When Art Imitates Life: Family Law Updates for 2019

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

Enjoy cooler climes in San Diego as we concentrate on what’s new in the world of Family Law.  From a deep dive into the new Family Law Rules to discussions of emerging family law issues, this track will deal with clarifying what may have been murky as to how cultural changes play into the world of Family Law.
On day one, we will examine the changes to the Family Law Rules and how the implementation has progressed for practitioners.  We then will turn to the moving target of Spousal Maintenance with strategies and tips to best serve your clients.  Day two starts out with the annual review of case law and legislative updates, as well as the opportunity to get in some courtroom practice with our seasoned attorneys and receive judicial feedback.  Day three delves into art imitating life and how the cultural changes we see reflected on screen are influencing family law practice. 

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

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MONDAY

8:15 am -
12:30 pm

Everybody Wants to Know the New Rules

The Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure have been re-written and re-styled, and have been in place for only a few months.  We’ll take a look at how the game has changed.

FACULTY: Gloria Cales, Gloria L. Cales, PC; David Horowitz, May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, PC; Judge Greg Sakall, Pima County Superior Court; Judge Kevin Wein, Maricopa County Superior Court

The Alchemy of Spousal Maintenance

How to make a spousal maintenance claim that makes sense – and what judges are looking for when awarding spousal maintenance.  Tips on documents to look for to best support your claim, as well as making the strongest arguments on behalf of your clients.

FACULTY: David Horowitz, May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, PC; Sandra Mayberry, Henderson, Caverly & Pum, LLP; Judge Greg Sakall, Pima County Superior Court; Judge Kevin Wein, Maricopa County Superior Court

TUESDAY

8:15 am -
12:30 pm

New Rules, Case Updates, and Ethics – OH MY!

Discussion of the family law rules and case updates. This session is not to be missed.

FACULTY: Kathleen McCarthy, The McCarthy Law Firm

Moot Court

Feeling the need to tweak your trial skills? Looking for tips to best present your client’s case in front of the court? Our panel will hold a moot court presentation to demonstrate best trial practices and tips that will include judicial perspectives.

FACULTY: Kathleen McCarthy, The McCarthy Law Firm; Edina Strum, The McCarthy Law Firm; Judge Greg Sakall, Pima County Superior Court; Judge Kevin Wein, Maricopa County Superior Court

WEDNESDAY

8:15 am -
12:30 pm

Art Imitating Life...When Scenes on the Screen Match Real Life

You have all seen them, people have joked with you about them – legal shows.  But what happens when a show not billed as legally related does such a great job starting conversations about family law?  Netflix’s Grace and Frankie opened a window to the challenges facing clients in grey-divorce, same-sex marriage, adoption….  Plan on getting tips for assisting your clients as they face challenges not previously contemplated – but which are becoming more and more commonplace in today’s family law practice.

FACULTY: David Horowitz, May, Potenza, Baran & Gillespie, PC; Jennifer Kupiszewski, Kile & Kupiszewski Law Firm, LLC; Sandra Mayberry, Henderson, Caverly & Pum, LLP; Claudia Work, Campbell Law Group of Arizona, PLLC




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