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Welcome to the Family Law Section Homepage! 

The Family Law Section offers bi-monthly educational luncheon programs of interest to attorneys. It promotes continuing discussions between the Bench and Bar. When new judges rotate into the Family Law Division, the Section sponsors a “Judges Speak” workshop where guidelines for courtroom procedure are addressed. The Section publishes and distributes a brochure for clients entitled, “What to Expect … Divorce in the 12th Judicial Circuit.” 



Colleen Norman





Emily Garriott



Section Resources:

“How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime” (ACES)



“The Effects of Exposure to Domestic Violence on Babies and Children”



Additional information for the second video:


A new video entitled The Effects of Exposure to Domestic Violence on Babies and Children.



This video, produced by the 11th Circuit and featuring Judge Carroll Kelly and Judge Orlando Prescott, provides valuable information about the severe and lasting negative impact that exposure to domestic violence has on babies and children. This video also teaches that babies and children who live in a home where a parent is being abused are effected and hurt even if they never directly witness the actual violence.



  1. For professionals: This video is a learning opportunity for judges, court staff, attorneys, and court stakeholders; it could be featured during judge-led brown-bag lunches, stakeholder meetings, and court trainings.
  2. For litigants and those involved in the justice system: Based on lessons learned from the Fathering After Violence project, it is suggested that this video be played in court waiting areas, jails, clerk reception areas, and various other court stakeholder locations.

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