24th Annual Family Law Retreat to the Beach - October 6 and 7

October 6, 2017

Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach
1:00 p.m.
7, including 1 hour of ethics

[ Seminar Brochure ]

We’re headed to the beach and hope you will join us!  This weekend seminar is designed for attorneys who handle Family Law and Juvenile Cases.  Experts will highlight the practice-based tools for managing the most complex cases in Domestic Practice.   Give your opinion on upcoming proposed bills that will shape your practice in the years to come. 


Perdido Beach Resort
Call the Perdido Beach Resort at 1-800-634-8001 to make your room reservation while our room block last.  Rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please identify yourself as part of CLE Retreat to the Beach 2017 - booking ID# 14346 to get our special rate.  Our room block rate expires September 5th!


GAL Recertification

This session is being offered to attorneys wishing to maintain their status as a guardian ad litem in juvenile dependency cases.  This 3 hour session will recertify attorneys for 2017.  You must be currently certified to attend this course.
Registration Fee:   $80    Course time is 8:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration is completed separately from Retreat to the Beach.  Participants must register online at:     http://conferences.alacourt.gov
The registration deadline is September 17.  Registration after this date will have a late fee of $25.00.
Checks should be made payable to AJCFA and mailed to:
Alabama Judicial College/Mary Bass   300 Dexter Avenue  Montgomery, AL  36104
Call the AOC for more information:   1-866-954-9411, ext. 7115

$399 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - Registration after 12:00 p.m. the day before the seminar Registration
At the seminar you will receive the materials on flash drive. If time permits, you will receive a link for downloading the seminar materials before the seminar.
To pay by check, you may download and print the mail in registration form.
Mail your form and check to: CLE Alabama, Box 870384, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0384.

Friday, October 6

12:15     Registration and Sign-In

12:50     Welcome

Presider      J. Ronald Boyd  
                    Boyd Fernambucq & Dunn PC

1:00       Case Law Update I

                    Joan-Marie Sullivan
  Law Offices of Joan-Marie Sullivan

2:00       Legislative Update

                     Penny A. Davis
                     Alabama Law Institute   

3:00       Refreshment Break

3:10      Child Support Update and Use of Private Judges

                      Judge Julie Palmer   
                      The Merrell Firm   

3:40       Ethical Issues in Family Law

                      Robert E. Lusk, Jr.   
                      Lusk Law Firm LLC  

4:40       Cocktail Reception

                       Sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar & Wayne L. Williams & Associates LLC

Saturday, October 7

8:00       Registration and Refreshments

Presider         Wayne L. Williams
Wayne L. Williams & Associates LLC  

8:30       State of the Court System

                        Chief Justice Lyn Stuart  
                        Alabama Supreme Court

              State Bar Update

                        Augusta Dowd
                        President,   Alabama  State Bar

              Family Law Section Update

                         Shane Smith
                         President,  Family Law Section, Alabama State Bar 

9:00       Case Law Update II

                         Joan-Marie Sullivan  

10:00     Refreshment Break

10:10     Practice Tips in Family Law Cases

                          Juliana Taylor

10:40     Juvenile Case Law Update

                           Karen Phillips
                           Department of Human Resources 

11:10     Fifty Shades of Graying Divorces

                           J. Ronald Boyd    

                           Lynn Campisi  

12:10     Adjourn