Matrimonial Trial Institute - A Mock Financial Trial


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Wednesday, December 4 | Westchester
Friday, December 6 | Albany (Webcast)
Friday, December 6 | NYC
Tuesday, December 10 | Long Island
Wednesday, December 11 | Rochester

NYSBA Members: $175 | Family Law Section Members: $150
Non Members: $275

6.5 MCLE Credits: 6.5 Skills

Program Planning Chairs
Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq., Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, PC, Garden City
Maureen Dunn, Esq., Johnson & Cohen, LLP, Pearl River
Charles P. Inclima, Esq., Inclima Law Firm, PLLC, Rochester
Peter R. Stambleck, Esq., Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP, New York City
Bruce J. Wagner, Esq., McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., Albany
Brett S. Ward, Esq., Blank Rome LLP, New York City

Family Law Section - Learn more about the Section HERE 
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Family Law Section Chair
Eric A. Tepper, Esq. | Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, Schenectady 

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Video Replay option is available.
If you cannot watch the program at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.*Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the live program in order to earn Skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the video replay.


The New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education are pleased to present Matrimonial Trial Institute: A Mock Financial Trial. 

Program Description
This fast-paced program will be almost all demonstration by experienced matrimonial lawyers performing direct and cross examinations of a husband, wife, and experts in a simulated case involving real estate and a closely-held business.  Judges on the faculty will rule on evidentiary issues, when necessary, in the course of this simulated trial.  Learn valuable tips and strategies for 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. Gain a fresh understanding of proven trial techniques and styles successfully utilized by matrimonial lawyers on the faculty.

Program Agenda Topics 

  • Proving Lifestyle
  • Proving P/L Arrears
  • Proving Contributions
  • Wife's Cross & Direct Examination  
  • Husband's Cross & Direct Examination  
  • Real Estate Expert Direct & Cross Examination  
  • Wife's Business Appraiser Direct Demonstration (Closely Held Business)
  • Husband's CPA - Direct Demonstration - Cash Flow Analysis
  • Husband's CPA - Cross Demonstration - Cash Flow Analysis

Program Faculty

NYSBA Members: $175

Family Law Section Members: $150
Non-Members: $ 275

Interested in registering more than one attorney?
Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount.

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Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early.  Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00.