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Divorce Law: MCLE BasicsPlus!®

An intensive workshop that includes ethical issues in family law!

  • Product Number: 2180120WBA
  • Publication Date: 3/30/2018
  • Length: 12 Hours CLE Credit Note
  • Copyright: © 2018 MCLE, Inc.
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    This comprehensive two-day course provides the family law practitioner with the fundamental skills and approaches necessary to effectively represent clients in divorce. Through a variety of lectures, demonstrations, and "hands-on" workshops, you gain the tools to become a proficient divorce law practitioner. First, our expert faculty provides you with the substantive knowledge to handle divorce work—an overview of the core concepts, statutes, cases, and procedural rules that govern divorce practice. Then you learn by "seeing and doing" in special focus groups where the faculty helps you develop the key skills that a new practitioner needs to master: conducting a client interview, preparing the client's financial statement, arguing a motion in court, and negotiating settlement. You'll walk away with a solid understanding of divorce law practice and the skills necessary to be successful. Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to get "hands-on" training and jumpstart your career!

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    • DAY ONE

    • 9:30 – 9:40 a.m.

      Welcome and Introduction

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      Steven E. Gurdin, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston, Co-Chair
    • 9:40 – 10:50 a.m

      Establishing and Maintaining the Client Relationship;

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    • Substantive Law and Procedure;
    • Jurisdiction; Equitable Distribution;
    • Professionalism (civility) and ethics
    Nancy G. O'Donnell, Esq., Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster , Boston, Co-Chair
  • 10:50 - 11:00 a.m.

    Initial Review/Assessing the Case

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    Kristine A. Cummings, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston
  • 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.

    Fee Agreements; Case Management/Fee Arrangements

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    Steven E. Gurdin, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston, Co-Chair
  • 11:20 – 11:35 a.m.

    Networking and Refreshment Break

  • 11:35 - 11:45 a.m.

    ADR/Collaborative Law/Mediation

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    Victoria C. Rothbaum, Esq., Harsip & Stuart, PC , Acton, Co-Chair
  • 11:35 a.m. – 12:10 p.m

    Contempts and Modifications

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    Steven E. Gurdin, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston, Co-Chair
  • 12:10 – 12:30 p.m.

    Question and Answer Session

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    Panel
  • 12:30 – 1:35 p.m.

    Lunch (on your own)

  • 1:35 – 2:00 p.m.

    Child Support Guidelines and Support Orders; Financial Statements: The Basics

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    Kristine A. Cummings, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston
  • 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

    Tax Issues:

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  • The Difference Between Child Support and Alimony;
  • 1041 Transfers;
  • Dividing Assets
  • Steven E. Gurdin, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston, Co-Chair
  • 2:30 - 2:40 p.m.

    Pensions and Retirement

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    Victoria C. Rothbaum, Esq., Harsip & Stuart, PC , Acton, Co-Chair
  • 2:50 – 3:05 p.m.

    Networking and Refreshment Break

  • 3:05 – 4:00 p.m.

    Do’s and Don’ts on Financial Statements

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    Steven E. Gurdin, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston, Co-Chair
    Nancy G. O'Donnell, Esq., Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster , Boston, Co-Chair
    Victoria C. Rothbaum, Esq., Harsip & Stuart, PC , Acton, Co-Chair
    Kristine A. Cummings, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Day One Wrap-Up/Questions and Answers

  • DAY TWO

  • 9:30 – 9:35 a.m.

    Welcome and Introduction

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    Steven E. Gurdin, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston, Co-Chair
  • 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

    Discovery

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    Nancy G. O'Donnell, Esq., Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster , Boston, Co-Chair
  • 9:55 - 10:05 a.m.

    Tips from the Bench

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    Hon. John C. Stevens, III, LCP Law Group , Salem
  • 10:05 – 10:50 a.m.

    Ethical Issues for Family Law Practitioners

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    John W. Marshall, Esq., Board of Bar Overseers, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

    Networking and Refreshment Break

  • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

    Working with the Probation Department of the Probate and Family Court

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    Patrice O'Brien, Essex Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

    Questions and Answers

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    Panel
  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

    Lunch (on your own)

  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Motion Practice; Temporary Orders

    Victoria C. Rothbaum, Esq., Harsip & Stuart, PC , Acton, Co-Chair
  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

    Motion Session Demonstration

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    Nancy G. O'Donnell, Esq., Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster , Boston, Co-Chair
    Hon. John C. Stevens, III, LCP Law Group , Salem
    Steven E. Gurdin, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston, Co-Chair
    Victoria C. Rothbaum, Esq., Harsip & Stuart, PC , Acton, Co-Chair
  • Tips from the Bench on Motions Practice

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    Hon. John C. Stevens, III, LCP Law Group , Salem
  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

    Question and Answer Session

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    Panel
  • 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    Networking and Refreshment Break

  • 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

    Negotiation and Settlement

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  • Four-Way Negotiation Conference;
  • Corridor Negotiation;
  • Pretrial Conference;
  • Settlement Agreement
  • Nancy G. O'Donnell, Esq., Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster , Boston, Co-Chair
    Steven E. Gurdin, Esq., Fitch Law Partners LLP , Boston, Co-Chair
  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Day Two Wrap-Up/Questions and Answers

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