In the Best Interest of the Child: 2018 Annual Guardian ad Litem Training and Update Out of Stock
About the Seminar
Begin your journey to be certified or update your knowledge base with the SC Bar CLE Division's 2018 GAL Training and Update. Distinguished faculty from across the state, including judges, psychological experts, and experienced lawyers, will provide reflections, insights, and advice on issues facing Guardians today. This year's edition includes advice from renowned psychologists Allison Foster, Marc Harari, and Helen Wheeler, a child-related caselaw update from James Fletcher Thompson, a panel discussion with distinguished Family Court judges, information on how domestic abuse impacts children from Leslie Fisk of SC Legal Services, advice on handling child and parent meetings from Katherine Ferguson, reflections on helping the mediator from Sean Keefer, assistance balancing expectations between the lawyer and Guardian from Greg Forman, and powerful advice on autism-related issues from Meredith Manley and Lorri Unumb of Autism Speaks.
Enlightening insights, helpful written materials, and an unparalleled networking opportunity await you at this year's Best Interests of the Child CLE!
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Julianne M. Stokes, Esq. - Stokes & Haselden, LLC
Child-Related Case Law Update
James Fletcher Thompson, Esq. - James Fletcher Thompson, LLC
Autism and Family Court Issues
Meredith Hastings Manley, Esq. - Hastings Law Firm, LLC
Lorri Shealy Unumb - Autism Speaks
Interviewing Parents, Witnesses, and the Child
Katherine G. Ferguson, Esq. - Ferguson & Ferguson, LLC
Balancing Expectations Between the Guardian and Attorneys
Gregory S. Forman, Esq. - Gregory S. Forman, PC
Visitation Refusal: When is it Parental Alienation?
Leslie Armstrong, Esq., LPC/I - Sahn Law Firm, LLC
Helen Elliott Wheeler, LPC - The Center for Families, LLC
Working with a Forensic Psychological Expert
Allison M. Foster, Ph.D. - Forensic Family Associates, LLC
Marc J. Harari, Ph.D. - Comprehensive Psychological Services, LLC
How the GAL can Help the Mediator
Sean Keefer, Esq. - Keefer & Keefer, LLC
Judges Panel: “What Family Court Judges Want from the GAL”
Hon. Melissa J. Buckhannon
Hon. Rochelle Y. Conits
Hon. Randall E. McGee
Hon. Monet S. Pincus
Hon. Alice Anne Richter
Domestic Violence and its Impact on Children
Leslie Fisk, Esq. - South Carolina Legal Services
This seminar qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours in North Carolina.
When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, please use this course code if you completed the program in 2019 : 191285ADO