Live Seminar

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

Seminar

Date:

Friday, May 11, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

79191ER

Location:

Embassy Suites Hotel Louisville East

9940 Corporate Campus Drive

Louisville, KY 40223

$349.00

$339 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • KY 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 - 12:00
Panelists: Hon. Denise DeBerry Brown, Hon. Gina K. Calvert, Hon. S. Marie Hellard, Hon. Elisè Givhan Spainhour and Hon. Derwin Webb
Moderator: Louis I. Waterman

  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
Panelists: Hon. Denise DeBerry Brown, Hon. Gina K. Calvert, Hon. S. Marie Hellard, Hon. Elisè Givhan Spainhour and Hon. Derwin Webb
Moderator: Louis I. Waterman

  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. DENISE DEBERRY BROWN is a Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge in the Family Court Division.

HON. GINA K. CALVERT is a Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge in the Family Court Division.

HON. S. MARIE HELLARD is an Anderson, Shelby and Spencer County Circuit Court Judge in the Family Court Division.

HON. ELISÈ GIVHAN SPAINHOUR is a Bullitt County Circuit Court Judge in the Family Court Division.

HON. DERWIN WEBB is a Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge in the Family Court Division.

MODERATOR - LOUIS I. WATERMAN is a former judge of Jefferson Circuit Court, Family Division Four, and a leading family law attorney in Kentucky with Goldberg Simpson, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys and is certified in family law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Waterman is formerly the president of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is a graduate of Leadership Louisville (1990); Bingham Fellows III (1994); Bingham Fellows 2002; and a participant of Harvard Business School's Governing for Non-profit Excellence, Executive Education Program (2002). Mr. Waterman has been recognized for his commitment to Louisville by being recognized as one of the Business First's 40 Under 40 (1997), the recipient of the Louisville Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award (2002), the Legal Aide Society's Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer (2000), the Louisville Bar Association's Outstanding Committee of the Year (Public Service 1998), and the 2003 Excellence in Community Leadership Award.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

KY CLE: 6.00 Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This activity has been approved by the Kentucky Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 6.0 credits, of which 1.0 hour relates to ethical considerations.


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