In-Person Program

Probate & Family Court Lawyer for the Day Training

Learn—or perfect—the skills needed to assist in all matters coming before the Probate and Family Court

2180124P01
Wednesday, 3/28/2018, 9:30 am–3:30 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Whether you are just starting out or you already have an established family law practice, volunteering as a Lawyer for the Day in the Probate and Family Court is an excellent way to sharpen your skills while giving back to your community. This program provides everything you need to know to effectively assist litigants who appear in the Probate and Family Court unrepresented. This knowledge will also be helpful in your private practice. 

Hear from court personnel and expert family law practitioners in this new training designed to provide you with the tools to become a more effective Lawyer for the Day and a stronger family law practitioner. Topics include divorce, child support, alimony, paternity, guardianships, and conservatorships. Particular attention is paid not only to relevant law but also to practice and procedure. 

This program helps explain how to respond to the most common questions presented to Lawyers for the Day, as well as provides an opportunity to have your own questions answered. Don’t miss this chance to sharpen your skills and help people, while at the same time assisting the court with an unmet need.

9:30 – 9:45
Welcome and Introduction
Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court (Ret.); Community Legal Aid, West Newton, Co-Chair
Jocelynne D. Welsh, Esq., Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Co-Chair
9:45 – 10:30
Divorce
Cynthia T. Runge, Esq., Law Office of Cynthia T. Runge, Boston
10:30 – 11:15
Guardianships & Conservatorships
Sheriece M. Perry, Esq., Office of Court Management, Boston
11:15 – 11:30
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:30 – 12:15
Financial Matters – Alimony & Child Support
Gayle Stone-Turesky, Esq., Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC, Boston
12:15 – 1:00
Paternity
Christina Paradiso, Esq., Community Legal Aid, Worcester
1:00 – 2:00
Lunch (on your own)
2:00 – 3:30
Top 25 Questions and Matters Encountered by Lawyers for the Day
Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court (Ret.); Community Legal Aid, West Newton, Co-Chair
Jocelynne D. Welsh, Esq., Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Co-Chair
Paige D. Firment, Esq., The Law Office of Paige D. Firment, Worcester
Christina Paradiso, Esq., Community Legal Aid, Worcester
Joshua Fishbein, Esq., Department of Revenue, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Noreen A. Mullen, Esq., Suffolk Probate and Family Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Cynthia T. Runge, Esq., Law Office of Cynthia T. Runge, Boston
Gayle Stone-Turesky, Esq., Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, PC, Boston

Special Program Materials:

Table of Contents

Cochair

Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court (Ret.); Community Legal Aid, West Newton

Faculty

Paige D. Firment, Esq., The Law Office of Paige D. Firment, Worcester
Joshua Fishbein, Esq., Department of Revenue, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Sheriece M. Perry, Esq., Office of Court Management, Boston
Cynthia T. Runge, Esq., Law Office of Cynthia T. Runge, Boston

Speaker(s)