Family Law Mediation (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
CME (non-Ethics) Credit: 3.0 (CME Information)
Price: $189 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 7/31/2021


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the July 2018 webcast, Family Law Mediation.

Topics Covered

  • Receive practice tips on evaluating whether a case can benefit from mediation
  • Hear nuts-and-bolts suggestions for navigating the pre-mediation process
  • Gain valuable insights on what can be helpful or hurtful in mediation from the perspective of the mediator
  • Discover how to navigate mediation hot spots and surprises

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

Mediation is such a free-form discipline compared to trial work that it can be difficult to know where to start in the successful preparation of the case and the client for it. This program is designed to provide practical tips on everything from how to be a good host and good guest in mediation to determining whether a case can benefit from mediation. Gain the benefit of advice from experienced litigation and mediation counsel as well as a leading mediation neutral. You will get nuts-and-bolts suggestions for navigating the pre-mediation process and get insight on preparation of memoranda, conduct of the pre-mediation conference with the neutral, client preparation, as well as management of the mediation itself. This presentation is designed to benefit both new and experienced Virginia attorneys and mediators.

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Hon. Stanley Klein (Ret.), The McCammon Group / Richmond

Stanley P. Klein, who served as a judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court for almost 18 years, currently serves as Senior Counsel at Blankingship & Keith, P.C., and as a neutral for The McCammon Group, conducting mediations and arbitrations.  During his tenure on the bench, Mr. Klein also served on the Judicial Conference of Virginia’s Executive Committee, Probation and Parole Committee, and Rules Advisory Committee. Until recently, Mr. Klein also taught classes at George Mason University School of Law and the Washington College of Law at American University. 
Before his full-time appointment to the bench, Mr. Klein had a broad-based practice in both civil and criminal law from 1975 to 1992. He was a Substitute Judge in the District Courts from 1983 to 1992 and also served as a Commissioner in Chancery for the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Mr. Klein received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1972 and his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1975.

Julie Hottle Day, Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C. / Fairfax

With twenty-five years of experience in family law matters and small business transactions and litigation, Julie Hottle Day brings a business sensibility to her divorce practice that benefits her clients in the short and long term. She and her team are known for their attention to detail and depth of preparation on behalf of their clients, whether engaging in litigation or alternative dispute resolution. Their focus is on resolving current issues to create solutions that will be of long-term benefit to clients and their family members.

An active member of the Virginia State Bar since 1991, Ms. Day is also admitted to the Maryland State Bar and to practice before the United States Supreme Court. With a Northern Virginia office located in Fairfax and a Piedmont Region office located in Warrenton, she has conducted litigation in the Virginia counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, Culpeper, and Orange, as well as in the city of Alexandria. Ms. Day carries numerous professional distinctions, including being named among the Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Virginia and Washington, D.C. by Super Lawyers, being named a Super Lawyer in Virginia and the District of Columbia, carrying an AV™ rating from Martindale Hubbell, and appearing regularly on top lawyer lists in publications such as Washingtonian magazine, Virginia Business magazine, and Northern Virginia magazine. 

Ms. Day is a member of the Family Law sections of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the National Association of Woman Lawyers and the American Bar Association, and is an associate member of the Fauquier Bar Association. A frequent public speaker, Ms. Day addresses business and divorce issues as well as work-life balance for attorneys. She has appeared on as a guest interviewee commenting on divorce, and has published articles in Family Law News addressing issues pertaining to the handling of business assets in divorce matters.

David D. Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean

David Masterman has practiced for over 30 years in Northern Virginia. He is admitted to the bars of Virginia’s state and federal courts, and to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has served as chair of the Family Law sections of the Arlington County Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and, more recently, the Virginia State Bar. He served on the Board of Governors for the Family Law Section for six years, and on the Board of Governors of the General Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Mr. Masterman frequently lectures to other family law attorneys at both basic and advanced family law seminars, with topics including equitable distribution, child custody, child relocation cases, trial strategies, discovery techniques, and case law updates. He is also the author of a number of family law articles and materials used as resources by other attorneys, including Virginia CLE®’s Negotiating and Drafting Marital Agreements. Mr. Masterman received his undergraduate degree with honors from Grinnell College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Considered an outstanding litigation tactician and courtroom attorney, Mr. Masterman nevertheless emphasizes the importance of exploring settlement when possible. He is considered “mediation friendly” and is pleased to assist clients with that process. He also has significant experience in preparing and presenting cases in the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

Mr. Masterman carries the “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for skill and ethics, and is listed in its volume on pre-eminent attorneys in the United States. He has been recognized and listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been ranked as one of the top family lawyers by the Washingtonian and Washington Post magazines. He is listed in the Ten Leaders for Domestic Relations Attorneys for Northern Virginia. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Masterman practices in all aspects of family law, except adoption matters. He most commonly appears in the circuit courts of Fairfax County, the City of Alexandria, and Arlington County, but also regularly represents parties in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties.

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