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SFLAC Family Law Conference

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 services to families involved in proceedings before the court.

The SFLAC Conference Planning Subcommittee, consisting of Chair Hon. Paula Brownhill, Clatsop Co. Circuit Court Judge, and Linda Scher, Family Mediator, Portland, assists the State Court Administrator in developing, organizing and implementing the Family Law Conference. The committee helps develop the conference theme, recommends and contacts national and local speakers, selects a date and location for the conference, reviews and selects workshop proposals and attends to various other conference details as needed.

The following is a list of previous conferences. For a complete list of keynote speakers, plenary sessions and workshops, including presenters and a list of handouts, click on the conference date:





April 1999

 Eugene, Oregon


October 2000

 Newport, Oregon

Keeping the Flame Alive

April 2002

 Hood River, Oregon

Breaking Barriers, Bending Boundaries, Building Bridges

April 2006

 Bend, Oregon

Out of the Frying Pan: Burning Issues in Access to Justice

September 2008

 Keizer, Oregon

Cold Computers, Warm Hearts: Using Technology to Serve Family Law Customers