Interested in improving your trial skills? The Trial Track will focus on the process that lawyers follow in preparing for and litigating custody cases. It will also offer mental health professionals an intimate view into how their work is viewed by lawyers, and how it will be addressed by lawyers in both pretrial discovery and in the courtroom.
Parenting Coordination Track
This track will provide training for mental health professionals and lawyers who are interested in the parenting coordination role and have a basic understanding of the process. Participants will explore controversies and challenges in parenting coordination (e.g., confidentiality, access to justice, informed consent), ethical decision making, legal frameworks for parenting coordination, and how to maintain a focus on the child.
- Child Custody Evaluations
- LGBTQ+ Issues
- Cultural Competence
- Parenting Coordination
- The Impact of COVID-19
- Resist/Refusal Dynamics
- Incorporating Technology
- Social Science Research
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Substance Misuse
About the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
AFCC is an interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children through the resolution of family conflict. Founded in 1963, AFCC includes over 6,000 members in 25 countries. For nearly 60 years, AFCC has served as a leader in family court innovation and reform in areas including parenting coordination, mediation, child custody evaluation, family law education, and domestic violence. AFCC members receive a print and electronic subscription to Family Court Review, the world’s leading interdisciplinary family law journal, published by Wiley-Blackwell. Learn more at www.afccnet.org.
About the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
AAML was founded in 1962 by some of the most highly regarded domestic relations attorneys, “To provide leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.” There are currently more than 1,600 Fellows in 50 states. Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law, including divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support, and other family law issues. Learn more at www.aaml.org.
- Kim Bonuomo, AAML Fellow
- Arnold T. Shienvold, Former AFCC President
- Nancy D. Kellman, AAML Fellow
- Matt Sullivan, Former AFCC President