CLE Courses

MCLE course credit not available for courses more than 5 years old, even if a certificate is generated.

2021 Speaker Series – Part 2 – Main Event “Income Available for Support: It’s Not What You Think”

This seminar will be a detailed look at cross-examination of an opposing expert on issues found in support hearings and how to approach the case with and without having your own expert. This seminar will touch on the issues of whether a source of funds is income available for support, when such income is available for support, does it matter if it is child support or spousal support, and how to effectively cross-examine an expert to both weaken the opposing party’s case and strengthen your client’s case.

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2021 Speaker Series: Part Two: Behind the Scenes – “Income Available for Support: It’s Not What You Think”

This seminar will be a one-hour presentation covering the preparation for cross-examination of an expert witness regarding income available for support. The presentation will cover a range of topics such as discovery requests, deposition of the opposing expert, identifying weaknesses and the preparation of cross-examination to ensure the best results at trial. Learn the important documents to request through discovery, key people to subpoena/depose, how to effectively use an expert and other techniques to ensure you have all the information you need for effective cross-examination.

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“Rules of MSA Interpretation (How I Learned to Stop Violating my Parol and Love the Rules)”

This program focuses on the proper interpretation of MSAs and other contracts years after their execution.  Having viewed this program, the practitioner will be fully equipped to advance their own clients’ interpretations and defend against opposing parties’ theories.  The practitioner who knows these rules and wields them correctly will dominate post judgment litigation, which could result in the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.

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2021 Speaker Series: Part 1: Main Event – “Custody Then…Not Okay Now”

Discussing detailed approaches to cross-examination on issues found in custody hearings and how to approach the case with and without an expert. This seminar will touch on the type of custody assessments, i.e. Emergency Investigations, Child Custody Investigations, or private Child Custody Evaluations and focus on how to cross-exam when there are issues concerning different types of abuse, co-parenting, special needs, refuse-resist dynamic, and relocation affecting a child’s best interest.

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Viewing Counterintuitive Conduct: Ten Mistakes to Avoid while Litigating Child Custody with Interpersonal Violence or Child Abuse

Too often misconceptions about the nature of abuse in the context of Family Law child custody cases produce orders that fail to protect the children. Both parents and the child often do things that are counterintuitive making it difficult to determine what actually happened. Hidden biases and/or knowledge deficits distort perceptions of the complaining parent’s claims and the child’s accounts of events often leading to discounting the veracity of the abuse report. This increases the potential risk to the child when misinterpreting the offending parties’ actions.

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Privileges in Family Law

Privileges protect certain communications and other information from disclosure, and are a fundamental part of our justice system.  This program will cover the most commonly used privileges — including the attorney-client privilege, the marital/spousal privilege, the physician-patient privilege, and the psychotherapist-patient privilege — and their application in family law proceedings.  The presenters will discuss the basis for and the scope of these privileges, who holds the privilege, and how an inadvertent waiver can occur.  The program will also address the right to privacy and how it differs from a privilege.

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