Selected Conference Presentations

 

Presentation on the Role of Lawyers in Prevention as part of a panel presentation on Evidence Based Prevention Programs: Promoting Wellness in Children and Families of Separation and Divorce, Fifth International Congress on Parent Education and Access Programs, sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Tucson, Arizona (November 2002)

 

Presentation on Standards of Practice for Parent Education Programs, Fifth International Congress on Parent Education and Access Programs, sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Tucson, Arizona (November 2002)

 

Multidisciplinary Services and the Judicial System, New England Bar Association, Freeport, Maine (October 10, 2002)

 

Presentation on the Future of the Family Court at a plenary session of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Convention (June 6, 2002)

 

Invited Testimony before the Connecticut Governorís Commission on Custody, Divorce and Children, Wednesday, Meriden, Conn. (May 8, 2002)

 

Mediating Under the New Model Standards and the Uniform Mediation Act-Confidentiality, Domestic Violence, and the New Duties of Mediators, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Panel Presentation as part of All in the Family: A Symposium on Family, Family-Business and Intergenerational Disputes, Philadelphia, Pa. (February 1, 2002)

 

The Role of the Law School in Family Court Reform: Section on Family and Juvenile Law, American Association of Law Schools, New Orleans, Louisiana (January 4, 2002). (Part of panel presentation at AALS Convention on Court Reform, Family Law and the Role of Teaching and Scholarship)

 

The Transformation of the Child Custody Court: From Fault finder to Conflict Manager to Differential Diagnosis, Second Annual Symposium on Family Law of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Family Division, Baltimore, Maryland (November 14, 2001)

 

Current Developments in Child Custody Law and Dispute Resolution Procedure to an International Visitor Project for Germany sponsored bythe Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State (October 19, 2001) (German delegation consisted of leading family court judges, government officials and academics)

 

Including the Voices of Children in Divorce and Separation Decisions, 25th Anniversary Conference of the Australian Family Court, Sydney, Australia (July 2001) (invited speaker)

 

Pro Se Litigants and Divorce and Separation, 25th Anniversary Conference of the Australian Family Court, Sydney, Australia (July 2001) (invited speaker)

 

The Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation, American Bar Association, Family Law Section (April 2001)

 

Keynote Speaker, Florida Unified Family Court Summit (September 2000)

 

Keynote Speaker on Children of High Conflict Divorce, Wingspread Conference Sponsored by the Johnson Foundation and the American Bar Association Family Law Section (September 2000)

 

Therapeutic Justice and Problem Solving Courts, National Association for Court Management (August 2000)

 

Unified Family Courts, AFCC Conference (May 2000)

 

Development of Standards of Practice for Divorce and Family Mediation, Section of Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association (April 1999).

 

Children of Embattled Divorce: The Ben J. Altheimer Symposium, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Sept. 1999).Anglo-American Conference on the Role of the Family in Public Policy: The Ditchley Foundation, Ditchley Park, England (March 1999) (Ditchley sponsors leadership conferences to promote Anglo-American dialogue and understanding)

 

Reporter, American Bar Association Leadership Summit on Unified Family Courts (May 1998)

 

Organizer of and presenter at Institute on Unified Family Courts, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (June 1998)

 

Presentations at Second World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth on three topics: law school programs for children, parent education programs and no-fault divorce (June 1997)

 

Unified Family Courts to Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in Profession Conference on Fractured Families, Fractured Courts@ (May 1997).New York State Senate Committee on Families and Children on Parent Education and the P.E.A.C.E. Program (January 1996) (invited testimony)

 

Featured Presenter, First, Second and Third International Congress on Parent Education Programs, sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts(September 1994, January 1996 and September 1997)

 

National Conference of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on education programs for divorcing parents (July 1994)

 

Participant in White House Conference with Dr. William Galston, Deputy Director of Domestic Policy for President Clinton, on family structure, divorce and separation and welfare reform (December 1993)

 

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on education programs for divorcing parents (November, 1993)

 

Numerous presentations to groups of lawyers, judges and mental health professionals about P.E.A.C.E., including presentations in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Brooklyn, White Plains, Nassau County, New York County and Orange County (1991 - present)

 

Chief Judge's Committee to Examine the Conduct of Lawyers in Matrimonial Actions, "The P.E.A.C.E. Program" (February, 1993) (invited testimony)

 

Stetson University Conference on Law and Higher Education, "Judicial Review of Academic Grading Disputes" (February, 1992)

 

American Academy of Psychoanalysis: "Divorce, Child Custody and the Law" (November, 1990)

 

New York Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers: "AIDS and Divorce" and "Divorce, Interspousal Torts and Res Judicata" (June, 1990)