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    Apply for Scholarships to the Family Law Workshop by April 1

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    The Family Law Section is offering 15 scholarships to its Annual Family Law Workshop in Door County, on Aug. 6-8, 2020, at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay.

    March 4, 2020 – The annual Family Law Workshop, hosted by the State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section, gives insight into the ever-changing world of family law. The workshop brings together seasoned veterans, new lawyers, family court commissioners, and judges.

    The Family Law Section is offering 15 scholarships to the workshop, August 6-8, 2020, at the Stone Harbor Resort in Door County.

    A portion of the CLE sessions are divided into two tracks. Track 101 provides basic level insights, procedural tips, and important legal updates for professionals who are new to the field or who need a refresher. Track 201 includes topics for the experienced practitioner.

    To be considered for one of the scholarships, complete the application, and return it by April 1 to Jane Corkery at org jcorkery wisbar wisbar jcorkery org. Preference is given to public interest attorneys, attorneys new to the practice of family law, and law students. Recipients of past scholarships are not eligible.

    Scholarship recipients will be notified in May. For more information about the section, or to become a member, visit

    More on the 2020 Family Law Workshop

    The 2020 Family Law Workshop provides three half-days of CLE programming and opportunities for socializing and relaxation on the shores of Sturgeon Bay.

    Day 1 features internationally recognized mediator and former practicing clinical psychologist Dr. Gregory Firestone speaking on negotiation and collaboration skills.

    Day 2 offers two tracks: one for those new to the family law field, and a second track for the experienced practitioner. Attendees can switch from track to track to attend the topics they choose. Presentations include:

    • dealing with difficult clients and difficult lawyers;

    • assisted reproductive technology;

    • how to read and use tax returns in a family law case; and

    • a family court commissioner panel discussion.

    Day 3 includes presentations by Brown County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Walsh and others on case law review, legislative updates, evidence presentation, and ethics.

    The Friday morning meditation session returns, as well as the pool-side reception on Thursday evening. New this year is an optional fish boil – a Door County tradition to be held at a local waterfront restaurant.

    Stay tuned for the full details as they are developed. Registration opens by May 1.

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