Family Law Track

I Had No Idea It Would Be This Hard!:
Working with Children's Issues and Adults Who Act Like Children

Acquire skills to deal with the Department of Child Services and how the system can impact your case, as well as working with high and extreme conflict parents. Learn how to assist witnesses to put their best foot forward, both in the Courtroom and elsewhere. Discuss the scope and impact of new rulings and law changes in "typical" family constructs continue to expand and redefine the way a lawyer must approach a family law case. This track will deal with complex issues and help develop the family law practitioner's available resources.

Day One of this program will address navigating the Department of Child Services, as well as the effect of high-conflict parents on children and on litigation. Day Two will address witness preparation and transforming challenging witnesses into assets for your case. Day Three completes the Family Law track with the annual review of case law and legislative updates, a panel discussion on practical "hot" tips, the enforceability of Rule 69 Agreements, and discovery issues with your client.

This program track may qualify for up to 12.0 hours MCLE, all of which may be Family Law Specialization (up to 4.0 hours MCLE daily). Attendees are invited to enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, from 7:30 am to 8:15 am.

TRACK CHAIRS: David Horowitz, May Potenza Baran & Gillespie PC; and Gloria Cales, Gloria L. Cales, PC

MONDAY

8:15 am -
12:30 pm

Navigating the Department of Child Services

What to expect when DCS is involved in your cases – how to use them to your advantage and what to watch out for.

FACULTY: Gregg R. Woodnick, Gregg R. Woodnick PLLC

High Conflict Parenting and Its Effect on Children

Tips for managing high conflict cases involving children and how parenting coaches can assist.

FACULTY: John A. Moran, Ph.D.; Barb Kiffmeyer, LMSW

TUESDAY

8:15 am -
12:30 pm

Turning a Sow's Ear Into a Silk Purse

Strategies on working with unlikeable witnesses to turn them into assets. This will involve role-playing, examples and difficult facts with significant audience interaction. A highly interactive opportunity to explore practical solutions before and during trial.

FACULTY: Deborah Johnson, MC, High Stakes Communication; Hon. Suzanne E. Cohen, Maricopa County Superior Court; Gloria L. Cales, Gloria L. Cales, PC; David N. Horowitz, May, Potenza, Baran, & Gillespie, PC

WEDNESDAY

8:15 am -
12:30 pm

Current Issues, Case Law, and Legislative Updates

Kathleen McCarthy reprises her well-loved presentation on current issues, case law and legislative updates, as well as moot court opportunities.

FACULTY: Kathleen McCarthy, The McCarthy Law Firm

Hot Tips Panel

Tips for the Everyday Practitioner, Rule 69 Agreements, and Discovery – The latest in tips for your practice, discussion on the enforceability of Rule 69 Agreements, and what steps you must take when your client does not comply with discovery requests.

FACULTY: Kathleen A. McCarthy, The McCarthy Law Firm; Lynda C. Shely, The Shely Law Firm PC; Hon. Suzanne E. Cohen, Maricopa County Superior Court; Gloria L. Cales, Gloria L. Cales, PC; David N. Horowitz, May, Potenza, Baran, & Gillespie, PC




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