Family Law News, Executive Editor: Nathan Gabbard, email@example.com
Family Law News, Assistant Editor: Alexandra O’Neill Muller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Law News Monthly, Editor: Jillian Atuegbu, email@example.com
Family Law News Monthly, Assistant Editor: Justin O’Connell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Family Law Section Members:
The changing of the guard occurred this month. The Family Law Section Executive Committee completed its 2017-2018 term as part of the California Lawyers Association Annual Committee in San Diego on September 14 and 15, 2018. The Annual Meeting was a great success, and including 48 different MCLE programs. The Annual Meeting also included a joint swearing-in ceremony for the California Lawyers Association and California Judges Association conducted by California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye’s comments were inspiring, and her support of CLA and the sections appreciated.
The Annual Meeting also included the Family Law Section’s annual awards ceremony. Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis of the Los Angeles County Superior Court was recognized as the Judicial Officer of the Year. Attorney R. Paul Bonnar was posthumously awarded the Family Law Lifetime Achievement Award. FLEXCOM Advisor and CLA Representative Michele Brown received the Outstanding Service Award for her exemplary and invaluable service to the Family Law Section.
Prospectively, I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead the Family Law Section in the upcoming year. It is my hope the Section expands its membership, maintains its well-respected position with the legislature and continues to deliver high level education to the family law community. FLEXCOM will also strive to be responsive to the needs and concerns of our members. Communication will be key in achieving this last goal—it is my hope Family Law News Monthly will become an important part of that communication. I am very pleased Jillian Atuegbu has assumed the role of FLNM Editor. I look forward to working with her to make sure Family Law Section members receive regular and informative updates regarding the work of the section on a monthly basis.
Finally, I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for past Chair Avi Levy. Avi was the strong leader FLEXCOM needed as we transitioned from the California State Bar. His term yielded great results, and was the result of countless hours he spent over the course of the past year working to advance the practice of family law throughout the state. I will strive to lead the section with the same level of effort and dedication Avi exercised.
Stephen D. Hamilton
Chair, Family Law Executive Committee of the
California Lawyers Association
Candid Discussions Between Bench and Bar Regarding Custody in Today's Courts
6 Hours of MCLE & Legal Specialization Credit
Monday, October 22nd
The State Bar of California
845 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
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Schedule | Essential Info | Printable Brochure | Mail Reg. Form
This program includes lively discussion and real world analysis between prominent family law bench officers and certified family law specialists as they address the paramount custody issues of today. Topics will include factors influencing a court’s decision when fashioning parenting plans, the effective use of custody evaluations, how the family law court system is integrating the changing views, attitudes, and law towards substance use with families today, approaches and strategies related to move away requests, practical approaches to child support related issues, and the nuances and hard facts of dealing with domestic violence issues when children are involved.
The current and past Chair of the Family Law Section would like to invite you to the Mixer and Networking Event being held after the Essentials program in Los Angeles. Take advantage of this free opportunity to meet other family law practitioners and to familiarize yourself with the advantages of Family Law Section membership.
All active family law attorneys are invited to attend—current section membership not required. Light appetizers and hosted bar.
RSVP to: FamilyLaw@CALawyers.org
Los Angeles Networking Event
Monday, October 22, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
800 West Olympic Boulevard, #A135
Los Angeles, CA 90015
RSVP by October 15, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization credit in Family Law. You must register in advance to participate.
In this advanced webinar, the speaker will discuss select hot topics including case law pertaining to survivor benefits, drafting appropriate MSA language, issuing subpoenas to retirement plans, new laws that apply to military benefits, and how to identify a potential community interest in stock options.
Moderator: Kelly Robbins
Speaker: Elizabeth Van Clief
NOTE: The entire opinion of each the following cases may be located at http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions-slip.htm.
In re Marriage of Macilwaine 18 DJDAR 8490 (8-22-18) (DCA 1)
Bianka M. v. Super. Ct. (Gladys M.) 18 DJDAR 8212 (8-16-18) (Cal. SC)
Monster Energy Co. v. Schechter 18 DJDAR 8092 (8-3-18) (DCA 4)
Jaime G. v. H.L. 18 DJDAR 7620 (7-31-18) (DCA 2)
CAL. SUPREME COURT ACTIONS Depublished:
Fischer v. Fischer (2018) 22 Cal.App.5th 612, 231 Cal.Rptr.3d 621 [Depublished 7/25/18]
Children and the Law
In re D.B. 18 DJDAR 8392 (8-20-18) (DCA 4)
In re J.W. 18 DJDAR (8-16-18) (DCA 2)
In re Collin E. 18 DJDAR 7455 (7-2-18) (DCA 4)
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Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for:
Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Website.
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