Oregon Family Law: Change, Challenge, Opportunity
Brought to you by the Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) State Family Law Advisory Committee & OJD’s Juvenile & Family Court Programs Division
March 16-17, 2017
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St., SE
Salem, OR 97301
(Pre-conference March 15 for Birth Through Three Training)
Over the past decade, changes within Oregon courts and Oregon families have transformed family law practice. This conference showcases the hard work and creativity of judges, practitioners, advocates, and administrators involved in family law and the positive developments in this important practice area despite many challenges. New programs, new technologies, and expanded court access to families are all part of the future of family law. Come learn with us!
The agenda includes twelve informative breakout sessions, three engaging speakers, and six focused discussion groups. We are also proud to offer a free pre-conference Wednesday, March 15, 1:30 – 4:30 pm for the “Birth Through Three – Parenting Plans for Young Children” Training. The pre-conference can also be registered separately.
The cost is $200 for family law practitioners, mediators, and others. $100 student rate. Includes meals. The Birth Through Three Training pre-conference is free. *CLE credit requested, 9 general credits expected.*
For additional information and to register, please click here: http://www.courts.oregon.gov/OJD/OSCA/JFCPD/Pages/FLP/SFLAC-Events.aspx
For full agenda and program, please click here: http://www.courts.oregon.gov/OJD/docs/OSCA/JFCPD/Family-Law/FLC/FLC17-Program.pdf
We are excited to announce that the opening plenary speaker is Stephanie Coontz. Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. She also serves as Co-Chair and Director of Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-profit, nonpartisan association of family researchers and practitioners based at the University of Illinois at Chicago. More information on Stephanie and her work can be found at http://www.stephaniecoontz.com/.
Our dinner speaker Thursday night will be Leigh Anne Jasheway, a celebrated comedian who will be presenting an entertaining session on “Courting Fun: Why Laughter and Play are Vital for Living with Less Stress.”
Our Friday morning plenary speaker will be Mandy Davis, presenting on Trauma Informed Care. Mandy Davis is an expert in the field of trauma, a professor at Portland State University, School of Social Work, and the Co-Director of Trauma Informed Oregon.
For questions, please contact:
Samantha M. Benton, J.D.
Family Law Program Manager
Juvenile & Family Court Programs Division
Oregon Judicial Department
1163 State Street
Salem, OR 97301