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SOLD OUT: 31st Annual Family Law Conference

Date:

Start: Friday, October 28, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
End: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

Location:

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

Program Code:

FLA23

Program Options:

Registration

MBA Members : $250.00
Non-Member : $350.00
MBA Sponsoring Section : $250.00

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The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council welcomes you to its 31st Annual Family Law Conference we are excited to be retuning to the Chatham Bars Inn on Oct. 28 and 29.

We are looking forward to two days of learning and networking with judges and colleagues in a beautiful setting on the outer Cape!

Conference Agenda

Friday, October 28, 2022

12:00 – 12:55 p.m. Pre-Conference Roundtable: At The Crossroads Of Alimony And Child Support - The Impact Of Cavanagh v. Cavanagh

Moderator: Jennifer M. Clark, Esq., Casner & Edwards, LLP, Boston
Panelists: 
Hon. Michael D. Anderson, Essex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Theresa A. Bisenius, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Ann Dargie, Esq., Law Offices of Jennifer A. Thorn, P.C.,Springfield
Michael I. Flores, Esq., Michael I. Flores, P.C., Orleans
David H. Lee, Esq., Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Jennifer A. Thorn, Esq., Law Offices of Jennifer A. Thorn, P.C.,Springfield
Gary O. Todd, Esq., Todd & Weld LLP, Boston
   
1:00 – 1:05 p.m. Welcome Remarks: 

Marc A. Moccia, Esq., Chair, MBA Family Law Section Council

1:05 – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker

Chief Justice John D. Casey, Probate and Family Court

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Navigating The Sea of Cryptocurrencies And Cutting-Edge Digital Devices In Divorce

Moderator: Jared D. Spinelli, Esq., Rubin & Rudman LLP, Boston 
Panelists:

Hon. Jacqueline M. Burchill, Norfolk Probate and Family Court
Hon. Claudine T. Wyner, Hampden Probate and Family Court
Kelly A. Koch, Esq., Raipher, P.C., Springfield
Linda A. Ouellette, Esq., Kates & Barlow PC, Boston
Jason Pierce, CPA, J.S. Held LLC, Boston
Robert B. Setterbo II, Esq., Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP, Boston

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Litigating The High Conflict Custody Matter: A Protocol

Moderator:Brigid E. Mitchell, Esq., Denise Squillante, P.C.
Panelists: 
Hon. Melanie J. Gargas, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Roxann C. Tetreau, Worcester Probate and Family Court
Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D., Family Law Consulting PLLC, Manchester, NH
Kimberley J. Joyce, Esq., Law Office of Kimberley J. Joyce, Wellesley
Karen W. Stuntz, Esq., McEvoy & Stuntz LLP, Concord

4:45 – 5:45 Judicial Forum

Moderator:Jennifer R. Clapp, Esq., Clapp Family Law, Wellesley
Panelists: 
Hon. Jennifer M. Allen, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Michael D. Anderson, Essex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Thomas J. Barbar, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Theresa A. Bisenius, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Jacqueline M. Burchill, Norfolk Probate and Family Court
Hon. Kevin R. Connelly, Plymouth Probate and Family Court
Hon. Melanie J. Gargas, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Patricia A. Gorman, Norfolk Probate and Family Court
Hon. Nan M. Sauer, Worcester Probate and Family Court
Hon. Roxann C. Tetreau, Worcester Probate and Family Court
Hon. Susan S. Tierney, Barnstable Probate and Family Court
Hon. Jennifer M. Ulwick, Essex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Claudine T. Wyner, Hampden Probate and Family Court

6:00 Cocktail Reception in the South Lounge

Saturday, October 29, 2022

8:00- 8:55 a.m. Pandemic Lessons From The Bench and Bar

Moderator: Jared D. Spinelli, Esq., Rubin & Rudman LLP, Boston
Panelists:   
Hon. Jennifer M. Allen, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Thomas J. Barbar, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Nan M. Sauer, Worcester Probate and Family Court
Hon. Jennifer M. Ulwick, Essex Probate and Family Court
Margaret Reilly, Asst. Judicial Case Manager, Middlesex
Kathleen A. O’Malley, Esq., Raipher, P.C. Springfield
Kim LaDue, Judicial Case Manager, Norfolk

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Demystifying The Income Approach To Valuation And Diving Deep Into The Double Dip

Moderator: Nicole K. Socci, Esq., Socci & Nieves Family Law Group, LLP, North Andover
Panelists: 
Hon. Kevin R. Connelly, Plymouth Probate and Family Court
Hon. Patricia A. Gorman, Norfolk Probate Court
Felix S. Betro, J.D., COPA, CVA, Betro & Co., P.C., Foxboro
Alisa L. Hacker, Esq., Day Pitney LLP, Boston
Peter J. Jamieson, Esq., Hastings, Jamieson & Lipshutz Family Law Group LLP, North Andover

10:45 – 12:00 Perfecting Your Technique: A Continuing Bootcamp For Trial Advocacy

Moderator: Irena Inman, Esq., Callahan Barraco, Inman & Bonzagni, P.C.
Panelists: 
Hon. Kevin R. Connelly, Plymouth Probate and Family Court
Hon. Jennifer M. Ulwick, Essex Probate and Family Court
Rachel A. Deering, Esq., Verrill Dana LLP, Boston
Jennifer Koiles Pratt, Esq., Koiles Pratt, Salem
Michael G. Xavier, Esq., Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston
Cynthia T. Runge, Esq., Peridot Family Law, LLC, Boston

 

Faculty:

Holly Hinte, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Kimberley J. Joyce, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Law Office of Kimberley J. Joyce, Wellesley Hills
Marc A. Moccia, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Kazarosian Costello LLP, Haverhill
Crissa A. Morton, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Michael I. Flores PC, Orleans
Hon. John D. Casey, Chief Justice, Keynote Speaker
Probate & Family Court Department, Boston
Jennifer R. Clapp, Esq., Moderator
Clapp Family Law LLC, Wellesley Hills
Jennifer Clark, Esq., Moderator
Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston
Irena Inman, Esq., Moderator
Callahan Barraco, Inman & Bonzagni PC, Westborough
Brigid E. Mitchell, Esq., Moderator
Law Office of Denise Squillante, Fall River
Richard M. Novitch, Esq., Moderator
Todd & Weld LLP, Boston
Jared D. Spinelli, Esq., Moderator
Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston
Hon. Jennifer M. Allen, Panelist
Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Michael D. Anderson, Panelist
Essex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Thomas J. Barbar, Panelist
Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Theresa A. Bisenius, Panelist
Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Jacqueline M. Burchill, Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court
Hon. Kevin R. Connelly, Panelist
Plymouth Probate and Family Court
Hon. Melanie J. Gargas, Panelist
Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Patricia A. Gorman, Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court
Hon. Nan Sauer, Panelist
Probate & Family Court Department, Boston
Hon. Roxann C. Tetreau, Panelist
Worcester Probate and Family Court
Hon. Susan S. Tierney, Panelist
Barnstable Probate and Family Court
Hon. Jennifer M. Ulwick, Panelist
Essex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Claudine T. Wyner, Panelist
Hampden Probate and Family Court
Ann Dargie, Esq., Panelist
Law Offices of Jennifer A. Thorn PC, East Longmeadow
Rachel A. Deering, Esq., Panelist
Verrill Dana LLP, Boston
Michael I. Flores, Esq., Panelist
Michael I. Flores PC, Orleans
Benjamin D. Garber, Ph.D., Panelist
Family Law Consulting PLLC, Nashua
Alisa L. Hacker, Esq., Panelist
Day Pitney LLP, Boston
Peter J. Jamieson, Esq., Panelist
Hastings, Jamieson & Lipshutz Family Law Group LLP, North Andover
David H. Lee, Esq., Panelist
Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Jennifer Koiles Pratt, Esq., Panelist
Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, Salem
Kim LaDue, Esq., Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Canton
Jason Pierce, CPA, Panelist
J.S. Held LLC, Boston
Linda A. Ouelette, Esq., Panelist
Kates & Barlow PC, Boston
Margaret Reilly, Asst. Judicial Case Manager, Panelist
Middlesex Probate and Family Court, Cambridge
Robert B. Setterbo II, Esq., Panelist
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner LLP, New Bedford
Karen W. Stuntz, Esq., Panelist
McEvoy & Stuntz LLP, Concord
Jennifer A. Thorn, Esq., Panelist
Law Offices of Jennifer A. Thorn PC, East Longmeadow
Gary O. Todd, Esq., Panelist
Todd & Weld LLP, Boston
Michael G. Xavier, Esq., Panelist
Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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