On Demand Program

22nd Annual Family Law Conference


Aired Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Runtime: 24h

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Non-member : $300.00
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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, Panelist
Executive Office of the Trial Court , Boston
Hon. Edward F. Donnelly, Jr., Panelist
Middlesex Probate and Family Court , Cambridge
Hon. Linda S. Fidnick, Panelist
Hampshire Probate and Family Court , Northampton
Hon. Anne M. Geoffrion, Panelist
Hon. Patricia A. Gorman, Panelist
Middlesex Probate and Family Court , Cambridge
Hon Barbara M. Hyland, Panelist
Probate & Family Court Department , Boston
Hon. Randy J. Kaplan, Panelist
Essex Probate and Family Court , Salem
Hon. Robert W. Langlois (ret.), Panelist
Verrill Dana LLP , Boston
Hon. Anthony R. Nesi, Panelist
Hon. David G. Sacks, Panelist
Hampden Probate and Family Court , Springfield
Jennifer Clapp, Esq., Panelist
Grindle Robinson LLP , Wellesley
Dr. John Daignault, Psy.D., Panelist
John Johnson, Panelist
Robin M. Deutsch, Ph.D., Panelist
MGH Children & the Law Program , Boston
Deborah M. Faenza, Esq., Panelist
Ryan Faenza Cataldo , Walpole
Phyllis E. Federico, Esq., Panelist
Schmidt & Federico, P.C. , Boston
Donna Feinberg, LICSW, Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court , Canton
Susan A. Huettner, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Susan A. Huettner, P.C. , Sandwich
Kimberley J. Joyce, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Kimberley J. Joyce , Newton
Thomas A. Kenefick, III, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Thomas A. Kenefick, III, P.C. , Springfield
Evelyn Patsos, Esq., Panelist
Probate and Family Court , Boston
Amy K. Vaughn, Esq., Panelist
Vaughn Family Law LLC , Dedham

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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When you register, you will receive a link via email to the previously recorded MBA On Demand program and its ePublication. Your member profile will also contain a permanent link to the MBA On Demand version of the program.

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