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.
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    Family Law Section Annual Meeting Program - January 26, 2017
  • Upcoming Events
    • Family Law Section Annual Meeting: Thurs., January 26

      FAMILY LAW SECTION MEETING

      Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:00 PM
      2:00 PM - 4:50 PM
      MCLE Credits; 3.0 in Professional Practice for all attorneys, both newly-admitted and experienced
      #nysba17

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      MCLE Credit:  3.0 in Professional Practice for all attorneys both newly-admitted and experienced.

      Family Law Section Executive Committee Meeting, 9:15 am
      Family Law Section Annual Business Meeting, 11:30 am

      Mercury Ballroom, 3rd Floor

      Reception and Lunch
      12:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Grand Ballroom West and Foyer, 3rd Floor
      Keynote Speaker:  Hon. David B. Saxe, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department 
      Tickets:  $70/Tables of 10 also available for Purchase.

      MCLE Program
      2:00 pm to 4:50 pm | Grand Ballroom East, 3rd Floor

      Offsite Chair’s Reception
      5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South
      Registrants may bring one guest to the reception.  Online reregistration is required for this complimentary event.
      Questions - contact kplog@nysba.org

      SECTION CHAIR
      Mitchell Y. Cohen, Esq., Johnson & Cohen LLP, White Plains

      PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
      Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq., Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C., Garden City

      PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
      Peter R. Stambleck, Esq., Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP, New York City

      PROGRAM CO-CHAIR
      Dylan S. Mitchell, Esq., Blank Rome LLP, New York City

      MCLE PROGRAM:

      2:00 pm to 3:15 pm 
      Matrimonial Law Update: 2016 in Review
      A walk through of 2016’s most interesting cases, the effect of the new Maintenance Guidelines Law thus far, and issues on the horizon.

      Speaker:
      Bruce J. Wagner, Esq., McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., Albany

      3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
      Refreshment Break

      3:30 pm to 4:50 pm
      MCLE Program Resumes

      The Family Law Section Gratefully Acknowledges the Support of Our Premium Level Sponsors:                       

      BST 

      KLEIN LIEBMAN & GRESEN, LLC

      NORTHERN TRUST

      FRA - FINANCIAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

      MEYERS, HARRISON & PIA, LLC

      BAKER TILLY

      BRISBANE CONSULTING GROUP, LLC

      T & M PROTECTION RESOURCES


      IMPORTANT INFORMATION
      Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for a total of 3.0 credit hours in Professional Practice for all attorneys. This program is transitional and is suitable for MCLE credit for both newly-admitted attorneys and experienced attorneys.

      Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members and non-members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only. Under this policy, any member of our Association or non-member who has a genuine basis for their hardship, if approved, can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. Request for discounts or scholarships must be received prior to January 13th, 2017. For more details, please contact Catheryn Teeter in writing at New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or cteeter@nysba.org.

      Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities:  NYSBA welcomes participation by individuals with disabilities. NYSBA is committed to complying with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services, programs, activities, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations. To request auxiliary aids or services or if you have any questions regarding accessibility, please contact Catheryn Teeter at 518-487-5573. 

      For overnight room accommodations, please call the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-445-8667 and identify yourself as a member of the New York State Bar Association. Room rates are $260.00 per night plus taxes for single and double occupancy.  Reservations must be made by Wednesday, January 4, 2017. You also can reserve your overnight room on the web at www.nysba.org/am17accomm.

      For questions about this specific program, please contact Catheryn Teeter at 518-487-5573. For registration questions only, please call the Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452. Fax registration form to 518-463-5993.

    • Family Law Section Annual Meeting Lunch: Thurs., January 26

      *FAMILY LAW SECTION LUNCH

      Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:00 PM
      12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
      #nysba17

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.
       
      Join us at the Family Law Reception/Awards Luncheon
      Keynote Speaker:  Hon. David B. Saxe, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, First Department

      Tickets:  $70 Each/Tables of 10 available for Purchase for $700.
      Individual Tickets may be purchased by mail or online.

      To purchase a Table at the Luncheon, download the Luncheon Table Reservation form.










    • Family Law Annual Meeting Offsite Chair's Reception: Thurs., January 26

      Off Site Section Chair's Reception 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
      New York Athletic Club,
      180 Central Park South

      Register online or contact Kathy Plog 
      One guest per registrant.

      NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB


      Dress Code at City House

      Men
      Jackets are optional
      Slacks, a collared shirt and dress shoes are permitted.

      Jeans, T-shirts and sneakers remain prohibited.

      Women
      Relaxed, casual (skirt or slacks with blouse)

      Jeans, T-shirts and sneakers remain prohibited.


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  • Family Law Review

    VIEW THE LATEST 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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