Live Seminar

What Family Court Judges Want You to Know

Seminar

Date:

Friday, May 04, 2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Product ID#:

79215ER

Location:

Sheraton Clayton Plaza

7730 Bonhomme Avenue

Clayton, MO 63105

$359.00

$349 / Each Additional

Registration Includes Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • IL CLE - 6.00
  • MO CLE - 7.20

Program Description

Reach A Resolution as Quickly as Possible - With Insight From the Bench

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. What if you could find out exactly what the judges need to see in order to find favorably for your client? Now you can - at this one-of-a-kind seminar.

This highly unique forum is your opportunity to interact directly with Family Court Judges and tailor future arguments to adhere to their expectations. The "round table" format includes presentations by - and opportunities for discussion with - the judges, so you can give your clients the absolute best representation possible. Receive practical suggestions for enhancing your courtroom performance and effectively acting on behalf of your clients from Family Court Judges.

  • Get the judges' perspectives on vital topics such as custody and child support matters, finances and property division
  • Successfully commence and defend initial proceedings using the judges' recommendations.
  • Determine the Best Interests of the Children for your client's situation and get familiar with your other options.
  • Learn powerful strategies for dealing with domestic violence.
  • Review the most prominent ethical dilemmas and get compliance and resolution tips from the judges.
  • Include the elements that matter to judges when they make decisions about child support.

Who Should Attend

This unique, intermediate level seminar is designed for domestic and family law attorneys and other professionals who want to advance their knowledge of family law issues and offer their clients the solid, straightforward advice they need during a family law case.

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

Credit Hrs State
CLE 6.00 -  IL*
CLE 7.20 -  MO*

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

AM Session 9:00 - 12:00
Panel Members:
Hon. Theresa C. Burke, Hon. Heather R. Cunningham, hon. Jason D. Dodson, Hon. Mondonna L. Ghasedi, Hon. Bruce F. Hilton, Hon. Diane M. Monahan and Hon. Robin R. Vannoy
Moderator: Richard J. Eisen

  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. Theresa C. Burke, Hon. Heather R. Cunningham, hon. Jason D. Dodson, Hon. Mondonna L. Ghasedi, Hon. Bruce F. Hilton, Hon. Diane M. Monahan and Hon. Robin R. Vannoy
Moderator: Richard J. Eisen

  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(2:00 - 3:00)
    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. THERESA C. BURKE is a Circuit Judge in Judicial Circuit 22, St. Louis City.

HON. HEATHER R. CUNNINGHAM is a Family Court Commissioner in Judicial Circuit 21, St. Louis County.

HON. JASON D. DODSON is an Associate Circuit Judge in Judicial Circuit 21, St. Louis County.

HON. MONDONNA L. GHASEDI is an Associate Circuit Judge in Judicial Circuit 21, St. Louis County.

HON. BRUCE F. HILTON is a Circuit Judge in Judicial Circuit 21, St. Louis County.

HON. DIANE M. MONAHAN is a Family Court Commissioner in Judicial Circuit 21, St. Louis County.

HON. ROBIN R. VANNOY is a Circuit Judge in Judicial Circuit 22, St. Louis City.

MODERATOR - RICHARD J. EISEN is a partner at the St. Louis law firm of Growe Eisen Karlen Eilerts LLC. He concentrates his practice in the area of family/domestic law, including dissolution of marriage, legal separation, paternity, maintenance, child support, child custody, modification matters, enforcement, and pre/post-nuptial agreements. Mr. Eisen has tried and settled numerous complex family law cases. He frequently lectures and publishes articles in the area of family law. Mr. Eisen is a certified divorce mediator and has been appointed by the court as a guardian ad litem for children in custody disputes. He is a recipient of the 2014 Champion for Kids Award for his work with Kids in the Middle. Mr. Eisen is a member of The Missouri Bar (past-chair, Legislative Subcommittee of the Family Law Section), the St. Louis County Bar Association (past-president and Executive Board member), the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Washington University and his J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law.

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

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


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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