The Psychological Dimensions of a Family Law Case

Board Certified Attorney Eddie Stephens recently led a two hour panel discussion with three of Palm Beach County’s prominent psychologists.  Attendees were treated to this rare insight into a diversity of mental health issues that are often present in family law cases including social investigations, parenting plans, guardian ad litems and parental coordination.  The course provides 6 certification and 8 general CLE hours.  To order a copy of this CLE contact the Palm Beach Bar Association.


Panel l to r, Eddie Stephens Esq., Sheila Furr, PhD, Michael O’Hara, Psy.D. and Lisa McDermott, Perez, PhD, LMHC — at Palm Beach County Bar Association

9:15am – 9:20am Welcome & Opening Remarks – Matthew Jay Lane, Esq., Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., Committee Chair
9:20am – 11:20am Panel Discussion—Social Investigations, Time-Sharing Evaluations,
and GAL’s – Eddie E. Stephens, III, Esq., Eddie Stephens P.A., Board Certified Marital
and Family Law Attorney; Sheila Furr, PhD; Michael O’Hara, Psy.D.; and
Lisa McDermott-Perez, PhD, LMHC
11:20am – 12:00pm Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County Juvenile Advocacy Project – Dependency
Overview – William W. Booth, Esq., Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:30pm Direct & Cross Examination of Psychological Experts – Charles D. Jamieson, Esq.,
The Law Firm of Charles D. Jamieson, PA, Board Certified Marital & Family Law Attorney,
and Deborah O. Day, Psy.D.
2:30pm – 2:45pm BREAK
2:45pm – 3:15pm Case Law Update – Georgia T. Newman, Esq., Law Office of Georgia T. Newman, P.L.
3:15pm – 4:00pm Ethics Update – Income unreported to the IRS; Taking the 5th, and Recent changes
in the ethical obligation to correct false testimony by a client – Erskine C. Rogers, III, Esq., Rutherford Mulhall, P.A., Board Certified Marital & Family Law Attorney
4:00pm – 5:00pm Annual View from the Bench – The Honorables Catherine Brunson, Martin H. Colin,
James L. Martz, and Magistrates Thomas R. Baker, III, and Diane M. Kirigin,
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit; Moderated by Matthew Jay Lane, Esq., Matthew Lane &
Associates, P.A., Committee Chair



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