Friday, May 22, 2015

STUDENT MENTOR PROGRAM AT NASSAU COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

Yesterday, a luncheon was held for the 20th anniversary of the NCBA Student Mentor Program. This year (and I will continue) was my first year as a student mentor as part of the Clarke Mentoring Program and below is myself and my student mentor:

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE COURTS CLE

A free CLE by PLI 2015 will focus on individuals living with mental illness and their involvement in both the criminal and civil justice systems in New York State. This program is designed for New York State Judges, Court Attorneys, law clerks, prosecutors, defense attorneys, the private bar, state attorneys, and mental health system professionals involved in the New York State justice system. As part of PLI's commitment to the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program. New York City and Live Webcast – June 26, 2015

http://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Mental_Health_Issues_the_New_York_State_Courts/_/N-4kZ1z128py?ID=225060&tab=0&t=BHF5_8AEM1&utm_source=8AEM1&utm_medium=EMAIL&utm_campaign=BHF5

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

FREE SENIOR LEGAL CLINIC TODAY AT NASSAU COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

The next Senior Clinic is scheduled for today 9:30-11am at the Nassau County Bar Association, 15th & West Streets, Mineola, NY 11501.

I will be a volunteer lawyer.

Monday, May 18, 2015

FORENSIC REPORTS

Matter of Psaros v Mitchell-Ortega 2015 NY Slip Op 03846 Decided on May 6, 2015 Appellate Division, Second Department:

".......

In this case, the Family Court properly weighed all of the factors in awarding physical custody to the father and did not, as the mother alleges, give undue weight to the opinion of the court-appointed forensic psychologist (cf. Matter of Supangkat v Torres, 101 AD3d at 890). The court, after evaluating the testimony, considering the recommendations of a forensic expert, home studies, and the custody investigation, interviewing the child in camera, and considering the position of the attorney for the child, determined that the child's best interests would be served by an order awarding physical custody to the father, with the parties sharing joint legal custody (see Matter of Andrews v Mouzon, 80 AD3d 761, 762). That determination is supported by the record, and we decline to disturb it (see id.; Matter of Guzman v Pizarro, 102 AD3d 964, 965)."

(emphasis supplied)

Attending a seminar today on this issue.