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32nd Annual Family Law Conference - Sold Out

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The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Family Law Section Council welcomes you to its 32nd Annual Family Law Conference. We are excited to be returning to the Chatham Bars Inn on Oct. 27 and 28.

We are looking forward to two days of learning and networking with judges and colleagues in a beautiful setting on the outer Cape!

This year's conference theme is "The New Basics." 

Conference highlights include:

  • Annual Pre-Conference Roundtable Discussion: Appellate Issues and Practice in Family Law
  • Keynote Address: Hon. John D. Casey, Chief Justice, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court 
  • Trial, Soup to Nuts: A Checklist 
  • Cutting Edge Discovery in the Modern Age 
  • Annual Judicial Forum 
  • Civility Reconsidered and Redefined 
  • Trends for Complex Issues in Legal and Physical Custody 
  • Perfecting Your Technique: The Continuing Bootcamp for Trial Advocacy

Important Registration and Room Information:
The room block for the conference at the CBI is sold out. Please make sure if you have a room reservation that you secure your registration for the conference via the MBA website or by calling member services (617) 338-0524.

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Marc Moccia, Esq., conference co-chair, Kazarosian Costello LLP, Haverhill
Holly A. Hinte, Esq., conference co-chair, Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Kimberley J. Joyce, Esq., conference co-chair, Law Office of Kimberley J. Joyce, Wellesley Hills
Crissa A. Morton, Esq., conference co-chair, Michael I. Flores PC, Orleans
Hon. John D. Casey, Chief Justice, keynote speaker, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, Boston
Claire K. Forkner, Esq., moderator, Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Hon. Thomas J. Barbar, panelist, Middlesex Probate & Family Court, Woburn
Hon. Amy J. Blake, panelist, Massachusetts Appeals Court, Boston
Charmaine Blanchard, Esq., panelist, Charmaine Blanchard Attorney at Law, Beverly
Hon. Kevin R. Connelly, panelist, Plymouth Probate and Family Court, Plymouth
Anthony M. Doniger, Esq., panelist, Retired Partner, Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., Boston
Hon. Dana S. Doyle, panelist, Hampden Probate and Family Court, Springfield
Pamela G. Deck, J.D., Ph.D., LICSW, panelist, SD Family Services, Inc., Canton
Grace Edwards, Esq., panelist, Edwards & Associates, Gloucester
Hon. Katherine A. Field, panelist, Bristol County Probate and Family Court-Taunton, Taunton
Michael I. Flores, Esq., panelist, Michael I. Flores, PC, Orleans
Hon. Melanie J. Gargas, panelist, Middlesex Probate and Family Court, Woburn
Daniel K. Gelb, Esq., panelist, Gelb & Gelb LLP, Beverly
Lisa J. Graff, Esq., panelist, Graff & Dawson, LLC, Sudbury
Calvin J. Heinle, Esq., panelist, Gibbs Heinle Maiona, LLP, Wellesley Hills
Hon. Susan L. Jacobs, panelist, Bristol Probate and Family Court, Taunton
Michael P. Judge, Esq., panelist, Casner & Edwards LLP, Boston
Martin F. Kane, II, Esq., panelist, McGrath & Kane, Inc., Boston
Hon. Randy J. Kaplan (Ret.), panelist, Ligris & Associates PC, Newton Center
David H. Lee, Esq., panelist, Lee & Rivers LLP, Boston
Jessica M. Martin, Esq., moderator, Anchor Family Law, Seekonk
Linda Medeiros, Esq., panelist, Law Office of Linda Medeiros, Danvers
Jessica Greenwald O'Brien, Ph.D., panelist, SD Family Services, Inc., Canton
Hon. Angela M. Ordoñez, panelist, Barnstable Probate and Family Court, Barnstable
Jason Pierce, CPA, CMA, CFM, CVA, MAFF, panelist, JS Held, Boston
Robert B. Setterbo, Esq., panelist, Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP, New Bedford
Vicki L. Shemon, J.D., LISCW, ACSW, panelist, Fields and Dennis, LLP, Wellesley Hills
Talia Simonds, Esq., panelist, Simonds Family Law and Mediation, PLLC, Newton Highlands
Hon. Kimberly Moses-Smith, panelist, Norfolk Probate and Family Court, Canton


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