Calendar 2022



Fall 2022 Schedule​​

  • Tuesday, November 15, How to Navigate the Intersection of Family and Immigration Law

  • Thursday, January 19, Strategies for Integrating Litigation & DR in Family Law cases

  • Date TBD, How to Apply the Breslouf Decision to Your Practice

Navigating the Intersection of Family and Immigration Law

Tuesday, November 15, 4-6, Screening Room, Newburyport


Sometimes in the course of family law practice, issues regarding immigration law arise. Even if these occurrences are infrequent, they are often fraught with high stakes outcomes for clients. And the immigration laws are an intricate mix of federal and state statutes. This program will examine these issues according to the types of relief available and the status of parties. Are the parties married? Is there physical or financial abuse? Is there a Green Card? Is it conditional? What is the status of the party seeking a divorce? Custody? What about juveniles? Adoptions?


Attend this program and learn:


When do I need to call an immigration lawyer?

How does the status of the parties affect the available relief?

When does a party qualify for a Green Card and what is the impact of a divorce?

How should I handle an adoption?

What is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status?


Join Family Law expert Gary Todd, Todd & Weld as he unravels these issues with Immigration Law experts Emily Amara Gordon and Ogor Winnie Okoye.

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Strategies for Integrating Litigation & ADR in Family Law Cases

Thursday, January 19, 4:30-6:00

Divorcing spouses often do not appreciate the labor and related cost of settling or litigating a divorce. Nor do they often fully grasp the uncertainty of a litigated outcome. This panel of experienced litigators and ADR professionals will discuss options throughout the lifetime of a divorce case to integrate ADR processes into a case to narrow litigated issues and give clients more control over the outcome and cost of divorce.


Ellen Waldorf, eWaldorf Mediation, Newton Upper Falls, Chair

Roseanne Klovee, Stoneham

Talia Simonds, Amaral & Associates, Winthrop

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