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Ethics in Family Law (Update)

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Produced on September 19, 2019

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Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Ethical minefields are lurking everywhere, particularly in the area of family law.  Join Angela Scafuri, Shareholder at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, for an informative program designed to identify the most frequent ethical issues in family law and how to address them.

This seminar will focus on the ethical implications of e-discovery and social media in family law cases, with a close look at recent case law and advisory opinions from various jurisdictions. The program will assist both new and seasoned family law practitioners in understanding the do’s and do not’s involving attorney-client privilege, confidentiality, e-discovery, and social media, as well as provide tips and “best practices” that can be put to immediate use to avoid ethical pitfalls.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the “Cardinal Rules” of Professional Conduct: competence, diligence, and communications
  2. Develop strategies for maintaining the Client Relationship, handling confidential communications, and dealing with difficult clients
  3. Identify the ethical challenges presented by electronically stored information (“ESI”) and social media
  4. Examine how to ethically investigate a party and witnesses using social media
  5. Determine how to ethically advise your clients in the use of social media

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Angela Scafuri

Cadicina Law LLC

Angela routinely works with clients whose needs lie in  all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation, mediation and arbitration, alimony and child support, custody and parenting time issues, same-sex divorce and dissolution, high asset divorces, separation and property settlement agreements and domestic violence matters. Angela is also a trained collaborative law professional and a New Jersey Supreme Court approved R. 1:40 mediator, as well as only one of the few trained mediators in New Jersey authorized to mediate cases that include a domestic violence Final Restraining Order.

Angela is admitted to the roster of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases as well as the roster of Civil Mediators for the Superior Comi of New Jersey for several New Jersey counties. She serves as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for Morris County, and volunteers her time for both the New Jersey Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project of Morris County and the Morris County Family Law Self-Help Clinic for pro se litigants. 

She also devotes her time to our service men and women through the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Military Project. Angela has been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers and New Jersey Monthly as one of the state's top "Rising Stars," was recognized by her peers as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2011, and was recognized by "10 Leaders" for matrimonial law age 45 and under. Angela has been appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court for her second term to the District XA Ethics Committee. She is also a Trustee and serves on the Executive Board for the Morris County Bar Association.  

Angela received her B.A. from Colgate University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She is a frequent lecturer on a variety of family law issues, including those involving social media and ethics.


Andrew A.

Very organized presentation.

Jeffrey R.

Good introduction for attorneys who do not do family law!

Derrick C.

This presenter was very good.

Adam R.

very good ethics course. I learned a lot

Jeremy S.

Thank you.

Sharon M.

Worthy topic for attorneys.

Pamela S.

Well organized, extremely helpful

Gary C.

a good course that made me think about things I hadn't thought about before

Mark P.

Best lecturer so far.

angela v.

Wow. We have an ethical duty to keep abreast of how various social media platforms can adversely affect our clients... that is literally terrific ! Thanks for the lecture.

Ralph K.

Very helpful Family Law discussion!

Lorenzo L.

The instructor was very thorough and her cited case law examples were good.

Wayne R.

good review of ethical considerations

Jeffrey B.


Julie S.

social media information particularly helpful reminder

John A. M.

Well-organized and well-presented by a knowledgeable practitioner.

alan l.

She was excellent. Great command of the materials. Well organized. Nice demeanor.

George K.


Amy L.

Renee but fantastic. Especially regarding social media concers! Highly recommend

Hilary J.

I appreciate speaker giving hypotheticals that probably apply to all divorce lawyers. Very useful.

Ann H.

Excellent presentation with relevant and needed content. Good information for all areas of practice.

Ida M.

Instructor did a great job presenting, clear and concise and well organized. Voice tone was great also.

Robert N.

good course

William H.

Dynamite program. Presenter really knows her stuff!

Walter M.

Excellent course and presentation

Liza F.

The audio was clear and the speaker was interesting

Senna A.

Social media in the family law context is changing so fast that I'm really glad to see classes like this one offered!


Well done

Russell B.

Yes,I would definitely recommend this PRESENTATION to a colleague because the Course preparation was detailed, carefully crafted, and artfully presented.

Jo M.

Valuable and professionally-presented information.

Amy B.

Very informative of the pitfalls regarding social media!

Lawrence P.

Great course! Thank you! I would recommend this course to anyone needing ethics CLE

Dorothy P.

Extremely helpful course.

Mollie C.

good, interesting, to the point

James R.

Very good presentation.

Leonard S.

Great lecture

Maureen R.

Lots of ground covered - very thorough.

Nicholas C.

She's great, thank you!

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