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Family Law Section



About the Family Law Section

The Family Law Section provides resources, education and social opportunities to family law practitioners.  The Section works with the Domestic Relations Court judges and staff to keep members up-to-date on Court rules and activities.

The Section maintains a work area in the Domestic Relations Court.  There is a dedicated desk area located in Room 187A with the CMBA computer, near the West elevator.  

 

CLE Programs

We sponsor informative, innovative CLE programs and luncheon meetings on relevant topics. The Section regularly collaborates with other family law advocacy organizations and the Domestic Relations Court on CLE programs. Our full-day program is held in the spring CLE season.

Topic and Speaker Suggestions

CLE topic and speaker volunteers are always welcome! Send us your ideas to CLE and Sections Coordinator, Dominica Essi, at dessi@clemetrobar.org

 

Meetings

Monthly lunch-time meetings, with one-hour CLE, are held on the third Thursday or Friday of the month, September through June.  We host at least one of our monthly meetings at the Domestic Relations Court in the Old Courthouse. Currently, all meetings/CLEs are held remotely online via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Join us! 

 

Activities

Bar Journal

Section members provide articles for the July/August issue of the CMBA Bar Journal

 

Pro Bono & Community Service

We partner with The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland for monthly Pro Se Divorce Clinics and bi-monthly Pro Se Plus.  Volunteers are needed for each two-hour session to provide an overview of the process in Cuyahoga County and assist clients with paperwork.

Contact Jessica Paine at the CMBA for more details.  Your support is appreciated!

Forms/Resources

The following Domestic Relations Court Judgment Entries are available in Word format for editing. Please click on the file name to open the Word document:

 

 

Family Section Leadership

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Family Law Communications

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