DR Bench-Bar: Child Hearsay in Family Law CLE
(Approved for 1 General CLE credit)
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Noon - 1:15 p.m.
(A link to the CLE will be sent to attendees prior to start)
Register by noon on Oct. 5th
Free - ACBA Members
$20 - Nonmember Guests
A panel of judicial officers will answer questions about how the courts in the 18th Judicial District handle child hearsay.
Questions to be answered include:
- To what extent are you, as a judge, willing to hear a testimony about what a child has told another:
- Concerning alleged abuses by the other parent such as in a motion to restrict parenting time offered either by one parent against the other or by the child’s therapist;
- Concerning a child’s wishes concerning parenting time and parental responsibility as reported by one of the parents;
- To what extent are you, as a judge, willing to hear directly from a child concerning his or her wishes concerning parenting time and parental responsibility?
Have you allowed direct testimony or statements from a child concerning his or her wishes? Under what circumstances?
What procedures would you utilize to take testimony or a statement directly from a child?
What authority permits a PRE or CFI to report or testify to out of court statements made to them by the children?
Have you ever admitted child statement under CRS 13-25-129 or CRE 807 as residual hearsay?
Led by Judicial Officers of Arapahoe & Douglas/Elbert District Courts
- Judge Andrew Baum, Moderator
- Judge Pete Michaelson
- Judge Robert Lung
- Judge Gary Kramer
- Judge Cynthia Mares
- Magistrate Echo Ryan
- Magistrate James Quinn
- Magistrate Donna Stewart
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