This program takes a fresh approach to some of the basics of family
court practice. You will learn suggested methodologies for how to handle
a custody case and will become familiar with the role of the Attorney
for the Child. The basics of child neglect and abuse proceedings under
Article 10 of the Family Court Act are also covered.
Ethical issues, with specific attention to the types of proceedings in
which the best interests of children are at the forefront of the
Court’s concern, are also discussed.
• How to Handle a Custody Case, Part I: The Basic Elements
• The Appointment and Use of Attorney for the Child
• How to Handle a Custody Case, Part II
• Article 10 Proceedings
• Ethics in Matrimonial and Family Law
Jennifer Powers Rutkey, Esq. (Program Chair and Speaker)
Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP
Hon. W. Dennis
Albany County Family Court Judge
Michael P. Friedman, Esq.
Friedman & Molinsek PC
Hon. G. Douglas Griset
Retired Schenectady County Family Court Judge
Hon. James A. Montagnino, Esq.
Law Clerk To Hon. Catherine Cholakis
Rensselaer County Family Court
Total MCLE Credits 7.0
Ethics MCLE Credits 1.0
This archived webcast is a video online program that you
will view and listen to on your computer screen. The program code for
each topic that you write on the included MCLE Form only appears on the
screen and is not announced by audio.