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.
  • Newport, RI Summer 2017
    2017 Family Law Section Summer Meeting, July 13-16, 2017 Harborview, Marriott Newport Hotel, 25 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, R.I. 02840
  • Upcoming Events
    • 2017 Family Law Section Summer Meeting

      2017 Family Law Section Summer Meeting

      Newport, RI Summer 2017

      The Family Law Section Summer Meeting will be held on July 13-16, 2017 at the Marriott Newport Hotel, 25 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
      Join your colleagues for MCLE programming and fabulous activities, including: 

      Thursday, July 13th:
      Reception and Lobster Bake
      Newport Yahting Center

      Friday, July 14: 
      Reception at Rosecliff Mansion
      Dinner on your own at one of the many fabulous restaurants in Newport! 

      Saturday, July 15th 
      Dinner and Reception
      Newport Vinyards and Winery

      The Marriott Hotel room block now full, but additional accommodations may be secured at:
      Newport Beach Hotel & Suites- 800 786 0310 (reference the NYSBA room block)
      Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina (401) 847 9000
      Mainstay Hotel ( 401) 849 9880
      Gurneys (formerly Hyatt) 401 851 3366
      Gilded ( 401 608 1480
      Viking Hotel -800 556 7126
      or contact the Newport Visitor Center and Convention Bureau:

      Click to view/download the Program Brochure.

      Click to view/download the Registration Form.

      Click to view/download the Children's Registration Form.

      For further information, contact Lisa Bataille at
      (518) 487-5680

  • 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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