Practical Advice: The Basics of Divorce Practice

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, October 18, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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Tuesday, November 29, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
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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

(Downloadable e-book seminar materials only. Printed materials will NOT be available.)

Information

Why Attend?

  • Explore the special skills used in representing clients in a divorce
  • Understand the statutes and cases that will influence your strategy
  • Consider the types of cases that family law practitioners handle
  • BONUS: For no extra charge, those attending in person at the Bobzien-Gaither Education Center in Richmond/Innsbrook on October 18 may enjoy an exclusive reception following the program!

Two experienced family law attorneys, Julie Hottle Day and David Masterman, bring years of hard-won knowledge to the table and will discuss many key aspects of the practice of domestic relations law. These skilled practitioners offer relevant and practical information to attorneys who are new to family law practice as well as to any attorney who wants to sharpen their skills and stay up to date in this complex area.

Learn about:

  • The types of cases a family law practitioner should be ready to take on
  • Key resources for a family law practice
  • The statutes and cases that will guide decisions
  • Managing the case and the client's expectations
  • Finding your niche
  • How not to re-invent the wheel in your practice and stay sane through it all

Questions are welcomed throughout this presentation.

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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.

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 18) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Practical Advice: The Basics of Divorce Practice
4:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Richmond begins at 1:30 p.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 (November 29) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Practical Advice: The Basics of Divorce Practice
4:00 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

Julie Hottle Day, Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC / Fairfax
David D. Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean 


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Julie Hottle Day, Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC / Fairfax

With over 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 complex issues to create solutions that will be of long-term benefit to clients, their family members, and their businesses.

An active member of the Virginia State Bar since 1991, Ms. Day is admitted also 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, Stafford, Culpeper, and Orange, as well as in the city of Alexandria. Ms. Day carries numerous professional distinctions, including being named to the Virginia Super Lawyers list as among the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Virginia and as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia; named as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers; carrying an AV(TM) 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 Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Family Law subsection of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Fairfax County Bar Association and is an associate member of the Fauquier Bar Association. A frequent public speaker in continuing legal education and other professional settings, she addresses business and divorce issues as well as work-life balance for attorneys. She has appeared on CoParenting101.org as a guest interviewee commenting on divorce, and is published in Family Law News on issues pertaining to the handling of business assets in divorce matters.

David Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean

David 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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