Child Custody Evaluations & ADR Teleseminar
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.
Register: online or by mail form August 2017 ADR webinar Reg Form.pdf
Registration deadline: Friday, August 18
Cost: $10.00 for State Bar of Michigan Family Law or ADR Section members; $40.00 for non-State Bar of Michigan Family Law or ADR Section members.
Dial-in instructions can be found on your registration confirmation
The ADR Section invites members of the Family Law Section to attend this teleseminar at the ADR Section rate.
Child custody disputes frequently end up before a judge. Courts are increasingly referring these disputes to child custody evaluators. This 90-minute interactive seminar will prepare you to incorporate these evaluations into your custody mediation, either as a mediator or a litigator.
Learn what makes a good comprehensive child custody evaluation, when is a CCE appropriate and how it can be incorporated into the ADR process, and common issues in custody disputes including:
Panel: Ben Burgess, MA, LLP, Fountain Hill Center, Grand Rapids, and Connie Thacker, JD, Thacker Sleight PC, Grand Rapids
Moderator: Robert E. L. Wright, The Peace Talks PLC, Grand Rapids
Ben Burgess is a psychologist with a practice focusing primarily on high-conflict divorce and parental separation, as well as high-conflict child custody and parenting time evaluations. Mr. Burgess received a master's degree in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University in 2006. Since 2006, he has worked in various private practices and is currently at the Fountain Hill Center in Grand Rapids. In addition to private practice, Mr. Burgess worked as office psychologist for the Ottawa County Friend of the Court, where he routinely examined complex cases involving child alienation, intimate partner violence, and other complex custody and parenting time issues. Mr. Burgess' practice has expanded to include parent-child reunification and parent coordination.
WLA will be participating in the annual Vineyard to Bay 5K. More details about the event can be found: https://events.bytepro.net/vineyard2bay.
To participate with the WLA, please contact WLA chair Mardi Black at 231-271-3402.
TC New Tech's will highlight the new tech products or ventures in legal services. Learn more about the organization at http://www.tcnewtech.org/.
2017 GTLA Bar Association GOLF OUTING !!
Friday, September 22, 2017 at The Crown
11:30 a.m. Registration / Box Lunch
12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start
5:00 p.m. BBQ Cook-Out Dinner and Cocktails on the Deck
$65.00 for golf, dinner, and prizes
$20.00 for dinner, only
To register please email the registration form to Jeffrey Noorman at email@example.com
2017 GOLF RESERVATION FORM.docx
2017 GOLF RESERVATION FORM-1.pdf
WLA will be presenting a seminar on technology in the modern law practice. Speakers and more details will be provided as we get closer to the event date. But please SAVE THE DATE!
The Family Law council for the State Bar of Michigan will be holding a council meeting in TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN on October 14, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at Hotel Indigo.
Please mark your calendar as the council is hoping to see a large contingency of section members from northern Michigan in attendance.
This is a great opportunity to see first hand the work of the council and to be the first to hear of relevant developments in family law in our state. Please pass it on to the family law attorneys you know who practice in northern Michigan.
Please notify Shelley Kester at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you are planning to attend.
Please join the GTLA for the annual Fall Dinner and member meeting. Enjoy a free drink, dinner and the company of your fellow members, judges and referees. Location and more details will be provided as we get closer but please SAVE THE DATE!
The clinic is designed to remove barriers to employment and housing for people with old felony and misdemeanor convictions. Individuals will meet one-on-one with volunteer attorneys to complete forms. Michigan law allows individuals to set aside some, but not all, types of convictions when more than five years have passed since the sentence has been served and probation completed. Some fees are required to complete the process, but legal assistance at the clinic is free.
Legal Services of Northern Michigan is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to promoting equal access to justice by providing free civil legal services to people living at or below the federal poverty line or who are 60 years or older. LSNM serves Michigan’s 36 northernmost counties. It provides a full range of legal services in most areas of civil law, including renter’s rights, consumer rights, and family law.
Conflict Resolution Services is a local nonprofit that provides free and low-cost mediation services using volunteer mediators to resolve all types of conflicts. Its mission is to facilitate the resolution of disputes in the community. CRS gives people in the region a voice in resolving disputes and the tools they need to pursue resolutions, whether the outcome is in their favor or not. CRS also provides facilitation services and mediation trainings. It serves Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Missaukee, and Wexford Counties.
Attorney, Legal Services of Northern Michigan
Equal Justice Works Fellow (“Text-to-Give” Fellow)
(231) 941-0771 x 205
Please join your colleagues, Referees and Judges for an informal Happy Hour get together on Wednesday December 20, 2017 starting at 5:00pm until 8:00 p.m. and enjoy appetizers courtesy of GTLA Bar Association.
Please join the GTLA for the annual Spring Dinner and member meeting. Enjoy a free drink, dinner and the company of your fellow members, judges and referees. Location and more details will be provided as we get closer but please SAVE THE DATE!
Please join the NLA for a membership kick off event. Location and details will be posted as we get closer to the event. But please SAVE THE DATE!