Annual Conference


2022 Family Law Section Annual Conference

The 2022 Annual Family Law Conference will take place in person October 13-15, 2022 at Salishan Coastal Lodge in Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

The Conference Schedule can be found here:  Schedule


Materials can be downloaded here:

Friday, October 14, 2022

7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Video Replay: Mandatory Abuse Reporting for Oregon Lawyers
7:00 to 8:25 a.m. Breakfast Buffet in Council House
General Sessions
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Gender Affirming Care 1 Access to Justice Credit
Fay Stetz-Waters
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. FAPA in 2022:  A Focus on Victim Reactions, the New Legal Standard, and Firearm Dispossession
Debra Dority and Judge Maureen McKnight
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Hot Topic – Lauren Saucy
10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Morning Break (Beverages and Snacks in Council House)
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Resist and Refuse: The Voice of the Child and the Role of the Court
Sara Rich
11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJS) Visas and Vulnerable Youth Guardianships (VYG) Overview
MariRuth Petzing
12:00 to 1:10 p.m. Lunch in Council House
1:15 to 2:15 p.m. “Looking Behind the Curtin:  How to request, analyze and evaluate the credibility of a custody evaluator’s work-product, and prepare the narrative of your case.”
Dr. Landon Poppleton
2:15 to 3:00 p.m. “Love and Appyness: How to Obtain Social Media, Financial, and Income Information from Common Apps,”
Samantha Benton
3:00 to 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break (Beverages and Snacks in Council House)
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. Hot Topic – Lauren Saucy
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. “What About the Children? – Silent Victims in Third Party Litigation”
Mark Kramer
4:15 to 5:00 p.m. “Employment Law Issues Every Family Lawyer Should be Aware Of in Practice and for their Practice”
Sonia Montablano
5:00 to 5:20 p.m. Family Law Section Business Meeting – Long House
Murray Pettit, Chair, Oregon State Bar Family Law Section
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Reception in Council House
Saturday, October 15, 2022
7:00 to 8:00 a.m. Video Replay: Attorney Well-Being Awareness
Lincoln/Pine Rooms
7:00 to 8:25 a.m. Breakfast Buffet in Council House
8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Unbundled Family Law: Why Do It, What It Can Be, and How to Get It Right 1 Ethics Credit
John Grant
9:30 to 10:00 a.m. From Hotline Call to Founded Letter: Effective Strategies for Representing DHS-Involved Clients
Molly Becker
10:00 to 10:15 a.m. Break (Beverages and Snacks in Council House)
10:15 to 10:45 a.m. International Implications in Divorce and Custody Matters – Personal Jurisdiction Considerations
Katelyn Skinner
10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Legislative Updates – Then and Now:  Tips to Ensure Your Practice is in Statutory Compliance
Judge Erin Fennerty and Ryan Carty
11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Family Law Appellate Case Review
Honorable Ramon Pagan
12:30 p.m. Conference Adjourns

CLE Registration

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$125 Students/Clerks/Legal Assistants/Paralegals (enter coupon code SFLF22LNG at checkout to receive discount)

$210 Legal Aid/Nonprofit/Government Attorneys (enter coupon code SFLF22SCLAP at checkout to receive discount)

$210 OSB new lawyer (admitted after 1/1/20)

$350 Family Law Section member

$395 Regular



$20 Friday Mandatory Abuse Reporting for Oregon Lawyers CLE Video Replay (7 a.m.–8 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2022; 1 Abuse Reporting credit)

$20 Saturday Attorney Well-Being Awareness CLE Video Replay (7 a.m.–8 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2022; 1 Mental Health/Substance Use credit)


We anticipate that there will be 11.25 hours of MCLE credits available at this year’s conference. I hope you will join me and other members of the Family Law Section for what promises to be a practical and informative program.

Please note: The Oregon State Bar requires that all attendees at in-person events sign and return a Vaccination Attestation Form prior to attending the event. Please complete the form in advance of the event (an electronic signature will suffice) and submit the form to Keri Smith at [email protected].

Salishan Coastal Lodge

7760 North Highway 101
Gleneden Beach, Oregon 97388
(541) 764-3600


For questions please contact Keri Smith, [email protected] or Patrick Melendy, [email protected]

For registration or payment questions please contact the OSB CLE Service Center at (503) 431-6413 or [email protected]