(2 cr.) This course will focus on advocacy skills and techniques necessary for the competent practice of Family Law. The major emphasis will be on pre-trial and trial practices in domestic relations cases. Topics will include special discovery practices and evidentiary issues such as the use of experts, both financial and psychological, and the testimony of child witnesses and those who testify about children. Other issues unique to family law practice, such as the representation of children in custody and divorce matters, will also be explored. Students will participate in mock exercises designed to simulate pre-trial and trial phases of matrimonial and custody cases. Note: This course will not cover the alternatives to trial, such as collaborative law and family mediation. (Prerequisites: Family Law, Federal Income Tax, and Advanced Family Law I) (2 or 3 credits)


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