PROGRAM LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS
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Friday, March 22, 2019 | Convene Conference Center | NYC
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | New York State Bar Association | Albany
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Doubletree by Hilton | Tarrytown
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Melville Marriott | Melville
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel | Syracuse
Monday, April 8, 2019 | Hyatt Place Buffalo Amherst | Amherst
NYSBA Members: $175 | Family Law Section Members: $150
Non Members: $275
7.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Skills; 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias
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.
PROGRAM AGENDA & FACULTY
The New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education are pleased to present Family Court Practical Skills: Support, Custody, Family Offense Proceedings & Diversity.
practical skills program is designed for all Family Court practitioners,
whether newly admitted or experienced, seeking a fundamental and practical
overview of handling support, custody and family offense proceedings in Family
Court. The program will also address diversity
in parental relationships and its impact on family law including the changing legal
landscape of parental rights in custody matters.
a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration
a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Introductory
9:10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. How to Litigate a Support Proceeding –
Family Court Act Article 4
(2.0 MCLE Credits;
a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:40
p.m. Representing a Client in Family
Offense Proceedings – Family Court Act Article 8
(2.0 MCLE Credits;
p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Lunch
3:20 p.m. How to Handle a Custody Case: The Basic
(2.0 MCLE Credits;
– 3:30 p.m. Break
p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Diversity in
Parental Relationships and its Impact on Family Law:
The Changing Legal Landscape of Custody and Parenting Rights
Inclusion & Elimination of Bias)
p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Question &
Megan Van Aken, Esq., McNamee Lochner, PC, Albany
Robert Meyer, Esq., Support Magistrate, Albany Family Court, Albany
Lorraine R. Silverman, Esq., Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC, Albany
Hon. Paul Pelagalli, Saratoga County Family Court, Saratoga
Amy Knussman, Esq., Donnellan & Knussman, PLLC, Ballston Spa
Hon. Richard Rivera, Albany County Family Court, Albany
Geri Pomerantz, Esq., Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, Albany
Joan Casilio Adams,
Adams & Associates, PLLC, Buffalo
Hon. Brenda Freedman, Erie County Family Court, Buffalo
Justin D. Ginter, Esq., Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP, Buffalo
Vanessa C. Gabriele, Esq., Bouvier Law, Buffalo
Lana V. Tupchik, Esq., Tupchik Legal Group, Buffalo
John S. Wiencek, Erie County Family Court, Buffalo
Joseph A. DeMarco, Esq.,
Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC, Garden City
Tomasina Mastroianni, Esq., Support Magistrate, Supreme Court, Nassau County
Donna McCabe, Esq., Law Office of Donna McCabe, Westbury
Hon. Cheryl A. Joseph, Supreme Court, Suffolk County
Robert C. Mangi, Esq., Mangi & Graham, Westbury
Susan G. Mintz, Esq., Gervase & Mintz PC, Garden City
Kara M. Bellew, Esq., Rower LLC, NYC
Meaghan Carey, Esq., Moses Ziegelman Richards & Notaro, LLP, NYC
Hon. Matthew F.
Cooper, Supreme Court New
York County, NYC
Hon. Lisa Friederwitzer, Bronx County Family Court, Bronx
Support Magistrate Andrea Hecht-Zaki, Kings County Family Court, Brooklyn
Virginia LoPreto, Esq., LoPreto & Levy, NYC
Eric I. Wrubel, Esq., Warshaw Burstein, LLP, NYC
Justin Contratto, Esq., Bodnar Milone, LLP, White Plains
Support Magistrate Keri A. Fiore, Westchester County Family Court, Yonkers
Alicia A. Gaudio, Esq., Novenstern & Gaudio, LLP, Mt. Kisco
Hon. Arlene E. Katz, Westchester County Family Court, Yonkers
Adrienne J. Orbach, Esq., Law Offices of Adrienne J. Orbach, PLLC, White Plains
To view all faulty biographies please click here. Family Court Faulty Biographies
NYSBA Members: $175
Family Law Section Members: $150
Non-Members: $ 275
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