Live Seminar

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

Seminar

Date:

Friday, June 08, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

79186ER

Location:

Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown

304 W Colonial Dr

Orlando, FL 32801

$359.00

$349 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • FL CLE - 7.00

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: 7.00 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

Morning Session: 9:00 - 12:00; AM Break 10:30 - 10:45
Panel Members: Hon. George Paulk, Hon. Christina Serrano, Hon. Diana M. Tennis and Hon. Tanya Davis Wilson. Moderator: J.J. Dahl.

  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 - 4:30; PM Break 2:30 - 2:45
Panel Members: Hon. George Paulk, Hon. Christina Serrano, Hon. Diana M. Tennis and Hon. Tanya Davis Wilson. Moderator: J.J. Dahl.

  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. GEORGE PAULK is a Brevard County Circuit Court Judge in the 18th Judicial Circuit.

HON. CHRISTINA SERRANO is a Brevard County Circuit Court Judge in the 18th Judicial Circuit.

HON. DIANA M. TENNIS is an Osceola County Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Judicial Circuit.

HON. TANYA DAVIS WILSON is an Orange County Circuit Court Judge in the 9th Judicial Circuit.

MODERATOR - J.J. DAHL is the owner and managing attorney of Dahl Family Law Group, in Clermont, Florida. She practices exclusively in the area of marital and family law in Lake County. Ms. Dahl is Lake County’s first board certified marital and family law attorney and the only fellow with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in the entire Fifth Judicial Circuit​. She was selected to the 2013 Florida Family Law Super Lawyer's list and has remained there since. She is past president of the Lake County Family Law Bar Association, past secretary of the Lake County Bar Association, past executive council member of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, and past vice chair of the Fifth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee. Ms. Dahl still actively participates in these organizations, as well as the Central Florida Family Law Inns of Court. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of South Lake County. She was previously on the Board of Directors for ​Legal Community Services of Mid-Florida and has received several pro bono awards from Mid-Florida, and the Florida Supreme Court.

Please refer to Continuing Education Credit FAQ for general information about seeking credit for your participation in one of our continuing education programs.

Additionally, our team of credit specialists are here to answer your specific credit-related questions weekdays 7am - 5pm Central:

Phone: 866-240-1890

Email: credit@nbi-sems.com

Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

FL CLE: 7.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00, Marital and Family Law: 7.00
Approved by The Florida Bar for a maximum of 7.0 general hours of CLER credit including 1.0 hour of ethics. Certification: 7.0 hours - Marital and Family Law.


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