About this event
Retired Judge Philip Marcus is an Israeli jurist, who, building on his background as a judge, lawyer and activist for change, is a consultant, researcher, writer and lecturer on Family Law and Family Courts, professional ethics and jurisprudence. With special emphasis on persons who are affected by family disputes – children, the elderly etc. – he has devoted his time, especially since retiring as Judge of the Jerusalem Family Court in 2012, to independent multidisciplinary work, collaborations and consultancy worldwide. By clarifying concepts and objectives, he is promoting initiatives in all areas and disciplines for solutions for families, changing society, making existing systems more humane and proposing new systems where necessary. The underlying approach is educational, and reform, taking into account cultural/local norms, needs and resources. Reform proposals involve stakeholders from all relevant professions and disciplines.
Philip was born and educated in England, obtaining his LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws)degree at University College London, and qualifying as a Solicitor, he moved to Jerusalem in 1978. Admitted as an Advocate at the Israel Bar in 1979. He was appointed a Judge of the Jerusalem Magistrates Court in 1995, and served as a Judge of the Family Court from its opening in 1997 until retirement in 2012. Philip Marcus obtained a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.) from Haifa University in 2008.
Philip Marcus is a consultant to committees of the Knesset (Israel’s parliament)on all proposed legislation concerning children, the elderly and persons with disabilities. He is a member of a number of national and international organizations dealing with families in distress and therapeutic jurisprudence, Philip has lectured in many countries and is consulted by countries and organizations internationally about proposals for changes in family law.
Philip Marcus’s work has appeared in many books and peer-reviewed publications. These include articles in Family Court Review, the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, the Journal of Child Custody, the Journal of the Society of Medicine and Law (Israel), Assia, the Journal of Halacha and Medicine(Israel), the Irish Journal of Family Law, Family Law (International Bar Association), and chapters in professional and academic textbooks, including in Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court (second edition, 2016), in Family Law and Family Realities, the Yearbook of The International Society of Family Law,(2019), and in Parental Alienation: Science and Law (2020).
Kenn Joyce is Alienated Children First spokesperson, a professional broadcaster and is a founder member of Alienated Children First. Kenn campaigns against all forms of abuse including against children, domestic abuse and specifically against Parental Alienation Abuse. He is also a presenter, a serial entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He has a keen interest in helping to stop the discrimination against alienated victims in Ireland focusing on the voiceless, forgotten and unprotected Child Victims of Parental Alienation Abuse. Kenn has broadcast and been interviewed many times on the Parental Alienation issue on radio and press; somerecent examples can be viewed at alienated.ie which includes six webinars thatACF held in 2021. To find out more about Kenn please visit his LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenn-joyce-b13930149/