Murky Areas of Legal Ethics in Family Law (from Annual Advanced Family Law 2022)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Thursday, July 7, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 1.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 1.0 Divorce and Family Law, 1.0 Ethics
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Registration Fees: Webcast: $89
Telephone: $109

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Why Attend?

  • Listen in on a lively discussion about issues of ethics in family law cases.
  • Understand the concerns and guiding principles on scenarios that can and actually have happened in the day-to-day practice of family law.
  • Hear the opinions of two experienced practitioners, Daniel Gray and David Masterman, on how to navigate thorny ethical issues created by overzealous clients.
  • Ask questions of and get answers from the speakers.
  • Obtain Ethics credit from a light-hearted presentation

A replay of a session originally presented at the 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar in May 2022, this program offers an opportunity for Q&A with the speakers and qualifies for live-interactive MCLE credit.

Family law attorneys often encounter tough ethical issues while representing their clients. Sometimes the issue is caused by the client. Other times, the issue is the client. But no matter where the problem arises, the decision on how to do the right thing falls to the attorney. Learn to recognize, analyze, and navigate the ethical pitfalls these dilemmas create.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (July 7) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Murky Areas of Legal Ethics in Family Law (from Annual Advanced Family Law 2022)
11:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray / Fairfax
David D. Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS


Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray / Fairfax

Daniel L. Gray is a founding member of Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC in Fairfax, Virginia.  Following his graduation from law school, he served as a judicial clerk in the Fairfax County, Virginia Circuit Court until 1997, when he began practicing family law. 

Mr. Gray currently serves as President of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is the Chairman of the Virginia Family Law Coalition, is a member of the Virginia Child Support Guidelines Review Panel, is former Chairman of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, is former Chairman of the Fairfax County Bar Association Family Law Section, has published various articles on family law matters, and lectures extensively on family law and ethics matters in Virginia, Maryland, and the District.

Mr. Gray is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia Bars.  He earned a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

David D. Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean

David D. Masterman has served as chair of the family law section 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 later on the Board of Governors of the General Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar for two years. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Mr. Masterman frequently lectures to other family law attorneys at both basic and advanced family law seminars, with topics ranging from the issues involved in divorce following short marriages, the effects of parental relocation on child custody arrangements, enforcement and setting aside of agreements, obtaining the best possible property division in divorce, and issues affecting custody of children, as well as the ethical rules applicable to attorneys in this practice field. He is also the author of materials used as resources by other attorneys.

Mr. Masterman received his undergraduate degree with honors from Grinnell College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Other attorneys, professional athletes, politicians, corporate executives, military members, stay-at-home parents, and virtually every other type of person can be found among Mr. Masterman’s clientele.

Mr. Masterman carries the “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the 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 was the 2020 recipient of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section’s Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award.

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

His interests outside the law include cats, and occasionally other things.

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