Practical Advice: Evidence in Family Law Practice

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Monday, October 17, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
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Wednesday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0) Pending
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 Pending (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 2.0 Divorce and Family Law, 2.0 Trial Practice/Litigation
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Registration Fees: Live on Site: $159
Webcast: $159
Telephone: $179

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Why Attend?

  • Explore proven techniques used to prepare in family law cases
  • Learn how starting with the theory of the case dictates what evidence will be needed
  • Understand how to collect and present the evidence
  • Discover how to present your case in a persuasive manner

Preparing a family law case for litigation, mediation, or negotiation requires a thorough knowledge of not only the law, but also the Virginia Rules of Evidence and how to present your case in a persuasive manner. This seminar explores proven techniques in cases involving custody, equitable distribution, spousal and child support, and attorney fees.

Too often, family law attorneys issue discovery requests and prepare a case in a fairly mechanical fashion. Participants will gain insight from experienced practitioners on how starting with the theory of the case dictates what evidence will be needed and how to collect and present that evidence, whether the case is being litigated, mediated, or negotiated. All forms of litigation or dispute resolution require an advocate to develop a theory of the case and then present evidence in a persuasive fashion. This seminar helps participants better understand how to work effectively regardless of the forum.


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Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 17) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Practical Advice: Evidence in Family Law Practice
1:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (November 30) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Practical Advice: Evidence in Family Law Practice
12:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Brian M. Hirsch, Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. / Reston
Danielle V. Poliner, Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. / Reston

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Brian M. Hirsch, Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. / Reston

Brian Hirsch has practiced Family Law in Northern Virginia since 1985 and is a partner in Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. in Reston. He graduated from The American University, Washington College of Law in 1985. He is the editor of the Virginia Family Law Quarterly, a past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a member of the VBA Family Law Coalition. Mr. Hirsch is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court as a family mediator and is a frequent speaker on family law and family mediation. In 2015, he was appointed as a substitute judge for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, and he coauthored the Virginia Family Law Trial Handbook in 2017. He is an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School, teaching Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Danielle V. Poliner, Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. / Reston

Danielle Poliner joined Hirsch and Ehlenberger in April 2013 and became a partner in January 2021. Prior to practicing family law, she worked as a criminal defense attorney in Northern Virginia. She is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. She is a coauthor of the Virginia Family Law Trial Handbook.

At Emory University School of Law, Ms. Poliner was a member of the Emory International Law Review. She served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review, reading and editing the work of her peers. Additionally, her comment on the proposed International Megan's Law of 2010 was published in fall 2011. She studied psychology at the University of Virginia.

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