Family Law for Paralegals – And Recently Admitted Attorneys

Date: Aug 17, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Event Code: I061322

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Earn up to 4.5 credits! (More Information)




John F. DeBartolo, Esq.
Law Office of Timothy F. McGoughran LLC, Ocean


Hon. Supti Bhattacharya, J.S.C.
Superior Court of New Jersey
Fernando Castro
Cowan Gunteski & Co, Tinton Falls
Angela M. Scafuri, Esq.
Vice Chair, Women in the Profession Section
Townsend Tomaio & Newmark LLC, Whippany

A knowledgeable paralegal is of immense value to a busy law office, and this is especially true in Family Law. Family law practitioners depend on their support teams to perform many functions in matrimonial practice and, with over 700,000 divorces in New Jersey in 2021, the need will not decline any time soon.

We have designed this program specifically for new attorneys and paralegals or legal assistants who handle family law matters. It focuses on the technical requirements, skills, and techniques they need to provide meaningful support in a 2022 family law practice.

You will learn the foundations of a successful family law case - the paperwork, the filings, and the preliminary motions. You will delve into Court Rules, review the CIS and other forms, and find out how to complete them, as well as learn practical techniques for preparing motions and pendente lite applications. It is also an excellent brush-up for attorneys who understand family law, but not necessarily litigation logistics.


Purchase today for New Jersey's ultimate family law practice primer, including:

• The Role of the Paralegal in the Law Office-Phones Calls, Screening, Relationship to Attorneys, Clients, and other office staff; ethical considerations
• Basic Family Law Accounting and Tax Returns
• Child Support Guidelines - What they cover, what they don’t and why they are important ethical issues
• Case Information Statements – Preparation and Importance
• Preparation of Pendente Lite Motion, Pendente Lite Applications and Post
• Judgment Motions for Support: What Judges Want to See
• Pre-trial, Subpoenas, Discovery, Trial binder, Working with Clients
• Organizing Files
• The Role of the Paralegal in Preparing for ESPs and Early Settlement Conference

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.5 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: Matrimonial Attorney-General: 4.5, NJ General: 4.5, NJ New Admit Family Law: 4.5).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 4.5
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 3.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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