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22nd Annual Family Law Conference

The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council invites you to its 22nd Annual Family Law Conference at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox,Massachusetts.

This conference will provide you with a unique opportunity to meet judges, socialize with colleagues and update your skills as you learn techniques and gain insights from our distinguished panel members consisting of judges and legal experts from a broad range of specialties.

NOTE: Accommodations at the Cranwell are no longer available. Please check availability at the following area hotels: Red Lion Inn, The Yankee Inn and the Hampton Inn & Suites.

Friday, Oct. 26

  • 3 p.m. - Registration
  • 4 p.m. - Child Support Guidelines Task Force Review and Recent Case Update
  • 6 p.m. – Welcome Reception

Saturday, Oct 27

  • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. – Welcome and State of the Trial Court
  • 9 a.m. Session I: The New Era of Alimony -- Alimony One Year After the Alimony Reform Act
    10:30 a.m. – Break
  • 10:45 a.m. Session II: Demystifying the GAL Process -- Explanation and Preparation for your Client
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 1 p.m. Session III: Parenting Plans Focusing on the Best Interests of the Children
  • 3 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Click here to view the full conference schedule and faculty listing.


Marc E. Fitzgerald, Esq., conference co-chair
Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston

Michael I. Flores, Esq., conference co-chair
Michael I. Flores, PC, Orleans

Hon. Paula M. Carey
Chief Justice, Probate and Family Court

Hon. Edward F. Donnelly, Jr.
Middlesex Probate and Family Court, Cambridge

Hon. Linda S. Fidnick
Hampshire Probate and Family Court, Northampton

Hon. Anne M. Geoffrion

Hon. Patricia A. Gorman
Middlesex Probate and Family Court, Cambridge

Hon Barbara M. Hyland
Probate & Family Court Department, Boston

Hon. Randy J. Kaplan
Essex Probate and Family Court, Salem

Hon. Robert W. Langlois (ret.)
Verrill Dana LLP, Boston

Hon. Anthony R. Nesi
Bristol Probate and Family Court

Hon. David G. Sacks
Hampden Probate and Family Court, Springfield

Jennifer Clapp, Esq.
Grindle Robinson LLP, Wellesley

Dr. John Daignault, Psy.D.
GAL, Braintree

John Johnson
Chief Probation Officer, Bristol Probate and Family Court

Robin M. Deutsch, Ph.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School

Deborah M. Faenza, Esq.
Ryan Faenza Cataldo, Walpole

Phyllis E. Federico, Esq.
Schmidt & Federico, P.C., Boston

Donna Feinberg, LICSW
Probation Officer, Norfolk Probate and Family Court

Susan A. Huettner, Esq.
Law Office of Susan A. Huettner, P.C., Sandwich

Kimberley J. Joyce, Esq.
Law Office of Kimberley J. Joyce, Newton

Thomas A. Kenefick, III, Esq.
Law Office of Thomas A. Kenefick, III, P.C., Springfield

Evelyn Patsos, Esq.
Worcester Probate and Family Court

Amy K. Vaughn, Esq.
Vaughn Family Law LLC, Dedham

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

Conference with On Demand On Demand
Start:Friday, October 26, 2012, 4:00 PM
End:Saturday, October 27, 2012, 4:00 PM
Location:Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club
55 Lee Road
Lenox, MA, 01240
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