In 2017, FamilyKind was proud to collaborate with Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and Center for Children, Families and the Law, to present a Professional Symposium Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law: The Real and the Ideal.
The program featured a spirited dialogue on the topic of interdisciplinary collaboration in family law, including interactive presentations on shared ethical dilemmas and “ignite” presentations to spark discussion on what the future holds.
This event was dedicated to the memory of Professor Herbie DiFonzo.
10:30 am to Noon — Registration and Brunch
Noon to 1:40 pm — Siben & Siben Distinguished Lecture on Family Law: Interdisciplinary Triage and Informed Consent: The Future of Family Law
1:40 to 2 pm — Break
2 to 3:15 pm — Panel I: When Lawyers and Mental Health Professionals Collaborate: An Interactive Dialogue on Ethical Dilemmas
3:15 to 3:30 pm — Break
3:30 to 4:45 pm — Panel II: “Igniting” Good Ideas for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law. See details about FamilyKind participation below.
4:45 to 5 pm — Closing Remarks
Panel II — 3:30 to 4:45 pm
“Igniting” Good Ideas for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law
Lisa M. Petrocelli, Executive Director and Managing Attorney for the Hofstra Law Access, Access to Justice Incubator
Hon. Rachel Adams, Judge for Matrimonial Matters, Supreme Court, Kings County — Reigniting Parent Education for the 21st Century
Shari Bornstein, Director of FamilyKind Parent Services — Regional Family Trial Docket in Connecticut: Last Chance to Resolve High Conflict Custody Cases with an Interdisciplinary Approach
Lawrence Jay Braunstein, Esq., Attorney, Braunstein & Zuckerman — Positive Uses For Custody Evaluation Reports
Lesley Ann Friedland, Executive Director of FamilyKind — 22nd Century Separation and Divorce: Interdisciplinary Teams to Support Family Reorganization
Jonathan Verk, Founder & Partner of Co-Parent — Online Dispute Resolution and Co-Parenting Disputes: Expectations, Process and Best Practices