Courtyard New Haven Orange/Milford
136 Marsh Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
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Understand Your Role in a Divorce Case
As a family law paralegal, your role is multi-faceted. You serve as the client confidant, information manager and attorney liaison all at the same time. While many of the issues you deal with on a regular basis will have their similarities, no two cases will be exactly alike - and the emotionally charged nature of the divorce process only adds another layer of complexity. Building processes and procedures that help you to effectively manage your multiple responsibilities will not only help you to become more efficient and effective, but increase your potential for professional growth. Register today!
This intermediate level course will provide the necessary skills for attendees to effectively assist with divorce cases. Those who should attend include:
including - Ethics: 1.00
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This seminar has been approved by The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) for 6.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including 1.0 hour of ethics.
CARLA A. BARONE is a partner in the law firm of Cohen Forman Barone, LLP, where she leads the matrimonial practice. She has been an attorney for 20 years and is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut. Ms. Barone's practice has been dedicated to family and matrimonial issues focusing on the complex issues of equitable distribution often involving valuation of complex assets, business income, and the division of assets for high-net worth families, as well as handling custody and child support matters. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (Family Law Section), the New York City Women's Bar (Matrimonial Section), and the Nassau County Bar Association. Ms. Barone earned her J.D. degree from the City University of New York School of Law.
AMY CALVO MacNAMARA is an attorney with The Law Offices of Amy Calvo MacNamara, LLC, where she handles all aspects of complex matrimonial and family law matters, including cases which involve significant assets, executive compensation, child custody issues, and substance abuse/mental health issues. She has worked exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law since 2009 and has extensive experience litigating and settling complex and sensitive matters. Ms. MacNamara received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Fordham University and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she earned an Academic Concentration, with honors, in Family and Juvenile Law. She is certified to act as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) and Attorney for a Minor Child (AMC) in Connecticut. She was also the founding research assistant for the Committee for the Training of Professionals Serving as Guardians ad Litem and Attorneys for Minor Children, commonly known as the "GAL Training Academy." Ms. MacNamara frequently lectures and presents on the field of family and matrimonial law. She currently serves as the Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association's Family Law Section and the co-chair of the Fairfield County Bar Association's Family Law Section.
PAMELA MAGNANO is an attorney with Flaherty Legal Group, LLC, where she practices in the area of family law, representing clients in divorces, legal separations, support issues, and child custody matters. Ms. Magnano has represented clients and children at all levels of family proceedings and has appeared in family courts throughout the state of Connecticut, including the Regional Family Trial Docket in Middletown. She is a member of the Hartford County, Connecticut, Massachusetts and American bar associations. Ms. Magnano is on the Board of Directors for the Children's Law Center and was co-chair of the Family Law Committee of the Young Lawyers Sections (2006-2009). She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Ms. Magnano earned her B.A. degree from Stetson University and her J.D. degree from Suffolk University School of Law.
ELIZABETH LORION McMAHON is the owner of the Law Offices of Elizabeth Lorion McMahon in Branford, Connecticut. She earned her B.A. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University. Her practice is focused almost exclusively on preparing qualified domestic relations orders for clients in Connecticut, and ensuring that the orders conform to the specifications of the divorce decree as well as to the retirement plans being divided. Ms. McMahon is neutral in the process, and does not represent or advocate for either party. Generally, clients are referred to her office by their attorneys after the divorce is final. She has been drafting QDROs for more than 24 years and frequently lectures on the subject to lawyers and financial planners. Ms. McMahon received the Anthony V. DeMayo Pro Bono Award from the Connecticut Bar Association in 2015.