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CLE Training: Representing Children in Contested Custody Cases in Maryland
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When: Friday, March 9
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Universities at Shady Grove, Building II
9630 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, Maryland  20850
United States
Contact: Yesenia Mendez

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The Guidelines for Practice for Court-Appointed Lawyers Representing
Children in Cases Involving Child Custody or Child Access

A day-long training for attorneys to comply with the Maryland Rules’ Appendix 19-D, Guidelines for Practice for Court-Appointed Attorneys and serve as court-appointed Child Privilege, Best Interest, and Child Advocate Attorneys.

Speakers: Honorable Cynthia Callahan of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County; Julie Christopher, Esq. of Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC; Stephanie Fink, Esq. of Fierst & Fink, P.C.; Steve Gaba, Esq. of Steven J. Gaba Attorney and Counselor at Law; Deena Hausner, Esq. of House of Ruth; Syretta James, Ph.D., of New Genesis Consulting Services, LLC; Lindsay Parvis, Esq. of Dragga, Hannon & Wills, LLP; and Rebecca Snyder, Ph.D of Westview Psychology and Consulting.

Topics that will be covered: Statute & Guidelines; Scope of Representation; Confidentiality, Work Product, Conflicts of Interest; Considered Judgment; Mental Health Privileges & Privilege Waiver Decisions; a View from the Bench; Domestic Violence; Child Development; Attachment; Age Appropriate Schedules; Interviewing/Communicating with Children; Mental Health Professionals & Dual Roles; Evaluations – Types & Relevant Guidelines; Process – How To; Child Counsel’s Roles in Settlement & Trial; Child’s Preference; Billing & Getting Paid; Challenges (Addiction, Neglect, Abuse, Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Self-Represented Parents, etc.).

Sponsored by the Bar Association of Montgomery County and its Family Law Section


Full Day Seminar Rates:

New Practitioners/Members/Non-Members 

Early Bird Rates: $125

Rates after Early Bird:

*Early Bird rates end February 22nd; Rates increase February 23rd*