The September Lunch & Learn sponsored by Jacksonville Family Mediation has been rescheduled for September 28, 2017 at 12 p.m. The topic of this complimentary, bring your own lunch workshop is “The Role of Guardian Ad Litem and Family Law”, and will be presented by Lynn Salvatore, family law attorney at the Jacksonville firm Carolyn S. Zisser, P.A.
Thursday, September 28
12 – 1 p.m.
Coastal Conference Center
225 Water St., 20th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202 (map)
Register online or call (904) 866-0268.
On-street and garage parking available. Food trucks located just outside the building.
The course will last approximately 60 minutes and covers the role of a private Guardian Ad Litem in Florida family law proceedings. Statutory authority for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem in family law proceedings.
This course is eligible for up to 1 CME hours. Mediators are required to self report those hours applicable to their areas of certification at the time of their renewal. For more information on the CME requirement, visit, www.flcourts.org, select Alternative Dispute Resolution/ Mediation. CLE applied for.
What is a Guardian Ad Litem?
- The role of a Guardian Ad Litem in family law proceedings – duties and limitations of the Guardian Ad Litem.
- Qualifications of a private, court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem
- What to expect from a Guardian Ad Litem’s written report to the Court.
About the Speaker, Lynn Salvatore, Esq.
Ms. Salvatore, Esquire, has been an attorney with Carolyn S. Zisser, P.A., a boutique law firm handling complex marital and family law cases. Lynn graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1990 and has been practicing law in Northeast Florida for over 26 years.
Throughout the years, she has been involved in local and international service and civic organizations, including the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Task Force, the Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, and Zonta International, as well as having been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator.
Lynn has years of experience handling traditional family law cases, such as divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, equitable distribution, modification, and adoptions and has been a court-appointed guardian ad litem in family law cases in Duval and Clay Counties. She has been an attorney for both the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Fourth Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program, where she litigated child dependency cases, including child sexual abuse cases. While at the Guardian Ad Litem Program, she was a member of the Standards of Operation Committee for the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Program. In private practice, she has been a court-appointed attorney for parents alleged to have abused, abandoned or neglected their children, handling all phases of the child dependency process including appeals.
Most notably, Lynn successfully litigated a complex expedited termination of parental rights case in Duval County, Florida, wherein the Department of Children and Families alleged the parents had physically abused their infant. The parents’ defense required the videotaped testimony of three (3) medical experts from Boston to California.