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Tamara A. Mitchel – Lectures and Publications

LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS

Accredited Continuing Legal Education Presentations

New York State Bar Association:

  • Critical Areas in Matrimonial Law II Drafting Pendente Lite, Modification and In Limine Motions: Ethics and Motions, April 2018
  • Family Court Trial Institute II: Support Hearings, Enforcement and Downward Modification, May 2017
  • Family Court Trial Institute: Orders of Protection, October 2016
  • Practical Skills: Family Court Practice, “Ethics in Matrimonial and Family Law,” April 2015
  • Practical Skills: Basic Matrimonial Practice, “Introduction to Equitable Distribution and Maintenance,” October 2013
  • Chair, Practical Skills: Basic Matrimonial Practice, October 2012
  • Practical Skills, Family Court Practice, “Family Offense Proceedings – Article 8,” April 2012
  • Chair, Practical Skills: Basic Matrimonial Practice, October 2011
  • Basic Matrimonial Practice, “Matrimonial Actions,” October 2011
  • Chair, Family Court Practice: Custody, Child Protective Proceedings and Ethics, April 2011
  • Practical Skills: Basic Matrimonial Practice, “Motions and Pre-Trial Interventions,” Fall 2010
  • Practical Skills: Family Court Practice, “Ethics and Professionalism,” Spring 2009
  • Practical Skills: Basic Matrimonial Practice, “Motions and Pre-Trial Interventions,” Fall 2007

The Ninth Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts, Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association and Pace Women’s Justice Center:

  • “Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: How to Navigate When A Family Court Matter Becomes A Supreme Court Divorce,” March 2016

Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education

  • Divorce Law and Domestic Violence – How the Amended Domestic Relations Law Benefits Victims of Domestic Violence (co-sponsored by the Pace Women’s Justice Center, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association and the Ninth Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts), March 2011
  • Divorce Law and Domestic Violence, March 2009

The Fifteenth Annual Domestic Violence Conference, Sponsored by the Appellate Division, First Department; Fordham Law School; Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence; New York State Judicial Committee on Women and the Courts

  • Legislative Update: Divorce and Child Support Reform Laws, March 2011

New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Pace Women’s Justice Center,

  • Domestic Violence and the Collaborative Practitioner: The Complexity of Power in Relationships, 2009

The Ninth Judicial District Committee to Promote Gender Fairness in the Courts, Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Pace Law School and Pace Women’s Justice Center:

  • Domestic Violence and Financial Exploitation in Matrimonial Cases, Fall 2007

Westchester Women’s Bar Association/Pace Women’s Justice Center Moderate Means Program and the Northern Westchester Shelter Survivor’s Law Project,

  • Nuts and Bolts of Matrimonial Law, Fall 2006

Pace Women’s Justice Center, Family Law Lecture Series:

  • Custody and Child Support, Spring 2006
  • Nuts and Bolts of Divorce in New York State and Self-Help Clinic – How to File an Uncontested Divorce, Spring 2006
  • General New York Divorce Law, Spring 2005
  • New York Divorce Law, Fall 2004

New York State Bar Association, Special Committee on Lawyers in Transition: “Comeback Lawyers – Updating Your Substantive and Technical Skills,” 2008

Pace University School of Law, Matrimonial Law and Practice class: Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2006

Pace University School of Law, Family Law class: “New York’s New Divorce and Child Support Laws,” March 2010; April 2011; Matrimonial Law in Practice, 2012

Citigroup’s Women & Co. “Post-Divorce Legal and Financial Issues,” Spring 2004

Community Policing Domestic Violence Conference, New York State Regional Community Policing Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY, Fall 2000.

Westchester County Office for Women annual domestic violence program at Manhattanville College, Spring 2001.

Publications

Editor-in-Chief, Domestic Law Review, Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2008 – 2014.

“Jurisprudence: Due Process Concerns for the Underrepesented Domestic Violence Victim,” Buffalo Women’s Law Journal, Vol. XIII, p. 173, Fall 2006, co-authored with Rebecca Fialk, Esq.

“Current Issues in Law Enforcement Response to Family Offenses: A Domestic Violence Manual,” in-service training manual for Westchester County police, published by Westchester County, October 2001.

“Should Women Fear New York’s New No-Fault Divorce Law?” Op-Ed column, September 17, 2010, The Town Report (Bronxville, Eastchester, Tuckahoe), The Sound & Town Report (Mamaroneck and Larchmont), The Rye Sound Shore Review.

“Ethical Considerations for Victims’ Attorneys in Integrated Domestic Violence Courts,” presented at Creative Courts – Creative Responses,” Pace Women’s Justice Center Think Tank on Domestic Violence Integrated Courts, November 2001.

Accredited Continuing Legal Education Materials Authored

  • “Ethics in Matrimonial and Family Law,” Update, New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2015
  • “The New Child Support Modification Laws of 2010,” for the New York State Bar Association, October 2011
  • “Divorce Law and Domestic Violence – How Recent Amendments in Domestic Relations & Other Laws Benefits Survivors of Domestic Violence,” for the Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education, co-authored with Jane Aoyama-Martin, Esq. and Emily P. Ruben, Esq., March 2011
  • “Current Issues in Custody Matters Involving Domestic Abuse: Cautionary Considerations for the Matrimonial Attorney,” for the Pace Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education, March 2009
  • “Ethics for Family Court Practice,” for the New York State Bar Association, co-authored with Nancy D. Kellman, Esq., March 2009
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