Practical Advice: The Basics of Family Law Practice

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, August 31, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Thursday, September 15, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 2.0 Divorce and Family Law (Designations Information)
Registration Fees:

Live on Site: $159
Webcast: $159
Telephone: $179

Information

Why Attend?

  • Review the nuts and bolts of Family Law practice in Virginia
  • Examine evidentiary issues and strategies
  • Explore topics such as deadlines and common pleadings
  • Receive a solid introduction to Domestic Relations practice
  • BONUS: For no extra charge, after the seminar an assortment of box lunches from Boychik's Deli will be provided to those attending in person at the Bobzien-Gaither Education Center on August 31!

This course will provide an introduction to the practice of Family Law and provide participants with the basic knowledge and resources needed to navigate issues often seen in domestic relations matters. This will include an overview of equitable distribution, spousal support, child support, custody, visitation, and the role that fault-based grounds can play in divorce proceedings.

ATTENDING IN PERSON ON AUGUST 31?

The Bobzien-Gaither Education Center in Richmond/Innsbrook is our new state-of-the-art facility designed with your safety in mind. It features a Centurion air filtration system, which quickly and effectively eliminates viruses and bacteria. Additionally, the facility is thoroughly cleaned before each seminar, and face masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

COVID-19 POLICY FOR LIVE-ON-SITE ATTENDANCE

By attending a live-on-site Virginia CLE® seminar, you acknowledge the health risks associated with COVID-19 and that you MUST follow all Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policies. You may NOT attend a live-on-site program if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are under any self-quarantine orders per CDC guidelines.

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (August 31) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Practical Advice: The Basics of Family Law Practice
1:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Richmond begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 15) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Practical Advice: The Basics of Family Law Practice
1:00 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

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Harris W. Leiner, Barnes & Diehl Attorneys at Law / Richmond

Harris W. Leiner is an equity shareholder with Barnes & Diehl, PC, and has been in private practice since graduating from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of law in 2001. During that time Mr. Leiner has always focused on the area of family law. Representing clients in the Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts across the Commonwealth of Virginia, he has earned a reputation as skilled negotiator and litigator. This has resulted in Mr. Leiner being named to the Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite as well as SuperLawyers each year from 2010 forward.

In addition to his dedication to providing zealous representation for his clients, Mr. Leiner has taken a significant amount of time over the years to give back to the community. Specifically, he acted as head coach for the YMCA Cross Country Program for 3 years and has been honored as a charity event organizer for the Make a Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and LINC (Legal Information Network for Cancer). He is an avid Florida Gators fan, spent 15 years playing bass guitar with local cover band Sloth Loves Chunk, and has recently become an enthusiastic fan of four wheeling.

Mr. Leiner lives in Richmond with his wife and two children and feels that his experience as a dedicated husband and father help him to better understand and effectively represent clients going through family law cases. He says, “I recognize that every family case is unique and requires a personalized approach to its resolution. It is my sincere goal to help people get through the process in as favorable a manner as possible.”

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