Robin Graine to Speak at FAMlaw Seminar
May 13, 2014 ~ Fairfax, VA
Virginia State Bar Approved for MCLE Hours
On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Robin Graine, JD of Graine Mediation will be speaking, along with a distinguished panel of lawyers and judges, at FAMlaw’s Fairfax Seminar: “Practicing Family Law; Avoiding Malpractice”
To pre-register for this seminar, visit www.famlawseminars.com or call 800-272-5053.
8:30am – 4:30pm on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Fair Oaks Marriott
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033
$249 registration fee for the first attendee
$189 for 2nd and 3rd registrant from same firm
Ms. Graine will be giving a talk on the importance of mediation as a settlement option when couples decide to get a divorce. She will also give the nuts and bolts of practicing mediation in Virginia. Specifically, Ms. Graine will cover:
- What is mediation?
- What does a typical mediation look like?
- What needs to be included in an Agreement to Mediate?
- Do clients have rules to follow in mediation?
- Do mediators have rules to follow?
- How do mediators maintain their neutrality?
- Is mediation confidential?
- Are mediators allowed to also practice law?
- What do you do, as a mediator, when clients “lose control”?
- Is there a difference between court ordered and voluntary mediation?
- What does the term “mediator as educator” mean?
- Are there differences between a Mediated Property Settlement Agreement and an attorney drafted Property Settlement Agreement?
- What is the criteria and training necessary to become a mediator?
Other seminar highlights include:
- How to avoid QDRO and divorce malpractice lawsuits
- What does divorce litigation look like from the bench?
- How to properly use support-based QDROs
- Expert Analysis of Virginia Code §20-107.3 (equitable distribution of property & debt)
- Strategies for tough child custody & spousal support cases
Other speakers include:
Raymond S. Dietrich, JD
– Founder of QDRO Trak
– Author of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders: Strategy and Liability for the Family Law Attorney (Matthew Bender 2013 ©)
– Principal attorney in the Galleon Network – a national network of licensed attorneys specializing in the drafting and litigation of QDROs and COAPs for lawyers and clients
Honorable Lorraine Nordlund, 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia (Fairfax)
– Serving Fairfax County as a judge since 1996; sworn in Circuit Court on February 1, 2010
– Reputation in the legal community for thoughtful and fair decision-making
David L. Duff, JD
– Founding, principal attorney at The Duff Law Firm (Fairfax, VA)
– Practicing law since 1976
– Divorce attorney as well as personal injury, auto accidents, and legal malpractice
John C. Whitbeck, Jr., JD
– Founder of Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy, P.C.
– Practice focuses on family law, education law, criminal law, mental health law and civil litigation
– Former professor of law at George Mason University Law School
– Former director of George Mason Mental Illness Clinic
Alanna C.E. Williams, JD (Duff Law Firm)
– Reputation in the community as a tenacious advocate for divorce clients as well as an effective negotiator
– Joined The Duff Law Firm in 2004; made a Principal of the firm in February 2009
Wesley P. Gelb, JD
– Partner at Ain & Bank, Washington, DC
– Practice focuses on family law and general litigation
– Broad experience litigating family matters in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland