Family Law Section

  • Family Law Section
    The purpose of this Section shall be to bring together, for the furtherance of their mutual interests, and the public interest, members of the New York State Bar Association who are concerned about matrimonial and family law.
  • Upcoming Events
    • April May 2018 Critical Areas in Matrimonial Law II

      Critical Areas in Matrimonial Law II: Drafting Pendente Lite, Enforcement, and In Limine Motions; Opting-Out Agreements

      April 18: New York City (Live and Webcast)
      April 20: Albany, NY
      April 27: Mount Kisco
      May 2: Uniondale
      May 11: Rochester

      9:00 am - 5:00 pm

      7.0 MCLE Credits | 6.0 skills; 1.0 ethics

      Family Law Section Member $135
      NYSBA Member $175
      Non-Member $275

    • June 2018 Family Law Practical Skills

      Family Law Practical Skills: Custody, Article 10 Proceedings, The Attorney For The Child, And Ethics in Family Law

      June 1: Uniondale
      June 5: Albany
      June 11: NYC (Live and Webcast)
      June 15: Mount Kisco
      June 15: Buffalo (Amherst)

      7.0 MCLE Credits: 5.5 Professional Practice; 1.5 Ethics

      family Law Section Member $135
      NYSBA Member: $175
      Non-Member: $275


    • July 12-15, 2018: The Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester, VT


      Family Law Section Summer Meeting

      July 12 - 15, 2018
      Live CLE Program

      The Equinox Resort & Spa
      3567 Main Street
      Manchester Village, VT 05245

      Preview of Schedule

      Thursday, July 12, 2018
      Reception at Hildene
      Explore the Lincoln Family Home and enjoy cocktails in the beautiful gardens with a breathtaking view of the mountains. 

      Friday, July 13, 2018
      General Session in the morning with CLE

      Reception at the Southern Vermont Art Center.

      Saturday, July 14, 2018
      General Session in the morning with CLE

      Reception & Lobster Bake held at The Equinox with live music and entertainment by The Lustre Kings

      Thursday &  Friday
      Live music by Rich Ortiz  at The Equinox Dormy Grill

      Additional information to come. 
      Hotel Reservation, Registration and Summer Camp information will be provided at a later date. You will be required to book your hotel accommodations and register for the MCLE program together - Hotel reservations must go through NYSBA and will not be accepted directly with The Equinox Resort. 
      Questions? Contact Adriana Favreau at afavreau@nysba,org 

  • Join The Section

    Be a part of this Section and become a well-informed advocate for the myriad of issues affecting families today. The Section publishes the must-read Family Law Review. Enjoy online access to the Family Law Internet Sampler which encourages Section members to use technology to its greatest advantage. The Section's ever-popular annual summer meeting has become a hot spot for Section networking. Achieve professional recognition through exclusive committee involvement like Family Court and Child Custody, and Special Committees including Legal Representation of Children and Long-Range Planning.

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  • Family Law Review


    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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