Attorney Andrea M. Wells was recently appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Western New England University School of Law Alumni Association.
Her three year tenure will officially commence in October 2019 during the University’s Homecoming Weekend. Service on the Board of Directors is a volunteer opportunity for Andrea to connect the University and its Law Alumni and to help establish and maintain that important relationship.
Western New England University Law School is currently celebrating its 100th year, and has maintained an important connection between the school, its graduates and the community for the past century. Law Alumni Association members serve as mentors for current students, panelists for career services events, and guest judges for moot court competitions. The Law School recently partnered with the Children and Family Law Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services to address what Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants has described as a “constitutional emergency” due to the lack of attorneys available to represent children and parents in child welfare cases. It is initiatives like these that drew Andrea to Board Membership. Continue reading “Attorney Andrea M. Wells Appointed To Board of Directors of the Western New England University School of Law Alumni Association”
Attorney Karen J. Levitt will be one of the faculty at the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council’s Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training, scheduled for September 19, 2019 and September 20, 2019 at MGM Springfield, MA.
The training will benefit a wide variety of professionals from different disciplines, including family and business law attorneys, financial professionals, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals, coaches and mediators, child development and co-parenting specialists and anyone working with family or business clients in divorce or other conflicts. Continue reading “Attorney Karen J. Levitt Faculty at September 2019 MCLC Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training”
Attorney Karen Levitt’s workshop on “Innovative and Strategic Use of Neutrals in Mediation” has been chosen by the Academy of Professional Mediators (APFM) to be one of its programs at APFM’s conference “The Next Generation of Innovation – Divorce Professionals Partnering for Excellence,” which will be held November 7-9, 2019 in Boston. Continue reading “Karen Levitt’s “Innovative and Strategic Use of Neutrals in Mediation” Workshop”
Attorney Karen J. Levitt is going to be a co-presenter with Attorneys Karen Van Kooy and Cynthia Runge at a Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education program scheduled for June 11, 2019, entitled “Representing Moderate Income Family Law Clients – Working Efficiently.”
The program, which is for attorneys, will help attorneys think about ways to efficiently represent clients on a limited budget, and how to advise clients on leveraging their options and still have good representation but in a cost-conscious manner. Continue reading “Attorney Karen J. Levitt presenter at MCLE program in June 2019”
Attorney Karen Levitt is co-chair of the USA500 Family Law Roundtable with Attorneys Karen Van Kooy, Cynthia Runge, and Susan DeMatteo. The USA500 Family Law Roundtable is part of the The USA 500 Clubs, which are exclusive regional communities for successful trusted advisers which meets for the purposes of developing relationships, sharing knowledge & resources, reputation enhancement, and creating business opportunities.
The Family Law Roundtable was created so that USA500 members could collaborate with highly skilled family law professionals of different disciplines within USA500, including financial and business professionals along with attorneys. The goal of the Roundtable is to educate the member professionals, with a focus on the further strengthening and deepening of our relationships and connections. Continue reading “Attorney Karen J. Levitt Co-Chairs USA500 Family Law Roundtable”
Attorney Andrea M. Wells has created a niche Adoption Practice within the Levitt Law Group’s family law practice areas. In November, Attorney Wells presented an educational and informative program about Adoption to professionals at the USA 500 Family Law Roundtable in Woburn.
Attorney Wells focused her presentation on Domestic Adoption and in particular adoption in Massachusetts. She discussed the process of adoption, including private agency adoption and adoption from the foster care system. Andrea also provided information about legal risk, step-parent adoptions, same-sex adoption, and post-adoption contracts. Continue reading “Andrea Wells Leads Adoption Practice”
Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution
Attorney Andrea M. Wells is one of a select few members of the private bar who is a member of the Trial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution. The Committee has members from each of the Trial Court Departments and was key in obtaining ADR Funding from the Massachusetts Legislature for Court-connected dispute resolution for the first time in ten years. The Committee is committed to increasing the use of Dispute Resolution within all Trial Court Departments, and training Judges and Court staff about the alternative methods for resolving disputes. Dispute Resolution encompasses many variations of Court alternatives to settlement, including Conciliation, Mediation, Arbitration, and Collaborative Law. The Committee is currently planning an ADR Conference later this year and preparing for the state-wide Dispute Resolution Week. Continue reading “Attorney Andrea M. Wells Spring 2019 News”
Did you know that Attorney Karen J. Levitt is a life fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation? The MBF Society of Fellows is a membership organization of select Massachusetts attorneys and judges who are committed to giving back to the profession and supporting legal services for the poor in our state. Through generous contributions to the Foundation, life fellows help ensure that the MBF is a resource through which the legal community can come together and support initiatives that make access to justice a reality for those in need. For more information, go to http://www.massbarfoundation.org/.
Attorney Karen J. Levitt, Esq., Gina Arons, Psy.D, and David Consigli, CPA, ABV, CPBA, CDFA, Director, Business Valuation with AAFCPAs, presented a workshop to the Greater Lowell Bar Association entitled “Pathways to Resolution in Probate and Family Court,” which was held at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, MA. The interactive program addressed various forms of dispute resolution alternatives in divorce, family law and probate, including: Continue reading “Attorney Karen J. Levitt Co-Presenter on Dispute Resolution in Probate and Family Court”
Attorney Karen J. Levitt along with Attorney Eric Schutzbank was a co-presenter at the 2019 Statewide Practice Group Meeting of the New Hampshire Collaborative Law Alliance. The meeting was held on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 in the evening at the Puritan Back Room in Manchester, NH.
The presentation, entitled “Changes in the New Hampshire Alimony Laws“, was on the new alimony law in New Hampshire from the perspective of divorce and family law attorneys such as Attorney Karen J. Levitt who practice in both MA and NH. Continue reading “Alimony Reform in New Hampshire: A Massachusetts Perspective”