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Family Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Section News and Information

December 16, 2021

2020-2021 Annual Report is available

Family Law
Steven L. Raynor, Chair

The Virginia State Bar Family Law Section had a strong year, despite the challenges of a global pandemic.

The FLS continued to produce and distribute the Virginia Family Law Quarterly to our section members. This publication has become a must-read among practitioners and judges throughout Virginia.

The Advanced Family Law Seminar was held on April 15, 2021. Due to COVID-19-related issues, it was presented in an audio-only format, with live questions for the presenters. The program lived up to its “advanced” billing and had a record number of nearly 500 attendees. The Annual Family Law CLE was presented at three locations in the fall of 2020.

The Section planned produced a joint CLE for the 2021 VSB virtual Annual Meeting. A program on Mentoring During and After the COVID Era: How to Set Up a Program and Make It Work was well received.

The FLS worked with our YLC Liaison, Ra Hee Jeon, in developing a mentoring program. Ms. Jeon put a great deal of work into developing protocols, terms and conditions of use for this program. This program is now signing up mentors to be followed by the opening of the program to mentees.

The Section presented the Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul F. Nichols of Woodbridge. The Family Law Section Service Award was not presented this year. We appreciate the nominations that we received and thank our section members for their thoughtful submissions.

The Section currently has 2,030 members and provides a complimentary first year of membership to interested new Virginia State Bar admittees.

Patrick L. Mauer will be Section Chair for 2021-22 Bar Year.

Respectfully submitted,

Steven L. Raynor, Section Chair

Updated: July 8, 2021