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Christine Morganti
(505) 797-6028

Family Law Issues Subject of Institute

Albuquerque, N.M.—The State Bar of New Mexico Family Law Section will sponsor the 2010 Family Law Institute Oct. 15–16 at the State Bar Center.

Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco is the special guest speaker. Minter will cover equitable parentage and national trends in parentage in the contest of unmarried parents and domestic partners. Other topics will cover step-parent/grandparent/foster parent custody, kinship guardianship, child support, non-traditional families and malpractice issues.

The Family Law Section seeks to formally recognize the importance of domestic relations law and its complex, sensitive and rapidly changing status. The section provides a forum within the bar through which the study of domestic relations law is encouraged and fostered so that the practice of domestic relations law is improved. The section constantly seeks better ways to ensure that children's interests are protected.

Visit to register and to view the full schedule.

The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.