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Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law: The Real and the Ideal

Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professorship Lecture and Panel Discussion

CLE EVENT

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law: The Real and the Ideal

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

LOCATION

Hofstra Law School

This event will feature spirited dialogue on interdisciplinary collaboration in family law including interactive presentations on shared ethical dilemmas and “Ignite” presentations to spark discussion on what the future holds in store.

Selected Hofstra Law Student Research Posters to be Displayed

$150: Hofstra Alumni, AFCC Members, FamilyKind

$250: General Public

Free for Hofstra Students

Registration is required!

Register Online

5 CLE Credits Available, Including 1.5 Ethics Credits

5 NYS CE Credits Available for Social Workers

Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information regarding CE, CLE or financial aid, please contact Shari Bornstein at sbornstein@familykind.org or 860-302-2631.

Space is limited to 200 attendees. CLE approval pending.


Schedule and Presenters

10:30 a.m. - Noon
  
Registration and Brunch

Noon -1:40 p.m

Siben & Siben Distinguished Lecture on Family Law “Interdisciplinary Triage and Informed Consent: The Future of Family Law”(2 CLE Credits)

Welcome:

Judge A. Gail Prudenti, Dean, Hofstra Law

Moderator:

Professor Andrew Schepard, Siben & Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law and Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law

2017-18 Siben & Siben Distinguished Lecturer:

Forrest “Woody” Mosten, Esq. Mediator, Collaborative Attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law UCLA Law School

Commentaries:

Dr. Paul Meller, Associate Professor of Psychology, Hofstra University

Hon. Jane Pearl, Judge, New York City Family Court, New York County

Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., Attorney, Braunstein & Zuckerman Esqs.

The Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professorship was established in 1984 through a generous gift from the law firm of Siben & Siben.

1:40-2 p.m. 
     
Break

2-3:15 p.m. 
     
Panel I: When Lawyers and Mental Health Professionals Collaborate: An Interactive Dialogue on Ethical Dilemmas (1.5 Ethics CLE Credits)

Moderator:

Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Panelists:

Daniel O’Leary, President, AFCC-NY and Distinguished Professor, Clinical Psychology, Stony Brook University

Robert Z. Dobrish, Esq., Senior Partner, Dobrish Michaels Gross LLP

3:15-3:30 p.m. 

Break

3:30-4:45 p.m. 

Panel II: “Igniting” Good Ideas for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law (1.5 CLE Credits)

Moderator:

Professor Herbie DiFonzo, Professor Emeritus, Hofstra Law

Presenters:

Hon. Rachel Adams, Judge for Matrimonial Matters, Supreme Court, Kings County  - Reigniting Parent Education for the 21st Century

Shari Bornstein, Director of FamilyKind Parent Services - Regional Family Trial Docket in Connecticut: Last Chance to Resolve High Conflict Custody Cases with an Interdisciplinary Approach

Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., Attorney, Braunstein & Zuckerman Esqs. - Positive Uses For Custody Evaluation Reports

Lesley Ann Friedland, Executive Director at FamilyKind - 22nd Century Separation and Divorce: Interdisciplinary Teams to Support Family Reorganization

Jonathan Verk, Founder & Partner coParenter.org - Online Dispute Resolution and coParenting Disputes: Expectations, Process & Best Practices

4:45-5 p.m. 
      
Closing Remarks

Professor Andrew Schepard, Siben & Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law and Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law

Speakers subject to change.

Sponsored by:

The Association of Family Conciliation Courts

The Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra University's Maurice A. Deane School of Law

FamilyKind

Friday, November 10, 2017

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