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6309 Is Now The Law…Now What?

ADR Services, Inc. Complimentary In-House MCLE Program

April 10 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

1 Hour General CLE Credit

New Family Code section 6309 ends a longstanding controversy (yes, civil discovery is permitted in DVPA proceedings) but we now confront a host of new controversies generated by the statute. Some practitioners see section 6309 as a long overdue clarification and expansion of DVRO discovery rights; others see it as a welcome, or unwelcome, significant contraction.  Some see it as a risk of revictimization via discovery abuse while others see it protecting against that risk. Who’s right? Probably everyone to some degree. This much for sure: the statute’s unique provision, permitting discovery to be requested only at the evidentiary hearing and not before, is something totally new to practitioners. How will judges interpret the statute? How does it apply to “cross-over” situations where a DV petition is filed in an extant disso or parenting case? What are best practices?  What are the collateral effects under FC sections 3044 and 4320? Join our expert panel, including LA Superior Court judges Lawrence Riff and Susan Lopez-Giss (ret’d),  and practitioner Michael Hanasab, who will cover the basics of section 6300, practitioners” and judicial officers’ challenges and dilemmas, and possible best practices. This program will be focused towards family law practitioners.



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FL 6309 Best Practices Handout

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April 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT