Magal’s “Virtual” Conference
Available for Rebroadcast
“May I Speak Freely?” - The Interplay of Therapeutic Privilege, Confidentiality,
and Family Law
This conference will outline and discuss the following key topics:
· Misconceptions regarding confidentiality and therapeutic privilege;
· Complexities associated with obtaining and performing privilege waivers for minor children; and
· The ramifications for GALs, PCs, therapists, and other professionals in family law.
Join us “online” to learn from our distinguished panel of experts about confidentiality and privilege, their effect on GAL evaluations and investigations, or on working as part of a therapeutic team. Learn about therapeutic privilege for children and adults, the state of the law on confidentiality and privilege, and the practical applications of waivers.
Honorable Randy Kaplan (Ret.)
Beth Aarons, J.D., M.S.W.
John Baker, Ph.D.
Richard Novitch, J.D.
Joanne Romanow, J.D.
CEUs Applied For: 3.5 hours for LMFT, NASW, Psychology, CPCS/CAFL & PC
3.5 credit hours awarded for: GAL certification
MAGAL is excited to announce it's Spring 2022 virtual Conference:
Now Available for Rebroadcast!
OPERATING IN THE SHADOW OF THE LAW:
A COMPENDIUM OF CASE LAW FOR THE GAL AND PC
Understanding the impact of Massachusetts case law on custody and parenting decisions is essential in working effectively and responsibly as a GAL, PC, mental health professional or family law attorney involved with the Probate and Family Court. As professionals, we must be familiar with Massachusetts prevailing case law and the basis for the different standards for cases in the areas affecting our practices. Dr, Robert A. Zibbell’s 2021 Compendium of Family Law Cases presents the critical cases that we all should know about, covering areas including custody, parenting, removal, expert testimony, domestic violence, grandparent visitation and more. The role of this important case law in our work will be presented with commentary from our distinguished panel.
Dr. Zibbell’ s compendium evolved because lawyers and mental health professionals speak two different languages. One of the goals he had in mind was to try and find a bridge to help all professionals in the field identify the data needed by the law. Are clinical impressions relevant, and, if so, when? How can the law guide the investigative effort? What are the “facts”? How is the data communicated, and how do we maintain transparency and apply the data to legal standards? These questions will be explored in this important conference.
Speakers and Panelists:
Linda Minkoff, J.D., Family law attorney, GAL, current President of MAGAL, Inc,
Topics to be covered during the conference:
· Learning how to read judicial opinions, legal reasoning (jurisdiction, precedent, etc.), and following issues, rules, and applications, leaving the conclusion to the judge!
Registration and Cost
June 21, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
MAGAL Members are invited to attend the
Annual Meeting and complimentary reception at the
MIT Endicott House
with special guest Hon. Serge Georges, Jr. of the Supreme Judicial Court
Seated dinner and non-alcoholic beverages will be served, with a cash bar.
MAGAL wants to thank our loyal members for your support.
R.S.V.P. here by May 31, 2023
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