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Divorce from the Client's Perspective

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1 Ethics Credit. $29.50. Family law attorneys think that they understand what their clients are going through in a divorce, but do they really? Presenter Sheilah Vance, Esq. found that she had a far different understanding of divorce when she was representing clients in divorce matters before and after her own divorce. She found that many attorneys do not understand divorce from the client's perspective. So, she wrote a book to help attorneys--and their clients--understand. Vance will use her award-winning and best-selling novel, Land Mines, to help attorneys understand what might really be going on with their clients as they navigate the land mines of divorce. She wlll weave portions of the novel with discussions about the divorce, custody and support laws. Attendees will receive a copy of Vance's novel as she guides them through divorce from the client's perspective.

Presenter: Sheilah Vance, Esq., who has a private law practice, has been interviewed and featured in numerous media outlets, including CNN Radio and The Washington Post, about family law issues. Vance has given workshops and spoken on many related topics including the Top 10 Land Mines of Divorce, 10 Things Every Married Woman Should Know, Divorce from the Client's Perspective, Five Ways to Help Children Cope With Divorce, and Legal Issues in Book Publishing. She has published and presented extensively in the areas of public and legal education, family law, church law and publishing law, including at conferences at Oxford University in England, the Association of Title IX Administrators, the American Council on Education Women’s Network, the National Bar Association, the American Association of Law Schools, the Education Law Association, the Law School Admissions Council, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and for the African Methodist Episcopal Church Philadelphia and Delaware Conferences.

In 2006, Vance received the 2006 Woman of Distinction Award from the Barristers Association of Philadelphia, the local affiliate of the National Bar Association, for “exemplary service to the community through the practice of law” and “impressive personal accomplishments as an African American attorney.”

Vance is the author of three novels: Becoming Valley Forge, which won the Regional Fiction Award, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards; Land Mines, which has won several awards for women’s, multicultural and African American fiction; and Chasing the 400, which was the first selection of the African American Museum of Philadelphia book club and a Top 20 Bestseller in Black Expressions Book Club. She also is the author of three other nonfiction books, Six Days in December: General George Washington’s and the Continental Army’s Encampment on Rebel Hill, December 13 – 19, 1777; Creativity for Christians, and Navigating the Land Mines.

She has a JD from Georgetown University and a BA in Communications from Howard University.

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