Reach A Resolution as Quickly as Possible - With Insight From the Bench
Even experienced family law practitioners encounter emotional family law disputes that can be painful and difficult experiences for clients. As an attorney, you need to be able to plead your client's position in a persuasive manner, yet cover all the bases and give the decision-maker the facts needed to make an informed, fair decision. What if you could find out exactly what the judges need to see in order to find favorably for your client? Now you can - at this one-of-a-kind seminar.
This highly unique forum is your opportunity to interact directly with Family Court Judges and tailor future arguments to adhere to their expectations. The "round table" format includes presentations by - and opportunities for discussion with - the judges, so you can give your clients the absolute best representation possible. Receive practical suggestions for enhancing your courtroom performance and effectively acting on behalf of your clients from Family Court Judges.
- Get the judges' perspectives on vital topics such as custody and child support matters, finances and property division
- Successfully commence and defend initial proceedings using the judges' recommendations.
- Determine the Best Interests of the Children for your client's situation and get familiar with your other options.
- Learn powerful strategies for dealing with domestic violence.
- Review the most prominent ethical dilemmas and get compliance and resolution tips from the judges.
- Include the elements that matter to judges when they make decisions about child support.
Morning Session 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Panel Members: Hon. Suzanne Cohen, Hon. Ronee Korbin Steiner, Hon. Todd Lang, Hon. Joan Sinclair, Hon. Howard Sukenic and Hon. Kevin Wein
Moderator: Thomas J. Griggs
- CONTESTED CUSTODY MATTERS
- Evidence From the Child
- Guardian ad Litem
- Experts: How to Use Them
- CHILD SUPPORT
- Child Support Guidelines and Statutes
- Child Support and Maintenance Case Law
- Support of Children with Special Needs
- IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD
- Best Interests of Children vs. Client's Goals
- Client in Need of a Guardian
- Client's Actions in Violation of Orders
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
- Acts Which Constitute Domestic Violence
- Ex-Parte Orders of Protection
- Permanent Orders of Protection
- Powers of the Court
- Civil Contempt
- Impact on Custody/Domestic Cases
- Impact on Firearm Ownership
Afternoon Session 1:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Panel Members: Hon. Brad Astrowsky, Hon. Justin Beresky, Hon. Michael Mandell, Hon. Suzanne Marwil, Hon. Scott Minder
Moderator: Thomas J. Griggs
- FINANCES AND PROPERTY DIVISION ISSUES
- Marital Estate Statute: Initial Determination of Estate, Division of Estate, Inherited Property, Pre-Marital Property
- Dissipation of Marital Assets
- Case Law: Property Included in the Marital Estate, Factors Considered When Including or Excluding Property From the Marital Estate
- LEGAL ETHICS - THE JUDICIAL VIEW
(2:00 - 3:00)
- Best Practices in Communication Between Bench and Bar
- Ethical Conduct in the Courtroom
- TRIAL PRACTICE TIPS IN FAMILY COURT
- Effective Discovery
- Pretrial Procedures
- Preparation of Witnesses
- Effective Use of Income and Expense Declarations
- Effective Use of Disclosure Documents
- Effective Presentation of Evidence
- Chambers Conferences