Committees, Programs & Sections

Family Law Section Events

Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, Oct. 3, 2014, Atlanta, Tifton and Savannah

To:  Members of the Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

From:  ICLE in Georgia
Make your plans now to attend the Nuts and Bolts of Family Law seminar. We will be broadcasting this Section sponsored seminar via videoconference to the Coastal Georgia Office (Savannah) and the South Georgia Office (Tifton) of the State Bar of Georgia. The program will originate with an audience at the Bar Center in Atlanta. This program will be Oct. 3, at all three locations.

Topics include:

  • A View from the Bench
  • Representing Immigrants in Court
  • Cross Examining the Psychological Expert
  • Federal Agencies' Implementation of Windsor and Policies RE Same Sex Issues
  • Jurisdiction and Venue for Divorce, Custody, Support and Contempt:  Who Decides What?
  • Use of Lab Tests in Family Law Cases:  Did You Know You Can Test for That?!!
  • QDRO's 101
  • A View from the Bench
  • Revisiting the Child Support Worksheets
  • Jurisdictional Defenses
  • Business Valuations (Tips and Pointers for Family Law Attorneys)
  • Case Law Update

The program qualifies for 6.5 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 4 Trial Practice Hours. For additional information and to register for this program, visit the ICLE website by clicking here.

2014 Supreme Cork, Oct. 16, 5 Seasons Brewery Westside, Atlanta, Ga.

The Supreme Cork
October 16 @ 6:30 - 10 p.m.
5 Seasons Brewery, Westside
1000 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30318

Members of the Family Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia are hosting the ninth Annual “Supreme Cork” wine tasting and silent auction. This year’s Supreme Cork fundraiser will benefit the Guardian ad Litem Program and the Safe Families Office of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (AVLF).

For this year’s Supreme Cork, we have a fundraising goal of $25,000 and we are hoping for attendance of 200 people. Attendees will include greater Atlanta area family law attorneys, in addition to various other legal professionals and associates, but all are welcome to attend regardless of professional affiliation. We encourage you or your firm to participate in the Supreme Cork by attending the event and/or being a sponsor. Please contact Jamie Perez at Holland Roddenbery, LLC, at for sponsorship information.

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to learn more about this event.

2015 Family Law Institute, May 21 - 23, Amelia Island, Fla.

We hope you will be able to attend the 2015 Family Law Institute at The Omni, Amelia Island, Florida. This year’s Institute will be chaired by Regina Quick and will be another great learning and social experience for everyone. The program will cover a range of the most current and hottest family law topics.
Continuing what has become a tradition, the section plans to invite a number of Georgia judges. We expect a great turnout. With so many jurists attending, there again will be a great opportunity for you to discuss policies and procedures impacting on this important practice area. The ICLE brochure will be sent out around the beginning of February 2015.
The Institute will take place from May 21 - 23, 2015. We have set aside a block of reduced-price rooms at The Omni. The per-night base rate for an Ocean View Room is $249, plus fees. As is our Family Law Institute tradition, we will have receptions on Thursday and Friday - likely with our now-famous “Specific Deviations” band at Friday's reception, a tennis tournament on Thursday and a golf tournament on Friday.
You may make your room reservations by calling the resort at 1-800-261-6161. Refer to our group as “Family Law Institute” when making your reservations. The cut-off date for making reservations in our room block is April 20, 2015. You can find a wealth of information about the Resort and the hotel by visiting their web site at There also is a reserved block of overflow rooms at The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. You may book a room by calling 1-888-239-1217 and refer to our group (ICLE Family Law Institute Overflow Block). The cut-off date for these rooms in April 20, 2015.