Exacting Evidence: How to Get It In and How to Keep It Out – C06

Family Law Track
Family Law Section

Session C: 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

About the Program
This lively seminar will feature two nationally-recognized experts in the field of family law, tackling challenging and commonly misunderstood evidentiary issues.

You Will Learn

  • How to address complicated evidentiary issues such as the admissibility of DCF records and statements by children
  • The difference between impeachment and refreshing a recollection
  • Tips for admitting (or keeping out) electronically stored evidence


Hon. Thomas D. Colin (Ret.), Schoonmaker George Colin & Blomberg PC, Old Greenwich

Gaetano Ferro, Ferro & Battey LLC, Darien

Attorney Ferro, a graduate of Brown University and of the University of Connecticut School of law, with honors, is a principal in the firm of Ferro, Battey & MacNamara, LLC, 320 Post Road, Darien, 06820. Mr. Ferro served for thirteen years as an Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was its Editor in Chief.  He was Senior Topical Editor for Family Law of the Connecticut Bar Journal for fifteen years.  He served as Editor in Chief of the Connecticut Family Lawyer and as Executive Editor of the Connecticut Law Review. Attorney Ferro has authored or co-authored more than forty-five articles on family law topics including articles published in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Connecticut Bar Journal, the Connecticut Family Lawyer, the Family Advocate, the Connecticut Family Law Journal, the Newsletter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the Connecticut Post.


Amy C. MacNamara, Ferro & Battey LLC, Darien

Attorney MacNamara received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Fordham University in 2006. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2009, where she earned an Academic Concentration, with honors, in Family and Juvenile Law.

Attorney MacNamara handles complex matrimonial and family law matters including matters involving significant assets and complex child custody issues and cases that involve substance abuse and mental health issues.  Attorney MacNamara is certified to act as a Guardian ad Litem and Attorney for the Minor Child in Connecticut and was the founding research assistant for the Committee for the Training of Professionals Serving as Guardians ad Litem and Attorneys for Minor Children, commonly known as the “GAL Training Academy.”  This training is now required for all professionals wishing to serve as Guardians ad Litem or Attorneys for Minor Children in Connecticut.



1.0 CLE Credits (CT: 1.0 General; NY:1.0 Skills)