Family Law (Adv.) – Complex Child Issues |

Advanced Family Law is a practicum oriented class. This class has some lecture components, but there will be significant practicum aspects for students interested in learning about the practice of family law. Students will need to be self-directed, so that students can show their ability to understand and apply statutes and rules to draft pleadings and motions, and give clients advocacy advice. There will be an expectation to learn and apply ethical lawyering in interactions with clients and opposing counsel.

This class is limited to 16 students. The course book is Bradford’s C.R.S. on Family Law and Domestic Matters. There is no exams. Class participation is mandatory. Students will gain a general knowledge of family law and its relationship with juvenile law, and more specifically the substantive and procedural aspects of child related issues in these cases. The subjects generally covered will be divorce and allocation of parental responsibilities; domestic case procedures; meeting with and managing your client; working with opposing counsel; initial status conferences, and settlement conferences. The course will address domestic violence; mental health, substance abuse and relocation. Grading will be based on submission of documents (petition or response, financial affidavit, Trial Management Certificate; pass/fail grade), and participation in class (client interview, initial status conference, settlement conference, and (mini) trial; graded).

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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