Happy New Year from mdg Custody Litigation Consulting
Welcome to 2020! A new decade, with new opportunities! Scroll down to learn why Not Your Everyday Custody Case, Barcelona Legal Exchange CLE and Networking, and the First Annual Family Law and Mental Health Forum are my top three picks for the best continuing legal eduation opportunities for Georgia family law and custody attorneys to look forward to in 2020!
- Not Your Everyday Custody Case, Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Atlanta, Georgia.
2020 will be the 5th annual NYECC seminar. This CLE, designed to address some of the more advanced issues in custody litigation, has become a favorite for family law practitioners and guardians ad litem. Some of the topics covered in the 2020 program include Georgia’s new Equitable Caregiver Statute, childhood trauma in custody cases, cross-examining the guardian ad litem, and the different types of evaluations performed by mental health experts. I will present on dealing with pro se litigants in custody cases. And, this year will be extra special, as the judge’s panel will be comprised of judges from the Georgia Court of Appeals.
- Barcelona/Georgia Exchange CLE and Networking, October 16-22, 2020, Barcelona Spain
More than just a CLE. It’s a Continuing Legal Experience!
The Illustre Collegi d’Advocats de Barcelona (ICAB), the Barcelona Spain Bar Association, will host Georgia family law and custody attorneys for a joint continuing legal education and networking program with Barcelona attorneys. We have lined up an impressive roster of speakers to present in tandem with Barcelona attorneys and family law professionals on the similarities and differences of custody and matrimonial law in the respective jurisdictions. The program will include exchanges of ideas, networking and cultural activities with Barcelona attorneys. The three half-day CLE program (plus two optional days) will end with a mock Hague Convention custody case between Spain and Georgia. We will also offer optional tours, excursions and other activities in and around Barcelona. So, pack your bags, and join us for this exciting opportunity!
Stay tuned for more developments. The full agenda will be announced shortly. In the meantime, check out my blog about my visit to ICAB, with photos of the beautiful Bar facilities, and the historic Law Library with centuries-old books!
Space will be limited for this amazing program. Please contact me to place your name on the list to be the first to know all of the details.
- First Annual Family Law and Mental Health Forum, September 18, 2020. Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Sponsored by the Center for Navigating Family Change, and the Gwinnett County Alternative Dispute Resolution Office, this program will bring together family law professionals, including attorneys, guardians ad litem, therapists, evaluators and mediators, to cross-educate in the different disciplines. There will be at least ten workshops from which you can choose to participate. And a judge’s panel will also give a view from the bench. The goal is to work together across the different disciplines, in a more effective and efficient way for our clients. Learning together is such a great way to make that happen!