Family Law | COVID-19

Family Law | COVID-19

Our world is ever-changing, but the Family Law Section proudly remains a cohesive collective during the COVID-19 crisis. Our Family Bar continues to rise to the occasion and provide support to the legal community. The Courts have undertaken efforts to provide guidance and instruction to allow practitioners to offer support to our clients. We have witnessed an unheard-of community response to unprecedented circumstances. Thank you, all!

The Executive Committee continues our work to support our members. Unfortunately, our Family Law Institute will not go forward in May 2020, but our Vice Chair Kyla Lines continues her work in the trenches to bring the stellar lineup to you later this year. Stay tuned! You don’t want to miss it! Our Legislative Chair Hannibal Heredia is fielding calls and working behind the scenes to address pertinent issues including the Governor’s Executive Order and parenting time transfers and use of videoconferencing for remote notarization and witnessing. We will provide updates as we receive them. The informative Family Law Review edited by Ted Eittreim is coming to you soon! Ted continues to curate articles for future publication at Interested in sharing a webinar on our website? Jonathan Dunn is considering content at jonathan@jvdattorneycom. And, now is the perfect time to spend time with a mentor or mentee! Reach out to or to get involved with this Inclusion Committee initiative! We look forward to resuming our Intersection of Art and Law Series. Want a virtual art tour? Send me an email at

Special thanks to the Executive Committee (Kyla Lines, Leigh Cummings, Ted Eittreim, Karine Burney, Hannibal Heredia, Kelley O’Neill Boswell, Jonathan Dunn, Donna Hix, Katie Leonard, Jeremy Abernathy, Donna-Marie Hayle and Past Chair Scot Kraeuter) and the Sponsorship, Legislative, Child Support Worksheet, Technology/Social Media, Outside the Perimeter Seminars, Community Service, Social Mixer and YLD subcommittees for all your hard work! Many thanks to the Inclusion Committee as we remain still while traversing the Intersection of Law and COVID-19, see you soon!

And, to our Family Law Section, Stay safe – you’re part of the family!

ps – if you have uncovered any wonderful podcasts or publications that you would like to share with our section as we shelter in place, please let us know at please know that your input is appreciated!

ivory t. brown, Chair
Family Law Section and Family Law Section Inclusion Committee
State Bar of Georgia