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Effective Approaches to Emergency Hearings

Effective Approaches to Emergency Hearings in the Family Court Act
Monday, June 17, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Member and Non-Lawyers | $15 for Non-Members
Non-Lawyers, please call (212) 382 – 6663 to Register for free.

Given the immense pressures upon our family courts, including the high volume of cases, there are many challenges to commencing, conducting, and completing emergency hearings which are conducted pursuant to sections 1027 and 1028 of the Family Court Act. The purpose of this panel discussion is to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from the child protective system, including current and former practitioners and jurists, to share their thoughts and experiences. The focus of the discussion will be practices, protocols, techniques, and strategies that have been effectively employed in the courtroom, in the past or in the present, to promote the timely completion of 1027/1028 hearings, and ensure compliance with the language and intent of article 10 law. Moreover, panelists will brainstorm together and offer new suggestions. 

Melissa Friedman, 
Senior Associate, Wilmer Hale
Yusuf Elashmawy, Nelson, Robinson & El Ashmawy PLLC 
Maura Keating, 
Co-Director of Manhattan Practice, Center For Family Representation
Laura Marchini, Staff Attorney, Children’s Law Center 
Alana Rosenthal, Agency Attorney and Team Leader, NYC’s Administration For Children’s Services 
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Children and the Law Committee, Sara Hiltzik, Chair

Co-sponsoring Association Committee:
Family Court and Family Law Committee, Glenn Metsch-Ampel, Chair 
Juvenile Justice Committee, Fredda Monn, Chair

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 UNITED STATES

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