ABA symposium to focus on effects of COVID-19 on family law

The American Bar Association Family Law Section is holding its Family Law Quarterly Virtual Symposium on Thursday, April 8 featuring two panels discussing the impact COVID-19 has had on family law. The symposium is co-sponsored by New York Law School.

The panels are:

• "Virtual Hearings, Family Court Proceedings and the Future" - This panel will consider the impact of court closures and the use of virtual court proceedings in the context of family law, for both domestic and international cases. Panelists will discuss legal and practical challenges presented by virtual proceedings in the family law context and consider the extent to which virtual proceedings may be incorporated into future practice.

1-2:35 p.m.

• "Addressing System Gaps: Representing Clients and Accessing Services" - This panel of experts will consider how COVID-19 has impacted systems for providing interventions, supports or oversight in family law, as well as some best practices for client representation and advocacy. Specific areas for discussion include child welfare, individuals with special needs, surrogacy and domestic violence.

3-4:35 p.m.

This event is free for members of the press.


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