The Family Law Advisory Committee is meeting again

December 2007
By Judge John Wittmayer, Multnomah County Circuit Court

A first re-organizational meeting for Multnomah County Local Family Law Advisory Committee (LFAC) was held on October 25 at the Multnomah County Circuit Court. The role of LFAC in our court is statutory. ORS 3.434 directs each judicial district to establish a LFAC for ongoing input into "plans to coordinate the provision of services to families involved with domestic relations or other family court proceedings."

Attorneys practicing in juvenile and family law areas are invited to join the family law bench and family and juvenile court services providers in discussing what practice issues should be addressed during LFAC meetings over the coming year. Ongoing meetings will be held quarterly on the fourth Thursday of the month beginning on January 24, 2008, in Room 602 of the Multnomah County Courthouse. Please join the court and practitioners to discuss a variety of issues. Committees are being formed to address call, settlement conferences, the Standard Parenting Guidelines, SLR review and revisions, safety matters and other supervised parenting issues.