Family Law Evidence - Evidentiary Issues in Cases Concerning Substance Use Disorders

Event Start:
04/30/2024 4:00 PM
Event End:
04/30/2024 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET
Webinar Fee:

This Program is Online Only

CPCS has approved this program for 2.0 credit hours for the MHLD, CAFL and Mental Health Appeals panels.


Hon. Kevin R. Connelly, Probate and Family Court

Hon. Brian J. Dunn, Probate and Family Court

Hon. Barbara M. Hyland, Probate and Family Court

Hon. Janine D. Rivers, Probate and Family Court

This program addresses the ever-growing number of cases in the Probate and Family Court which deal with a party experiencing a substance use disorder. A substance use disorder is a condition where party is unable to control their use of an illegal or legal substance, resulting in some level of impairment. There are evidentiary issues concerning a party’s therapeutic records, medical and hospital records, drug and alcohol screens, treatment and/or rehabilitation records, SOBERLINK or SCRAM monitoring systems, as well as the more standard probation interviews with a child, DCF records, and GAL reports. The following topics will be covered:

  • What does the court expect for motions/motions in limine/motions to compel?
  • What records are admissible, conditionally admissible, not admissible?
  • When does a court do an in-camera review?
  • How to deal with hearsay in official records and reports?



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 by email at . Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. People registered for the program will receive the video recording and materials. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.

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