33rd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar

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

Video on Site: Thursday, May 25 / Abingdon, Alexandria, Charlottesville, Dulles, Fredericksburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke
  Wednesday, May 31 / Harrisonburg, Tysons, Warrenton, Winchester
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: 0.0
This program is a video replay of a live program held in April 2017.

Information

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

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

GAL for Children Continuing Credit Hours: 3.0

GAL Information

 

This annual program is a must for all experienced family law attorneys. In addition to the annual legislative update and bi-annual case law update, you will receive information and practical advice on many hot topics in family law practice today.

Comments from the 2016 seminar:

“Excellent program, speakers, and topics.”

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

 

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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 Lunch Recess
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

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


VIDEO LOCATIONS AND DATES

THURSDAY, MAY 25

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 Ave. (703) 329-2323 (Venue Website / Google Map) Metro accessible!
Charlottesville: The Virginia CLE® Building, 105 Whitewood Road (800) 979-8253 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Dulles: Holiday Inn Washington Dulles International Airport, 45425 Holiday Drive (877) 875-9823 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Fredericksburg: Courtyard Marriott Fredericksburg Historic District, 620 Caroline Street (540) 786-8321 (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) (Please note that the Richmond video replay begins at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.)
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)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

Harrisonburg: Courtyard Marriott, 1890 Evelyn Byrd Avenue (540) 432-3031 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Tysons: Courtyard Marriott, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road (entrance to hotel on Greensboro Drive) (703) 790-0207 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Warrenton: Holiday Inn Express Warrenton, 410 Holiday Court (540) 341-3461 (Venue Website / Google Map)
Winchester: Wingate by Wyndham Hotel Winchester, 150 Wingate Drive (540) 678-4283 (Venue Website / Google Map)


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