Family Law University


Join the MSBA Family and Juvenile Law Section on Day 2 of the MSBA Legal Excellence Week as they present one of their most popular, signature events, Family Law University on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 8:30 am!

Experienced faculty will address all areas of mental health issues associated with family law matters. The aim is to address not only mental health challenges facing clients and opposing parties, but also those related to minor children and the attorneys themselves.

Topics will include:
Coercive Control: Why They Stay; A Therapeutic Model to Reduce Anxiety and the Effects of Trauma for Children of Separated Families; Trauma to Go: Bringing Your Work & Stress Home; Identifying and Addressing Mental Health Issues in Clients; Inter Partner Violence & Mediation; and Treatment Monitors.

With the Legal Excellence Weekly Pass, you can attend one program, or all programs, in person or virtually, with nearly 40 hours of Learning and Accredited CLE. Plus you can access all programs on-demand for 90 days after the event! See details and savings HERE. Legal Excellence Week is free for Passport Members!

COVID Guidelines & Protocols

The MSBA is committed to holding a safe event for all participants, and is following all CDC, Federal, State, and Local regulations, as well as venue requirements.  As of today, the MSBA encourages attendees to be vaccinated as the CDC notes this is the best way to avoid contracting COVID and preventing serious disease. 

In accordance with CDC guidelines, faculty or attendees that have tested positive for COVID within 5 days of their in-person presentation, are experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID, including fever, cough, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath, should not attend the in-person event. If you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID within the ten days prior to LEW but are symptom free per the above criteria, we ask you to mask while in the venue. 

These guidelines may change if the CDC or other agencies, or the venue noted above change their recommendations.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Family Law
General Practice
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
Live! Casino and Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover, MD 21076 US
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Event Information
Nov 16, 2022
8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Live! Casino and Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover, MD 21076 US
Total CLE Credits
In-Person + Webcast Live


Day 1

8:30 am
Coercive Control: Why They Stay

Lin Delaney, Esq., Delaney Stafford LLC

10:00 am
10:15 am
Trauma to Go: Bringing Your Work and Stress Home

Samantha P. Rodier, Esq., Rodier Family Law, P.A.

Paul Berman, Ph.D., Berman & Killeen, PA

11:15 am
11:30 am
Intimate Partner Violence and Mediation

Deena Hausner, Esq., and Luann Edwards, Esq., House of Ruth 

12:30 pm
1:45 pm
Identifying and Addressing Mental Health Issues in Clients

Lorraine M.B. Prete, Esq., Kaslick & Prete, LLC

Dr. Rebecca Snyder

2:45 pm
3:00 pm
Treatment Monitors – What are they? Who are they? When should you consider using one?

Rebecca A. Fleming, Esq., Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders

4:00 pm
Program Adjourns


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