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SFLAC Family Law Conference

Triangles in Blue and Yellow, decorative.Oregon Family Law: Overcoming Barriers to Justice

2023 Hybrid Family Law Conference

June 1-2, 2023, Salem OR

Registration for in person attendees closes on May 22, 2023, virtual registrations will be accepted up to the day of the event.  

Please join the Statewide Family Law Advisory Committee as we host our ninth Family Law Conference.  We will explore topics such as how domestic violence impacts families and its intersection with our justice system, the power of mediation in shaping a family's court experience, and the changing landscape in domestic relations representation.  Learn about how we can better serve litigants taking into consideration historical and current barriers in the court system. 


There is no registration fee for SFLAC Members, Presenters, SFLAC Subcommittee Members, Judges, and OJD employees to attend the conference.

The registration fee for all others is $250.00 and covers the meals, (AV for virtual attendees,) materials, and CLE credit.

The registration fee for students is $100.00 and covers the meals, (AV for virtual attendees,) materials, and CLE credit.

Recordings of all sessions will be available to attendees after the event.

Salem Convention Center

200 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Attend Virtually Via WebEx

WebEx links will be emailed to virtual attendees.

 Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, June 1, 2023

  • 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM  Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM  Opening and Welcome
  • 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Keynote
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Workshops
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  Lunch and Presentation
  • 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM   Workshops
  • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM  Plenary 
  • 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM  Workshops
  • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM  Networking Reception

Friday, June 2, 2023

  • 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM  Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM  Welcome
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Child Mental Health Panel
  • 10:15 AM- 11:45 AM Workshops
  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Closing 

 The agenda features the following workshops:

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Donna Beegle
    • Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Poverty Barriers
  • Plenary Speaker: Professor Joan S. Meier, Esq.
    • Family Court Outcomes in Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation Allegations
  • Blueprints for Change:From Knowledge to Action with Dr. Donna Beegle
  • Parenting Plan Evaluations: Understanding the differences between AFCC’s 2006 Model Standards and the 2022 Guidelines
  • Legal Updates, Legislative Updates, Caselaw, Rules
  • Facilitator Workshop
  • PIOS Resist Refuse
  • OJD's Commitment to EDI and Why it Matters
  • Legal Services Models: Legal Aid, St. Andrews, The Commons
  • Attorneys and Mediation: How Attorneys Can Support their Clients During Court-Connected Mediation
  • Data Dashboards
  • Licensed Paraprofessionals
  • Child Mental Health Panel Presentation
  • Child Support Presentation
  • Protecting Children While Ensuring Access: Crafting Parenting Plans that Protect Children
  • The Family Restoration Project: Helping Families with Incarcerated Parents 


We have hotel room blocks at Salem area hotels, during registration, attendees will receive information regarding the room blocks.  There are other events in Salem at this time, so please find a room early!


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 Materials & Information From Previous Conferences

For a complete list of keynote speakers, plenary sessions and workshops from past conferences, including presenters and a list of handouts, click on the links below:

Under ORS 3.438(4), to the extent that adequate funds are available from the Family Law Account, the State Court Administrator plans and implements an annual statewide conference to:

  • Review legislation relating to family law issues
  • Provide family law training
  • Review elements of successful family law programs
  • Foster the development of enhanced service to families involved in proceedings before the court