THE INTERSECTION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THE PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT

Event Start:
06/25/2018 4:00 PM
Event End:
06/25/2018 6:30 PM

When: Monday, June 25, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Social law Library, Boston, MA
Program Fee: $65

CPCS has approved 1.0 CLE credit hours for the Adult Criminal Panels and 2.5 hours for CAFL.

Faculty
Hon. Amy Lyn Blake, Massachusetts Appeals Court
Hon. Marianne C. Hinkle, District Court (Moderator)
Hon. Maureen H. Monks, Probate and Family Court
Manisha H. Bhatt, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services
Stephen A. Burns, Esq., Law Office of Christine D. Anthony, LLC
Adam J. Malinowski, Esq., Law Office of Adam Malinowski

When domestic violence intersects with a case in the Probate and Family Court you are faced with a myriad of complex legal problems. We have assembled an expert panel of experienced judges and attorneys to guide you through these situations. Learn best practice tips for temporary orders, guardian ad litem (GAL) and probation investigations and trials. Attendees will receive handouts that will include hypotheticals, case excerpts, motions and sample proposed findings.

Highlights include:

• Temporary orders – gathering information to support and defend against allegations of domestic violence; what types of temporary orders are appropriate; managing cases pending in multiple courts including Probate and Family Court amendments to the abuse prevention orders issued by other court departments. Practical issues on Probate Court amendments to District Court abuse prevention orders. Obtaining information from other courts and agencies; evaluations that should be requested.

 • GAL and probation investigation issues– should I request a GAL; what information to provide; obtaining and using District Court section 58A (dangerousness) hearing findings; handling a GAL investigation when there is an open DCF investigation/case or pending criminal charges; 5th amendment issues.

• Trial Issues – information needed to support findings under section 31A custody presumption statute; how does conduct affect division of a marital estate under section 34; evidentiary issues including excited utterances, state of mind, prior bad acts; preserving the record for appeal.

• Review and discussion of appellate case law on domestic violence issues in the Probate and Family Court.

Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito at 617-226-1343 or msaporito@socialaw.com. Space is limited. Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Same day registrations are $5.00 extra. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registrants for this program acknowledge that during the program their photographic or videographic images may be incidentally taken; registrants agree that the submission of their registrations for this program constitutes their written consent to the Social Law Library’s use of any such image in print and online materials solely for promotion of the Library’s noncommercial CLE seminars and other educational events and activities.
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