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26th Annual Family Law Retreat to the Beach, October 4 – 5

October 4, 2019 - October 5, 2019

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Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, Alabama
7 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

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.

$399 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR  LATE REGISTRATION- includes handout materials in ELECTRONIC FORMAT Registration
Save money by printing the materials yourself. 48 hours prior to the seminar you will receive a link for downloading the written materials.




To Make Your Hotel Reservation:  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 – booking ID# 16522 to get our special rate. Our room block rate expires September 3rd!


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 2019. You must be currently certified to attend this course.
Registration Fee: $80 Course time is 8:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration is completed separately from Retreat to the Beach. Participants must register online at: http://conferences.alacourt.gov
Registration after September 19 will have a late fee of $25.00. The registration deadline is September 27.
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


The Schedule

Friday, October 4, 2019
GAL Recertification Session – You must register separately

8:00 Registration

8:20 Three Hour Recertification Training

12:00 Adjourn

Family Law Retreat to the Beach

12:15 Registration and Sign-In

12:50 Welcome
Presider Wayne L. Williams Wayne L. Williams & Associates LLC Tuscaloosa

1:00 Case Law Update I
Joan-Marie Sullivan Law Offices of Joan-Marie Sullivan Huntsville

2:00 Legislative Update
Penny Davis, The University of Alabama School of Law Tuscaloosa

2:30 Refreshment Break

2:40 Alimony Update
Susan Donovan The University of Alabama School of Law Tuscaloosa

3:10 Child Tax Credits and Tax Return Questions Family Law Practitioners Have
Max Pulliam   Maxwell H. Pulliam LLC  Birmingham

3:55 Ethics Update
Judge Roman Shaul Alabama State Bar Montgomery

4:55 Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar & Wayne L. Williams & Associates LLC

Saturday, October 5, 2019

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
Presider J. Ronald Boyd Boyd Fernambucq & Dunn PC Birmingham

8:30 Family Law Section Update
Joan-Marie Sullivan, President, Family Law Section, Alabama State Bar

8:40 Case Law Update II
Joan-Marie Sullivan Law Offices of Joan-Marie Sullivan Huntsville

9:40 Retirement/Military Benefits
J. Ronald Boyd Boyd Fernambucq & Dunn PC Birmingham

10:10 Refreshment Break

10:20 GAL in DR cases/What is the future? (sessions does not count towards GAL certification or recertfication hours)
Juliana Taylor Attorney-at-Law Montgomery

10:50 Juvenile Case Law Update
Elizabeth Hendrix Department of Human Resources Montgomery

11:20 Judges Panel
Judge Chad Hanson Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Montgomery
Judge Philip N. Lisenby  6th Judicial Circuit  Tuscaloosa
Judge Michael D. Sherman 13th Judicial Circuit Mobile

12:05 Adjourn


Perdido Beach Resort
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561 United States

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