Continuing Legal Education offered by Franklin County Bar Association via Zoom
Child Interviewing Practices and Techniques in Family Law
1 substantive credit
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Abigail J.W. Salawage, Esq.
Kaminski, Hawbaker & Salawage, P.C.
Amanda Evans-Freet, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Trauma Art Therapist
Matthew Glinn, JD, LCSW
Cumberland Valley Counseling Associates
Magisterial District Judge Annie R. Gómez Shockey, Esq.
Anthony Ciarlante, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Todd M. Sponseller
This expert panel discussion will walk through common child interviewing situations in family law matters, with a focus toward in camera interviewing and guardian ad litem investigations. The panel will discuss some “best practices” of child interviewing in the legal field so that lawyers, judges, and guardians ad litem can improve their skills in working with children. The panel will discuss how to prepare clients and their children for an interview, good techniques when conducting the interview to gain useful information, and how to minimize the emotional impact the interview will have on the child both before and after the interview.