Andrew Schepard, the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law and director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law, presented at two sessions at the 55th Annual Conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
The theme of the conference, held in Washington, D.C., from June 6-9, was “Compassionate Family Court Systems: The Role of Trauma-Informed Jurisprudence.”
On June 6, Professor Schepard presented at the preconference institute “Trial Bootcamp for Mental Health and Legal Professionals: Deconstructing a Child Custody Case,” which replicated actual trial situations and demystified the process, explaining the different layers of action in the courtroom, how to read it, and how to effectively respond. View the full description of the bootcamp on page 5 of the conference brochure (PDF) on the AFCC website.
On June 7, he presented at the workshop “Researchers and Academic Forum,” which discussed the use of research in practice and policy development, interdisciplinary curricula, and clinical programs, and how to engage new or more recent colleagues in these processes. View the full description of the workshop on page 12 of the conference brochure (PDF) on the AFCC website.