Supporting Your Client and Your Case in a Parenting Evaluation

When: 18-Jul-2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where: Century Square Building, 1501 Fourth Avenue, Seattle WA 3rd floor Alki Conference Room


The parenting plan and subsequent evaluation can arguably be one of the most important, emotional and stressful aspects of a dissolution, separation or third party custody action. In this session, parenting evaluator and Guardian Ad Litem Dr. Melanie English will teach you the following: how to emotionally prepare your clients; the views of interim versus final reports; how to streamline release of records and other information; pitfalls of language on orders; how collaterals are used (and not used), and more.

Presented by Dr. Melanie English, PhD, MSW, Child Custody Evaluations and Family Mediation Services

Dr. Melanie English is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice who has completed several hundred parenting evaluations and Title 26 Guardian Ad Litem reports over the past 18 years. Dr. English earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Seattle Pacific University and her dissertation research centered on attachment issues and parental support in parenting plans. She also has a master’s degree in social work and worked for King County Superior Court Family Court Services for more than 10 years. Dr. English has led seminars and workshops for King County Superior Court, Department of Judicial Administration, National Business Institute, Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, Washington Correctional Facilities and community mental health clinics and is active on the Board of Directors with the Washington Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (WA-AFCC).

Cost: Free

Credit: 1.0 Live


There are a limited number of seats. To reserve yours, email or call 206-625-9600. Please include the name of the CLE(s), your name, state bar number, and email address on your RSVP.

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