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Pro Bono CLE Seminar
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Pro Bono CLE Seminar

When: 10/25/2013
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Chester County Bar Association
15 W Gay Street
Lower Level; Suite A
West Chester, Pennsylvania  19380
United States
Contact: Kevin Connelly

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Friday, October 25, 2013

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

3 Substantive Credits
1 Ethics Credit

8:00 a.m.     Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 a.m.     Welcome ~ John F. McKenna, Esq., Pro Bono Committee Chair
                    Moderator ~ Honorable Katherine B.L. Platt

8:35 a.m.     Protection from Abuse Matters
                    Rachel H. Houseman, Esq., Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
                    Melanie McAteer, Esq., Family Court Administrator

9:30 a.m.     Custody Matters Generally:  A view from the Bench (including an overview     of custody law and procedure, a review of local rules and new statewide rules, and a discussion of the Court’s expectations of lawyers and litigants, ethical issues)
                    Honorable Katherine B. L. Platt
                    Melanie McAteer, Esq., Family Court Administrator
                    Carolyn Moran Zack, Esq., Custody Conciliator

10:15 a.m.    Break 

10:30 a.m.    Mock Custody Conciliation: Example of a typical conciliation involving drug and alcohol issues
                    Skip Persick, Esq., Catherine H. Voit, Esq., David M. Melchiorre, Esq.,
                    Melanie McAteer, Esq., and Carolyn Moran Zack, Esq.
11:15 a.m.   Custody Practice and Problem Areas:  A view from the Bar (including a review of the new custody statute and standard custody orders, legal custody decision-making, children as witnesses, emergencies, relocation matters, Littman hearings and third party custody, managing client expectations and other ethical issues)
                     Catherine H. Voit, Esq., David M. Melchiorre, Esq. 

12:00 p.m.    Expungements and No Asset Divorces
                     Deborah Steeves, Esq., Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
                     Melanie McAteer, Esq., Family Court Administrator

12:30 p.m.   Seminar Concludes


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