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Offit Kurman’s AAML Fellows to Present at 2021 Conference

Offit Kurman Family Law attorneys, Sandra (Sandy) Brooks, AAML Fellow, and J. Benjamin (Ben) Stevens, AAML Vice President, will present together in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, September 21st at the AFCC-AAML 2021 Conference on Advanced Issues in Child Custody: Evaluation, Litigation, and Settlement.  Their panel will discuss Integrating Technology into Your Practice: Opportunities and Challenges.  On Wednesday September 22nd, Mr. Stevens is also speaking at the Opening Plenary Session, Technology in a Covid (or Post-Covid) World: A Practical and Ethical Guide to Family Law Practice.

The 4-day virtual conference is an advanced-level training opportunity sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, two premier family law organizations.

Ms. Brooks is a Family Law attorney in Offit Kurman’s Bethesda office.  She is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of family law.  She dedicates her time to assisting clients in domestic law matters including divorce, child custody/visitation, family mediation, spousal/child support, property division, and division of retirement benefits. Ms. Brooks' other areas of deep knowledge and experience include tax consequences of divorce, mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, negotiating and drafting of separation agreements, domestic litigation, and post-judgment proceedings.

Mr. Stevens is a Principal in Offit Kurman’s Spartanburg, SC office, and his practice is focused on complex divorce and child custody matters.  In addition to being a Fellow in the AAML, Mr. Stevens is also a Fellow in the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and he is a Board Certified Family Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is one of only two attorneys in South Carolina with those simultaneous distinctions. He has been featured in numerous publications and has taught continuing legal education seminars statewide, nationally, and internationally.

For more information about the conference, and to register, click here.

professional headshot of principal attorney, Sandra Brooks

Sandra (Sandy) Brooks

Ben Stevens Headshot

J. Benjamin (Ben) Stevens


Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice. Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration.