2017 Family Law Section Midyear Meeting and Conference [17529WAL]

2017 Family Law Section Midyear Meeting and Conference [17529WAL]

Seminar Date: June 23, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Seminar Time: 11:55 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Marcus Whitman Hotel
6 West Rose Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362 ( View Map )
CLE Credits: Ethics: 1.00, Law & Legal Procedure: 13.50

List Price:$390.00

Thank you for your interest in this program.
Registration for in-person attendance is now closed.  We do accept day-of seminar registration. You may choose to bring a laptop or electronic device to access the electronic course materials. 


$340 - Family Law Section Member (discount applied at checkout)
$375 - Click here to join the Family Law Section for $35 plus register for this conference at the Section Member Tuition ($35 membership + $340 Section member tuition). Section membership is from now to 9/30/17.
$390 - Standard/Non-Section Member


Presented in partnership with the WSBA Family Law Section


Join us for this fun and informative three-day conference — June 23nd to June 25th — to socialize and strategize with other family law attorneys, get in-depth information on key issues in family law and get up to speed on legislative changes and significant case law developments. This year’s Midyear Conference will be held at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla, WA.


Sessions throughout the weekend include:

  • Committed Intimate Relationships:  What qualifies as a CIR under today’s law and how to dissolve those relationships. 
  • Relocations: The law now and some thoughts about potential changes in relocation policy and litigation. 
  • Forensic accounting and other sleuthing:  How to find assets and other relevant information relevant in those difficult cases. 
  • Plain Language Forms: How it happened and how to make them work, and suggestions on improvements. 
  • In Re L.M.S.  A closer look at this significant third party custody case and its possible application in other areas. 
  • Case Law Update: A comprehensive discussion of every family law case of the past year. 
  • Immigration and Family Law: Among other topics, how to protect children of undocumented immigrant parents in this challenging time. 
  • Plus much more!!


Individualized Consultation Session: Get specialized help and strategize your most difficult case with more experienced family law attorneys in a confidential setting on Saturday afternoon from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Sign up for this session by emailing nhawkins@seanet.com in advance or, if space is still available, when you arrive in Walla Walla.


Other fun and important reasons to attend this year’s conference:

  • Relax and socialize at Friday’s welcome reception, which features karaoke and other surprises.
  • Enjoy Saturday’s catered luncheon for registrants that includes the Family Law Section’s annual meeting and awards presentation.
  • Join your friends and bring the family/guests to the informal events on Saturday afternoon and evening.


The Marcus Whitman is close to capacity.

For additional accommodations please call

Courtyard by Marriott 509-876-8100 ask for Annie


We encourage you to reserve your room early with the Marcus Whitman. Room block cutoff is May 22, 2017 after which reservations are based on availability and the room prices may increase.


Please call (866) 826-9422 and let reservations know you are with WSBA Family Law. The room block is for Friday and Saturday evenings at the rates below:

  • King Deluxe: $169
  • Double Queen: $184
  • Exec. Tower King: $219
  • Luxury Tower Suie: $269
  • K/Q Tower Suite: $289

Rooms include a complimentary hot breakfast buffet served daily. There is complimentary wireless internet throughout all guestrooms and meeting spaces, free parking, and access to fitness center. Pet friendly rooms available upon request.  For more information on the Marcus Whitman accommodations, please visit: http://marcuswhitmanhotel.com/rooms-suites


A big hearty Thank You to the following firms who have generously donated so far this year!

  • ALPS
  • LawPay


Nancy Hawkins
- Attorney at Law, Seattle


11:00 a.m. Registration Opens
11:55 a.m. Seminar Begins
6:00 p.m. Adjourn


7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8:15 a.m. Seminar Begins
3:30 p.m. Adjourn


7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8:15 a.m. Seminar Begins
12:15 p.m. Adjourn


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