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Gain Insight Into Everyday Judicial Practices that are Not Found in Any Rule Book

You know the statutes and strategies of divorce litigation, but what no outsider can teach you are the unwritten rules and practices of your local family court. This course brings you face-to-face with family court judges to help you avoid mistakes and adopt best practices that will build your reputation with the court. Register today!

  • Hear insights from family court decision-makers and get your questions answered.
  • Find out how the judges want to see the cases presented at temporary hearings and at trial.
  • Learn how judges approach specific custody issues and what key factors they consider in decision-making.
  • Get guidance on handling cases involving domestic abuse.
  • Ensure effective communication with the court in times of unexpected case developments.
  • Provide the adjudicators with all the information they'll need to make the decision.

Morning Session 9:00 - 12:00
Panel Members: Hon. James T. Atkins, Hon. Gerald C. Jessop, Hon. Pennie K. McLaughlin, Hon. Pamela M. Parker, Hon. Terrie E. Roberts and Hon. John B. Scherling. Moderator: Lesa Christenson.

  1. Local Family Court Procedure and Culture
  2. Temporary Hearing - What Information the Adjudicators Need to Make the Decision
  3. Custody/Time Sharing - Major Deciding Factors
  4. Child and Spousal Support Determination and Enforcement
  5. Discovery/Evidence: Common Mistakes and Remedies
  6. Best Practices for Writing and Submitting Briefs, Motions, Pleadings to the Court
  7. Effective Communication with the Court

Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:30
Panel Members: Hon. Matthew C. Braner, Hon. Selena Dong Epley, Hon. Sharon L. Kalemkiarian, Hon. Patti C. Ratekin, Hon. Brad A. Weinreb and Hon. Darlene A. White. Moderator: Lesa Christenson.

  1. Legal Ethics - The Judicial View (1:00 - 2:00)
    1. Communication Between Bench and Bar
    2. Ethical Conduct in the Courtroom
  2. Handling Assets and Debts
  3. Domestic Abuse/Violence
  4. Domestic Torts and Criminal Law
  5. Contempt in Family Court
  6. How to Present Your Case at Trial

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