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Matrimonial Practice in New York in the 21st Century:
The Bar’s Role in Shaping Change

Friday, March 10, 2017

8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Participants

Agenda

Friday, March 10, 2017

8 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

Leeds, Morelli & Brown Atrium

9 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions and Overview
Judge A. Gail Prudenti, Interim Dean, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Room 230

9:15 a.m.

The Challenges Facing Us - A Brief Report from the 2015 National Family Bar Summit: Shaping the System for the Families We Serve
Andrew Schepard, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Max Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Room 230

9:30 a.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Future Is Before Us: Innovation in Legal Practice in the 21st Century
Andrew Perlman, Dean and Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
INTRODUCTION BY
Ellen Yaroshefsky, Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Room 230

10:15 a.m.

Break and Move to Discussion Rooms

Leeds, Morelli & Brown Atrium

10:30 a.m.

Small Group Discussion- Questions 1-6

 

Group A - Question 1. Role of the Family Lawyer

Room 242

 

Group B - Question 2. The Education of a Family Law Attorney

Room 301

 

Group C - Question 3. A Holistic Center for Out of Court Divorce

Room 243

 

Group D - Question 4. Judicial Review of Divorce Agreements

Room 227

 

Group E - Question 5. Triage and Differentiated Case Management

Room 202

 

Group F - Question 6. Litigation Management and Cost Containment

Room 303

11:45 a.m.

Lunch

Leeds, Morelli & Brown Atrium

12:30 p.m.

Report Back From Small Groups on Discussion Questions
1-6 and large group discussion

Room 308

1:15 p.m.

Small Group Discussion - Questions 7-12

 

Group A - Question 7. Trial Practice

Room 242

 

Group B - Question 8. Self-Represented Litigants

Room 301

 

Group C - Question 9. Early Neutral Evaluation

Room 243

 

Group D - Question 10. Children of Divorce

Room 227

 

Group E - Question 11. Domestic Violence

Room 202

 

Group F - Question 12. Unmarried Parents

Room 303

2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break and Move to Room 308

Leeds, Morelli & Brown Atrium

2:45 p.m.

Report Back From Small Groups on Discussion Questions
7-12 and large group discussion

Room 308

3:30 p.m.

Next Steps
J. Herbie DiFonzo, Professor of Law,
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Room 308

4:30 p.m.

Conclusion

Room 308

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the state of New York.

New York CLE credits are available to satisfy the mandatory, nontransitional requirement for attorneys attending the symposium.

Please advise the CLE service secretary at the registration desk if you wish to receive CLE credit. You will be required to complete a sign-in sheet at the start and conclusion of the day. Additionally, you must complete an evaluation for the program.

Lawyers admitted in jurisdictions other than New York should check with those jurisdictions to determine CLE requirements in their states.

For more information, please contact Judith Black, Judith.N.Black@hofstra.edu.

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