arena, Esquire for their informative presentation at our January meeting regarding OPM’s new phased retirement regulations. Special thanks also goes out to Kristina Badalian, Esquire, Heather Q. Hostetter, Esquire, John S. Weaver, Esquire, Hadrian N. Hatfield, Esquire, Stephen J. Cullen, Esquire, Marina S. Barranik, Esquire, and others who presented last month’s full-day Family Law Symposium, “The International Family”. This in-depth, interdisciplinary and thought provoking program was enjoyed by all who attended.
     Rita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training. 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 Master’s Recommendations; (5) Litigating a Child Custody Case; and (6) Marital Settlement Agreements. The extensive materials exceed 500 pages and include many sample forms. The class is scheduled for two evenings: Monday, April 20, 2015 & Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the BAMC CLE Classroom.  Scott Strickler, Esquire and John Weaver, Esquire will host the panel of speakers, which includes Casey Weinberg Florance, Esquire and Heather Hostetter, Esquire. The course is free to attorneys who agree to take a pro bono case at the time of the training.
     Finally, save the date for our annual Family Law Update CLE on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Courtroom 3E, North Tower of the Circuit Court.  Bryan Renehan, Esquire and Paul Reinstein, Esquire will present new family law cases and legislative updates from the past 12 months. They will discuss the most recent cases regarding our practice area, including such topics as divorce, custody, contempt, child support, and domestic violence, as well as evidentiary issues. They will also address the impact of recent legislative updates on the practice of family law.  This CLE is always highly informative and usually sells out!


Casey Weinberg Florance
Christopher W. Roberts


Meeting Dates

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

March 12, 2015*
*Happy Hour to be held from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at a Tommy Joe's

CLE Seminars

January 30 - The International Family

April 20 & April 22 - Rita Rosenkrantz Basic Family Law Training

May 5 - Family Law Update