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The Essentials of Addiction: A New Understanding for Family Law Practitioners, Forensic Experts, and the Court
Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

The second part of a two part symposium will address how addictions impact the lawyers, the forensic experts and the Court in a custody case and provide a construct for what we can and should be doing when one or both of the parties are afflicted with some form of an addiction. Hypotheticals will be utilized to engage the panel and audience in an interactive discussion.

Speakers: ALAN RAVITZ, M.D., M.S., Senior Director of  Forensic Psychiatry; Senior Pediatric Psychopharmacologist, Child Mind Institute; ELEANOR B. ALTER, Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, LLP; SUSAN L. BENDER, Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP; HON. LAURA E. DRAGER, New York State Supreme Court Justice; ALLAN M. LANS, D.O., Consulting Physician in Psychiatry, Hospital for Special Surgery; Consulting Physician in Psychiatry, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center; RICHARD BOHN KRUEGER, M.D., Medical Director, Sexual Behavior Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute & Columbia University Dept. of Psychiatry; ANDREW TATARSKY, PH.D., Director, Center for Optimal Living

Sponsored by: Committee on Matrimonial Law, Michael Mosberg, Chair

Event is free; please register by emailing Kate Sullivan at sullivan@amsllp.com, with your name and affiliation.


Event Location: 42 West 44th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Ave.)