Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar Series | Feb. 28

Addressing Allegations and Disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse in Family Law Cases


Registration: 12:15 P.M.
Program: 12:30 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M.
Social to follow: 5:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M.

The Wisconsin Club Ballroom
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue., Milwaukee, WI

This program is the next in the Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar Series co-sponsored by CFLCW and several other related groups. In 2015, the topic was mental health records. In 2016, the topic was children speaking with judges/testifying, and in 2017 it was contingent/step-up placement. The program for 2019 will provide a rigorous and balanced discussion by professionals with a stake in positive outcomes for children and families. This will again be a joint meeting with a number of other family law groups. More specific details are forthcoming. All who attend the program will be more informed and gain practical knowledge and skills for use in managing these difficult yet prevalent cases.

Download the registration form/program summary here.


12:15 p.m. -12:30 p.m. | Registration

12:30 p.m. -2:15 p.m. | Addressing Allegations and Disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse in Family Law Cases
Presentation by Lynn Cook, MSW, CAPSW, Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Mock Forensic Interview followed by Pre-trial Hearing
Attorney Neil T. Magner, Magner & Hueneke, LLP
Attorney Lisa A. Bangert, Advocate Attorney at Law, LLC
Attorney Christie L. Bandle, Bandle & Zaeske, LLP
Hon. Michael J. Dwyer, Milwaukee County

3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Interactive Panel with Practitioners in the Field
Moderated by: Attorney Amy L. Shapiro
Attorney Meghan C. Lindberg, Milwaukee County District Attorney Attorney
Nathan Opland-Dobs, State Public Defenders Office
Attorney Matthew J. Torbenson, Milwaukee County District Attorney
Detective Jessica Wink, West Allis Police Department
Dr. Charles Lodi, In Focus Counseling
Sara E. Koeferl , MSW, CSW, custody evaluator
Lynn Cook, MSW, CAPSW, Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center

4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. | Judicial Panel

Moderated by: Attorney Graham P . Wiemer
Hon. Marshall Murray, Milwaukee County
Hon. Ralph M. Ramirez, Waukesha County
Hon. Audrey Skwierawski, Milwaukee County
Hon. Thomas J. Walsh, Brown County
Commissioner Dolores A. Bomrad, Washington County
Commissioner Lorenzo T. Edwards, Jr., Milwaukee County

5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. | Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and Hearty Appetizers

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts — Wisconsin Chapter (AFCC-WI),
State Bar of Wisconsin Family Law Section,
State Bar of Wisconsin Children and the Law Section,
Wisconsin InterProfessional Committee on Divorce (WIPCOD),
The Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial Inn of Court,
The Society of Family Lawyers (SOFL),
Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin (CFLCW)


Rate for Members of any Co-Sponsoring Organizations: $125
Rate for Non-Members: $150
Student Rate: $50

Download the registration form/program summary here.