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AFCC 46th Annual Conference - New Orleans
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5/27/2009 to 5/30/2009
When: May 27-30, 2009
Where: Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana  70130
United States

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The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)’s 46th annual conference will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans, May 27-30, 2009. The conference, titled Children, Courts and Custody: Back to the Future or Full Steam Ahead? will examine how family law research, practices and processes have evolved over the years, paradigms have shifted, controversies have arisen and myths have been debunked. How sure are we about what we think we know now? Join AFCC in New Orleans and find out!

The program features 70 workshops, including three-hour advanced sessions, three plenary sessions and your choice of six day-long pre-conference institutes. There will be nearly 200 world class presenters. Including plenary presenters Paul Amato, Ph.D., Jennifer McIntosh, Hon. Peter Boshier, Daniel Goldberg, LL.B., Mindy Mitnick, M.Ed., Mary E. O’Connell, J.D., Arnold T. Shienvold, Ph.D., Hon. R. James Williams Additionally, and moderators Dianna Gould-Saltman, J.D., Jana B. Singer, J.D., and Andrew Schepard, J.D.

Conference sessions will cover a range of topics examining challenges to conventional child custody wisdom including assertions about 50/50 parenting, the child’s role in the process, the resiliency of children after divorce, the changing role of court systems in resolving family disputes and many more.

Where better to explore new research, share ideas, sharpen your skills, network with colleagues and meet up with friends than New Orleans? The Sheraton New Orleans is located on Canal Street at the edge of the French Quarter. You will be within walking distance to some of the best music, cuisine and entertainment the city has to offer.

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