35th Annual Family Law Seminar

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0 (GAL Child: 1.0)

Video on Site: Wednesday, October 26 / Abingdon, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke
  Thursday, October 27 / Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Tysons Corner
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
GAL for Children Continuing Credit: 1.0
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Live on Site: October 5 in Fairfax, October 7 in Richmond (Glen Allen), and October 11 in Norfolk


Why Attend?

This year’s topics include:

  • Bi-annual Case Law Update
  • Bi-annual Legislative Update
  • Spousal Support:  A Review of the Most Important Code Sections, and Eight Important Cases
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Federal and State Laws Governing Electronic Equipment and Communication
  • Family Law Ethics

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

GAL for Children Continuing Credits: 1.0

For over three decades, this annual event has brought together family law attorneys from across Virginia for an indispensable educational and networking opportunity. As usual, the seminar offers six hours of CLE credit for attorneys, ranging from annual ethics and case law updates to specific programs on the most pressing domestic issues.


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8:30 Registration
9:00 Bi-annual Case Law Update
All Locations: Edward D. Barnes

A thorough review of significant family law decisions cases affecting Virginia attorneys from the past six months.
9:45 Bi-annual Legislative Update
Fairfax/Norfolk: Daniel L. Gray
Richmond: Lawrence D. Diehl

A comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.
10:15 Break
10:30 Spousal Support:  A Review of the Most Important Code Sections and Important Cases
All Locations: Patrick L. Maurer
11:15 Equitable Distribution
Fairfax/Norfolk: Susan Hicks
Richmond: Julie M. Cillo
12:00 Lunch Recess
1:00 Custody and Visitation
Fairfax/Richmond: Cassandra Chin
Norfolk: Carol L. Ehlenberger
1:30 Cell Phone Forensics in Family Law Cases
All Locations: Lars E. Daniel

An exploration of the capabilities of cell phone forensics covering the many types of information that can be recovered from cell phones, and other issues relevant to family law in the current state of cell phone technology.
2:30 Break
2:45 Federal and State Laws Governing Electronic Equipment and Communication
All Locations: John Kitzmann

A review of both civil and criminal laws governing electronic equipment and communication, addressing many topics, to include: the interception of communications, unauthorized computer access, and use of GPS units.

3:30 Legal Ethics
All Locations: Brian H. Jones
4:30 Adjourn



Edward D. Barnes, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Chesterfield
Cassandra Chin, Nichols Zauzig Sandler P.C. / Woodbridge
Julie M. Cillo, Owen & Owens, PLC / Midlothian
Lars E. Daniel, Guardian Digital Forensics / Raleigh, NC
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl / Chesterfield
Carol L. Ehlenberger, Hirsch & Ehlenberger / Reston
Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray / Fairfax
Susan Hicks, The Susan Hicks Group PC / Fairfax
Brian H. Jones, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Chesterfield
John Kitzmann, Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC / Charlottesville
Patrick L. Maurer, Pender & Coward / Virginia Beach
Steven L. Raynor, Raynor Law Office / Charlottesville


Susan M. Butler, ShounBach / Fairfax
Steven L. Raynor, Raynor & Farmer, P.C. / Charlottesville


Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray / Fairfax
Steven L. Raynor, Raynor & Farmer, P.C. / Charlottesville

Locations, Dates and Fees

VIDEO REGISTRATION FEES (Lunch not included).
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$195* regular registration (without printed materials).
$225 regular registration plus printed materials.
$180* preregistering VSB Family Law Section member (without printed materials).
$210 preregistering VSB Family Law Section member plus printed materials.
$240 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program.



Abingdon: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, on the campus of Virginia Highlands Community College (I-81 exit 14), 1 Partnership Circle  (276) 619-4300 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Alexandria: Courtyard Marriott Alexandria Old Town / Southwest, 2700 Eisenhower Avenue (703) 329-2323 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Charlottesville: The Virginia CLE® Building, 105 Whitewood Road (800) 979-8253 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Norfolk: SpringHill Suites Norfolk—Virginia Beach, 6350 Newtown Road (757) 333-3100 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Richmond: UVA Richmond Regional Center, 2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 300, 3rd Floor (Parking available only in spots not marked “Visitor Parking”) (804) 662-7464 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Roanoke: Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 North Jefferson Street (Parking validated for parking deck adjacent to center only) (540) 767-6161 (Venue Website / Google Map)


Fredericksburg: Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center (formerly Holiday Inn Select), 2801 Plank Road (540) 786-8321 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Harrisonburg: Courtyard by Marriott, 1890 Evelyn Byrd Avenue (540) 432-3031 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Tysons Corner: Courtyard Marriott, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road (entrance to hotel on Greensboro Drive; free parking in hotel garage) (703) 790-0207 (Venue Website / Google Map)

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