Presenter:
Leslie Ellen Shear, CFLS, CALS, IAML

18th Annual Spring Seminar Pre‑Conference Institute: Advanced Attorneys’ Fees: Maximizing Your Results in Making or Opposing Family Law Fee Requests, Practical Strategies, and Hot Issues –

18th Annual Spring Seminar Pre-Conference Institute: Advanced Attorneys’ Fees: Maximizing Your Results in Making or Opposing Family Law Fee Requests, Practical Strategies, and Hot Issues – Hon. Kenneth Black (Ret.);Hon. Michael Naughton; Garrett C. Dailey, CFLS;Leslie Ellen Shear, CFLS, CALS

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23rd Annual Spring Seminar: “Submitted: Mastering Rulings, Orders & Judgments”

Garrett C. Dailey, CFLS Faculty (Bench): Faculty (Bar): Justice Dennis Cornell Robert Brandt, CFLS Hon. John Chemelski, Ret. Ronald Granberg, CFLS Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman Babarba Hammers, CFLS Hon. Erick Larsh John Hodson, CFLS Hon. Mark S. Millard Sherry Peterson, CFLS Hon. Thomas Trent Lewis Leslie Ellen Shear, CALS, CFLS Hon. Marge A. Slabach, Ret. Stephen Temko, CALS, CFLS Hon. Alice Vilandi Elaine Tumonis, Esq.

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An Imperfect Toolkit: Parental Abduction Prevention

What if he/she doesn’t return the child? Many clients ask you. A quick explanation suffices to calm the fears. But this problem is growing. There is now a Judicial Council Form. Or how about the call that the child is now overdue being returned! Leslie Ellen Shear is THE expert. She has lived the process with her clients in the trial courts through appeal and return of the child. It is too late to listen to this when you answer the telephone call of a client and the child is missing. 10 Reasons the Hague Convention May Not Be Enough

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Dude, I’m 14 Years Old and Here to Address the Court… Now What?

Learn How to use the new statute and court rule governing how courts obtain information from children in custody cases, how courts find out whether a teenager has something to say to the court, methods that courts use to hear from children, the factors courts must consider in deciding whether and how to hear from children, and the roles of the various professionals in those pocesses. Leslie Ellen Shear specializes in custody and custody appeals. This video provides more than 2 hours of law, thought and analysis.

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From “I Rest” to “I Appeal”: The Post‑Evidentiary Phase of a Trial

Ms. Shear is dual certified in Family Law & Appellate Law. Her one hour presentation provides background and skills in the law after a trial decision with preparation hints, practical advice and suggestions if the case moves toward an appeal. Plan ahead with Proposed Orders, Motions in Limine and written Offers of Proof. Be careful of the Statement of Decisions timelines. Post Decision motions to position your case. Stays pending Writ and Appeal. Ms. Shear gives a direct and practical approach.

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Moving from Kansas to Oz: Evaluating, Trying and Resolving an International Relocation Case

Ms. Shear is “the” expert in International Custody issues. Her two hour presentation provides background and skills in not only the laws, but early preparation hints if the matter goes to trial and practical advice and suggestions to move toward a resolution. Relocation cases are difficult at best, but add to that the conflicts of laws, nations interests, cultural norms and great geographical distances – the complexities become overwhelming in an international case. Ms. Shear gives a direct and practical approach. This is two hours of constant knowledge from years of experience. Ms. Shear is dual certified in Family Law & Appellate Law, and a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

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