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Domestic Violence Issues in Family Law

Monday, March 3, 2014 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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Learn the best practices when representing a domestic violence victim in district and probate courts, including:

  • 209A Restraining Orders.  Tips on obtaining orders,  asking for child support and custody orders in the district courts and how it relates to later probate court orders, and how a G.L. c. 208, sec. 18 order differs
  • How to conduct the initial client meeting and assess the case
  • Negotiating with an opposing party in a case involving domestic violence
  • The Custodial presumption Act
  • Tips for presenting domestic violence issues in divorce and custody matters in the Probate and Family Courts
  • Ethical concerns and considerations

In this program, you will hear practice tips from attorneys,  about what is happening in the administrative offices of the Trial Court in the area of domestic violence, and learn how you can get involved in helping victims of domestic violence.  Judge Maureen Monks will be on hand to provide a perspective from the bench on how domestic violence impacts custodial decisions and other aspects of divorce actions.

The Boston Bar Association's CLE Department will be offering certificates of attendance to those in attendance who require CLE Credit or proof of attendance. If you are an attorney admitted in a jurisdiction outside of MA or otherwise require proof of attendance at tomorrow’s program, please pick up a certificate from the BBA Staff after the program.

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Elizabeth Vincensi


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