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27th Annual Family Law Retreat to the Beach

October 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - October 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

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October 2 – 3, 2020

Perdido Beach Resort

Orange Beach

7.5 hours, including 1 hour of ethics

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.

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If you are attending in person, you will receive an electronic link of the materials or for an additional fee, you may order a printed copy of the materials which will be available onsite.

You may also pay for the in person seminar by credit card or check.



Friday, October 2, 2020
GAL Recertification Session – You must register separately – see below
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

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

2:00 Juvenile Case Law Update
Elizabeth Hendrix
Department of Human Resources

2:30 Refreshment Break

2:40 COVID – Tax Issues and Implications for a Marital Estate
Stacy Cummings
Allen Carroll
Wilkins Miller

3:40 Ethics Update
Judge Roman Shaul
Alabama State Bar

4:45 Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Alabama State Bar, Wayne L. Williams & Associates LLC and Winberg LLC

Saturday, October 3, 2020
8:00 Registration and Refreshments
Presider –  J. Ronald Boyd
Boyd Fernambucq & Dunn PC

8:30 Family Law Section Update and Business Meeting
Joan-Marie Sullivan
Law Offices of Joan-Marie Sullivan

9:00 Case Law Update II
Joan-Marie Sullivan

10:00 Practice Tips
Juliana Taylor

10:30 Refreshment Break

10:40 Advanced Evidence:  Deepfakes, Social Media
Judge Scott Donaldson
Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

11:40 The Domestic Relations Courts’ Response to COVID-19
Judge Michael D. Sherman
13th Judicial Circuit

12:40 Adjourn

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Perdido Beach Resort
Call the Perdido Beach Resort at 1-800-634-8001 to make your room reservation. Please identify yourself as part of CLE Retreat to the Beach – booking ID# 17437 and you may be able to get a special rate.

If you are planning to attend, please see our COVID policies here before registering.

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 2020.  You must be currently certified to attend this course.
Registration Fee:   $85           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 17 will have a late fee of $25.00.  The registration deadline is September 28.
Checks should be made payable to AJCFA and mailed to:
Alabama Judicial College  300 Dexter Avenue  Montgomery, AL  36104
Call the AOC for more information:   1-866-954-9411, ext. 7115


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

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