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Elena has presented at numerous venues on topics such as custody evaluation and mediation, parenting plans, alternatives to court, guiding children through high conflict divorces, managing negotiations, conflict resolution, and ethics.

Emerging Consulting Role in Child Custody. Co presenting with Matthew Sullivan, Ph.D and Elena Hobbs- Minor, MA; Santa Clara Bar Association; Santa Clara Superior Court, Santa Clara November 2006

“Coaching” and other Specialized Roles in Custody Disputes: How Attorneys and Therapists Can Help or Muck Things Up.  Donald Saposnek, Ph.D & Elena Hobbs-Minor, MA. Association for Conflict Resolution; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; 2006

Is Your Client Adequately Prepared For Child Custody Evaluation and Mediation? Santa Clara Bar Association; Santa Clara Superior Court, Santa Clara 2005Preparing Clients for Child Custody Evaluation and Mediation: What You Have Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask. San Mateo Bar Association; San Mateo, California 2005

Do’s and Dont’s of Preparing Clients for Custody Evaluation. Where do you draw the line?; Phil Stahl, California Chapter Conference panel, Sonoma, California; 2005

Preparing Clients for Custody Evaluations: Is it Ethical? Co presented with Coates, C. A., Flens, J. R., Hobbs-Minor, E., &  Nachlis, L. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 6th International Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations. Nashville, Tennessee, October 15, 2004

Preparing Clients for Evaluation. Who is Doing it and Why?; San Francisco Attorney consulting group; 2004

Creating Parenting Agreements Through Mediation; Helping Parents Find Alternatives To Court; Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 1998

Helping Children of Divorce: The Escalation Process of High Conflict Divorces; University of California Extension, Campbell, CA.; 1995

How to Effectively Manage Your Custody Negotiations; Innovative Housing, Palo Alto, CA.; 1996

CDWE; Center to Develop Women Entrepreneur's Panel; San Jose, California 1997

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