Parental Alienation: A Decisional Flowchart for Judges and Referees

$95.00

CLE credits earned: 1 General Credit (WA 1 Law and Legal)

A review of family court cases across America demonstrate that there is a sharp increase in cases alleging parental alienation and/or estrangement. Judges are increasingly facing cases where one side presents expert testimony on parental alienation, while the other side presents rebuttal expert testimony on estrangement. How should family court judges evaluate the often-conflicting expert testimonies? How should judges decide a case alleging parental alienation? When is the right time to intervene? Should the judge order therapy or reunification–is there a difference? Is it science, an art, or both? This course will present a step-by-step decisional template for the friend-of-the-court evaluators, referees, magistrates, and judges to assist them in making the right call in a case alleging parental alienation and/or estrangement. 

Key topics to be discussed:

•  Data shows that there is a sharp increase in case filings in American family courts alleging parental alienation and/or estrangement
•  These cases generally end up in a battle of experts
•  How should family court judges evaluate the often-conflicting expert testimonies?
•  What’s good science and what’s junk science?
•  This course will present a step-by-step decisional template for the friend-of-the-court evaluators, referees, magistrates, and judges to assist them in making the right call 

Date / Time: January 27, 2021

•   3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: January 27, 2021

Ashish Joshi | Joshi Attorneys + Counselors

Ashish Joshi is the owner and managing partner of Joshi: Attorneys + Counselors. He serves as the lead counsel in high-stakes, complex family law and divorce cases. He has counseled and/or represented clients in state and federal courts across the United States and internationally, including in India, United Kingdom, Canada, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands, and China. Mr. Joshi has been admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, state bars of New York, Michigan, the District of Columbia, and Gujarat, India. Mr. Joshi serves as a senior editor of Litigation, the flagship journal of the ABA’s Section of Litigation.

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I. Data shows that there is a sharp increase in case filings in American family courts alleging parental alienation and/or estrangement 3:00-3:12

II. These cases generally end up in a battle of experts 3:12-3:24

III. How should family court judges evaluate the often-conflicting expert testimonies? 3:24-3:36

IV. What’s good science and what’s junk science? 3:36-3:48

V. Present a step-by-step decisional template for the friend-of-the-court evaluators, referees, magistrates, and judges to assist them in making the right call 3:48-4:00