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Divorce Mediation Pt. 1 Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     35 minutes

Episode 63 – Divorce Mediation Pt. 1

This week on Calendar Call, Mike talks with attorneys Deborah Noonan and Frances Calafiore about divorce mediation. This is the first part in a two-part series. After defining divorce mediation, Deb and Fran discuss mediation training for attorneys and what makes a good continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


Collaborative Divorce pt. 2 Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     30 minutes

Episode 62 – Collaborative Divorce pt. 2

This week, Mike talks with Attorney Eva DeFranco and Dr. Elizabeth Thayer about the collaborative divorce process. In this second episode on collaborative divorce, Eva and Liza define the members of the team and what is involved in a six-way meeting. Lastly, they discuss continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


Collaborative Divorce pt. 1 Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     34 minutes

Episode 61 – Collaborative Divorce pt. 1

This week, Mike talks with Attorney Eva DeFranco and Dr. Elizabeth Thayer about the collaborative divorce process. This is the first of a two-part series. After defining collaborative divorce the panel discusses how divorcing parties start the collaborative divorce process and what kind of continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


Identifying and Using Expert Witnesses Pt. 4 Play Audio
      Posted by Connecticut Judicial Branch     39 minutes

Episode 60 – Identifying and Using Expert Witnesses Pt. 4

This week Mike talks with Attorney Erika Amarante from Wiggin and Dana LLP about identifying and using expert witnesses. This is the final part in a four-part series. Attorney Amarante and Mike get into the specifics of being on trial and continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


Identifying and Using Expert Witnesses Pt. 3 Play Audio
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Episode 59 – Identifying and Using Expert Witnesses Pt. 3

This week Mike talks with Attorney Erika Amarante from Wiggin and Dana LLP about identifying and using expert witnesses. This is the third part in a four-part series. Attorney Amarante discusses taking and defending expert depositions. Attorney Amarante talks about continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


Identifying and Using Expert Witnesses Pt. 2 Play Audio
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Episode 58 – Identifying and Using Expert Witnesses Pt. 2

This week Mike talks with Attorney Erika Amarante from Wiggin and Dana LLP about identifying and using expert witnesses. This is the second part in a four-part series. Attorney Amarante discusses how to handle "hired gun" experts, expert fees, consulting experts versus continued...

Posted in: Superior Court


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