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Family & Juvenile Law

The Family & Juvenile Law Section spends a great deal of time reviewing, proposing and drafting legislation related to family and juvenile law, and looks for ways to ensure speedy and just resolution of family dispute. It promotes high standards of professional conduct for lawyers and judges in the field of family and juvenile law. It also contributes a regular column to the ISBA’s magazine and publishes a variety of handbooks.


Section Annual Dues, $15.00, July 1-June 30 - JOIN NOW

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Committees & Task Forces

  • Family Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Legislation
  • Mediation-ADR
  • Newsletter
  • Res Gestae


“This membership directory is a listing of all attorney and affiliate members of the Indiana State Bar Association by location and substantive law sections and not a recommendation.”

2013 Family Law Initial Certification Application

2014 Family Law Recertification Application



Forms 1-5


The Family Law certification test will be on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8:00 a.m. at the Indiana State Bar Association (One Indiana Square, Suite 530, Indianapolis, IN 46204).

Gale M. Phelps Award

The Gale M. Phelps award is named in honor of Gale M. Phelps, a former chair of the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association and one of the most active members of the Section. She was instrumental in creating the Family Law Specialist Certification status in Indiana. The Section decided to recognize Gale’s contributions in an on-going manner by annually honoring an attorney who had worked to elevate the standards of professionalism in the area of family law.

Former Award Winners Include:

2005-Bruce M. Pennamped
2006-Andrew Soshnick
2007-Andrew C. Mallor
2008- John H. Brandt
2009-Paul A. Leonard, Jr
2010-Deborah L. Farmer
2011-Kathryn H. Burroughs
2012-J. David Roellgen
2013-Kendra G. Gjerdingen


Section Chair,  Cornelius (Neil) B. Hayes

Director of Section Services, Maryann Williams



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