CLE Opportunity – Best Practices for Quickly Taking Your Family Law Neutral Work Online

The need for neutral support in families seems to be increasing during these challenging times.  Providers must rapidly shift to delivering this work in a remote setting.  Join us for this remote session to learn how to ethically and effectively conduct your neutral work virtually. Presenters will discuss best practices on a broad range of essential topics for delivering the best online experience, including remotely establishing trust and authority, managing participants and process, addressing confidentiality, collecting fees, and memorializing agreements.

Agenda

Presenters: Carl Arnold, Michelle Millenacker / Steven Bradley and Jai Kissoon / Tom Tuft and Kelly Rogosheske

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Carl Arnold

    

Steven Bradley                                          Jai Kissoon

 

Tom Tuft                                         Kelly Rogosheske

Join us on May 21, 2020 for our AFCC-MN 2-hour webinar on remote ADR, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Best Practices for Quickly Taking Your Family Law Neutral Work Online

The need for neutral support in families seems to be increasing during these challenging times.  Providers must rapidly shift to delivering this work in a remote setting.  Join us for this remote session to learn how to ethically and effectively conduct your neutral work virtually. Presenters will discuss best practices on a broad range of essential topics for delivering the best online experience, including remotely establishing trust and authority, managing participants and process, addressing confidentiality, collecting fees, and memorializing agreements.

Objectives: Attendees will be able to:

1.     Considerations for maintaining confidentiality
2.     Best practices  in scheduling sessions
3.     Best practices in conducting sessions
4.     Technology considerations
5.     At least three human error factors
6.     Considerations in situations of domestic abuse
7.     Best practices in working with unrepresented parties
8.     At least three effective methods to set up successful remote neutral sessions
9.     Methods for memorializing agreements reached in a remote session
10.  Ethical considerations of hosting a remote ADR and therapeutic sessions
11.  Best practices in obtaining informed consent for remote communication and meeting

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Presenters

Presenters: Carl Arnold, Michelle Millenacker & Steven Bradley & Jai Kissoon, Tom Tuft & Kelly Rogosheske

Carl Arnold is a lawyer and mediator with Arnold Law and Arbitration.  He focuses on Family Law including Family Law Mediation and Collaborative Divorce.  Carl also represents parents and grandparents in child protection cases.  Carl provides alternative dispute resolution services such as Financial Early Neutral Evaluations (FENE), Social Early Neutral Evaluations (SENE), Parenting Time Expediting (PTE) and Parenting Consulting (PC).  Carl Arnold is also a Custody Evaluator in Family Law Cases.

Carl has mediated many family law matters using Skype, Zoom and FaceTime with participants in other states and countries and he teaches classes for other professionals on how to use video technology for mediation and other ADR processes.

Michelle Millenacker, PsyD, LP., is a forensic and clinical psychologist in private practice in Northfield, Minnesota.  She has a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling with a concentration in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.  She began her professional career as a Chemical Dependency Counselor working with adolescents, families and a predominately male correctional clientele.  She then segued into working with high conflict families going through divorce at Anoka County Family Court Services and then Hennepin County Family Court Services.  In her private practice, she provides custody and parenting time evaluations, mediation, SENEs, Parenting Consulting, coaching, therapy, and attorney consultation.  She is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), former board member of AFCC, and a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114.  She has presented to several legal and mental health organizations on various family court topics.

Steven Bradley has had an extensive law enforcement career focusing on investigating crimes against persons, specializing in sex crimes, child abuse, domestic violence, and crimes against the elderly. He was recruited by the FBI to start a taskforce that would investigate technology and cyber related crimes. After returning from the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, he began combating many types of technology crimes including child pornography, cyberstalking, financial exploitation, and apprehending child predators. Later in his career, Steve began working with State Coalitions, and local domestic violence/sexual assault centers on bridging the gaps between law enforcement and community partners to better support survivors and victims.  It was there, that Steven led many group discussions and trainings on proper investigative techniques and working together for offender accountability.  Now as part of the Our Family Wizard professional team, Steven  further promotes the  empowerment and healthy communication between separated and divorced parents via technology.  Steven is nationally recognized as an expert on law enforcement’s response to intimate partner violence, abuse of the elderly, and stalking/cyberstalking. As an International Trainer for over 20 years, Steven is known for his real world practical education and has provided training throughout the globe on many related topics.

Jai Kissoon is Jai is one of the original founders of the OurFamilyWizard platform.  He was OFW’s first employee in 2001 and has served as President since 2008.  Through his leadership, OurFamilyWizard has become the “go to” platform for parents challenged with sharing their children from separate homes.  The OurFamilyWizard platform serves families in 58 countries and has been ordered as the method of communication in contested divorces in all US states, Canadian provinces, as well as the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Tom Tuft, a native of the East Side of Saint Paul, is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC practicing in all areas of family law, including complex divorce, child support, paternity, and child custody. He is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, a Social Early Neutral Evaluator (SENE) and Financial Early Neutral Evaluator (FENE). Thomas Tuft has been named to the list of SuperLawyers® since 2002 and has been named to the list of the Top 40 Family Law SuperLawyers in Minnesota since 2004. He has been named to the list of Top 100 Superlawyers in Minnesota each year since 2006 and named to the list of Best Lawyers in America®.  He is rated AV (the highest possible rating in both ethics and legal skills) by Martindale-Hubbell®, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected attorney listings. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Ramsey County Bar Association.  Mr. Tuft is a Fellow and Vice President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers — Minnesota Chapter, and is a past chair of the Second District Ethics Committee. He frequently lectures on various family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, as well as legal ethics and law practice management and law office technology.

Kelly Rogosheske is an attorney focusing on family law and juvenile protection at Rogosheske Law.  She is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and provides Mediation, Social Neutral Evaluation (SENE), Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE), and Parenting Consulting services. She has served on the Second District Ethics Committee since 2014.

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