Live Seminar

As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Family Court

Seminar

Date:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

79185ER

Location:

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Phoenix Airport

3220 South 48th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85040

$359.00

$349 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • AZ CLE - 6.00

Program Description

How to Impress Family Court Judges and Build Your Reputation

This course brings you face-to-face with the current family court judges - hear them share their expectations and preferences to help you make the best of your litigation efforts. Explore the egregious errors you must avoid at all costs so as not to jeopardize your case and damage your professional reputation. Register today!

  • Hear from the judges themselves what works and what doesn't in their courtrooms.
  • Explore key factors that help the judges make custody and support decisions.
  • Get a better handle on court investigations and their role in specific cases.
  • Learn how dissipation and income disparity are reviewed by the local triers of fact.
  • Draft better briefs and motions with direct guidance from the judges.
  • Get tips for obtaining and admitting smartphone, email and social media evidence.
  • Learn to tackle sensitive client situations without overstepping the ethical rules.
  • Improve your courtroom presentation: find out what works and what doesn't.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for attorneys.

Course Content

  1. Local Family Court Procedure: What Attorneys MUST Know
  2. Case Scheduling and Keeping the Court Apprised of Case Updates
  3. Parenting Time/Custody - Critical Factors that Help the Judges Make Decisions
  4. The Role of Psychological Evaluations and Court Investigations
  5. How Judges Determine Enforceability of Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  6. Support Orders and Deviation from Guidelines
  7. Legal Ethics Mistakes Attorneys Need to Stop Making
  8. Motions and Briefs: What Judges Don't Want to See and How to Get to the Point Quickly
  9. Equitable Assets/Debts Division: Specific Assets that Cause the Most Problems and Delays
  10. Dissipation of Assets: What Proof is Needed?
  11. How Income Disparity Between Spouses Affects the Judges' View of the Case
  12. Admissibility of Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence
  13. Issues that Should be Resolved Without the Judges' Involvement
  14. Case Presentation: What Judges Prefer and Prohibit
  15. Contempt in Family Court

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Morning Session 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Panel Members: Hon. Theodore Campagnolo, Hon. Dewain D. Fox, Hon. Scott Minder, Hon. Frank Moskowitz, Hon. Jennifer Ryan-Touhill and Hon. Pamela Svoboda
Moderator: Thomas J. Griggs

  1. Local Family Court Procedure: What Attorneys MUST Know
  2. Case Scheduling and Keeping the Court Apprised of Case Updates
  3. Parenting Time/Custody - Critical Factors that Help the Judges Make Decisions
  4. The Role of Psychological Evaluations and Court Investigations
  5. How Judges Determine Enforceability of Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  6. Support Orders and Deviation from Guidelines
  7. Legal Ethics Mistakes Attorneys Need to Stop Making (10:45 - 11:45)
    • Communication Between Bench and Bar
    • Ethical Conduct in the Courtroom
  8. Motions and Briefs: What Judges Don't Want to See and How to Get to the Point Quickly

Afternoon Session 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel Members: Hon. Katherine Cooper, Hon. Geoffrey Fish, Hon. Jennifer E. Green, Hon. Stephen M. Hopkins and Hon. Howard Sukenic
Moderator: Thomas J. Griggs

  1. Equitable Assets/Debts Division: Specific Assets that Cause the Most Problems and Delays
  2. Dissipation of Assets: What Proof is Needed?
  3. How Income Disparity Between Spouses Affects the Judges' View of the Case
  4. Admissibility of Smart Phone and Social Media Evidence
  5. Issues that Should be Resolved Without the Judges' Involvement
  6. Case Presentation: What Judges Prefer and Prohibit
  7. Contempt in Family Court

HON. THEODORE CAMPAGNOLO is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. KATHERINE COOPER is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. GEOFFREY FISH is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. DEWAIN D FOX is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. JENNIFER E. GREEN is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. STEPHEN M. HOPKINS is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. SCOTT MINDER is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. JENNIFER RYAN-TOUHILL is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. FRANK MOSKOWITZ is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. HOWARD SUKENIC is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

HON. PAMELA SVOBODA is a Superior Court Judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court of Arizona.

MODERATOR - THOMAS J. GRIGGS is an attorney with The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C. where he practices in the area of complex family law matters. Mr. Griggs is a certified specialist in family law by the State Bar of Arizona. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Griggs lectures frequently for the State Bar of Arizona, AAML and other organizations on various issues in family law. He earned his B.A. degree from Simpson College and his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Mr. Griggs currently serves as a member of the Board of Adjustment for the city of Peoria, is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society. Mr. Griggs is the chair of the Board of Legal Specialization for the State Bar of Arizona.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

AZ CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 6.0 hours toward your annual MCLE requirement for the State of Arizona, including 1.0 hour of professional responsibility.


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