Bar Family Law Section updates its Web portal

first_imgBar Family Law Section updates its Web portal The Family Law Section has launched a new Web portal to better serve members and the general public, according to Caroline Black, the section’s chair-elect.Located at, the new site is designed with more user-friendly access in mind.“The site contains more information and resources for a family law practitioner than ever before, including online searchable comprehensive lists of family law attorneys, judges, special masters, and mediators; a section calendar with up-to-the-minute information about section events, meetings, and seminars; recent editions of Family Law Section publications; and a bulletin board to post questions about a case, a legal issue, or simply for input on any topic regarding family law or the section,” Black said.The portal is divided into a general interest section, available to anyone, and a password-protected section members’ area. New log-in information is provided via e-mail when a section member accesses the protected members’ area for the first time.The general interest section contains:• Information about the Family Law Section, its officers, and committees.• Answers to frequently asked questions about family laws in Florida.• A searchable database of Family Law Section attorneys in Florida, broken down by county, city, and last name. The information available includes contact information, certification status, e-mail address, and Web site, if applicable.• A legal resources section that contains family law-related call-a-law scripts, consumer pamphlets, and a legal links page.• A membership form for attorneys to join the section.The members’ section contains:• Access to the Family Law Section bulletin board, where members can post questions and receive help and advice from other family law attorneys.• The Family Law Section calendar with up-to-date information about events and meetings.• Information about Family Law Section committees.• Access to the directory of family law judges, special masters, and mediators.• A member records update page.• Access to the Commentator and FAMSEG online.Black said the section also plans more enhancements to its Web site in the near future, including expanding the links page; providing more in-depth information for CLE seminars, retreats, and seminars; the inclusion of a lawyers’ marketplace where members of the section can find information about litigation support services, technology firms, and expanded profiles on member attorneys. April 1, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img Bar Family Law Section updates its Web portallast_img

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