SPRING 2022 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Now available on demand via Zoom!
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.
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!
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