Practical Advice: The Basics of Family Law Practice (On Demand Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 2.0 Divorce and Family Law (Designations Information)
VIDC Re-Certification Credit: 1.0 Juvenile (VIDC Information)
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 12/31/2024


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the August 2022 webcast, Practical Advice: The Basics of Family Law Practice.

Topics Covered

  • 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

This course provides 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 includes an overview of equitable distribution, spousal support, child support, custody, visitation, and the role that fault-based grounds can play in divorce proceedings.

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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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