Holiday Inn Amherst | 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd. | Amherst, NY 14228 | (716) 691-8181
7.5 TOTAL CREDITS (3.0 skills; 2.5 professional practice; 2.0 ethics)
This course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly admitted (less than 24 months). NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education is an accredited provider in the States of New York, California, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
BY ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL
- Learn the elements of Family Court Procedure
- Learn how to litigate a child support proceeding – from petitions to objections to support orders to appeals
- Gain basic knowledge of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) and Article 8 of the Family Court Act (FCA)
- Earn 2 ethics credits while learning about Family Court Practice, retainer agreements and fee arbitration
This full-day practical skills program takes a fresh approach to some of the basics of support, family offense proceedings and ethics in family court practice. By attending this seminar, both newly-admitted lawyers and those with limited experience will learn the elements of Family Court Procedure and suggested methodologies for how to litigate a child support proceeding, from preparation of the petition through objections to a support order, as well as appeals following objections. Attendees will also gain knowledge of the basics of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) and family offense proceedings under Article 8 of the Family Court Act, including practice points and sensitivity to the issues of domestic violence. The program will conclude with 2 credit hours of ethics, with specific attention to Family Court Practice, retainer agreements and fee arbitration.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- All attorneys seeking a fundamental but practical overview of family court practice.
- Attorneys practicing in the area of Family Law, Elder Law, or Trusts & Estates Law.
1. FAMILY COURT PROCEDURE
2. HOW TO LITIGATE A CHILD SUPPORT PROCEEDING—ARTICLE 4
3. UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT (UIFSA)
4. OBJECTIONS TO AN ORDER OF THE SUPPORT MAGISTRATE AND APPEALS AFTER OBJECTIONS
12:30-1:30 LUNCH (on your own)
5. FAMILY OFFENSE PROCEEDINGS—ARTICLE 8
6. ETHICS IN FAMILY COURT PRACTICE
Chair: Dana L. Herrington, Esq., J. Adams & Assoc., PLLC
Panel: John S. Wiencek, Esq., Support Magistrate, Erie County Family Court * John J. Aman, Esq., Deputy Chief Support Magistrate, Erie County Family Court * Kristen M. Maricle, Esq., Erie County Attorney’s Office * Hon. Deanne M. Tripi, Erie County Family Court, Buffalo * Thomas R. Smith, Esq., Confidential Law Clerk To Hon. Sharon M. LoVallo, Erie County Family Court, Buffalo, NY * Catherine E. Nagel, Esq., Attorney at Law, Buffalo
ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
Course Materials for NYSBA CLE Programs Are Now Distributed electronically! For more information, go to www.nysba.org/ECM
Co-sponsored by the Family Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association