Family Law

Family Law 2020: Practicing Family Law During a Pandemic


Join the Family Law Section for a live virtual event discussing various challenges facing judges and lawyers during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from judges and lawyers across the state and how they are addressing the impact of COVID-19, the economic downturn on family law matters and how to navigate the use of audio-conferencing technology to move cases forward. Ethical considerations around remote hearings will also be discussed.

Session I: New Issues Facing Family Law Practitioner

A panel of Judges and family law practitioners across the State of Tennessee will discuss and share their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have impacted family law cases, including the challenges of parenting during the pandemic and navigating stay-at-home orders, quarantines, closed schools; and setting child support and alimony with furloughs, job loss, and/or diminished income.

Session II: Preparation for Zoom Family Law Hearings and the Ethical Considerations Surrounding Zoom hearings

This presentation addresses the challenges of conducting hearings via Zoom or similar audio-visual conferencing technology, including on how to prepare witnesses and manage evidentiary proof.  There will be discussion of the ethical considerations surrounding remote witness testimony. Participants will learn from legal professionals who have used the technology, how it has worked, its limitations, and methods to improve access and use of the technology to efficiently move cases forward.

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Very helpful as the pandemic continues, perhaps worsens, and we're faced with additional Zoom hearings and trials through the first month of 2021 and beyond.


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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • View on your laptop or mobile device
  • Section Member Discount
  • All 2020 CLEs can be taken online
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 2

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.