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Save The Date -Upcoming Free Fall Seminar


The Cares Act & Implications for Family Law

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

2:00 to 5:00 pm, 2.5 credits + .5 ethics

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend this free seminar prior to tax season.


At this seminar, skilled practitioners will discuss the family law issues that may arise in conjunction with The Cares Act signed into law in March of 2020. This Act, intended to assist families in need of immediate financial assistance due to the COVID 19 pandemic, has provided individuals with advance tax credit payments. The speakers, William J. Balkun, Esq., Benjamin E. Reiss, Esq., Elizabeth W. Segovis, Esq., Kerry Reilley Travers, Esq., and Barbara L. Margolis. Esq. (moderator) will discuss the parallel issues that surface relating to child support/ divorce, and share their strategies for handling these matters.

This seminar will be available as a live webinar through Zoom or in-person at the Rhode Island Bar Association classroom. Please indicate your preference when calling to register. In-person seating is limited.

If you are not a member of the Volunteer Lawyer Program, Elderly Pro Bono or US Armed Forces Legal Services Project, please contact us to JOIN today and receive further information on the registration process. Please note you must be a member of the pro bono programs and agree to accept a family law case to register. Staff members John Ellis, or Elisa King, will be happy to provide further details. You may also reach them at 401-421-7758 or 421-7799.

Please be aware that due to the worsening pandemic and following CDC guidance, we will require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask during the Cares Act seminar when not eating or drinking and encourage attendees to practice social distancing. Masks, socially distant seating, and ample sanitizing stations will be provided during the program. If you attend this event and within ten (10) days following test positive for the virus, you agree to let the Bar know immediately (contact CLE Assistant Heather Chea via phone at 401-421-5740 or email at so that we may advise all those in attendance to help stop the spread. You do not need to give us your name.