Virginia State Bar

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Family Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

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The Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar was organized in 1978 and currently has over 1,900 members. The section strives to keep its members abreast of the many changes and trends in Family Law in many ways, such as:

  • Publishing The Virginia Family Law Quarterly, which includes articles and appellate court opinion summaries relevant to the Family Law practitioner;

  • Furnishing the public an understanding of their rights and obligations in the area of Family Law through such publications as Financial Issues in Divorce in Virginia, Adoption in Virginia, Children and Divorce, Divorce in Virginia, Marriage in Virginia and Spare the Child brochure and video;

  • Sponsoring the Annual Family Law Seminar, the Advanced Family Law Seminar and other educational programs; and

  • Presenting its Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize an individual who has achieved distinction as an attorney or public servant in the field of Family Law.

The annual cost of membership in the section is $30.00. To begin enjoying the benefits of membership in the Family Law Section, please complete the Membership Application and forward it to the Virginia State Bar today.

Download the membership application (.pdf)