CLE Program

32nd Annual Family Law Conference (Sold Out)


Start: Friday, October 27, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
End: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 1:00 p.m.


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

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MBA Member : $295.00
Non-Member : $425.00

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This event has Sold Out

The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council welcomes you to its 32nd Annual Family Law Conference. We are excited to be returning to the Chatham Bars Inn on Oct. 27 and 28.

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

This year's conference theme is "The New Basics."

Conference highlights include:

  • Annual Pre-Conference Roundtable Discussion: Appellate Issues and Practice in Family Law
  • Keynote Address: Hon. John D. Casey, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court
  • Trial, Soup to Nuts: A Checklist
  • Cutting-Edge Discovery in the Modern Age
  • Annual Judicial Forum
  • Civility Reconsidered and Redefined
  • Trends for Complex Issues in Legal and Physical Custody
  • Perfecting Your Technique: The Continuing Bootcamp for Trial Advocacy

Important Registration and Room Information
The room block for the conference at the CBI is sold out.


Marc Moccia, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Kazarosian Costello LLP, Haverhill
Holly A. Hinte, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Kimberley J. Joyce, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Law Office of Kimberley J. Joyce, Wellesley Hills
Crissa A. Morton, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Michael I. Flores PC, Orleans
Hon. John D. Casey, Chief Justice, Keynote Speaker
Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, Boston
Hon. Thomas J. Barbar, Panelist
Middlesex Probate & Family Court, Woburn
Hon. Amy J. Blake, Panelist
Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston
Hon. Kevin R. Connelly, Panelist
Plymouth Probate and Family Court, Plymouth
Hon. Dana S. Doyle, Panelist
Hampden Probate and Family Court, Springfield
Hon. Katherine A. Field, Panelist
Bristol Probate and Family Court, Taunton
Hon. Melanie J. Gargas, Panelist
Middlesex Probate and Family Court, Woburn
Hon. Susan L. Jacobs, Panelist
Bristol Probate and Family Court, Taunton
Hon. Randy J. Kaplan (Ret.), Panelist
Ligris & Associates PC, Newton Center
Hon. Kimberly Moses-Smith, Panelist
Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Canton
Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, Panelist
Barnstable Probate and Family Court, Barnstable
Claire K. Forkner, Esq., Moderator
Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Jessica M. Martin, Esq., Moderator
Anchor Family Law, Seekonk
Charmaine Blanchard, Esq., Panelist
Charmaine Blanchard Attorney at Law, Beverly
Merril S. Chin, Esq., Panelist
The Law Office of Merril S. Chin LLC, Peabody
Premela G. Deck, J.D., Ph.D., LICSW, Panelist
SD Family Services, Inc., Canton
Anthony M. Doniger, Esq., Panelist
Retired Partner, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., Boston
Grace Edwards, Esq., Panelist
Edwards & Associates, Gloucester
Michael I. Flores, Esq., Panelist
Michael I. Flores, PC, Orleans
Lisa J. Graff, Esq., Panelist
Graff & Dawson, LLC, Sudbury
Daniel K. Gelb, Esq., Panelist
Gelb & Gelb LLP, Beverly
Jessica Greenwald O'Brien, Ph.D., Panelist
SD Family Services, Inc., Canton
Calvin J. Heinle, Esq., Panelist
Gibbs Heinle Maiona, LLP, Wellesley Hills
Michael P. Judge, Esq., Panelist
Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston
Martin F. Kane, II, Esq., Panelist
McGrath & Kane, Inc., Boston
David H. Lee, Esq., Panelist
Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Linda Medeiros, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Linda Medeiros, Danvers
Jason Pierce, CPA, CMA, CFM, CVA, MAFF, Panelist
JS Held, Boston
Vicki L. Shemin, J.D., LISCW, ACSW, Panelist
Fields and Dennis, LLP, Wellesley Hills
Robert B. Setterbo, Esq., Panelist
Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP, New Bedford
Talia Simonds, Esq., Panelist
Simonds Family Law and Mediation, PLLC, Newton Highlands
Karen W. Stuntz, Esq., Moderator
McEvoy & Stuntz LLP, Concord
Michael G. Xavier, Esq., Panelist
Prince Lobel Tye LLP, Boston

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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