CLE Program

Divorce Basics: A View from the Bench and Bar


Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Plymouth Probate and Family Court
Jury Room - 2nd floor
52 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA, 02361

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MBA Paralegals : $40.00
MBA Law Student : $40.00
MBA New Admittee : $40.00
MBA Member : $80.00
Non-member : $160.00

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Divorce practice ranks among the most demanding, complex and challenging areas of law. Attend this Feb. 6 "Divorce Basics" seminar, which includes guest panelists First Justice Catherine Sabaitis and Judicial Case Manager Cynthia Gates. Take this unique opportunity to learn essential practice tips from Sabaitis and Gates that you can use in their courtroom.

This course will teach you how to determine the facts of your client's case, select appropriate avenues of relief and parry your opponent's strategies while you become familiar with relevant statutes, rules and leading cases you can use to achieve positive results for your client. Specific topics will include:

  • Initiating representation;
  • Obtaining temporary orders;
  • Discovery;
  • Pretrial conferences and case management conferences;
  • Trial preparation;
  • Case law update; and
  • Alimony reform update.


Christina Knopf, Esq., Program Chair
CMKnopf Law , Barnstable
Hon. Catherine Sabaitis, Panelist
Plymouth Probate and Family Court , Plymouth
Deborah Faenza, Esq., Panelist
Ryan Faenza Cataldo LLC , Walpole
Cynthia E. Gates, Panelist
Plymouth Probate and Family Court , Brockton
Susan A. Huettner, Esq., Panelist
Law Office of Susan A. Huettner, P.C. , Sandwich

Sponsoring Sections:

Family Law Section

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