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In-Person Program

Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop 2017

Five days—one trial—countless trial skills learned

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Monday, 6/5 & Tuesday, 6/6/2017, 9:00 am - 5:15 pm; Wednesday, 6/7 through Friday, 6/9/2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
30 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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This intensely challenging, five-day course gets you “on your feet” under the rigorous scrutiny of judges and leading practitioners. Join the scores of divorce lawyers who have polished their courtroom effectiveness in this workshop’s supportive environment, learning trial advocacy from motion practice—to expert witness examination—to final argument. You won’t find another training experience quite like this one. In each class session, you perform as trial counsel in phases of an ongoing trial. Your week begins with admitting exhibits and demonstrative evidence. By Day 4, you’re examining actual real estate and psychological experts. Your recorded performances are fully critiqued, both in group settings and one-on-one, with faculty members. 

Throughout the week, you observe expert domestic relations practitioners demonstrate effective trial techniques. Between “courtroom” performances the faculty lectures on family law trial topics. On the final day of this intensive workshop, you’re the leading counsel in a full-blown divorce trial. All the skills you learned during the week are on display before a Probate and Family Court judge, who concludes the session with a frank, no-holds-barred critique of your trial performance and newly-acquired advocacy skills. 

Such a rite of passage for excellence in family law, the Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court has chosen this program to partner with—offering a full scholarship to one worthy applicant. Open to lawyers only, this program gives you a newfound confidence in yourself.



Hon. Randy J. Kaplan, Nantucket Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Nantucket
Hon. James V. Menno, Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Canton


Nicole C. Armstrong, Esq., Armstrong Law, P.C., Lowell
Peter M. Barlow, Esq., Kates & Barlow, PC, Boston
James L. Brick, Esq., Brick, Jones, McBrien & Hickey LLP, Newton
Charlene A. Caldeira, Esq., Lander & Lander, PC, Framingham
E. Steven Coren, Esq., Kerstein Coren Lichtenstein, LLP, Wellesley
Alfred P. Farese, III, Esq., Law Offices of Alfred P. Farese Jr., Everett
Phyllis E. Federico, Esq., Schmidt & Federico, PC, Boston
Stephen D. Fried, Esq., Middleton
Eric T. Gable, Plymouth Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Brockton
Laura E. Gibbs, Esq., Gibbs & Heinle, Wellesley Hills
Stephanie E. Goldenhersh, Esq., Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Cambridge
Lindsay E. Goldstein, Esq., Bassil & Budreau LLP, Boston
Mikalen E. Howe, Esq., Rubin and Rudman LLP, Boston
Susan A. Huettner, Esq., Law Office of Susan A. Huettner, Sandwich
Norman I. Jacobs, Esq., Esdaile, Barrett, Jacobs & Mone, Boston
Paul M. Kane, Esq., McGrath & Kane, Boston
Eric Klein,
Stephen N. Lander, Esq., Lander & Lander, PC, Framingham
Lisa J. Marino, Esq., Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, PC, Newton
William H. Mayer, Esq., Mayer, Antonellis, Jachowicz & Haranas, LLP, Framingham
Kristen A. Menard, Esq., Farrell Menard Law, Falmouth
John J. Norton, Esq., Connelly & Norton, Dorchester
Patrice O'Brien, Essex Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Salem
Linda A. Ouellette, Esq., Lawson & Weitzen LLP, Boston
Kathleen A. Rice, Woburn
Joanne E. Romanow, Esq., Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston
Steven J. Ryan, Esq., Witmer, Karp, Warner & Ryan LLP, Boston
Gary Owen Todd, Esq., Todd & Weld LLP, Boston
Lisa M. Wilson, Esq., Wilson, Marino & Bonnevie, PC, Newton


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