AFCC (Association for Family and Conciliation Courts) Conference
Thursday, October 27, 2011
9:30 AM-4:30 PM.
"Ethical Challenges for Family Lawyers in the 21 st Century"
The practice of family law has always been a minefield of ethical dilemmas, but today's family lawyer faces a growing and even more complex set of challenges. New technology, social media, emerging professional roles and social changes have created a new set of issues that create potential obstacles and dilemmas. This institute will explore how emerging trends such as social media and child custody evaluation consultants have created new ethical dilemmas for family lawyers. The tension between a child's best interests and zealous advocacy, and the ethical questions that arise from that tension, will also be examined.
Samuel J. Ferrara, JD, Abrams Fensterman et al, Lake Success, NY
Edith A. Croxen, JD, Chief Counsel, Pima County Office of Children's Counsel, Tuscon AZ
Hon. Emile R. Kruzick, Brampton, ON, Canada
Robert A. Simon, PhD, Del Mar, CA
Hilary Casper, Abrams Fensterman et al, Lake Success, NY