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Family Court Practical Skills 2019 | DVD


Family Court Practical Skills: Support, Custody, Family Offense Proceedings & Diversity

NYSBA Member: $175

Program Description
This full-day practical skills program is designed for all Family Court practitioners, whether newly admitted or experienced, seeking a fundamental and practical overview of handling support, custody and family offense proceedings in Family Court.  The program will also address diversity in parental relationships and its impact on family law including the changing legal landscape of parental rights in custody matters. 

Who Should Attend
Attorneys in the practice of family and matrimonial law as well as general practitioners.

Sponsored by the Family Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

This program is being recorded and streamed as a live webcast.

Live CLE Program 
Friday, March 22, 2019 | Convene Convention Center | NYC
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | New York State Bar Association | Albany & Webcast
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Doubletree by Hilton | Tarrytown
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Melville Marriott | Melville
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel | Syracuse

7.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Skills; 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias

NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
Co-Sponsoring Section Member: $150

Agenda Topics

  • Litigating a Support Proceeding – Family Court Act Article 4
  • Representing a Client in Family Offense Proceedings – Family Court Act Article 8
  • Handling a Custody Case - The Basic Elements
  • Diversity in Parental Relationships and its Impact on Family Law: The Changing Legal Landscape of Custody and Parenting Rights

Program Co-Chairs
Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq.,Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, PC, Garden City
Maureen Dunn, Esq., Johnson & Cohen, LLP, Pearl River

Charles P. Inclima, Esq., Inclima Law Firm, PLLC, Rochester
Peter R. Stambleck, Esq., Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP, New York City
Bruce J. Wagner, Esq., McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., Albany
Brett S. Ward, Esq., Blank Rome LLP, New York City

Program Faculty
Megan Van Aken, Esq., McNamee Lochner, PC, Albany
Robert Meyer, Esq., Support Magistrate, Albany Family Court, Albany
Lorraine R. Silverman, Esq., Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC, Albany
Hon. Paul Pelagalli, Saratoga County Family Court, Saratoga
Amy Knussman, Esq., Donnellan & Knussman, PLLC, Ballston Spa
Hon. Richard Rivera, Albany County Family Court, Albany
Geri Pomerantz, Esq., Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, Albany 


Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to


Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.


Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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 If you have any questions about this program, please contact staff attorney Sally Bratten. 






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