Family Law Section

Family Law Section

Matrimonial Trial Institute VI: Deconstructing a Business Valuation Report

Monday, December 3rd | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Albany

Friday, December 7th | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Rochester

Tuesday, December 11th | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Long Island

Wednesday, December 12th | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | NYC

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Thursday, January 17, 2019
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom West and Foyer, 3rd Floor

Keynote Luncheon Speaker:  
HON. LAWRENCE K. MARKS,  Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State

Tickets:  $75 Each/Tables of 10 available for Purchase for $750.
Individual Tickets may be purchased by mail or online.
The cost of Luncheon Tickets is partially underwritten by the Family Law Section.

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

To purchase a Table at the Luncheon, download the Luncheon Table Reservation form
This Year's Luncheon entree will not be Fish.

Co-sponsored by the Committee on LGBT People and the Law 

Thursday, January 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Total MCLE Credits: 3.00 (Professional Practice 2.00, Diversity 1.00)
Grand Ballroom East, 3rd Floor

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

2:00 p.m. –  2:05 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks

Eric Tepper, Esq., Section Chair, Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, Glenville                 

2:05 p.m. –  2:55 p.m. Intent, Consent and Facts on the Ground: Legal Issues Facing LGBT Families in New York State after Brooke S.B. (1.0 Credit in Areas of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias)
Parental rights for non-adoptive/non-biological parents in New York State were recognized for the first time in the now-two-year-old decision of the Court of Appeals in Brooke S.B. We will review the decision, its key legal principles, and its precedential value in pending litigation involving the rights of non-traditional families with a key member of the legal team. Brooke S.B. will also join us.


Brett M. Figlewski, Esq. 
Legal Director
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
New York City

Special Guest: 
Brooke Barone, “Brooke S.B.,” non-biological  parent in the seminal Court of Appeals case, Matter of Brooke S.B. v. Elizabeth A.C.C.                        

2:55 p.m. –  3:05 p.m.  Break

3:05 p.m. –  3:55 p.m. UCCJEA and Relocation: Jurisdictional Problems (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
Learn more about the exclusive continuing jurisdiction provision of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), parental agreements, and other jurisdictional considerations in relocation cases.

Linda D. Elrod, Esq.

Richard S. Righter Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Washburn University School of Law Children and Family Center
Topeka, KS

3:55 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.  Matrimonial Case Update: The Year In Review (1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice)
Take a walk through the most interesting cases of 2018, the new statute’s affects thus far, and issues on the horizon.

Bruce J. Wagner, Esq.
McNamee Lochner P.C.
Family Law Sponsors

Save the Date!

2019 Family Law Summer Meeting

July 11-13, 2019

The Saratoga Hilton Hotel, Saratoga Springs

More Information will be posted shortly!

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The Family Law Review features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of family law on various topics. including divorce, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, child custody and adoption. Also featured are Selected Cases and Recent Legislation, Decisions, and Trends. The Family Law Review is published by the Family Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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