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Effective Interaction, Revisited: DCSE & Family Law in Virginia

  • 04/20/2022
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Scott Darnell from the AAG's office and Mariellen Keely, a Senior Policy Consultant from the Division of Child Support, are returning to supplement the presentation they gave during our 2021 Fall Conference.  This 2-hour webinar is intended to educate family mediators about the policies and processes of the Virginia child support program, particularly where they intersect with mediators working family cases.   

**Approved for 2.0 hours CME credits (0.0 ethics) by the Supreme Court of Virginia**

**Application for approval of this course or program is pending with the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board**

Presenter Bios

Mariellen Keely is a Grants & Initiatives Consultant Senior for Child Support Enforcement in Virginia.  She has been with the agency for 15 years and worked in both the local district office and in a training role before moving to the Policy team last year.  She was previously the Project Director of Digital Marketing and is currently the Project Director for the Intergovernmental and Responsible Parenting Grants for her state.  Beyond the grant management, her other responsibilities previously included the quarterly divisional webinar and the stakeholder policy review.  When she is not wrangling spreadsheets full of data, she enjoys hiking and music festivals. 

Geoffrey Scott Darnell has been with the Office of the Attorney General since 1991 and is currently the Director of Legal Operations of the eastern region for the child support section. He currently supervises 15 attorneys and 4 support staff. As a member of the DCSE statewide legal training committee for 12 years, Scott presented on multiple child support subjects. He is the designated Interstate/International child support expert with DCSE and he has done numerous local and national presentations on interstate and international family support law and other family law issues. He actively handled large DCSE caseloads before the juvenile and domestic relations courts and circuit courts in eastern Virginia for 25 years. He earned his B.S. In Biology from Virginia Tech and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore.

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