Friday, November 18, 2022

Via Zoom at 12:00pm

Please join the Family Law Section on November 18, 2022, for a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter and Dr. Philip Stahl for the a presentation on the Advanced Issues in Parenting Plan Evaluations: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

In June 2022, The Board of Directors of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) approved new Guidelines for Parenting Plan Evaluations in Family Law Cases to replace the aged Model Standards of Practice for CCE (2006).  In this webinar, the presenters, child custody evaluators with over 75 years of combined experience, will discuss finer points of the new Guidelines, outlining important differences from the previous Model Standards.

They will discuss what makes for a “good” evaluation while sharing relevant examples of defective work. In explaining these and other evaluator missteps and errors, this discussion will assist you in performing your own critique of an evaluation work product. They will explain circumstances in which you may want to hire an expert to support or challenge an evaluator’s process.   Also included will be an update on remote evaluation practices and a discussion of what is being done by AFCC-CA to encourage new mental health professionals needed to replace the aging/phasing out of experienced evaluators.  

Attend this presentation to update and augment your understanding and assessment of Parenting Plan Evaluations. Along with the specifics of the webinar, the presenters will provide important hand out information and strive to answer/entertain your questions. Feel free to submit questions in advance to allow the presenters to incorporate them into the presentation.

Cost: $30 for Family Law Section members and $40 for non-section members cost includes 1.0 hour of Genral Law Credit

Registration: Please log in on the SMCBA website to register for this event. If you wish to pay by check, please still register online first and send your check payable to SMCBA, to: 333 Bradford St., Ste. 150, Redwood City, CA 94063. Attn: Events. *Please note for which event you are paying and the name of the attendee.

Logistics: Your Zoom credentials will automatically be emailed to you shortly after you register online, as well as the day and hour before the event. Please note that you’ll need to be logged into a Zoom account to join the meeting. The written materials for the webinar will be emailed to attendees the morning of the event. 

Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the event for a full refund of the registration fee. If you do not cancel within 48 hours or do not show up to the event, you will be charged the full amount.