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Family Law Institute 2024

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Remote - Day One - Live Webcast

STARTWed., Apr. 17, 2024
9:00 AM
ENDWed., Apr. 17, 2024
4:15 PM
CLE 4.5 sub/1.5 eth PRICE Regular: $329.00
New Attorney: $165.00
Remote - Day Two - Live Webcast

STARTThu., Apr. 18, 2024
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Apr. 18, 2024
12:15 PM
CLE 3 sub/0 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00

About

The Family Law Institute is a two-day, virtual program that combines an outstanding faculty with a diverse selection of sessions exploring the most current topics and trends in family law. Day One consists of four dynamic plenary sessions, and Day Two allows you the opportunity to tailor your experience by selecting from two tracks of sessions. Earn up to nine substantive credits from the comfort of your home or office!

The schedule for both days can be found below.

 

Day One - April 17th

 

9:00 - 10:30 am

The Intersection of Criminal Law and Family Law

Family Law and Criminal Law overlap in many ways – including those that you might never expect.  Join us as our diverse panel discusses the various criminal matters that could ultimately influence what happens in divorce, support, or custody matters.  This program will give you a practical working knowledge of some of the criminal issues you may encounter as well as discussing how criminal lawyers and family lawyers must sometimes work together to properly represent their client.

 

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

 

10:45 - 12:15 pm

Representing the Incapacitated or Deceased Client

Everyone who practices family law long enough either has had or will have an incompetent or dead client. This session will provide a practical perspective on how to deal with both from the practice side and a view from the bench.

 

12:15 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 - 2:30 pm

GALs in Custody

This course will discuss the GAL statute 23 Pa.C.S. § 5334, the existing GAL Rule 1915.11-2, Rule Proposal 181 to amend Rule 1915.11-2, the threshold for appointment of a GAL, GAL responsibilities, and confusion as to responsibilities of GAL and counsel for the child.

 

2:30 - 2:45 pm

Break

 

2:45 - 4:15 pm

Case Law Update

This panel will discuss the most recent appellate decisions available since the last year’s Institute in an interactive panel of attorneys with various levels of experience who will offer their insight, wisdom and practice pointers on how these decisions will impact family law issues in the future. 

 

 

Day Two - April 18th

 

9:00 - 10:30 am - Concurrent Sessions (select one)

Track A: Equitable Distribution in Divorce - Part 1

Complex fact patterns arise in numerous cases. The difficulty becomes how to present the facts in a positive manner or how to defend the facts vigorously. Join this panel of experienced attorneys and Divorce Masters as they work through three fact patterns and share their best tips and tricks. Discussion will include:

- Most persuasive factors

- How to size up the case and narrow the issues

- Preferred litigation strategies

- Divorce Masters' expectations for lawyers

Track B: Modern ADR Techniques and Strategies

This program will focus on best practices for parent coordinators, mediators, arbitrators, and collaborative professionals. The panel will discuss methods to help all attorneys keep their case out of court.

 

10:30 - 10:45 am

Break

 

10:45 - 12:15 pm

Track A: Equitable Distribution in Divorce - Part 2

Complex fact patterns arise in numerous cases. The difficulty becomes how to present the facts in a positive manner or how to defend the facts vigorously. Join this panel of experienced attorneys and Divorce Masters as they work through three fact patterns and share their best tips and tricks. Discussion will include:

- Most persuasive factors

- How to size up the case and narrow the issues

- Preferred litigation strategies

- Divorce Masters' expectations for lawyers

Track B: Beyond the W2: The Treatment of Business Earnings, Perquisites and Other Types of Income in Your Support Case

Involved in a support case with a non - W-2 wage earner? This program will provide insight and strategies on addressing income issues such as self-employment, perquisites, retained earnings, treatment of expenses, and other income issues that may arise in these child and spousal support cases.

 

 

All attendees will receive the course materials as a digital book. Print books have been discontinued. 

ProPass - Online does not apply to institute programs delivered by webcast.



Practice Areas

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Michael E. Bertin Esq. Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP (Phila)
Jennifer P. Bierly Esq. Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC (State College)
Elizabeth J. Billies Esq. Dischell Bartle & Dooley
Lt. Jeffrey Boyd Hatfield Police Department
Meredith J. Brennan Esq. Momjian Anderer LLC
Lindsay H. Childs Esq. Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC
Hon. Daniel J. Clifford Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas - Family Law Division
Timothy J. Colgan Esq. Colgan & Associates, LLC
Cindy S. Conley Esq. Dauphin County Divorce Hearing Office
Christina M. DeMatteo Esq. Law Office of Christina M. DeMatteo, LLC
Elizabeth C. Early Esq. Boyd & Early Family Law, LLC
Hon. Kim D. Eaton Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas - Family Law Division
Sarinia M. Feinman Esq. Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC
Rochelle B. Grossman Esq. Potts, Shoemaker & Grossman, LLC
Ned Hark Esq. Goldsmith Hark & Hornak PC
J. Paul Helvy Esq. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Hbg)
Anthony M. Hoover Esq. Levin Hoover Family Law Firm
Andrew Kelly ABV, CFE, MAFF RSM US LLP
Candice L. Komar Esq. Pollock Begg
Inna G. Materese Esq. Materese Family Law
Martin P. Mullaney Esq. Mullaney & Mullaney, LLC
Robert D. Raver Esq. Raver Rawlings & Parker PLLC
Hon. Alita A. Rovito Chester County Court of Common Pleas
Lynn A. Snyder Esq. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas - Family Law Division
Lauren L. Sorrentino Esq. Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba PC (Allentown)
Hon. Melissa S. Sterling Montgomery County Orphan's Court
Maegan M. Susa Esq. Ambrose Law Center
Adam H. Tanker Esq. Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP (Doylestown)
Carolyn M. Zack Esq. Momjian Anderer LLC
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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