How to Prepare Your Case: for Trial or Settlement 2013

7 Prof CLE -SALE
Agenda: 

I.     Preparing Your Case:
       Preliminary Issues
II.    Getting the Information You Need: 
       A Tour of Article 31 Disclosure Devices
III.   Depositions: A Legal and Practical Approach
IV.   Electronic Disclosure:
       What You Need & How You Get It
V.    Negotiating Settlements:
       Using Psychological Principles & Techniques
VI.   Negotiating Settlements: Practical Approaches
VII.  Preparing Your Trial Notebook
VIII. Final Stages of Trial Preparation
 

7 Professional CLE Credit

Ask any seasoned matrimonial practitioner what the three most important steps to success are and invariably the answer will be: Preparation! Preparation! Preparation! Whether you bring your case to conclusion by negotiation in the conference room or by litigation in the courtroom, your best results come when you are thoroughly, even obsessively, prepared.

This spring program, ”How to Prepare Your Divorce Case: For Trial or Settlement!” dissects the case preparation process and provides step-by-step, “how to”, instruction as to the most effective way to prepare your case to enhance your professional performance and maximize the results you deliver to your clients.

As our agenda reflects, we will walk you from the preparatory steps that you take the first time you meet with your client, through the thicket of disclosure, and on to the specifics of trial preparation.

Special emphasis will be given to how to select the most effective discovery devices to get the job done. We will also focus on how to conduct, defend and use the oral deposition, which is often the most crucial step in the disclosure process – one which can truly “make or break” your case.

This program takes you from the initial client consultation right up the courthouse steps on the day of trial. In other words, “How to Prepare Your Divorce Case: For Trial or Settlement!” is a program that you will not want to miss the case preparation process and provides step-by-step, “how to”, instruction as to the most effective way to prepare your case to enhance your professional performance and maximize the results you deliver to your clients.

As our agenda reflects, we will walk you from the preparatory steps that you take the first time you meet with your client, through the thicket of disclosure, and on to the specifics of trial preparation.

Special emphasis will be given on how to select the most effective discovery devices to get the job done. We will also focus on how to conduct, defend and use the oral deposition, which is often the most crucial step in the disclosure process – one which can truly “make or break” your case.

This program takes you from the initial client consultation right up the courthouse steps on the day of trial. In other words, “How to Prepare Your Divorce Case: For Trial or Settlement!” is a program that you will not want to miss.

 

 

 $50 Discount will be applied at Check-Out

 

 As Tim says, “you can’t make this stuff up” but Tim does deliver “this stuff” in a way that is not only entertaining, but informative and helpful to any practitioner. 

Rachel Ehrlich, NYC
Faculty
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Timothy Tippins Esq.
Timothy M. Tippins, Esq. is an adjunct professor at Albany Law School and serves on the faculty of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and on the Affiliate Postdoctoral Forensic Faculty at St. John’s University. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Forensic Psychology at Siena College. He is a private practitioner who has engaged in matrimonial and family law practice since 1975 and devotes his practice exclusively to serving as trial counsel and consultant to other family law practitioners on a nationwide basis, with special emphasis on the presentation and cross-examination of expert mental health testimony. Tippins has served in all major professional leadership positions in the New York family law community, including President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - New York Chapter, Chair of the NYSBA Family Law Section, and Chair of the NYSBA Task Force on Family Law. Tippins is a regular feature columnist for the New York Law Journal and is the author of the multi-volume treatise New York Matrimonial Law & Practice (West Publishing). E-mail: tmtippins@matlaw.com
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Cynthia J Tippins Esq.

Cynthia J. Tippins, who has been designated in Best Lawyers in America, has engaged exclusively in family law practice since 1989. She maintains a private practice devoted exclusively to appeals in matrimonial and family law matters. Ms. Tippins is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has served on its Amicus Curiae Committee.

She served on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section and has served as Co- Chair of its Family Court Committee and its Legislation Committee, as well as serving on the Section’s Custody, Legislation, and Equitable Distribution Committees. Cornaire served as Counsel to the NYSBA Task Force on Family Law. She has lectured at CLE programs for MatLaw Systems Corp., the Law Guardian Training Program sponsored by the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, the New York State Bar Association, and local bar groups, including the Women’s Bar Association. Ms. Tippins has also lectured at Hofstra Law School and Albany Law School for programs sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In addition to frequent Legal Updates, she has spoken on such topics as Preparing the Custody Case for Trial, Child Custody: The Substantive & Procedural Law, Effective Discovery & Motion Practice in Matrimonial Actions, Litigating & Negotiating Child Support Issues, Negotiating & Drafting Separation Agreements, and Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence. Her published writings include numerous contributions to CLE seminar books, and such articles as The Status of Spousal Maintenance and the Impact of the 1986 Statutory Amendments, published by the Westchester County Bar Association. Ms. Cornaire is also a member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section.

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Dr. Jeffrey Wittmann
Dr. Wittmann is a licensed psychologist and trial consultant whose practice concentrates on trial support for attorneys in custody and access matters and on forensic work-product reviews. He serves as a consultant for major law firms nationally and has provided custody evaluation services both at county clinics and in private practice since 1985. He previously held an appointment as Adjunct Clinical Professor at SUNY Albany where he taught forensic psychology at the doctoral level. Dr. Wittmann is a recognized expert on the intersection of law and psychology, on professional practices in the child custody area, and on Frye/Daubert issues related to expert testimony in family matters. He is regularly on the faculty for training seminars offered to attorneys and mental health professionals, and has been a frequently utilized scholar-trainer for judges in Family, Supreme, and Appellate courts in New York and elsewhere nationally. Dr. Wittmann is on the editorial board of the Matrimonial Strategist and previously served on the board for the Journal of Child Custody. He is the author of “Custody Chaos, Personal Peace” (Perigee, 2001) and of numerous professional articles regarding forensic psychology. Together with Timothy Tippins Esq., he is the author of Empirical and Ethical Problems with Custody Recommendations: A Call for Clinical Humility and Judicial Vigilance, an award-winning article published in the Family Court Review in 2005 that generated widespread scholarly debate and that is a frequently-used template for critiquing the custody evaluation process. His CAAS model for analyzing child custody evaluations is the first comprehensive tool designed specifically to assist attorneys in negotiations and trial preparation, a model he outlines in his book entitled "Evaluating Evaluations: An attorney's Handbook for Analyzing Child Custody Reports" (MatLaw, 2013).
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Ronald J. Bavero

Ronald J. Bavero has been practicing in the field of matrimonial and family law for over twenty six years. Mr. Bavero is a highly experienced and respected trial attorney who has handled complex litigation in the various courts of this state. Presently, Mr. Bavero maintains a traditional matrimonial practice (The Law Offices of Ronald J. Bavero, LLC) and a Litigation Support Service Business (PREPMYCASE, LLC) through which he offers strategic litigation advice and trial preparation services to other attorneys handling matrimonial actions. Mr. Bavero has been listed in Super Lawyers as a top attorney in the New York Metro area in the years 2007 through 2015; Top Attorneys in Westchester (2007 through 2015); Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent Rating; Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in Legal Educators. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys and a  former member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section,  former Co-Chair of the Family Law Section Committee on Judicial Relations and was the former Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Family Law Committee. E-mail: rbavero@baverolaw.com

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