Paternity Cases Seminar

June 27, 2008
Julia Swain
Pennsylvania Bar Institute

From left, the Honorable Richard K. Renn, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of York County, Joan Esmonde, Esquire, Assistant District Attorney of the Child Support Enforcement Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, and Fox Rothschild attorney, Julia Swain.Julia Swain, an attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP, recently served as a course planner and presenter for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “Paternity Cases” seminar. The seminar was held at the PBI Conference Centers in Pittsburgh on June 27, 2008; Mechanicsburg on July 11, 2008; and Philadelphia on July 25, 2008.

Swain served as one of three course planners for the seminar, which highlighted the important question of paternity in domestic relations disputes. The seminar focused on such topics as establishing paternity, paternity procedures in support actions, paternity without a support action, and post trial and appeals.

Swain, who is resident in Fox Rothschild’s Philadelphia office, concentrates her practice in the area of family law, including divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution, and abuse. She negotiates settlements and prenuptial agreements and litigates family law cases in the five-county Philadelphia area, including the appellate courts.

Julia Swain speaking about Paternity Issues at the PA Bar InstituteAn active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Swain serves as the Section’s secretary and is a member of the Executive Committee. She will ultimately become Section chair in 2011. Swain is a frequent writer and speaker on family law issues. Her articles have been published in The Legal Intelligencer and The Pennsylvania Family Lawyer. She has served as an instructor of Family Law for “The People’s Law School,” was a speaker at the Federal Court Immigration Ceremony, and was the featured speaker on the cable program “Philadelphia Legal View.”

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