33rd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0 (GAL Child: 3.0)

Live on Site: Thursday, April 20 / Richmond (SOLD OUT)
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0; GAL Child: 3.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
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Why Attend?

Hear expert analysis on advanced family law topics, including:

  • A panel discussion addressing advanced issues in family law mediation from the perspectives of experienced, former judge mediators
  • Avoiding mistakes when dividing civilian and military federal government pensions and associated Thrift Savings Plan accounts upon divorce, and how recent major revisions to the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act will dramatically change how a former spouse's entitlement to a military pension is expressed       
  • Valuing personal and entity goodwill
  • A discussion about unusual ethical situations, conflicts, and dilemmas that can develop in the everyday practice of family law

Plus the Annual Legislative and Case Law Updates

The live seminar in Richmond is sold out. If you would like to join a waiting list to register, please e-mail Tanya at tmorris@vacle.org.

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

GAL for Children Continuing Credit Hours: 3.0

GAL Information

 

For over three decades this seminar, held at the beautiful and historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, has been the destination of choice for family law practitioners in Virginia.

Comments from the 2016 seminar:

“Excellent program, speakers, and topics.”

“One of the best seminars I have ever attended.”

“Love the location for this CLE. The food is always wonderful, good sound system, and overall just a pleasant experience.”

 


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

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

A thorough review of significant family law decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Virginia Court of Appeals.
10:15 Break
10:30 Annual Legislative Update
Lawrence D. Diehl

An annual, comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.
11:15 Valuing “Personal” and “Entity” Goodwill
Gary W. Baum
12:00 Presentation of Awards (live program only)
12:15 Lunch (provided at live program only)
1:15 Advanced Family Law Issues in Mediation
Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. (Ret.), Judge Leslie M. Alden (Ret.), Judge Catherine C. Hammond (Ret.), Judge Dennis J. Smith (Ret.), Brian H. Jones (Moderator)


An in-depth panel discussion addressing advanced issues in family law mediation from the perspectives of a number of experienced, former judge mediators.

2:15 Break
2:30 Dividing Civilian and Military Federal Government Retirement Benefits upon Divorce
David I. Kelley, Pamela K. Squires


An overview of the common mistakes to avoid when dividing civilian and military federal government pensions and associated Thrift Savings Plan accounts upon divorce, with an emphasis on how recent major revisions to the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act will dramatically change how a former spouse's entitlement to a military pension is expressed.

3:45 The Ethical Lawyer's Survival Guide to Unusual Circumstances
David D. Masterman


A discussion about ethical situations, conflicts, and dilemmas that actually do develop in the everyday practice of family law.

4:45 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Leslie M. Alden (Ret.), Juridical Solutions / Falls Church
Hon. Catherine C. Hammond (Ret.), Juridical Solutions / Glen Allen
Hon. LeRoy F. Millette, Jr. (Ret.), The McCammon Group / Richmond
Hon. Dennis J. Smith (Ret.), The McCammon Group / Fairfax
Edward D. Barnes, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Richmond
Gary W. Baum, Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C. / Norfolk
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Richmond
Brian H. Jones, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Chesterfield
David I. Kelley, QDRO Consultants Co., LLC / Medina, OH
David D. Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / Vienna
Pamela K. Squires, Retirement Paralegal Service, LLC / Fairfax

MODERATOR

Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray / Fairfax

COURSE CO-PLANNERS

Michelle M. Jones, Adams and Jones, P.L.C. / Winchester
Patrick L. Maurer, Pender & Coward / Virginia Beach

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (Lunch included)
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$255* regular registration (without printed materials).
$285 regular registration plus printed materials.
$240* preregistering VSB Family Law Section member (without printed materials).
$270 preregistering VSB Family Law Section member plus printed materials.
$300 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

Richmond / Thursday, April 20
The Jefferson (Venue Website / Google Map)
Franklin & Adams Streets
(804) 788-8000


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