38th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar 2022

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Tuesday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET
  • Live on Site at The Jefferson (Richmond)
  • Live Webcast
  • 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
Designation Credit: 6.0 Divorce and Family Law, 1.0 Ethics
(Designations Information)
GAL for Children CE Credit: 3.5 (GAL Information)
Registration Fees:

Live on Site:
$299 regular registration (without printed materials).
$349 regular registration plus printed materials.
$279 preregistering VSB Family Law Section member
(without printed materials).
$329 preregistering VSB Family Law Section member
plus printed materials.

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

Telephone:
$319 regular registration.
$299 discounted registration for VSB Family
Law Section members.

Information

Why Attend?

  • Stay up to date with the always popular Annual Legislative and Case Law updates
  • Learn from a panel of judges as they discuss the effective (and ineffective) use of expert testimony as evidence
  • Get an overview of the essential elements of private sector retirement plans, as well as negotiation and drafting strategy suggestions
  • Discover what disclosures are relevant and required under the Uniform Collaborative Law Act
  • Hear a lively ethics discussion focusing on difficult scenarios one may face in family law matters
  • Option to attend virtually via live-interactive webcast or telephone: Enjoy this can’t-miss program from the convenience of your home or office, and still be able to ask questions of the speakers.

Cosponsored with the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar

The Region’s Premier Advanced Family Law Program! For nearly four decades this seminar, once again held at the beautiful and historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, has been the destination of choice for family law practitioners in Virginia seeking updates and analysis on advanced topics from a faculty comprising judges and experienced practitioners.

Subject to meeting all the requirements of the COVID-19 policy below, you have the option to attend live on site at The Jefferson (attendance may be limited in accordance with any CDC guidance), OR anyone may attend the full seminar virtually via webcast or telephone. Please visit this webpage routinely for updates regarding the COVID-19 policy as the program date approaches.

Comments from recent seminars:

“Best CLE around for me as a family law attorney.”

“It is an excellent way to acquire knowledge regarding recent changes in the law.”

“Excellent quality and value.”

“Great venue. Nothing better than The Jefferson.”

By attending a live-on-site Virginia CLE® seminar, you acknowledge the health risks associated with COVID-19 and that you MUST follow all Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policies. You may NOT attend a live-on-site program if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are under any self-quarantine orders per CDC guidelines.

Click here for details about the Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policy. Please revisit the webpage routinely for updates as we are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. All updates to this policy will be emailed to registrants.
(Last updated March 2, 2022)

 

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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
Live on Site: Registration for the live-on-site option will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $90 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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E-mail distance_ed@vacle.org to be notified when/if this program is made available as an online or USB seminar.
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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (April 12) (Eastern Time)

8:30 Registration
9:00 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: 2022 General Assembly Session
Lawrence D. Diehl

An annual, comprehensive summary of the status of recent legislative changes affecting family law in Virginia.

11:15 Essential Elements of Private Sector Retirement Plans (and Why You Should Read Plan Descriptions Early and Often)
Julie Hottle Day


Employer-provided retirement benefit plans in the private sector come in all the colors of the rainbow and every shade of gray, but all have essential elements in common. This session will explain the essential elements as well as provide negotiation and drafting strategy suggestions to enable attorneys to more fully understand these plans, how their benefits can be divided, and how to draft appropriate settlement agreement and qualified order provisions to benefit the interests of their clients, whether they are participant or former spouses.          

12:15 Presentation of Awards
12:30 Lunch (provided at live-on-site seminar)
1:30 Understanding Full Disclosure and Transparency in Collaborative Divorce Cases
Steven A. Goldman, Stephanie J. Smith

This session will delve into what disclosures are relevant and required under the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA), including whether a party is committing adultery. The speakers will discuss scenarios where a party does not want to disclose and how it impacts the process as well as the practical concerns about prejudicial information being revealed in a collaborative case that does not settle and ends up in litigation.
2:15 Break
2:30 Judges Panel: Expert Witnesses and Evidence
Hon. Benjamin B. Elliott Bondurant, Hon. Deborah V. Bryan, Hon. Daniel E. Ortiz, Barry J. Waldman (Moderator)


A panel of judges will discuss effective (and ineffective) use of expert testimony as evidence, including (but not limited to) pretrial requirements, use of treating therapists as experts, and recent case law touching upon expert witness testimony.
3:45 “Well That’s Just Like Your Opinion, Man”—Murky Areas of Legal Ethics
Daniel L. Gray, David D. Masterman

Dan Gray and David Masterman, two experienced presenters on the matter of legal ethics, will team up and discuss issues of ethics in family law cases that at first may not have obvious solutions. Audience participation will be encouraged to help the group as a whole arrive at answers to tough questions, including: conflicts with witnesses; crimes discovered during the case; client secrets versus full disclosure; and representing the repugnant client.
4:45 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

Hon. B. Elliott Bondurant, Ninth Circuit Court / New Kent
Hon. Deborah V. Bryan, Virginia Beach J&DR District Court / Virginia Beach
Hon. Daniel E. Ortiz, Court of Appeals of Virginia / Fairfax
Julie Hottle Day, Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC / Fairfax
Lawrence D. Diehl, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Steven A. Goldman, Curran Moher Weis / Fairfax
Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray PLLC / Fairfax
David D. Masterman, Masterman Krogmann PC / McLean
Craig W. Sampson, Barnes & Diehl, PC / Richmond
Stephanie J. Smith, Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC / Fairfax
Barry J. Waldman, Waldman & Associates PLLC / Fredericksburg

MODERATOR

Patrick L. Maurer, Garriott Maurer, PLLC / Virginia Beach

COURSE CO-PLANNERS

Susan G. Andrews, Hawthorne & Hawthorne PC / Farmville
Kristen L. Kugel, Cooper Ginsberg Gray PLLC / Fairfax
Barry J. Waldman, Waldman & Associates PLLC / Fredericksburg

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.) (Lunch included)

$299 regular registration (without printed materials).
$349 regular registration plus printed materials.
$279 preregistering VSB Family Law Section member (without printed materials).
$329 preregistering VSB Family Law Section member plus printed materials.


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

Richmond / Tuesday, April 12
The Jefferson (Venue Website / Google Map)
Franklin & Adams Streets
(804) 788-8000


WEBCAST/TELEPHONE REGISTRATION FEES (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. No printed materials will be available.)

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

Telephone:
$319 regular registration.
$299 discounted registration for VSB Family Law Section members.


A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.


Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: For live-on-site registrants only, you still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.


CANCELLATION POLICY 

Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.


If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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