CLE Program

Family Law in Essex County: What YOU Need to Know NOW


Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Massachusetts School of Law
Meeting Room
500 Federal Street
Andover, MA, 01810

Program Code:



MBA Paralegals : $40.00
MBA Law Student : $40.00
MBA New Admittee : $40.00
MBA Member : $80.00
Non-member : $160.00

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Family law practice ranks among the most demanding, complex and challenging areas of law. If you practice family law in Essex County, you do not want to miss this seminar. Featuring four Judges from the Essex Probate and Family Court you will learn the ins and outs of Essex County practice. Program highlights include:

  • County specific rules and practices;
  • The truth about track assignments and time standards;
  • Getting the most out of your hearings;
  • Basic preparation for an effective trial: the do’s and don’ts;
  • The must know cases of 2012 and 2013;
  • The Alimony Reform Act in action: how the judges are re-thinking their analysis of property division, alimony, and child support in light of the new law;
  • Common ethical pitfalls for matrimonial lawyers; and
  • The problems inherent for Probate Court judges in these economic times, and what lawyers can do to help


Joyce G. Perocchi, Esq., Program Chair
Perocchi Arbitration and Mediation , North Andover
Hon. Jeffrey A. Abber, Esq., Panelist
Middlesex Probate & Family Court - Cambridge Session , Cambridge
Hon. Amy Lynne Blake, Panelist
Massachusetts Appeals Court , Boston
Hon. Susan D. Ricci, Panelist
Hon. Mary Anne Sahagian, Panelist
Essex Probate and Family Court , Lawrence
Patricia S. Fernandez, Esq., Panelist
Patricia S. Fernandez & Associates , North Andover
Ralph E. Finck, Jr., Esq., Panelist
Frances Giordano, Esq., Panelist
Essex Probate and Family Court , Salem
Peter J. Jamieson, Esq., Panelist

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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