Thursday, September 22, 2022
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in/Conference Opening
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Jeffrey Hoffman

A discussion of professional conduct and responsibility relating to knowledge and skill faithfully employed in the service of clients and the public good

9:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Recent Developments in Appellate Jurisprudence
David Prados

A review of recent jurisprudence in the areas of divorce, interim spousal support, final spousal support, child support, custody, community property, paternity/parentage, and procedure.

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
The Overlap of Criminal Law and Family Law
Brady O’Callaghan

How to avoid screwing up your family client's criminal case, including issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
The Effect of Family Cases on Children, including Suicide
Jennifer Tonglet

“I felt as if my family had died and my whole life as I knew it would be changed forever.”  Studies examining the children of divorced parents have found that most suffer a sense of loss and that behaviors can manifest in many different ways depending on the children’s ages and situations.  This presentation will review common reactions to divorce in children and adolescents as well as warning signs that the child or adolescent may be contemplating suicide.  A case study will be discussed.  Recommendations to discuss with parents will be provided as well as referral resources.

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Recent Developments in Legislation
Andrea Carroll

A review of recent legislation in the areas of divorce, property, domestic abuse, child custody, termination of parental rights, child abuse, child support, adoption, pregnancy accommodation, interdicts, curators, and other legislative resolutions.

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
Interpreting Toxicology Reports for Medical Marijuana, Emerging Designer Drugs, and Conventional Drugs of Misuse
Kevin Murnane

Interpreting drug screens, different tests, medical marijuana, possible Q&A opportunity with opportunity to submit questions in advance

4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Complications of Co-Ownership & Reimbursements for Couples: The Ins and Outs of Co-Ownership and Reimbursements for Couples and Impacts of Recent Cases
Sally Richardson
Friday, September 23, 2022
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in/Conference Opening
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Parental Alienation
Laurie Marien
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
Proving Reimbursement Claims
Frank Tranchina

An overview of the statutes and caselaw pertaining to reimbursement claims in a community property partition 

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
A Look into Family Violence Relationships
Pamela Baker
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM
Classification of Disability Retirement Benefits, Model Partition Judgment Language, and Other Sleep-Inducing QDRO Topics
Beau Sagona
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Electronic Evidence: A Professor Warren L. Mengis Approach
Kenneth Haines

foundation of proof, authentication of evidence; hardware inventory, social media, ethical and legal evidence gathering and other issues of note

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Spousal Support and Domestic Violence
Jonathan Jarrett
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM
Legal Ethics
Lisa Avalos

This presentation will cover developments in the ethics laws and rules that govern lawyers.