Monday, March 2, 2009

Conference Announcement: AFCC

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)’s 46th annual conference will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, May 27-30, 2009. The conference, titled "Children, Courts and Custody: Back to the Future or Full Steam Ahead?" will examine how family law research, practices and processes have evolved over the years, paradigms have shifted, controversies have arisen and myths have been debunked. The program features 70 workshops, including three-hour advanced sessions, three plenary sessions and your choice of six day-long pre-conference institutes. There will be nearly 200 world class presenters, including plenary presenters Paul Amato, Ph.D., Jennifer McIntosh, Hon. Peter Boshier, Daniel Goldberg, LL.B., Mindy Mitnick, M.Ed., Mary E. O’Connell, J.D., Arnold T. Shienvold, Ph.D., Hon. R. James Williams, and moderators Dianna Gould-Saltman, J.D., Jana B. Singer J.D., and Andrew Schepard, J.D. Conference sessions will cover a range of topics examining challenges to conventional child custody wisdom including assertions about 50/50 parenting, the child’s role in the process, the resiliency of children after divorce, the changing role of the court systems in resolving family disputes and more. The Conference will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, located on Canal Street at the edge of the French Quarter. For more information, to view the conference brochure or to register visit AFCC online at www.afccnet.org. (last visited March 2, 2009 bgf)

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