6.5 MCLE Credits: 6.5 Skills

NYSBA Members: $175.00
Non-Members: $275.00
Family Law Section Members: $148.75
Students: $75.00

Friday, April 28, 2017 | Albany Law School, Albany, NY
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Lexington Hotel Rochester Airport, Rochester, NY
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Elmwood Country Club, White Plains, NY
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | NY Society of Security Analysts, New York, NY
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Long Island Marriott, Uniondale, L.I.

Presenting Part II of a Trial Institute for the Family Court Practitioner
This fast-paced program will be almost all demonstration by experienced family lawyers representing parents in a support proceeding.  View the direct and cross examinations of a mother and father, performed by the attorneys for the “parties.”  New York Judges and Support Magistrates on the faculty will rule on evidentiary issues, when necessary, in the course of this simulated trial and offer valuable insight on burdens of proof and fairness considerations.  Attendees will view and hear valuable tips on properly framing questions and getting material into evidence (or keeping it out!), while educating the Judge on its importance and applicability in the case. Time has been allotted within each topic for audience questions and commentary by the faculty.

Three sample petitions form the basis of this program (a Petition for an Order of Support, a Violation Petition and a Cross Petition for a Downward Modification), along with valuable printed materials which include Family Court Act Article 4, sample forms, discovery tools and highlights of significant cases regarding the threshold requirements for imputed income and securing a modification of support.  All necessary materials and simulated “evidence” will be distributed to registrants so they may follow the proceedings, in addition to being available online.

This “mock trial” program is a continuation of the innovative multi-part CLE Series offered by the Family Law Section and is specifically tailored to provide practical guidance for the Family Court practitioner.  This course will provide registrants with a fresh look at proven trial techniques and styles of the successful family lawyers on the faculty.

Who Should Attend:  Attorneys (including newly-admitted lawyers and pro bono counsel) who handle, or may handle, hearings seeking orders of support, adjudication of contempt, or a modification of support for marital and non-marital parties.

Family Law Section | Committee on Continuing Legal Education