Family Law Section

Family Law Section

Critical Areas in Matrimonial Law II: Drafting Pendente Lite, Enforcement, and In Limine Motions; Opting-Out Agreements

April 18: New York City (Live and Webcast)
April 20: Albany, NY
April 27: Mount Kisco
May 2: Uniondale
May 11: Rochester

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

7.0 MCLE Credits | 6.0 skills; 1.0 ethics

Family Law Section Member $135
NYSBA Member $175
Non-Member $275


Thursday, April 26, 2018 (Live & Webcast)
1:00 - 2:15 PM

The Marriage of Elder & Family Law

Program Description

This program will highlight the myriad of cross over topics that confront both family and elder law practitioners including the impact of marital status on Medicaid benefits, the use of spousal refusal and mutual consent divorce, long-term care planning for the unmarried elder couple, marital status changes, spousal obligations during divorce pendancy and effects on long term care planning, Medicaid planning challenges created by a second marriage, and discussion of planning techniques related to the right of election for Medicaid recipients when a well spouse dies. 

Sponsored by the Elder Law and Special Needs Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Live CLE Program & Webcast

Thursday, April 26, 2018 | NY Society of CPAs, 14 Wall St., 19th Fl., New York, NY 10005

1.50 MCLE Credits: 1.5 Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member: $95 | Non-Member: $195
Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $75

Agenda Topics

  • Impacts of marital status changes on Medicaid and planning techniques
  • Use of spousal refusal and mutual consent divorce
  • Long-term care planning for the unmarried elder couple
  • Rights of election when a spouse dies

Program Chair
Lauren E. Sharkey, Esq., Cioffi, Slezak, Wildgrube P.C., Schenectady

Program Faculty
Elizabeth Adinolfi, Esq., Phillips Nizer LLP, New York, NY 
Michael DiFalco, Esq., Aiello & DiFalco, LLP, Garden City

Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

Family Law Practical Skills: Custody, Article 10 Proceedings, The Attorney For The Child, And Ethics in Family Law

June 1: Uniondale
June 5: Albany
June 11: NYC (Live and Webcast)
June 15: Mount Kisco
June 15: Buffalo (Amherst)

7.0 MCLE Credits: 5.5 Professional Practice; 1.5 Ethics

family Law Section Member $135
NYSBA Member: $175
Non-Member: $275


Family Law Section Summer Meeting
July 12 - 15, 2018

The Equinox Resort and Spa
Manchester, Vermont

The Equinox is currently sold out. Please see additional information under Hotel Accommodations below.

6.0 MCLE credits consisting of 5.0 credit in skills and 1.0 credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias for both experienced and newly-admitted attorneys. Attorneys admitted 2 years or less are not eligible to receive credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias category.

Attorney Registration Fees
Family Law Section Member: $775
NYSBA Member: $900
Non-NYSBA Member: $1,200

NYSBA Member admitted 7 years of less: $450
Commuter (MCLE Program only): $250

Not-For-Profit Attorney: 50% discount will be applied to attorney registration fee

Program Details - Why Attend the Meeting?

Topics will include:
  - The Trial of Matrimonial Action: Strategies, Techniques and Examinations
  - Interactive Evidence
  - Breaking Through Implicit Biases
  - Matrimonial Case Updates

In addition to the CLE Program, Receptions and Dinner, the Family Law Section continues to offer numerous activities for you and your family. From the golf tournament, to a guided hike or a glass blowing class, you are sure to find something to do in Manchester!

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities
The Family Law Section Summer Meeting will provide increased visibility of your company or law firm and allow you to connect with Family Law Section attorneys.  

Hotel Accommodations
The Equinox Resort is currently sold out, if you would like to be on the waiting list please email Adriana Favreau at and provide your arrival and departure dates. 

Below is a list of suggested hotels:

Hampton Inn & Suites 
4519 Main Street, Manchester, Vermont, 05255

The Inn at Manchester
3967 Main St, Manchester Center, VT 05255
800 273-1793

Kimpton Taconic Hotel
3835 Main St, Manchester, VT 05254

Questions? Contact Adriana Favreau at afavreau@nysba,org 


Join nearly 5,000 members of the New York State Bar Association from around the state and beyond at the Annual Meeting, sharing insights and experiences. Take advantage of the excellent schedule of events presented by the Association’s sections and committees, network at the member receptions and make connections with the exciting array of exhibitors.  


Starts: January 14, 2019 
Ends: January 19, 2019 


1335 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10019   



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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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