CLE Program

25th Annual Family Law Conference


Start: Friday, October 16, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
End: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m.


Chatham Bars Inn
297 Shore Rd.
Chatham, MA, 02633

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MBA Sponsoring Section : $250.00
MBA Paralegal : $180.00
MBA Law Students : $180.00
MBA New Admittee : $180.00
MBA Members : $275.00
Non-Members : $300.00

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The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council invites you to its 25th Annual Family Law Conference at the Chatham Bars Inn on October 16 and October 17.

Annually, this conference provides a unique opportunity to meet judges, socialize with colleagues and remain current within the practice of family law. Attendees will learn techniques and gain insight from our distinguished panelists, including judges and legal experts, from a broad range of specialties.

In addition, we are honored to have Chief Justice Angela M. Ordoñez deliver her annual State of the Court address.

Friday night reception sponsored by Easy Soft legal software. Simplify your family law practice with their EasyFamilyLaw Suite. For more information go to



Friday, October 16, 2015

11:00 – 12:00: Registration

12:00 – 1:30: Ask the Experts: Raise the Bar!

1:30 – 1:40: Break

1:45 – 2:15: State of the Probate and Family Court

2:15– 2:25: Break

2:30 – 4:00: Divorce and the Special Needs Child: Pitfalls to Avoid

4:00 – 4:10: Break

4:15 - 5:30: Current Trends in Custody

6:00 – 7:30 Reception

Saturday, October 17, 2015

9:30 – 11:00: Executive Compensation:  Finding the Promises, Obtaining Payments, and Avoiding the Pitfalls

11:00– 11:10: Break

11:15 - 12:45: Maximizing Cost Efficiency in Case and Expert Management


For the full conference schedule, panel topics, and list of panelists, please click here.



Jennifer R. Clapp, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Clapp Family Law, LLC, Wellesley Hills
Lloyd D. Godson, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Lynne M. Isaman, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Isaman Law Office, LLC, Chelmsford
Kimberley Joyce, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Law Office of Kimberley J. Joyce, Wellesley Hills
Amy K. Vaughn, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Vaughn Family Law LLC, Holliston
Chief Justice Angela M. Ordoñez, Panelist
Probate & Family Court Department, Barnstable
Hon. Katherine A. Field, Panelist
Bristol County Probate and Family Court-Taunton, Taunton
Hon. Randy J. Kaplan, Panelist
Ligris & Associates PC, Newton Center
Hon. Robert W. Langlois (ret.), Panelist
Saponaro Law Offices, Wellesley
Hon. Denise L. Meagher, Panelist
Massachusetts Trial Court, Probate and Family Court, Boston
Hon. James V. Menno, Panelist
Hon. Susan Diane Ricci (ret.), Panelist
Hon. Robert A. Scandurra, Panelist
South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration, Inc., Hyannis
Hon. John M. Smoot (ret.), Panelist
Law Office of John M. Smoot, Accord
Peter M. Barlow, Esq., Panelist
Kates & Barlow PC, Boston
Marc Bello, CPA, Panelist
Edelstein & Company LLP, Boston
Jennifer A. Bingham, Esq., Panelist
Law Offices of Jennifer Bingham, Auburndale
Rachel B. Biscardi, Esq., Panelist
Northeast Legal Aid, Inc., Lowell
Patience W. Crozier, Esq., Panelist
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, Boston
Lisa M. Cukier, Esq., Panelist
Burns & Levinson LLP, Boston
Michael I. Flores, Esq., Panelist
Michael I. Flores, PC, Orleans
David M. Gannett, CPA, Panelist
David M. Gannett, CPA, PC, Waltham
Holly A. Hinte, Esq., Panelist
Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Michael P. Judge, Esq., Panelist
Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston
Paul M. Kane, Esq., Panelist
Vanda Marie Khadem, Esq., Panelist
Khadem Law Office, Dover
Robert C. Lawless, Esq., Panelist
Lawless & Lawless PC, Barnstable
Mira Z. Levitt, Ph.D., Panelist
Karen B. Mariscal, Esq., Panelist
Margolis and Bloom, LLP
Susan Miller, Esq., Panelist
Carol Eve Nesson, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Carol E. Nesson
James J. Richards, Esq., Panelist
Anita W. Robboy, Esq., Panelist
Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston
Joanne E. Romanow, Esq., Panelist
Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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