Thursday, November 11, 2021
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in/Conference Opening
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Recent Developments in Legislation
Andrea Carroll
9:05 AM - 10:05 AM
Stress in the Profession, How to Manage It and Law Office Management (Professionalism)
Keith Friley

Keith has observed over the last 35 or so years the increase on the demands on the family law attorney.  Like most family law attorneys, Keith has observed the stress levels of the practitioners on the rise as well.  Keith has made a pointed effort to learn practical ways to properly deal with the stress, that have helped improve his quality of life.  Keith is eager to share what he has learned with his colleagues in hopes that they will also find the suggestions helpful.  

10:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Recent Developments in Appellate Jurisprudence
David Prados
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Separate Property, Co-Ownership Reimbursements
Sally Richardson
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM
Recent Sole Custody and 3rd Party Custody Cases
J. Randall Trahan
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
Tips from Trial & Appellate Bench
Charles Fitzgerald
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Child Support Updates
4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
Tax Developments
David Koch
Friday, November 12, 2021
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in/Conference Opening
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Domicile, Subject Matter Jurisdiction, Personal Jurisdiction, Lis Pendens, and forum Non Conveniens in Family Law Cases
Frank Tranchina
9:05 AM - 10:05 AM
Interim v. Final Spousal Support Proof Issues
Jeffrey Hoffman

This presentation explores the proof and evidence you need to successfully make or defend claims for interim spousal support and final spousal support at the trial court level and illustrates the difference proof and evidentiary issues between the two claims.   

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Testimonial Privileges
Melanie Lockett

An overview of testimonial privileges, exceptions, and waiver

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Angela White-Bazile

Family is considered one of the most important elements of society to create a safe, stable, and loving environment where parents can support and strengthen each other and children can learn, grow, and develop. 

But what happens when you find yourself at a crossroads having to decide between right and wrong? How do you respond to pressure or being pulled in many different directions? Think about the shortcuts or detours you have taken, thinking no one will notice.    

JLAP views judges, lawyers, and law students not from their perspective challenges but in association with broader issues concerning their lives.  Executive Director Dr. Angela White-Bazile, Esq. will address when family becomes overwhelming, when you want to get in your car and leave, when you would rather be anywhere but where you are.  

When life gets hard, people need support. No man, woman, child, or family is an island. It takes a village, and JLAP is here to be a part of your village.  

This training opportunity will teach judges, lawyers, law students, and legal professionals to build healthy and strong individuals, families, and communities.

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
Reimbursements - Practical Approach

Reimbursements-Practical Approach. A review and discussion of legislation and jurisprudence dealing with community property and reimbursement claims usually asserted and adjudicated in a partition proceeding.

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM
Bankruptcy Pitfalls and Issues in Family Law
Eric Derbes Mark Goldstein

Chapters relevant to domestic law:

Chapter 7 – Liquidation
Chapter 13 – Adjustment of Debts of an Individual with Regular Income
Chapter 11 – Reorganization
Ordinary Chapter 11
Small Business Debtor Reorganization (Subchapter V)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Effects of Substance Use Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Recommendations in Child Custody Matters
Brandon Romano Amanda Chapoton

• Jesse’s Story • DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria • Alcohol Use Disorder • Substance Use Evaluation • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) • ASAM Levels of Care • Monitoring • Impact on Children • Further Considerations