Live Seminar

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

Seminar

Date:

Friday, June 01, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

79189ER

Location:

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Overland Park-West

8787 Reeder Road

Overland Park, KS 66214

$359.00

$349 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • KS CLE - 7.00
  • MO CLE - 7.20

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

Credit Hrs State
CLE 7.00 -  KS*
CLE 7.20 -  MO*

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM session 9:00 - 12:00
Panel Members: Hon. Amy J. Hanley, Hon. Kathleen M. Lynch, Hon. Rhonda K. Mason, Hon. Sally D. Pokorny and Hon. Gunnar A. Sundby.
Moderator: Joseph W. Booth

  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 (10:30 - 11:30)
    1. Communication Between Bench and Bar
    2. Ethical Conduct in the Courtroom
  8. Motions and Briefs: What Judges Don't Want to See and How to Get to the Point Quickly

PM session 1:00 - 4:30
Panel Members: Hon. Amy J. Hanley, Hon. Kathleen M. Lynch, Hon. Rhonda K. Mason, Hon. Sally D. Pokorny and Hon. Gunnar A. Sundby.
Moderator: Joseph W. Booth

  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. AMY J. HANLEY is a District Court Judge in the Seventh Judicial District of Kansas.

HON. KATHLEEN M. LYNCH is a District Court Judge in the Twenty-Ninth Judicial District of Kansas.

HON. RHONDA K. MASON is a District Court Judge in the Tenth Judicial District of Kansas.

HON. SALLY D. POKORNY is a District Court Judge in the Seventh Judicial District of Kansas.

HON. GUNNAR A SUNDBY is a District Court Judge in the First Judicial District of Kansas.

MODERATOR - JOSEPH W. BOOTH is an attorney with the Law Offices of Joseph W. Booth, where he works as counsel and as an arbitrator. He is of counsel with Growmidwives.com, a consulting service for effective use of midwifery in many contexts. Mr. Booth also serves as an adjunct professor at Washburn School of Law, lecturing on collaborative law and financial aspects of divorce. His practice includes family law, arbitration, adoption, surrogate parenting contracts and appellate practice. He lectures nationwide to private practice attorneys, as well as military lawyers, on family law issues, including property valuations, child custody, child support and litigation. Mr. Booth has had over 15 published appellate cases and has been involved in many others. He is on drafting committees of the Uniform Laws Commission (formally NCCUSL) as the ABA liaison, currently an advisor on the Commission's Third Party Custody and Visitation act, he was the ABA Liaison drafting the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) and developing a Uniform Statute on Parental Relocation. Mr. Booth is a chairperson of the Publications Board of the American Bar Association Family Law Section; he published "A Guide for Assisting Military Families with the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) Family Law Quarterly (Summer 2009) and he is a contributing writer for the Matthew Bender Project for the Texas Family Law Handbook. He also is a contributing writer to two editions of the Administrative Manual for Nurse-Midwifery Services, and provides legal advice and training to the ACNM and their members. Mr. Booth is a member of the Earl O'Connor Inns of Court, and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and The Missouri Bar. Mr. Booth is the past chair of the Child Support Committee and a past-chair for the long-range planning for the American Bar Association Family Law Section. He is licensed to practice before the state and federal bars of Kansas and Missouri, as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Booth earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Ottawa University; his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Washburn School of Law; and his master's degree from St. Paul's School of Theology.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

KS CLE: 7.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 7.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit.


MO CLE: 7.20 Includes - Ethics: 1.20
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor with Missouri Minimum Continuing Legal Education. This program qualifies for 7.2 hours of CLE credit, which includes 1.2 hour of ethics, professionalism or malpractice prevention credit.


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