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17TH Annual Advanced Education Program November 3-5, 2021

LIFELINES FOR FAMILIES IN CONFLICT

Please join us for workshops that offer cutting-edge information, are inspirational in content and provide practical tools for family law professionals.

Keynote address by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.

Chief Innovation Officer of the High Conflict Institute “How to Work With High-Conflict Personalities”

Additional presentations on:

Cyber Threats and Impact on the Family Law Community

Risk Management and Culture: Why You REALLY Should Care About Cultural Competency

Aging and Conflict: Intersection of Professional Roles and Florida Elders

Case Law Update: Domestic Violence

Child Development: What You Need to Know to Work With Your Clients

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Emerging Practices

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Resistance, Reunification, and Relocation: Reaching for Better Solutions

A Full Day Webinar Presented by: Association of Family Law Professionals
Friday October 2, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About Our Presenters
Benjamin Garber, Ph.D. is a New Hampshire licensed psychologist. He provides child-centered forensic evaluations, testamentary and non-testamentary consultation to attorneys, Guardians ad litem and courts in the full range of family law matter. Dr. Garber provides training for family law professionals around the globe and consults to a variety of child-centered organizations. He publishes prolifically in both popular press
and juried professional publications on topics in child and family development and family law. His most recent book, “Mending Fences: A collaborative, cognitive-behavioral “reunification” protocol serving the best interests of the post-divorce, polarized child (Unhooked Media 2020) applies empirically proven cognitive-behavioral methods to remedy resist/refuse family dynamics. Dr. Garber is the proud father of two and
grandfather to twin toddlers.

Dr. Jan Faust is a full professor at Nova Southeastern University. She developed the Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Program which is a clinical training and research facility serving children exposed to traumatic events including child abuse, witnessing interpersonal violence, experiencing highly conflictual families, accidental injury and medical traumas. Dr. Faust has obtained research and foundation grants and has published her scholarly products in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in the area of child, adolescent and family psychology and health. Her most recent publication is Reunification Family Therapy: A Treatment Manual, Published by Hogrefe 2018. Faust serves as an academic expert witness and conducts reunification family therapy, forensic psychological evaluations, social investigations/parenting plan evaluations and family mediation in her private practice.

Christina “Christy” O’Brien is a stockholder with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. representing clients throughout Southwest Florida. She focuses her legal career in all aspects of Divorce, Marital and Family Law and has been honored for her pro bono work. Christy often handles highly emotionally-charged matters including: dissolution of marriage proceedings; custody, paternity, and child support issues; as well as domestic violence injunctions and post judgment modifications issues. Christy currently serves on The Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee and on the Fort Myers American Youth Baseball Board of Directors.

Mr. Ryan O’Halloran focuses his practice in Family Law. He is a member of the Family Law sections of the Lee County Bar association, The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association. He regularly travels around the state and country to participate in the educational conferences and other programs offered by these organizations. He has chaired the “Law in the Mall” committee for the Lee County Bar Association.

Mr. Gus Simmons is an attorney and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2004. He is also licensed to practice in Missouri and the Federal Courts of Florida’s Middle District. Mr. Simmons has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator since 2010. Further, Mr. Simmons is a member of The Fund, a licensed title insurance agent and licensed Florida Realtor.

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Be a Sponsor / Exhibitors – FLAFCC 14th Annual Conference

SPONSORSHIP / EXHIBITOR LEVELS
FLAFCC 14th Annual Conference
September 26-28, 2018
Platinum Level:? $5,000.00

  • 2-day Conference registration for 4 representatives of the company/organization
  • 4 Reserved seats at plenaries?
  • Information display table
  • Sponsor provides and disseminates swag at one plenary
  • Recognition as Host of the Charity Event with 2-3 mins. talking time
  • Listed as a Sponsor on conference materials and FLAFCC website?

Gold Level: $2,500.00

  • 2-day Conference registration for 3 representatives of the company/organization
  • 3 Reserved seats at plenaries
  • Information display table
  • Sponsor breakfast with logo displayed on onsite signage
  • Sponsor provides and disseminates swag at one plenary
  • Listed as a Sponsor on conference materials and FLAFCC website?

Silver Level:? $1,500.00

  • 2-day Conference registration for 2 representatives of the company/organization
  • 2 Reserved seats at plenaries
  • Information display table
  • Co-branded Sponsor: coffee breaks with logo displayed on onsite signage
  • Listed as a Sponsor on conference materials and FLAFCC website?

Bronze Level: $1,000.00

  • 2-day Conference registration for 1 representative of the company/organization
  • Listed as a Sponsor on conference materials and FLAFCC website?
  • Listed as one of the hosts of the luncheon?
  • Information display table

Partner Level: $500.00

  • 2-day Conference registration for 1 representative of the company/organization
  • Listed as one of the hosts of a coffee break
  • Listed as a Sponsor on conference materials and FLAFCC website?

Contact Maria Gonzalez:?mgonzalez@ybkglaw.com?| 954-809-3311
Exhibitors: (does not include conference registration)?
Level 1: $400.00

  • Information display table
  • Listed as an Exhibiter Recognition on conference materials and FLAFCC website
  • Meals for 1 representative?of the company/organization for the 2-day conference

Level 2: $500.00

  • Information display table
  • Listed as an Exhibiter on conference materials and FLAFCC website
  • Meals for 1 representative?of the company/organization for the 3-day conference (includes preconference

Advertisers: (does not include conference registration)?

  • Full page ad in conference materials ? $250.00
  • Half page ad in conference materials – $200.00

Contact Maria Gonzalez:?mgonzalez@ybkglaw.com?| 954-809-3311

Thank you to our 2018 Conference Sponsors:

Fayr

Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Byrd & Byrd

Robert Merlin, P.A.

KarlanResolutions, LLC

Wagstaff Law Office, P.A.

Family Law Section of the Florida Bar

Center for Divorce Education

Matthew Lundy Law

Soberlink

SLI Global Solutions

Family Law Software

Unhooked Books

 
SPONSORSHIP / EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION FORM
FLAFCC – 2018 Sponsorship Registration form – pdf
 

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Special Thank You – 2017 Conference Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Registrants

FLAFCC wishes to sincerely thank those sponsors, exhibitors and registrants who either donated their 2017 conference contributions to FLAFCC or to Hurricane Relief:

Florida Bar Family Law Section ? Donated $2,500 to FLAFCC

Sheldon Finman, Judge Hugh Starnes, Deborah Silver, Craig Fabrikant, Lisette Beraja and Diane Webb ? Donated registration fees to hurricane relief ($2,000 to the Red Cross)

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Previous Conference Award Recipients

2017

  1. Hugh E. Starnes Community Service Award: Lori L. Frazier, LMHC
  2. Volunteer Award: Maria E. Garcia

2016

  1. Hugh E. Starnes Community Service Award:  Maria C. Gonzalez, Esq.

2015

  1. Hugh E. Starnes Community Service Award:  Hon. Michelle Morley
  2. President’s Award: Rose Patterson
  3. Volunteer Award: Allison Hockman and Efrat Almog

2013

  1. Formerly the “Service to Community Award” Now Becomes the “Hugh E. Starnes Community Service Award: Hugh E. Starnes 
  2. President’s Award: Robert J. Merlin, Esq. and Jack Moring, Esq. 
  3. Volunteer Award: Deborah O. Day, Psy.D., Maegan Pagan, Evelyn Pagan and Emily Carey

2012

  1. Service to Community Award: Magistrate Susan Maulucci 
  2. President’s Award: Deborah Coe Silver, Psy.D. 
  3. Volunteer Award: Debra Weaver, Ph.D.

2011

  1. Service to Community Award: Terrence G. Biddulph, Senior Vice President, Sabadell United Bank 
  2. President’s Award: Ruth Angaran, LCSW and Darryll R. Bauchert, Sr., MBA, CFP®, CDFATM 
  3. Volunteer Award: Vanessa Archer, Ph.D. and Ruthie Brunner, Ph.D.

2010

  1. Service to Community Award: Rose Patterson 
  2. President’s Award: Debra K. Carter, Ph.D. 
  3. Volunteer Award: Angela J. Milisitz

2009

  1. Service to Community Award: Intechgrate Systems and Total Concept, Inc. 
  2. President’s Award: The Honorable Ray McNeal 
  3. Volunteer Award: Sue Tomberlin

2008

  1. Service to Community Award: Sharon Press, Director of the Dispute Resolution Center 
  2. President’s Award: Retired Judge Raymond McNeal, Past President of FLAFCC 
  3. Volunteer Award: Sue Tomberlin, Lisa Daniel

2007

  1. Service to Community Award: Kent R. Spuhler, Exec. Director of Florida Legal Services Corp. 
  2. President’s Award: Myrna Meims, Ph.D. 
  3. Volunteer Award: Susan Berg, Sue Tomberlin 

2005

  1. Service to Community Award: Honorable Judith Kreeger 
  2. President’s Award: Sharon Press, Esq. 
  3. Volunteer Award: Nina Zollo, Esq.

2004

  1. Service to Community Award: Steve Sessums, Esq. 
  2. President’s Award: Debra Day, Psy.D. 
  3. Volunteer Award: Lawrence Datz, Esq.

2003

  1. President’s Award: Gregory Firestone, Ph.D.; JoAnne Holt, CPA 
  2. Volunteer Award: Nancy Fields, Family Court Coordinator; Sloane Veshinsky, LMFT

2002

  1. Service to Community Award: Honorable Ray McNeal; Kathy Kuehnle, Ph.D. 
  2. President’s Award: Honorable Hugh Starnes 
  3. Volunteer Award: Joseph Hood, Esq.; Lea Ann Gates; Anne Fitch, OCSA

2001

  1. Service to Community Award: Justice Barbara Pariente 
  2. President’s Award: Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed. 
  3. Volunteer Award: Michael Dignam, Esq.; Danny Kreeger