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Professor Schmitz Discusses the Use of ODR in Family Law Issues

Professor Amy J. Schmitz has been selected as an Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) expert to join a National Family Online Dispute Resolution Convening. As part of this work, Professor Schmitz is volunteering her time and expertise by participating in a series of 90-minute Zoom sessions over a three-week period beginning the week of September 21, 2020. Over the course of…

Family Violence Clinic students successfully represent juvenile in court

On June 16, Rule 13 certified law students Carley Johansson and ‘Katie’ Walker-Williams appeared in Miller County Court for a Family Violence Clinic client. They sought third-party custody of a child who had been raped repeatedly by her father and had no other parent. The attention of all 35 people in the courtroom was riveted on Katie shortly after she…

Library Q&A: Representing Yourself in Family Matters in Missouri

Q:  If I want to represent myself in a family law matter, where can I go for help and forms in Missouri? A: Dealing with a difficult situation is never easy. It is especially difficult if you are unable to shoulder the cost of legal representation. Having an attorney on your side that knows the language of the law and…

Professor Abrams Publishes Family Law Casebook’s Fifth Edition

Professor Douglas E. Abrams has just published the fifth edition of Contemporary Family Law, the West Academic casebook that he co-authors with Professors Naomi R. Cahn and Catherine J. Ross of the George Washington University Law School and Linda C. McClain of the Boston University School of Law. The casebook has 179 adoptions in law schools throughout the United…

Professor Abrams’ Endowment Buys Therapy Dog For MU Children’s Hospital

With royalties from his Children and the Law and Family Law casebooks, Professor Doug Abrams created the Happiness For Health program at the MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2001. Happiness For Health is a permanent endowment that provides toys, stuffed animals and games for sick and injured children at the Hospital, as well as parties for children who are…