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Navigate Gray Areas of Identifying, Advising, Reporting, Proving and Disproving Allegations
Whether you're a family law practitioner or school professional, navigating the complex and intertwined areas of alienation, abuse and neglect can be daunting. If a parent-child bond is deteriorating, could parental alienation be at play or are there other reasons? When are unusual parenting styles and discipline appropriate, and when do they rise to the level of child abuse? Abuse can leave children physically and emotionally scarred, yet false allegations can cause significant harm to both child and guardian. Knowing how to draw a line and tactfully navigate these sensitive situations is essential to balancing the child's best interests and rights with parents' legal and constitutional rights. In this seminar, join attorneys and mental health professionals as they show you how to identify mistreatment and work with child protective agencies or the courts to ensure the best resolution. Enhance your knowledge - register today!
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This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 6.0 credits, of which 0.0 hour relates to ethical considerations.
MICHAEL DAVIDSON is an attorney in Lexington at the Law Office of Michael Davidson, PLLC, where his primary area of practice is family law. He has spoken for the Fayette County Family Law Section and the American Bar Association nationally. Mr. Davidson received his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the Lexington (member and past president, Family Law Section), Fayette County (member, Family Law Section), Kentucky (past president, Family Law Section) and American (member, the Custody and Domestic Violence committees of the Family Law Section) bar associations.
SHEILA M. DONOVAN is an attorney with Clark Law Office, Inc., in Lexington, Kentucky, where her areas of practice include all aspects of family law (including adoption, custody, child support, divorce, termination of parental rights, paternity, and post-divorce issues), as well as estate administration, probate/probate litigation. She is a certified mediator and mediates all of those types of cases. She has lectured previously both locally and nationally for National Business Institute on topics of divorce and trial preparation of divorce cases. She has also completed collaborative law training. Ms. Donovan is a member of the Fayette County and Kentucky bar associations. She is the past chair of the KBA Family Law Section. Ms. Donovan earned her A.B. degree from Smith College, her J.D. degree from the University of Kentucky, and attended the Family Law Advocacy Institute.
ARMAND I. JUDAH is a member of the law firm Lynch, Cox, Gilman & Goodman, P.S.C., where he practices in the areas of domestic relations law, including dissolution of marriages, post-dissolution proceedings, child custody, paternity, prenuptial agreements, and private adoptions. He practices in personal injury and criminal law. Mr. Judah is admitted to practice in Kentucky and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western districts of Kentucky, and the Southern District of Indiana; the U.S. Supreme Court; the Kentucky Supreme Court; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh circuits. He earned his B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Louisville and his J.D. degree from the University of Louisville School of Law.
ASHLEY LARMOUR is an attorney with Larmour Law Office PSC, located in Georgetown, Kentucky. Ms. Larmour focuses her practice in the areas of divorce and family law, guardianships and conservatorships, juvenile law, probate, criminal defense, wills, and personal injury, as well as civil litigation and Casey’s law. In 2019, she was asked to the join the Kentucky Bar Association Committee for Child Protection and Domestic Violence and the Kentucky Children's Justice Act Taskforce. Ms. Larmour received her B.A. degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky and completed the summer session of the Women's Campaign School at Yale in 2005. She then earned her J.D. degree from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio.
DAVID WATERS, LCSW, LCADC, is a licensed clinical social worker, and a licensed clinical alcohol & drug counselor at Crossroads Counseling Services, Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience in addiction treatment, anger management, domestic violence, mental health, and family counseling. In addition to a private counseling practice in which he has helped guide thousands of individuals and families to a better and non-violent way of living and relating, he has served as executive director of numerous non-profit & faith-based organizations serving homeless, addicted, veterans, domestic violence victims and perpetrators, developmentally disabled, youth, forensic populations, and many others. Mr. Waters has also served and serves on a number and variety of community based boards and panels. He is the director and CEO of the agency he founded in 2011, Crossroads Counseling Services, Inc., with offices and programs in Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky, as well as Blue Waters Assessment & Testing Services in Lexington. Mr. Waters earned his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky.
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