38th Annual Advanced Family Law 2022 (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 6.0 Divorce and Family Law, 1.0 Ethics
(Designations Information)
GAL for Children CE Credit: 3.5 (GAL Information)
Price: $309 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 4/30/2025


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay from the April 2022 live seminar, 38th Annual Advanced Family Law.

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

The Region’s Premier Advanced Family Law Program! For nearly four decades this seminar has been the choice for family law practitioners in Virginia seeking updates and analysis on advanced topics from a faculty comprising judges and experienced practitioners.

Comments from recent seminars:

“Best CLE around for me as a family law attorney.”

“It is an excellent way to acquire knowledge regarding recent changes in the law.”

“Excellent quality and value.”

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Case Law Update on Virginia Family Law
Craig W. Sampson

A thorough review of significant family law decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Virginia Court of Appeals.            
Legislative Update: 2022 General Assembly Session
Lawrence D. Diehl

An annual, comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.

Essential Elements of Private Sector Retirement Plans (and Why You Should Read Plan Descriptions Early and Often)
Julie Hottle Day

Employer-provided retirement benefit plans in the private sector come in all the colors of the rainbow and every shade of gray, but all have essential elements in common. This session will explain the essential elements as well as provide negotiation and drafting strategy suggestions to enable attorneys to more fully understand these plans, how their benefits can be divided, and how to draft appropriate settlement agreement and qualified order provisions to benefit the interests of their clients, whether they are participant or former spouses.          

Understanding Full Disclosure and Transparency in Collaborative Divorce Cases
Steven A. Goldman, Stephanie J. Smith

This session will delve into what disclosures are relevant and required under the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA), including whether a party is committing adultery. The speakers will discuss scenarios where a party does not want to disclose and how it impacts the process as well as the practical concerns about prejudicial information being revealed in a collaborative case that does not settle and ends up in litigation.
Judges Panel: Expert Witnesses and Evidence
Hon. Benjamin B. Elliott Bondurant, Hon. Deborah V. Bryan, Hon. Daniel E. Ortiz, Barry J. Waldman (Moderator)

A panel of judges will discuss effective (and ineffective) use of expert testimony as evidence, including (but not limited to) pretrial requirements, use of treating therapists as experts, and recent case law touching upon expert witness testimony.
“Well That’s Just Like Your Opinion, Man”—Murky Areas of Legal Ethics
Daniel L. Gray, David D. Masterman

Dan Gray and David Masterman, two experienced presenters on the matter of legal ethics, will team up and discuss issues of ethics in family law cases that at first may not have obvious solutions. Audience participation will be encouraged to help the group as a whole arrive at answers to tough questions, including: conflicts with witnesses; crimes discovered during the case; client secrets versus full disclosure; and representing the repugnant client.



Hon. B. Elliott Bondurant, Ninth Circuit Court / New Kent
Hon. Deborah V. Bryan, Virginia Beach J&DR District Court / Virginia Beach
Hon. Daniel E. Ortiz, Court of Appeals of Virginia / Fairfax
Julie Hottle Day, Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC / Fairfax
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Steven A. Goldman, Curran Moher Weis / Fairfax
Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray PLLC / Fairfax
David D. Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean
Craig W. Sampson, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Stephanie J. Smith, Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC / Fairfax
Barry J. Waldman, Waldman & Associates PLLC / Fredericksburg


Patrick L. Maurer, Garriott Maurer, PLLC / Virginia Beach


Susan G. Andrews, Hawthorne & Hawthorne PC / Farmville
Kristen L. Kugel, Cooper Ginsberg Gray PLLC / Fairfax
Barry J. Waldman, Waldman & Associates PLLC / Fredericksburg

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