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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: 
Planning Meeting
     Please join us on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. to map out our Section’s plan for the 2015/2016 year.  The meeting will take place in the Bar Building CLE Classroom.

2015-2016 Section Meeting Dates
September 24, 2015 
October 22, 2015
November 19, 2015 **5:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1; (Family Law Judges’ Roundtable)
January 28, 2016
February 25, 2016 
March 24, 2016 **5:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1; (Family Law Magistrates’ Roundtable)
April 28, 2016
May 26, 2016 **Practitioner of the Year Award Dinner (Time and Place TBD.) 
** Please note that all Family Law Section Meetings are approximately 1 hour long and will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Bar Office, CLE Classroom, except as otherwise noted. 
     Please join us for the first Section Meeting and Program of the year on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the Bar Building CLE Classroom.  Dr. John Lefkowits, Ph.D., ABPP, and Dr. Michelle New, Ph.D. will discuss the benefits and limitations of psychological testing in family law matters.   Their discussion will touch on mental health, psychological, and custody evaluations, and the pros and cons of each type of testing.  This program should be informative for all family law practitioners.

New and Exciting Social Media Committee 
     The Family Law Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County recently created a subcommittee devoted to developing the Section’s social media presence. Family Section members can expect Instagram, Facebook, and Linked-In groups to launch early this September. The purpose of the Section’s social media groups will be to inform members of relevant programs and events, and to provide a forum for members to interact and engage with one another online. Special thanks to Section members Sara Cimino, Offit Kurman, P.A., and Emily Gelmann, Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC, for spearheading this project!

     And as we gear up for another great year, please also SAVE THE DATE for the following social events: 
Social Events
Fall Happy Hour – Thursday, October 15, 2015, location TBD 
Holiday Party – Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Delaney McKinney 
Spring Happy Hour – Thursday, March 10, 2016, location TBD 
End of Year Dinner/Practitioner of the Year Award – TBD in May or June 2016


Sandra A. Brooks
Christina M. Hughes
Christopher W. Roberts


Meeting Dates

September 10, 2015*
September 24, 2015
October 22, 2015
November 19, 2015
December 17, 2015
January 28, 2016
February 25, 2016
March 24, 2016
April 28, 2016
May 26, 2016
*Section Planning Meeting

All meetings will be held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the CLE Classroom of the Bar Association building, unless otherwise noted.

Social Events

October 15, 2015 -- Fall Happy Hour
December 10, 2015 -- Holiday Party
March 10, 2016 -- Spring Happy Hour
May or June 2016 -- End of Year Dinner

CLE Seminars

None Currently Scheduled