35th Annual Advanced Family Law 2019 (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0; GAL Child: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $269 - USB with electronic materials
$299 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 4/30/2022

Information

A pre-recorded video replay of the April 2019 live seminar, 35th Annual Advanced Family Law.


Topics covered include:

Hear expert analysis on advanced family law topics, including:

  • An overview on vocational evaluations—what is generally considered by an evaluator, what is the purpose of the evaluation, what is helpful in presenting information to the court, and how these evaluations are usually attacked on cross-examination
  • An introduction to the new “limited scope appearance” allowed under Rule 1:5
  • A look at how retirement can now be a material change of circumstances supporting a modification of a prior spousal support award
  • A practical discussion of issues related to determining income of owners of pass-through income tax entities and approaches to locating undisclosed income
  • An ethics discussion on reducing hostility and focusing on professionalism

Plus the Annual Legislative and Case Law Updates

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

GAL Continuing Credits: 2.0

Note: Your GAL certificates may be found at the front of your written materials.

The Region’s Premier Advanced Family Law Program!

For over three decades, this program has been a resounding resource for family law practitioners in Virginia.
 

Schedule

COURSE TOPICS

Update on Virginia Family Law
Edward D. Barnes, Craig W. Sampson

A thorough review of significant family law decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Legislative Update: 2019 General Assembly Session
Lawrence D. Diehl

An annual, comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.
Vocational Rehabilitation Experts
Anthony K. Bird

An overview on vocational evaluations—what is generally considered by an evaluator, what is the purpose of the evaluation, what is helpful in presenting information to the court, and how these evaluations are usually attacked on cross-examination.
Limited Scope Representation — A New Option for Virginia Practitioners
John E. Whitfield


An introduction to the new “limited scope appearance” allowed under Rule 1:5 since January 1, 2019, covering its background, purpose, and potential uses for the family law practitioner in Virginia. Model pleadings will be shared. 

Retirement Can Now Be A Material Change of Circumstances! Quick Tips for Working With the New Changes
Julie Hottle Day, Eva N. Juncker

The new changes to Sections 20-107.1 and 20-109 of the Code mean that reaching retirement age can be a material change of circumstances supporting a modification of a prior spousal support award. This session will provide quick tips for practicing under the new statutory regime.
Calculating Income of the Closely Held Business Owner for Purposes of Support Determination
Robert R. Raymond


A practical discussion of issues related to determining income of owners of pass-through income tax entities and approaches to locating undisclosed income.

Old School Ethics and a Return to Civility in Family Law Cases: A Path Forward to Reduce Hostility and Focus on Professionalism for Family Law Practitioners
Bretta Z. Lewis

An examination of the ethical rules that are not necessarily in the forefront of the average practitioner’s mind such as “Candor Toward the Tribunal,” “Fairness to Opposing Party and Counsel,” and the dreaded “Reporting Misconduct” and catch-all “misconduct” Rules, 8.3 and 8.4. This session will examine the idea that strict loyalty to these somewhat forgotten rules may be the key to increased collegiality and greater job satisfaction among family law attorneys. 

Faculty

FACULTY

Edward D. Barnes, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Richmond
Anthony K. Bird, Anthony Bird & Associates / McLean
Julie Hottle Day, Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C. / Fairfax
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Richmond
Eva N. Juncker, Paley Rothman / Falls Church
Bretta Z. Lewis, Zimmer & Lewis / Virginia Beach
Robert R. Raymond, Robert R. Raymond & Associates, LLP / Richmond
Craig W. Sampson, Barnes & Diehl, P.C. / Richmond
John E. Whitfield, Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. / Harrisonburg

MODERATOR

Mary G. Commander, Commander Law / Norfolk

COURSE CO-PLANNERS

Robert E. Henley III, Batzli Stiles Butler PC / Richmond
Besianne Tavss Maiden, Tavss Fletcher / Norfolk
Richard B. Orsino, The Orsino Law Firm / Fairfax
Melanie E. Peters, Weaver Law Firm, P.C. / Roanoke

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