A New Practitioner’s Guide to Handling a Custody Case: From Client Meeting to Preparing for Trial

(339 Ratings)

Produced on: October 06, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

This course is intended for attorneys new to the practice of Family Law. Learn how to navigate a custody case from the initial client meeting to getting your case ready for trial. This is a great course for new attorneys, those inexperienced in the field of Family Law or just for the attorneys who need some practical guidance and confidence.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn the questions to ask your client at the initial meeting
  2. Discover how to evaluate the strength of your case before you take it on
  3. Examine how to structure your fees
  4. Learn what to do to prepare for the first court date
  5. Learn what to say in court and what not to say
  6. Explore what to expect from the Attorneys for the Child
  7. Learn how to get reports and evidence you need to support your client

Faculty

Erin Colgan

Erin K. Colgan, P.C.

Ms. Colgan is a 1998 Graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland. She received a B.S. in Economics and Management Science and graduate cum laude. Following her time at Cortland, she enrolled and graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 2001.

Ms. Colgan’s career began at the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office, located in Staten Island, NY, where she worked as an Assistant District Attorney and prosecuted domestic violence cases. After having two children, she went into private practice as an associate at a local matrimonial firm. In 2007 she began her own practice and is the sole practitioner in the law firm of Erin K. Colgan, P.C., located in Staten Island, NY. Ms. Colgan concentrates her practice on Family Law, Divorce and Mediation. She is active on the 18b panel and serves as an Attorney for the Child in Richmond County.

Ms. Colgan is a member of the Richmond County Bar Association and Staten Island Women's Bar Association and serves as the Matrimonial Committee co-chair of the Richmond County Bar Association. In addition, Ms. Colgan is active on the Collaborative Committee for Richmond County for Child Protective matters through the Office of Court Administration for the State of New York and has lectured for Continuing Legal Education to her colleagues with regard to custody and child protective issues.

Ms. Colgan is also co-founder of a Legal Services/Consulting business in the NYC area. Northstar QDRO, a company that assists attorneys with drafting orders to divide pension benefits following their clients’ divorce began in 2016.

Reviews

BS
Beth S.

The presenter has a terrific speaking style - very conversational

VH
Valerie H.

Informative presentation.

JR
Julia R.

useful overview and intro to custody issues

CC
Carrie Anne C.

she was a great presenter!

DP
Dana P.

Excellent presentation

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Lisa Marie C.

I will be sharing this powerpoint with younger attorneys in my office, written materials were very helpful!

KW
Kathy Ann W.

Ms. Colgan was very knowledge and did much more than just read her slides which is much appreciated.

RO
Rita O.

very practical

EN
Ewa N.

Excellent and very effective speaker.

JH
John H.

Good presentation

LD
Lisa D.

nice cites

LM
Laura M.

I thought this presenter was very knowledgeable and accessible.

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