37th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar 2021

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Thursday, April 15, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
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  • Live Telephone
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MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
GAL for Children CE Credit: 3.0 (GAL Information)
Registration Fee:

$299 regular registration
$279 discounted registration for
VSB Family Law Section members

Information

Why Attend?

Hear expert analysis on advanced family law topics, including:

  • A discussion on navigating the CPS maze, covering the standards to evaluate complaints, the possible dispositions, and the rights of the accused with respect to appeals, access to information, and possible civil remedies
  • A presentation on  relocation matters, as well as on gathering evidence, witnesses, and documents when dealing with out-of-state parties
  • A session on the impact and consequences of new tax laws on family law issues
  • An ethics presentation exploring discovery matters in the age of social media

Plus the always popular Annual Legislative and Case Law Updates

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

The Region’s Premier Advanced Family Law Program! For over three decades this seminar, whether held at the historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond before 2020 or presented virtually last year, has been a most popular choice for hundreds of family law practitioners in Virginia every year.

Comments from the 2020 seminar:

“I always find that what I learn in this yearly seminar to be invaluable.”

“Excellent materials, presentation and very good delivery.”

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (April 15) (Eastern Time)

9:00 Administrative Announcements, Introduction, and Welcome
Steven L. Raynor
9:05 Case Law Update on Virginia Family Law
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.            

10:15 Break
10:30 Legislative Update: 2021 General Assembly Session
Lawrence D. Diehl

An annual, comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.
11:15 Break
11:30 Navigating the CPS Maze
Casey Fillion, Emily C. Russell

This presentation will provide an overview of the process used to handle CPS complaints, and will cover the standards to evaluate complaints, the possible dispositions, and the rights of the accused with respect to appeals, access to information, and possible civil remedies.      
12:30 Lunch Break
1:00 Relocation and Litigating Over State Lines
Adam M. Carroll, Sonya L. Powell

This session will provide guidance on relocation matters, as well as gathering evidence, witnesses, and documents when dealing with out-of-state parties.
2:00 Break
2:15 Tax and Divorce: The Impact and Consequences of New Laws and Changing Trends
Joseph S. Estabrook, Debra Powers
           
This session will cover spousal support, dependent exemptions and childcare credits, continuing joint home ownership, and more.           
3:15 Break
3:30 Ethics in Discovery in the Age of Highly Contested Divorces and Social Media
Bretta Z. Lewis

During the age of Social Media, how do we best advise our clients regarding editing, deleting, or otherwise altering posts so that they do not inadvertently prejudice themselves in the litigation? What do we tell them about deleting text messages before, during, and after the commencement of a lawsuit?  This segment will offer a spirited discussion regarding the nuances of good advice versus spoliation. We will also discuss the ethical gray area that has opened as a result of platforms such as “snapchat” where deletion is not always an overt act.  
4:30 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Adam M. Carroll, Wolcott, Rivers, Gates / Virginia Beach
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Joseph S. Estabrook, Stout / Washington, DC
Casey Fillion, Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services / Chesterfield
Bretta Z. Lewis, Wolcott, Rivers, Gates / Virginia Beach
Sonya L. Powell, Powell Radomsky, PLLC / Fairfax
Debra Powers, Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC / Fairfax
Emily C. Russell, Chesterfield County Attorney’s Office / Chesterfield
Craig W. Sampson, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond

MODERATOR

Steven L. Raynor, Raynor & Farmer, PC / Charlottesville

COURSE CO-PLANNERS

Regina F. Amick, Wolcott, Rivers, Gates / Virginia Beach
Carolé C. Krogmann, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean
Debra Powers, Taylor Huguley Powers PLLC / Fairfax
Craig W. Sampson, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond

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