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 Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the Family Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Upcoming Events
    • September 10, 2015: How To Jumpstart Your Legal Career And Stay Competitive


      Law Students Pathway to the Profession 2

      A PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT RESUMES, INTERVIEWS AND NETWORKING
      NETWORKING RECEPTION TO FOLLOW


      Thursday, September 10, 2015
      6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

      Baker & McKenzie
      452 5th Avenue (Entrance on West 40th St.)
      New York, NY 10018


      6:00 to 7:15 - Panel Discussion
      7:15 to 8:30 - Networking Reception


      THIS PROGRAM WILL BE WEBCAST LIVE.


      BRING YOUR QUESTIONS! BRING YOUR RESUMES! BRING YOUR "A" GAME!


      PANELISTS: 

      Tara Bensol – Recruiting Specialist, Baker & McKenzie 
      Catherine Christian – Chief, Elder Abuse Unit, New York County District Attorney’s Office
      Denise Carlin – Managing Director of Permanent Recruitment and Business Development, Strategic Legal Solutions 
      Ernie Peck – Partner, Downing and Peck, P.C.

      MODERATED BY:

      Thomas Blennau – Assistant Director of Employer Outreach, St. John’s University School of Law


      REGISTER TODAY!

      NYSBA Members - Free
      Non-NYSBA Members - $25.00

      Not a member of the New York State Bar Association?  Click Here!
      Are you a student attending law school in New York State?  Click Here!


      SPONSORED BY:

      Pathway to the Profession
      Young Lawyers 
      Committee on Lawyers in Transition
      Antitrust 
      Business Law 
      Commercial & Federal Litigation 
      Corporate Counsel 
      Criminal Justice 
      Elder Law and Special Needs
      Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law 
      Family Law 
      Food, Drug & Cosmetic Law 
      General Practice 
      Intellectual Property Law 
      Labor & Employment Law 
      Municipal Law 
      Real Property Law 
      Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law  
      Trusts & Estates Law 
      USI Affinity


      Seating is limited!
      Pre-registration required!
      Check-in begins at 5:30.

    • September 30 The Connection Between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty Program

      Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kickoff CLE: 
      The Connection Between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty


      Wednesday, September 30, 2015| 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

      New York State Bar Association Center
      1 Elk Street, Albany, NY

      3.0 MCLE credits available: 2.0 Professional and 1.0 credits of Ethics 

      MCLE credits provided by Empire Justice Center

      Click to view the program flyer.

      Presented by Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee, in coordination with the Capital District Women’s Bar Association,The Legal Project, Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, NYS Animal Protection Federation, Albany Law School, Albany County Bar Association, the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Empire Justice Center, and New York State Bar Association.

    • January 28, 2016: Family Law Section Annual Meeting

      FAMILY LAW SECTION ANNUAL MEETING - THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016 - SAVE THE DATE!

      Details coming soon - Save the date!

  • 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

    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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