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The Hon. John Stevens Symposium on Family Law: Benched ll

Thursday, September 09, 2021

04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Firehouse for the Arts

Market Square, Newburyport, MA, USA

Back by popular demand is Benched. This year features the following members of the bench, all of whom will share their thoughts and tips for your more effective advocacy.

Honorable Theresa Bisenius

Honorable Mary R. Black

Honorable Jennifer Rivera Ulwick

Moderators, Attorney Judith Cowan & Don Pitman

Topics include:

  • The role of Zoom in the Probate & Family Court – when is it used and why it isn’t;
  • Post-judgment relief questions and issues;
  • The new child support guidelines;
  • The interplay between alimony and child support in calculating support orders;
  • How to get your case resolved with ADR;
  • Getting to trial in a COVID world


Send your questions for the judges to the moderators regarding the Probate & Family Court’s operations and any issues you think are important. This is your chance to participate in an interactive and wide-ranging seminar about your issues. 

The Firehouse for the Arts requires that all attendees wear masks. Also you will need to show proof of vaccination or obtain negative COVID test result 48 hours prior to attending.

There will also be a virtual streaming option. If you wish to stream, email Carole Wagan,

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