Weber Attends Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop

In June 2013 Attorney Emily Weber participated in a week long intensive Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop hosted by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston.

The week-long interactive course was led by the Honorable James V. Menno of the Plymouth Probate and Family Court and the Honorable Mary Anne Sahagian of the Essex Probate and Family Court.  Attorney Weber performed as trial counsel in all stages of a typical domestic relations case from motion hearing through trial, including:

  • performing opening and closing statements
  • direct and cross examination of lay witnesses and experts
  • the proper use of exhibits and demonstrative evidence at trial

This mock-trial was performed under the demanding critique of Probate and Family Court judges and dozens of  leading and experienced Massachusetts family law trial attorneys.

The week concluded with Attorney Weber co-chairing a hypothetical case in front of the Honorable Jeffrey A. Abber of the Essex Probate and Family Court in which she opposed the removal of her “client’s” children from Massachusetts as sought by the mother, her client’s former spouse.  Attorney Weber points out that she “won” her trial!

Divorce Law: MCLE BasicsPlus! Workshop

On May 30th and 31st of 2013, Jacqueline Leonardo attended the Divorce Law: MCLE BasicsPlus! workshop, which provided essential practice skills.

Through a variety of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on workshops, the expert faculty provided substantive knowledge to handle divorce work—an overview of the core concepts, statutes, cases and procedural rules that govern divorce practice.    Jackie  has been using her new practice skills on a regular basis here in the office!

Professional Education and Training

Professional education, training, and workshops are available in all areas of family law.

We have done “brown bag lunch”, half day, full day, and multi day programs, and also work with mental health and financial professionals, to create customized education and training to meet your needs.  Please contact us for a list of programs that we have done in the past which is just a sampling of what we can provide.  If you are interested in having us do any education or training for you, please contact Karen J. Levitt at 978-458-5550 or