Jennifer Hoult, Esq., a public Interest attorney, has served as a prosecutor, court-appointed Children’s Law Guardian, court-appointed Family Court mediator, and certified rape crisis/trauma counselor. She has represented hundreds of children in custody, visitation, and parental abuse cases. Her 2006 law review on Parental Alienation Syndrome (“PAS”) is cited in legal proceedings, legal scholarship, and mental health literature in the United States, Europe, and South America. She has presented her research findings on PAS as an invited keynote speaker at international conferences in the United States, Sweden, and Portugal. Ms. Hoult holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law. She is licensed in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
“Parental Alienation” (PA) & “Parental Alienation Syndrome” (PAS): Science, Evidentiary Admissibility, Policy & Effects on Children’s Constitutional and Human Rights
Re-Broadcast on June 14, 2018
CLE Credits earned: 2 GEN
“Parental Alienation Syndrome” (PAS) is a proposed psychological pathology that is frequently alleged in custody, visitation, and civil and criminal parental child abuse actions. This CLE will provide attendees with the history of this proposed pathology, an evaluation of scientific support for its existence, its current status in the fields of psychology and psychiatry, evaluation of its evidentiary admissibility under relevant rules and precedent, evaluation of the difference between PAS and “Parental Alienation” (“PA”), evaluation of policy considerations regarding the use of PAS and PA in American courts, and the evaluation of the effect of evidentiary admission of PAS and PA on children’s constitutional and human rights.
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Definition and origins of “Parental Alienation Syndrome” (“PAS”) and differentiation from “Parental Alienation” (“PA”)
• Evidentiary admissibility of PAS
• Policy considerations regarding admission of PAS and PA in cases alleging domestic violence and parental child abuse
• Effect of evidentiary use of PAS and PA on children’s constitutional and human rights
Date / Time: June 14, 2018
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
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