Family Bar Summit: Shaping the System for the Families We Serve

November 12th, 2015 to November 13th, 2015

Family law attorneys play a fundamentally important role in helping families through the process of divorce and separation. They witness firsthand how parents and children can be subjected to processes and procedures ill-suited to healthy post-divorce restructuring. In November 2015, IAALS held an invitation-only convening of thought leaders from a cross-section of the family law bar and who are representative of the practice and broader community. 

Part of DIAALOGUES, a groundbreaking series of national conversations designed to bring together the best minds in the country to forge solutions to the most pressing issues facing the American legal system, the "Family Bar Summit: Shaping the System for the Families We Serve" is an effort to leverage the expertise of the family law bar to better serve clients and their children.

Participants were asked to identify and speak to the systematic obstacles to serving clients in a timely, efficient, and affordable manner and facilitating a process that enables better outcomes for children. An engaging and interactive format allowed Family Bar Summit attendees to consider diverse problems in the current system and think through suggestions and recommendations for improvement. 

Sponsored by El Pomar Foundation, DIAALOGUES take place at Penrose House and the historic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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