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CLE: Child Hearsay in Family Law

  • 6 Oct 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • ACBA Webinar
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DR Bench-Bar: Child Hearsay in Family Law CLE
(Approved for 1 General CLE credit)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Noon - 1:15 p.m.
ACBA Webinar
(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:

  1. To what extent are you, as a judge, willing to hear a testimony about what a child has told another:
  2. 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;
  3. Concerning a child’s wishes concerning parenting time and parental responsibility as reported by one of the parents;
  4. 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?
    1. Have you allowed direct testimony or statements from a child concerning his or her wishes?  Under what circumstances? 

    2. What procedures would you utilize to take testimony or a statement directly from a child?

  5. What authority permits a PRE or CFI to report or testify to out of court statements made to them by the children?

  6. 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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