Audio CD + Course Book

What Family Court Judges Want You to Know

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

May, 2018

Product ID#:

79211CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • IL CLE - 6.00
From Event: What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, held May 2018.

Program Description

Even experienced family law practitioners encounter emotional family law disputes that can be painful and difficult experiences for clients. As an attorney, you need to be able to plead your client's position in a persuasive manner, yet cover all the bases and give the decision-maker the facts needed to make an informed, fair decision. Order today to obtain practical suggestions for enhancing your courtroom performance and effectively acting on behalf of your clients.

Course Content

  1. Contested Custody Matters
  2. Child Support
  3. In The Best Interest Of The Child
  4. Domestic Violence
  5. Finances and Property Division Issues
  6. Legal Ethics - The Judicial View
  7. Trial Practice Tips In Family Court

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 IL - Credit Approval Expiration 05/03/2020 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session 9:00 - 12:00
Panel Members: Hon. Alfred L. Levinson, Hon. D. Christopher Lombardo, Hon. Jeanne Marie Reynolds and Hon. Elizabeth M. Rochford. Moderator: Nancy Chausow Shafer.

  1. CONTESTED CUSTODY MATTERS
    1. Evidence From the Child
    2. Timesharing
    3. Relocation
    4. Guardian ad Litem
    5. Experts: How to Use Them
  2. CHILD SUPPORT
    1. Child Support Guidelines and Statutes
    2. Child Support and Maintenance Case Law
    3. Support of Children with Special Needs
  3. IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD
    1. Best Interests of Children vs. Client's Goals
    2. Client in Need of a Guardian
    3. Client's Actions in Violation of Orders
  4. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    1. Acts Which Constitute Domestic Violence
    2. Ex-Parte Orders of Protection
    3. Permanent Orders of Protection
    4. Powers of the Court
    5. Civil Contempt
    6. Impact on Custody/Domestic Cases
    7. Impact on Firearm Ownership

PM Session 1:00 - 4:30
Panel Members: Hon. Alfred L. Levinson, Hon. D. Christopher Lombardo, Hon. Jeanne Marie Reynolds and Hon. Elizabeth M. Rochford. Moderator: Nancy Chausow Shafer.

  1. FINANCES AND PROPERTY DIVISION ISSUES
    1. Marital Estate Statute: Initial Determination of Estate, Division of Estate, Inherited Property, Pre-Marital Property
    2. Dissipation of Marital Assets
    3. Case Law: Property Included in the Marital Estate, Factors Considered When Including or Excluding Property From the Marital Estate
  2. LEGAL ETHICS - THE JUDICIAL VIEW
    1. Best Practices in Communication Between Bench and Bar
    2. Ethical Conduct in the Courtroom
  3. TRIAL PRACTICE TIPS IN FAMILY COURT
    1. Effective Discovery
    2. Pretrial Procedures
    3. Preparation of Witnesses
    4. Effective Use of Income and Expense Declarations
    5. Effective Use of Disclosure Documents
    6. Effective Presentation of Evidence
    7. Chambers Conferences
    8. Professionalism

HON. ALFRED L. LEVINSON is an Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

HON. D. CHRISTOPHER LOMBARDO is an Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Lake County.

HON. JEANNE MARIE REYNOLDS is an Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

HON. ELIZABETH M. ROCHFORD is an Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Lake County.

MODERATOR - NANCY CHAUSOW SHAFER is a principal in the Highland Park, Illinois firm of Chausow Shafer, PC. Since 1980, Ms. Chausow Shafer has concentrated her practice on matrimonial law, including litigation, mediation and collaboration. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Chausow Shafer founded the Center for Collaborative Practice, and is a fellow of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

IL CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
05/03/2020
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 6.0 hours of recorded technology CLE credit, which includes approval for 1.0 hour of legal ethics CLE credit by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.


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