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The 2015 program was held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the New York Hilton Midtown.

Committee on Children and the Law 2015 Robert J. Schack Memorial Program | Annual Meeting CLE Program


One Family, Two States:  Interstate and International Challenges for New York's Family Law Practitioners.
This program will focus on multi-state and international child custody issues, also presenting two-state issues in child support, juvenile and child welfare proceedings.  Uniform acts, interstate compacts, and other pertinent statutes, and the Hague Convention, will be surveyed, with guidelines for the practitioner navigating these less frequently encountered but difficult cases.

Friday, January 30, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. 

New York Hilton Midtown
Beekman Suite, Second Floor | 1335 Avenue of the Americas (between 53rd and 54th Streets) NYC 

3.5 MCLE Credits
(3.5 Credits in Areas of Professional Practice)

View the Program Agenda

About Robert J. Schack 

Robert J. Schack was a founding member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Children and the Law and, for many years, Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee. A supervising attorney at the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Schack represented the State in several landmark juvenile justice and child welfare cases. He was a tireless advocate for children’s rights and interests, and contributed enormously to the Committee’s and Bar Association’s achievements.

Discounts and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members may apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial hardship. Any member of the Association who has a genuine basis of financial hardship can receive a discount or scholarship, depending on the circumstances. To apply for a discount or scholarship, please send your request in writing to the New York State Bar Association, Attn: Simone Smith, One Elk Street, Albany, New York 12207 or via e-mail 

Special Note for Attorneys Representing Children and Family Court Assigned Counsel Panel Members:  Attorneys for Children and Family Court (and Family Court appeals) Assigned Counsel panel members who are members of the New York State Bar Association are eligible to apply for a fee waiver for this program. If you qualify, you cannot register online. You must download the waiver form at, attach it to the completed Annual Meeting Registration Form, and fax or mail back the completed forms to the number/address listed. To inquire about these waivers, please contact Simone Smith at (518) 487-5591. All waivers must be received by Friday, January 16, 2015. No waivers can be issued after the cutoff date. Please note that if you are not a member of the New York State Bar Association, the $200 nonmember surcharge cannot be waived. 

2015 Annual Meeting Children and the Law Program | Friday, January 30, 2015

New York Hilton | NYC