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FamilyKind Symposium With Hofstra Shcool Of Law

Symposium with Hofstra School of Law

Symposium with Hofstra
School of Law

In 2017, FamilyKind was proud to collaborate with Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and Center for Children, Families and the Law, to present a Professional Symposium Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law: The Real and the Ideal.

The program featured a spirited dialogue on the topic of interdisciplinary collaboration in family law, including interactive presentations on shared ethical dilemmas and “ignite” presentations to spark discussion on what the future holds.

Symposium with Hofstra
Program Highlights
This event was dedicated to the memory of Professor Herbie DiFonzo.

10:30 am to Noon — Registration and Brunch

Noon to 1:40 pm — Siben & Siben Distinguished Lecture on Family Law: Interdisciplinary Triage and Informed Consent: The Future of Family Law

1:40 to 2 pm — Break

2 to 3:15 pm — Panel I: When Lawyers and Mental Health Professionals Collaborate: An Interactive Dialogue on Ethical Dilemmas

3:15 to 3:30 pm — Break

3:30 to 4:45 pm — Panel II: “Igniting” Good Ideas for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law. See details about FamilyKind participation below.

4:45 to 5 pm — Closing Remarks

FamilyKind Participation

Panel II — 3:30 to 4:45 pm
“Igniting” Good Ideas for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law

Lisa M. Petrocelli, Executive Director and Managing Attorney for the Hofstra Law Access, Access to Justice Incubator

Hon. Rachel Adams, Judge for Matrimonial Matters, Supreme Court, Kings County — Reigniting Parent Education for the 21st Century

Shari Bornstein, Director of FamilyKind Parent Services — Regional Family Trial Docket in Connecticut: Last Chance to Resolve High Conflict Custody Cases with an Interdisciplinary Approach

Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., Attorney, Braunstein & Zuckerman — Positive Uses For Custody Evaluation Reports

Lesley Ann Friedland, Executive Director of FamilyKind — 22nd Century Separation and Divorce: Interdisciplinary Teams to Support Family Reorganization

Jonathan Verk, Founder & Partner of Co-Parent — Online Dispute Resolution and Co-Parenting Disputes: Expectations, Process and Best Practices

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