As a service to our members and the general public, the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation is sharing the following announcement. MCFM is not responsible for the content of this announcement and is not a sponsor of the program or programs described in this announcement.
*** Training Announcement from MCLE ***
"Trying Divorce Cases"
Live Webcast: October 23, 2020 -- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Recorded Webcast: November 6, 2020 -- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Although only a small percentage of divorce cases are actually tried to conclusion, the successful domestic relations practitioner must be prepared to try cases or to successfully negotiate a settlement. This program helps you improve your trial technique by giving you the unique opportunity to observe seasoned domestic relations practitioners in action. Throughout the program, experienced domestic relations trial practitioners try a mock divorce case from start to finish. A real estate broker and forensic accountant testify about the value of a marital home and how to locate and value assets and small business income. A vocational expert explains attribution of income. A Probate and Family Court judge presides over the trial and critiques each segment as it is presented. Don't miss this opportunity to spend a day with litigation experts to gain valuable insight into how to prepare and try a divorce case!
Two ADR sections:
9:10 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Negotiation Strategies/and effective use of Pre-Trial Hearings, Status Conference and Case Management Conference (Rule 409), “Four-way Meetings”, Time Standards, and Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Barbra I. Black, Esq., The Black Law Group, LLC , Woburn
9:35 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Arbitration, Mediation, Collaboration and other ADR alternatives: Working with Lawyers to “Win” for Clients
Oran E. Kaufman, Esq., Amherst Mediation Services, Amherst