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
    • Family Section Summer Meeting - July 9-11, 2015

      Family Law Section Summer Meeting
      High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid, NY
      July 9-11, 2015

      View full program (PDF) Registration Form (PDF) and Child Registration Form (PDF)

      - NYSBA & Family Law Section Member: $650.00
      - NYSBA Member: $700
      - Non-NYSBA Member $800
      - Attorneys Admitted Less Than Ten Years: $325
      - Attorneys employed by not-for-profit organizations providing legal assistance, such as legal services, legal aid, public defender, poverty law, domestic violence, children's rights and the like: $325

      Topics will include: (5.5 credits in Professional Practice and 1 credit in Ethics)

      • Interim Applications: Parenting Issues; Access Schedules; Supervised Visitation; GAL Appointments; AFC Appointments
      • Interim Applications: Financial Issues; Temporary Maintenance; Temporary Child Support; Interim Legal Fees
      • Integrated Domestic Violence Pars
      • Practical Tips for Trial Advocacy
      • Ethical Concerns from Both Sides of the Bench
      • Legislative and Matrimonial Law Update
      • ACTIVITIES include dinner and professional ice show at the Olympic Center; canoeing; Nordic walk; golf; trail hike; and more!  Kids’ Program too!

      Book your hotel accommodations! NEW this year – you will be making your own room reservations. 

      Crowne Plaza Golf Resort – Very short drive/walk to High Peaks Resort. Minimum three night stay.
      Standard Room: $219/night plus applicable taxes.
      Call 1-877-570-5891 and indicate that you are with the New York State Bar Association. For more information on the property visit:

      Golden Arrow – SOLD OUT
      High Peaks Resort  SOLD OUT

      View full program (PDF) Registration Form (PDF) and Child Registration Form (PDF) 

      Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting? Click here to view the sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor fees. 

      For more questions please contact Adriana Favreau at (518) 487-5630 email

  • 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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