This seminar will provide an in-depth discussion of relevant topics in the area of domestic violence law, including the effects and implications of domestic violence cases in other domestic relations, criminal, and immigration law proceedings. This seminar will also cover evidentiary and ethical issues that arise in domestic violence proceedings. In addition, there will be a panel discussion comprised of judges from throughout the State of Florida. Attendees will also be invited to participate in a Q&A session. A portion of the Section's share of the net proceeds from this seminar will be donated to The Honorable Judge Amy Karan Legacy Fund benefitting domestic violence programs as established by The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade.
8:15 a.m. –- 8:35 a.m.
8:35 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Hon. Victoria del Pino, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami
8:45 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Injunction 101: An Introduction to and Discussion about Different Forms of Intimate Partner Violence & Legal Remedies under the Law
Gina Beovides, Miami
9:20 a.m. –10:20 a.m.
What the Children Say: Practice, Procedure and Evidentiary Issues when Children are the Victims or Witnesses in Civil Injunction and Criminal Proceedings
Panel Discussion Moderated by - Amy L. Cosentino, West Palm Beach
Charles D. Jamieson, West Palm Beach
Grey Tesh, West Palm Beach
Hon. Rosa Figarola, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami
10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Relief Beyond the Injunction against Violence: Debunking the Myths about Time Sharing and Child Support and Obtaining Other Relief in Domestic Violence Proceedings
Robin J. Scher, Palm Beach Gardens
10:55 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
My House, My Kids, My Money: Implications of an Injunction in Dissolution of Marriage or Paternity Proceedings
Natalie Baird, Tampa
11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
A Change Will Do You Good? : The Legal Standards for Modifications and Terminations of Injunctions with Case Law Update
Steven Paulson, Miami
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration)
1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
I Plead the Fifth: Criminal Implications and Consequences Arising Out of Domestic Violence Civil Proceedings Including Contempt Hearings
Mark O’Mara, Orlando
1:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Immigration & DV: Remedies and Consequences for Domestic Violence Litigants in Civil and Criminal Domestic Violence Proceedings
Assoc. Prof. Ericka Curran, FCSL, Jacksonville
2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Opening the Techie Pandora’s Box: The Admissibility of Electronic Evidence in Today’s Social Media World & Other Evidentiary Issues that Arise in Domestic Violence Proceedings
Hon. Mark King Leban (Retired), Miami
3:15 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Both Sides of the Case: Practitioner’s Tips in Representing Petitioners and Respondents in Domestic Violence Proceedings
Philip J. Schipani, Sarasota
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Judicial Panel Discussion: A Statewide Perspective on the Handling of Domestic Violence Cases
Moderator: Hon. Victoria del Pino, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami
Hon. Carroll Kelly, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami
Hon. Elisabeth Adams, 20th Judicial Circuit, Ft. Myers
Hon. Richard Arlen Weis, 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa
Hon. Alice Blackwell, 9th Judicial Circuit, Orlando
Hon. Karen Gievers, 2nd Judicial Circuit, Tallahassee
Hon. Renee Goldenberg, 17th Judicial Circuit, Ft. Lauderdale
4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Speakers,, Judicial Panel Members, and Program Co-Chairs