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


      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

      Register Here or Download The Registration Form Here.

      MCLE Topic:
      Matrimonial Law Update: 2016 in Review.
      Speaker:  Bruce J. Wagner, Esq., McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., Albany

      Join us prior to the Section's MCLE Annual Meeting Program for the 
      Family Law Reception/Awards Luncheon
      12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
      Tickets:  $70/Tables of 10 also available for Purchase.

      The Section Chair’s Reception will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
      Off-site at the New York Athletic Club,180 Central Park South.  Attendees are allowed to bring one guest.

      Preregistration is required for this complimentary event or contact 

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


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

      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.

  • 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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