PROGRAM LOCATION HAS CHANGED!!! THE PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE STATE BAR CENTER, ONE ELK STREET, ALBANY, NY
WEBCAST OPTION AVAILABLE
Can’t Attend in Person?
This program offers a simultaneous live webcast option allowing you to “attend” the program from the convenience of your office. Newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
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: Jenifer M. Wharton, Esq., Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, Schenectady, NY
Panel: Hon. J. Timothy Breen, Family Court Judge, Warren County Family Court, Lake George, NY * Jennifer Powers Rutkey, Esq., Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, Schenectady, NY * Colleen M. Quirion, Esq., Support Magistrate, Schenectady County Family Court, Schenectady, NY * Michael P. Friedman, Esq., Friedman & Molinsek PC, Delmar, NY * Hon. Guy P. Tomlinson, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Surrogates Judge, Fonda * Barbara J. King, Esq., Tully Rinckey PLLC, Albany, NY
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