38th Annual Family Law Seminar 2019 (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
GAL for Children CE Credit: 5.5 (GAL Information)
CME (non-Ethics) Credit: 6.25 (CME Information)
Designation Credit: 6.0 Divorce and Family Law Practice; 1.0 Ethics
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Price: $329 - USB with electronic materials
$359 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 9/30/2022


A pre-recorded video replay of the October 2019 live seminar, 38th Annual Family Law Seminar.

Topics covered include:

  • Bi-annual Case Law and Legislative Updates
  • An exploration of the psychological and legal aspects of a child resisting or refusing to go on court-ordered visitation with a parent
  • Tips, strategies, and advice regarding mediation
  • An exploration of the implications of technology in domestic violence and family court cases
  • Everything you wanted to know about bar complaints and the Virginia disciplinary process

For nearly four 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 legislative and case law updates to specific programs on the most pressing family law matters.




Bi-annual Case Law Update
Edward D. Barnes

A thorough review of significant family law cases affecting Virginia attorneys from the past six months.  

Bi-annual Legislative Update
Lawrence D. Diehl

A comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.

Resist/Refuse Custody Cases: When Children Won’t Go with a Parent
Edward D. Farber, Brian M. Hirsch

An exploration of the psychological and legal aspects of a child resisting or refusing to go on court-ordered visitation with a parent, both in terms of the theory and practice in approaching this complex problem. A panel discussion will follow the presentation.

So Your Client Wants to Mediate:  Tips, Strategies, and Advice
David L. Ginsberg, Nathan J. Olson

A discussion on mediation, to include:  the role and responsibilities of the mediator; preparing your client for mediation; different mediation styles; how to determine if a case is appropriate for mediation; and what to look for when choosing a mediator.

The Implications of Technology and Social Media in Family Law Matters
Kevin Dorsey

An interactive session exploring the implications of technology in Domestic Violence and Family Court cases. Attorneys will learn how batterers use phone technology, social networking, and GPS to circumvent injunctions for protection, supervised visitation, and child custody.

Understanding Bar Complaints:  What Is “Worthy” of One, and What to Do if You Receive One
Prescott L. Prince

Ever wonder what type of conduct or what action will generate a Bar Complaint from the Virginia State Bar?  Do you know what to do if you are the subject of a complaint?  This session, taught by a VSB Bar Counsel, will discuss the Virginia Disciplinary Process and highlight some of Virginia’s Rules of Professional Conduct that are often implicated in Bar Complaints, as well as discuss RPC 8.1(c) regarding complying with the Bar’s demand for information.



Edward D. Barnes, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Kevin Dorsey, Our Family Wizard / Minneapolis, MN
Edward D. Farber, Ph.D., Reston Psychological Center / Reston
David L.  Ginsberg, Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC / Fairfax
Brian M. Hirsch, Hirsch & Ehlenberger, PC / Reston
Nathan J. Olson, Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC / Fairfax
Prescott L. Prince, Virginia State Bar / Richmond


Melanie E. Peters, Weaver Law Firm, PC / Roanoke

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