Friday, January 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST
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The Kelsey Theater 
700 Park Ave
Lake Park, FL 33403

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Renee Layman 
Center for Child Counseling, Inc. 

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We are proud to be hosting our Inaugural Family Law Mental Health Summit at the Kelsey Theater on January 11th, 2019! 

The focus of the summit is to educate family law attorneys on current mental health issues and create a legal community that is trauma-informed. This year, the primary focus will be the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) on children in a family law case. 

Course No. 1807406N, Accredited by The Florida Bar for:

  • 6.5 General CLE Hours
  • 6.5 Marital & Family Board Certification Credits
  • 3.5 Mental Illness Hours
  • 1.5 Ethics Hours
  • 1.0 Substance Abuse Hours

Level: Advanced


  •  Registration
  •  Welcome / Introductions
  • Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Family Law (Eddie Stephens, Esquire* and Renee Layman, LMHC)
  • History of Trauma Informed 15th Judicial Circuit (Peggy Rowe-Linn, Esquire*)
  • If Plan A Fails, It's OK, There are 25 Letters Left.... (Abigail Beebe, Esquire*)
  • Best Interests of the Child – Perspective from the Bench (Judge Ronald Alvarez, Retired)
  • Center for Child Counseling Presentation Lunch 
  • Mindful Breathing (Jacquie Stephens, E-RYT 200, Simply Yoga Delray Beach)
  • Everything You Need to Know About Marchman Act from the Eyes of the Lawyer and Judge including Ethical Considerations (Joe Considine, Esquire and Magistrate Diane Kirigin*)
  • Family Law Ethics (Ralph T. White, Esquire*)
  • Health and Wellness and Parenting for the Family Lawyer (Laura Davis Smith, Esquire*)
  • Judicial Roundtable Re: Mental Health & Ethics Issues (Judges confirmed, Honorable Kathleen Kroll, Honorable James Martz, Honorable Rosemarie Scher, Honorable Scott Suskauer, Magistrate Diane Kirigin)
  • Meet & Greet at The Brewhouse Gallery

CLICK HERE to view all speaker bios.

Workshop Fee: $300  

A special thank you to our sponsors...