Authored Works

Speaker

  • International Strategies for Managing Family Law Litigation, AFCC Australia CLE, 2017 (Panelist)
  • Degrees of Separation: Intimate Partner Violence, AFCC National, 2017
  • Dissolutions from A to Z, Parenting Plans & Use of Experts, KCBA CLE, 2017
  • Attorney and Parenting Evaluator – Addressing Bias (presented with Phil Stahl, Ph.D.), Law Education Institute, 2017
  • Attorney and Parenting Evaluator – Professional Collaboration to Best Serve the Modern Family (presented with Jennifer Wheeler, Ph.D.), AFCC Washington Chapter,  2017
  • Attorney and Parenting Evaluator – Professional Collaboration to Best Serve the Modern Family (presented with Jennifer Wheeler, Ph.D.), AFCC Washington Chapter,  2016
  • Family Law for Paralegals, Ethics, NBI CLE, 2015
  • Complex Assets in Divorce, NBI, 2015
  • Spousal Maintenance and Property Settlement Pros and Cons, NBI CLE, 2015
  • Deconstructing the Custody Evaluator’s Report, (presented with Phil Stahl, Ph.D.), AFCC CLE, 2014
  • Updates on Relocation Assessment: Mental Health and Legal Perspectives, Regional Guidelines and Larger Body of Research Informed Paradigms, AFCC CLE, 2014
  • Parenting Plan Basics, Lawyers Fosterng Independence CLE, 2014
  • Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Plans, KCBA CLE, 2011
  • Current Events for Family Lawyers: Legislative and Case Law Update, NBI CLE, 2010
  • Handling Complex Custody Matters, CLE, 2008
  • Divorce 101 for Paralegals, CLE, 2008

Moderator

  • Family Law & the 2017 Tax Act ABA CLE, 2018
  • What’s Next? How to Ensure Mediation is Available in the U.S. for Families Involved in Cross-border Conflicts, International Social Services (ISS) CLE, 2018
  • Bankruptcy Considerations for the Family Lawyer, ABA CLE, 2015
  • Debt Cancellation, ABA CLE, 2013

Professional Associations & Honors

  • International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) Fellow, 2019
  • Washington State Bar Association, 1999-Present
  • Oregon State Bar Association, 2005-Present
  • King County Bar Association, 1999-Present
  • American Bar Association Member, 2012-Present
    • Family Law Section Member
      • Council Member, 2019
      • International Law Committee Chair, 2018
      • ABA Family Law Section Liaison to AFCC, 2015-Present
      • CLE Committee, 2016-2017
      • Nominating Committee, 2016
      • By-Laws Committee, 2015
      • Delegation to Cuba, ABA Section of Family Law in coordination with Union of Cuban Jurists (UNJC), March 2012
    • International Law Section Member
      • International Child Abduction Mediation Task Force, ABA International Law Section, Family Law Committee, 2016
      • International Domestic Violence Task Force, ABA International Law Section, Family Law Committee, 2016
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Washington State Chapter Board Member, 2012-Present
  • AFCC Washington Chapter President, 2016, (Hosted the 2016 AFCC National Conference in Seattle, WA)
  • AFCC Australia Chapter Member, 2017-Present
  • U.S. State Department Hague Convention, Volunteer Attorney, 2013-Present
  • International Bar Association Member, 2013-Present
  • Center for Children and Youth Justice, Lawyer’s Fostering Independence (“LFI”), Volunteer Attorney, 2013-Present
  • QLaw, the GLBT Bar Association of Washington, 2005-2015
  • King County Bar Association Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, 1999-2010
  • Washington Women’s Lawyers, 1999-2015
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendations, WSBA, 2008 and 2009 (50+ hours of pro bono public service)
  • Recognition as a “Rising Star” by Washington Law and Politics three years in a row

“Family law attorney Stacy Heard is the pro bono counsel who is helping Feltima file a parenting plan, an order of child support, and a permanent protection order to keep the young mother and her son safe…”