The State Bar Family Law Institute will be held on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21 and 22.

The State Bar Family Law Institute will be held on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21 and 22.

Planned your whole workweek yet? Got some time free on Thursday and Friday?

You should consider attending what has often been one of the most helpful continuing education programs of the year: the Family Law Institute of the State Bar.

The two-day event occurs Thursday and Friday, January 22 and 22.

The Institute will be held at the Desert Willow Conference Center, 4340 E. Cotton Center Boulevard, Suite 100, in Phoenix.

family-law highlightedI’ve attended the conference in the past and found it helpful and the instructors well selected. And this year’s location is, in my mind, an improvement over the past. The space is bright, new and the classroom space is modern and technology-adept. And the snacks. Hmmm.

A few years ago, a friend created an entire blog to describe CLE opportunities based largely on the food that was offered at each. (Sadly, the visionary piece of journalism is now defunct.) But I imagine she would have given Desert Willow high marks, not just for its lunch buffet, but also for the panoply of treats and snacks on offer throughout the day.

In what world is being schooled on family law—or any law—not improved by a warm and salty pretzel ’round about 3:00 pm? No world I want to be part of.

More information, including the faculty and registration, is here.

And offers related to the Institute can be found here.