2019 Annual Conference

Family Court’s Excellent Adventure:

Innovations, Trends and Changes Coming to a Family Court Near You.


July 26, 2018

Continuing Education & Conference Center, St. Paul

Early Registration Rate: $185   (through June 218)
Special Early Registration Rate for Non-Profit & Government Employees: $135  (through June 21)
Regular Registration Rate: $215  (after June 21)


Check-in & Breakfast:                  7:45 – 8:30 AM
Welcome & Annual Meeting:        8:30 – 9:00 AM
Conference Program:                   9:00 – 4:30 PM
Cocktail Reception:                      4:30 – 6:30 PM

Learning Objectives for Annual Training

• Learn about national innovations in family court including the rise of informal domestic relations trials and how technology can help families gain greater family court access and family law services.

• Use trauma-informed approaches to better serve clients in family law related therapeutic and legal settings.

• Familiarize yourself with new approaches to family courts throughout the state including  Hennepin County’s Family Court Enhancement Project.

• Recognize how early response to complex family dynamics better assists families and family law professionals provide appropriate services more efficiently.

Our featured speaker for this year’s annual conference is William Howe III, Esq.

William “Bill” Howe III, J.D. has practiced law for 44 years, with over 20 years devoted exclusively to family law at Gevurtz Menashe, P.C. Click here for Bill’s bio

Bill has devoted enormous amounts of time and energy to family court reform.  He has served as the Vice-chair of the SFLAC since 1998; currently serves as Chair of the Family Justice Initiative of IAALS; currently serves as President of the Oregon Family Institute and formerly of the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners; served on the Board of Directors of AFCC; and was Chair of the Oregon Task Force on Family Law from 1993 to 1997.  He also served as Pro Tem Judge and a mediator. He was awarded the 2003 Pro Bono Challenge Award by the Oregon State Bar for donating the highest number of Pro Bono Public Service Hours.  In addition, Bill has given over 140 presentations at family law conferences in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe and South Africa, and has authored several articles on family law-related matters.

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