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Matrimonial Trial Institute V: Trial of a Custody Case ALB

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Date:
Friday, June 06, 2014
Time:
9:00 AM - 4:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time

 

 

LOCATION:  Holiday Inn Albany-Wolf Road l 205 Wolf Road l Albany, NY 12205


Family Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

 

Co-Sponsors

6.5 Total Credits: 5.5 skills; 1.0 professional practice and/or practice management for all attorneys.

In response to many requests from recent program attendees, the Family Law Section is pleased to present a full-day “Trial of a Custody Case” program which will be almost all demonstration by experienced matrimonial lawyers performing direct and cross examinations of a mother, father, and custody expert in a simulated child custody case. New York judges on the faculty will rule on the attorneys’ questioning and on evidentiary issues, when necessary, in the course of this simulated trial.

The faculty will convey recommended techniques in preparing for and trying a custody case. You will hear from the custody expert on how the report is prepared. The judge on the panel will review his/her role and the judge’s conduct of the Lincoln hearing in which the child (with the attorney for the child present) may be questioned by the judge in camera.

Substantial time has been built into the program for audience questions and panel discussion by the faculty. The program also includes the useful review of the latest cases and trends in matrimonial law.

The fact pattern that forms the basis of the program, along with the custody expert’s report, will be distributed to registrants so they may follow the proceedings.

This "custody trial" program continues the innovative CLE offerings of the Family Law Section and is full of practical guidance. This course will provide you with a fresh look at proven approaches, techniques and styles of successful matrimonial lawyers in custody cases.
 

Program Agenda

8:30-9:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION (outside meeting room)

9:00-9:50
RECENT DECISIONS, NEW LEGISLATION AND DEVELOPING TRENDS IN MATRIMONIAL LAW

9:50-10:50
DIRECT AND CROSS EXAMINATION OF THE MOTHER: A DEMONSTRATION (includes 10 minutes of Audience Questions and Answers)

10:50-11:05
COFFEE BREAK

11:05-12:05 p.m.
DIRECT AND CROSS EXAMINATION OF THE FATHER: A DEMONSTRATION (includes 10 minutes of Audience Questions and Answers)

12:05-12:30
THE FORENSIC REPORT AND EVALUATOR (A presentation by the Expert)

12:30-1:45
LUNCH (on your own)

1:45-3:15
DIRECT AND CROSS EXAMINATION OF THE CUSTODY EVALUATOR/EXPERT: A DEMONSTRATION (includes 15 minutes of Audience Questions and Answers)

3:15-3:40
PANEL DISCUSSION AND AUDIENCE QUESTIONS WITH THE JUDGE, CUSTODY EXPERT AND LAWYERS

3:40-3:50
COFFEE/SOFT DRINK BREAK

3:50-4:15
THE JUDGE’S ROLE AND THE IN CAMERA QUESTIONING OF THE CHILD (THE LINCOLN HEARING)

4:15 p.m.
ADJOURNMENT
 

Program Chair and Moderator

Bruce J. Wagner, Esq.
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
Albany


Speakers (in alphabetical order)

Michelle L. Haskin, Esq.
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
Albany

Hon. Kimberly A. O'Connor
Acting Supreme Court Justice, Third Judicial District
Albany

Jennifer Powers Rutkey, Esq.
Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP
Glenville

Elizabeth Critz Schockmel, Psy.D.
Clinical/Forensic Psychologist
Capital Psychological Associates
Albany

Margaret C. Tabak, Esq.
Tabak & Kiosse, LLP
Albany

Eric A. Tepper, Esq.
Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP
Glenville

Bruce J. Wagner, Esq.
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
Albany
 

Program Planning Committee (in alphabetical order)

Joan Casilio Adams, Esq.
J. Adams & Associates, PLLC
Williamsville

Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq.
Gassman Baiamonte Betts, PC
Garden City

Henry S. Berman, Esq.
Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub p.c.
White Plains

Martin T. Johnson, Esq.
Johnson & Cohen, LLP
Pearl River

Peter R. Stambleck, Esq.
Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP
New York City

Bruce J. Wagner, Esq.
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C.
Albany
 

ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)

COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!

All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.

Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the “Save As” option under your “File” tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.

Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.

 

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
This course has been approved for all attorneys, including those who are newly admitted (less than twenty-four months). Newly admitted attorneys must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
Address:
Holiday Inn Albany - Wolf Road
205 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452


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