New York State Bar Association
Committee on Children and the Law
The Robert J. Schack Memorial Program
Under New York’s MCLE rule, this program has been approved for all attorneys including those newly admitted for a total of 3.5 credit hours in the area of professional practice.
and Scholarships: New York State Bar Association members may
apply for a discount or scholarship to attend this program, based on financial
hardship. This discount applies to the educational portion of the program only.
Under that policy, any member of our Association who has a
genuine basis of his/her hardship, and if approved, can receive a discount or
scholarship, depending on the circumstances. To apply for a discount or
scholarship, please send your request in writing to
Note for Law Guardian and Family Court Assigned Counsel Panel Members: Members of Appellate Division Law
Guardian Panels are eligible to apply for a tuition waiver for this
program. If you qualify for this waiver,
you cannot register on line. Either obtain a waiver
form from your Law Guardian Director or download the waiver form at http://www.delinquency.org/waiver2006.htm,
attach it to the completed registration form, and fax or mail back the
completed forms to the number/address listed on the registration form. A limited number of waivers are additionally
available on a first come/first serve basis for Family Court or Family Court
Appeals assigned counsel panel members who are not currently on a law guardian
panel. To inquire about these waivers,
This program will consider emerging issues in child support with a particular emphasis on the challenges presented by such variations as multiple households and differing forms of shared custody.
ANNE REYNOLDS COPPS, ESQ. GEORGE E. REED, JR., ESQ.
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON PROGRAM CHAIRPERSON
Law Office of Anne Reynolds
Introduction: Child Support and Complex Custody Cases
GEORGE E. REED, JR., ESQ.
and Enforcing Child Support in
-- How it works in Family Court and Supreme Court
-- Usefulness of the Support Collection Unit
-- Ideas for improvement of the child support system
JOHN J. AMAN, ESQ.
Federal Involvement in Child Support
-- Emerging federal issue
PAULA ROBERTS, ESQ.
Child Support and Multiple Families
-- Supporting children in multiple households
-- Supporting children at home
HON. JUDITH M. REICHLER
10:20-10:30 Coffee Break
Child Support in Low-Income Families
-- Making orders and arrears affordable
-- Interplay with public assistance
-- Impact of license suspensions
SUSAN C. ANTOS, ESQ.
-- Crafting child support orders for complex cases
-- Creating opt-out provisions that will be approved by the court
-- Emerging trends in the case law
HON. LAURA E. DRAGER
HON. JUDITH M. REICHLER
Discussion and Questions
Deputy Chief Support Magistrate,
Justice of the Supreme Court
Senior Staff Attorney
About Robert J. Schack
Robert Schack was a founding member of the Committee on Children and the Law and, for many years, Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee. A supervising attorney at the New York State Attorney General's Office, Bob represented the State in several landmark juvenile justice and child welfare cases. He was a tireless advocate for children’s rights and interests, and contributed enormously to the Committee's and the NYSBA's achievements.
Last updated January12, 2006
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