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MA AFCC Annual Conference (Online)

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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.


*** Annual Conference Announcement from MA AFCC ***

"Sexts, Texts, and Tweets: The Use and Misuse of Social Media and Electronic Information in Family Law Disputes"

Coming via Zoom to your home or office on
Friday, April 30, 2021 (8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Randy Otto, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor
Department of Mental Health Law & Policy
Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida


8:45-10:15  Randy Otto, Ph.D., University of South Florida
"Using Social Media Data in Family Court Proceedings"

10:15-10:30  Break

10:30-11:45  Professional Panel Discussion
Stephanie Tabashneck, Psy.D., J.D. (independent forensic mental health practice)
Richard Novitch, Esq., of counsel, Todd and Weld, Boston, MA
Tony Pelusi Jr., J.D., coach and parenting coordinator, North Andover, MA
Vicki Shemin, Esq., L.I.C.S.W., A.C.S.W., Moderator

11:45-1:00  Judicial Panel
Hon. Jennifer Allen, Associate Justice, Middlesex Probate and Family Court
Hon. Linda Fidnick, First Justice, Hampshire Probate and Family Court
Hon. Arthur Ryley, First Justice, Barnstable Probate and Family Court
Jennifer Clapp, Esq., Moderator


*Co-author of: Pirelli, G., Otto, R. K., & Estoup, A. (2016). Use of Internet and social media data as a collateral source in forensic evaluations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47, 12-17.

Admission Cost:
Members (before April 15): $55.00. Thereafter $65.00 
Non-Members (before April 15): $75.00. Thereafter $85.00     

View Online Flyer and Register:
Reduced rates for students and probation officers available


Please plan to stay on after the conclusion of the conference for a casual networking luncheon hour (bring your own!) in breakout rooms for audience members to “schmooze” and catch up with one another. Virtual hugs and handshakes only.




April 30, 2021 8:45 AM through  1:00 PM