Course Description

An overview of important family law case decisions during the last year.  Cases include custody, support, divorce, and procedural matters.


This course includes video recorded from a live CLE presentation via Zoom from the Washington County Bar Association in the spring of 2021.


Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Aimee Burton, Esq. and Pat Smider, Esq.

    Aimee Burton, Esq. and Pat Smider, Esq.

    Aimee Burton is a senior associate with the Pittsburgh firm of Vollen Anderson Long, LLC. She has experience in various areas of civil law and litigation and for the past 18 years has been focusing her practice in family law. Ms. Burton is a member of the Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, and Washington County Bar Associations. She was a member of the PBA Family Law Section Council and a co-chair of the PBA Family Law Section Legislative Committee, with her terms ending in July of 2016. She is currently serving her second term as a member of the Allegheny County Family Law Section Council and her second term as co-chair of the Legislative Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association's Family Law Section. Ms. Burton is also collaboratively trained. She received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 1994 and her B.A. from Lehigh University in 1990.

    Attorney John Patrick "Pat" Smider Esq. has been representing a diverse group of clients for over 25 years. His areas of practice include motor vehicle accidents, real estate, divorce, custody, contracts, municipal and government law, business law, formation of LLCs construction law, criminal law and Estates.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Family Law Update 2021 Course Materials
    • Family Law Update Part One
    • Family Law Update Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)