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Family by Ken Scott, photographer. Used with permission.

The Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan provides education, information, and analysis about issues of concern through meetings, seminars, this site, public service programs, and publication of a newsletter. Membership in the Section is open to all members of the State Bar of Michigan. Statements made on behalf of the Section do not necessarily reflect the views of the State Bar of Michigan.


Annual Business Meeting

    This event is offered in conjunction with the Bar's Annual Meeting

    Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
    Time: 9:00 a.m.–Noon
    Location: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids
    Registration is requested to allow for proper facilities planning. Visit the Bar's Annual Meeting page for more details.

    Elections of Council members and officers followed by a business meeting and program.

    How Family Law Attorneys can Represent Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Fleeing Violence in their Home Countries.

    There are opportunities for Michigan attorneys interested in providing assistance and/or pro bono representation for the urgent humanitarian situation of unaccompanied minors fleeing violence in their home countries.

    Presented by: Veronica Thronson, Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at MSU College of Law.

Fundamentals of Personal and Business Tax Returns

    Cosponsored with ICLE

    In person and live webcast available.

    Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Time: 1:30–5:00 p.m.
    Location: The Suburban Collection Showplace Diamond Center, Novi [Directions]
    Register with ICLE

    In this hands-on workshop, financial experts from around the state guide you through a mock divorce using various personal and business tax returns. Get the fundamentals of how to calculate income, find assets, and more with small group exercises guaranteed to make your learning stick.

Winter Conference 2015

    Dates: January 31–February 7, 2015
    Location: Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Mayan, Mexico [website]
    Registration Deadline: July 15, 2014

    Registration Form

    Named "The Top Beach" on the Travel Channel's "World's 10 Best Beaches"

    More Information

    Quite possibly the best kept secret in Mexico, Maroma Resort is a hideaway that is intent on preserving the ecology of its many acres of fine white sand beach and jungle—all the while taking individual service and luxury to unprecedented heights.

    The advanced level seminar is taught by some of Michigan's finest family law attorneys.

Michigan Bar Journal—Family Law Issue


Council Meetings

    Saturday, October 4, 2014, Amway Hotel, Grand Rapids
    Saturday, November 1, 2014, Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Novi
    Saturday, December 6, 2014, Kellogg Center, East Lansing
    Saturday, January 24, 2015, Kellogg Center, East Lansing
    Saturday, March 7, 2015, Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
    Saturday, April 11, 2015, Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Novi
    Saturday, May 2, 2015, Amway Hotel, Grand Rapids
    Saturday, June 6, 2015, Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor

    All regular, monthly Council meetings start at 9:30 a.m. and are preceded by a breakfast buffet starting at 9:00 a.m. The Annual Meeting customarily starts at 9:00a.m., with breakfast buffet at 8:30 a.m. Family Law Section members who are not Council members are welcome at all Council meetings. However, if you know you are going to attend a meeting, kindly send an e-mail in advance so we are sure to have plenty of space and food. If a presenter or member wishes access to audio-video equipment let us know 7 days in advance.

    James J. Harrington, Ill
    jjh@jjharringtonlaw.com


Join the Section

    Why Join the Section? PDF by Liisa R. Speaker
    There are many intricacies of family law that require an attorney who knows his way around the court room, the referee's office, the family law statutes, the court rules, and case law. Attorneys who practice any amount of family law should join the SBM Family Law Section. [Read the Full Article PDF]

    Section Membership Application PDF

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