The July 2018 issue of the journal Family Court Review (Volume 56, Issue 3) includes a special section on the 2017-2018 Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Lecture in Family Law and the symposium on interdisciplinary collaboration in family law at which it was delivered on Nov. 10. The symposium was organized by Andrew Schepard, the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law and director of Hofstra Law’s Center for Children, Families and the Law, and co-presented by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and FamilyKind.
This year’s Siben and Siben Lecture was given by Forrest “Woody” Mosten, a mediator, collaborative attorney and adjunct professor of law UCLA Law School, who spoke on the topic “Interdisciplinary Triage and Informed Consent: The Future of Family Law.”
The special section of Family Court Review features an article by Mosten and Lara Tramm based upon his lecture. In four related articles, an interdisciplinary group of professionals — Hofstra University psychology professor Paul J. Meller, family court judge the Honorable Jane Pearl, family law attorney Lawrence Braunstein, and the interdisciplinary team of Nancy Retsinas and Kathleen Zumpano — comment on the merits and promise of a more holistic approach from each of their different professional perspectives.
Family Court Review is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal published under the auspices of the AFCC. The journal’s editorial staff is based at Hofstra Law.
View more details about the “Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Family Law: The Real and the Ideal” symposium, including a video of the 2017-2018 Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Lecture in Family Law, on the Scholarly Commons at Hofstra Law website.
View the July 2018 issue of Family Court Review on the Wiley Online Library website (registration required).