35th Annual National CLE & Ski Conference

January 3-7, 2018, Marriott Vail Mountain Resort & Spa  



Program Agenda:

Family Law


Program Planning Committee:

James B. Preston, Certified Family Law Specialist, Law Offices of James B. Preston, Visalia, CA

Bonnie Preston, Law Offices of James B. Preston, Visalia


Program Has Been Submitted for Co-sponsorship by the ABA Section of Family Law and the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division


  • Hear Experts on Family Law Issues You Need to Know for Your Practice
  • Acquire the Latest Information on Family Law Military Cases, the Six Most Common Evidentiary and Practical Mistake Family Law Attorneys Make, Counting Income for Support and as an Asset, Deposition Tips, Interspousal Torts, Family Law Uniform Laws, Shared Parenting and Young Children
  • Get Your Ethics Credits, Too! Presentations Include: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities When You Are Planning to Retire Like You Really Mean It; Creating Ethical Boundaries in Mindfulness in Family Law; Ethical Issues in Family Law; and What Every Lawyer Must Know About the Latest Developments Concerning Ethics and E-Discovery


Wednesday, January 3, 2018


3:00 – 7:00 p.m.                     



4:30 – 5:30 p.m.                    

Keeping Up is Hard to Do: What You Need to Know Regarding Your Next Military Case
Philip J. Tucker, Tucker Law Firm, Edmond, OK                               

5:30-6:30 p.m.                      

Hanging It Up: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities When Planning to Retire Like You Really Mean It     
Kenneth A. Winsberg, Mushkatel, Robbins & Becker, PLLC, Phoenix, AZ                                         


Thursday, January 4, 2018

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.                  

The Double Dip: Counting Income for Support and as an Asset                                                                                                         

Kathleen Ann Hogan, McGuane and Hogan, P.C., Denver, CO
Scott Saltzman, CPA, CVA, ASA, ABV, MAFF, Saltzman LLC, Denver, CO


4:30- 6:30 p.m.                  

Plenary Session – More Fun with Ethics at the Movies
Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT



6:30 p.m.                           

Wine Reception

Friday, January 5, 2018


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.                 

A View from the Bench: The Six Most Common Evidentiary and Practical Mistakes of the Family Law Attorney

Honorable James Wilson Douglas, Charleston, WV


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.               

Deposition Tips: Part 2

Larry J. Cohen, Ph.D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT          

Bonus Session*
Friday, January 5, 2018
3:20 – 4:20 p.m.

CTE: What It Means for Civil and Criminal Litigation 

  • CTE — What It Is and What It Does to Functioning and Behavior
    • Is It More than a Sports Injury Issue?
  • Detecting CTE — Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimaging, Neuropsychology, Biomarkers
  • CTE in Litigation
    • Its Role and Potential Role in Civil and Criminal Litigation
    • Admissibility Issues
  • The Future of CTE in Litigation — A Disorder Along the Concussion Spectrum?
    Larry J. Cohen, D., J.D., Cohen’s Counsel, Bethel, VT

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.               

Family Law Uniform Laws

Livia Barndollar, Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP, Westport, CT      


5:30-6:30 p.m.                 

When Representation Gets Personal: Creating Ethical Boundaries with Mindfulness in Family Law
Kelley R. Southerland, Radley & Southerland, LLC, Denver, CO
Leila Hock, JD, Denver, CO    
Saturday, January 6, 2018


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.              

What Every Lawyer Must Know about the Latest Developments Concerning Ethics and E-Discovery
Lino S. Lipinsky de Orlov, Dentons US LLP           


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.          

Shared Parenting and Young Children: Is that an Oxymoron?      

Kate McNamara, PhD, Kathleen McNamara, PHD., PLLC, Fort Collins, CO


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.               

Ethical Issues in Family Law  

Peggy L. Podell, Attorney at Law, Milwaukee, WI


5:30 – 6:30 p.m.               

Interspousal Torts – Revisited

Timothy B. Walker, Walker Wright & Associates, LLP, Centennial, CO



Sunday, January 7, 2018


Plenary Sessions


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.    

The Ethical Boundaries of Adversary Investigations

  • Addressing the Need for Information about Your Adversaries, Including Such in Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Investigative Techniques Generally, and Use of Private Investigators, Specifically  
  • Applicable Law and Rules, Including Rules 4.1 (a), 4.2, 4.3, 4.4(a), 8.4(c), and 5.3 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Potential Penalties and Consequences for Violations
  • Case Analyses and Hypotheticals

Presented by Michael Chiappetta, Senior Legal Editor, Intellectual Property & Technology, Practical Law, New York, NY.  Your speaker will share with you his experiences in the intellectual property practice area along with how such ethical considerations may apply in other practice areas and other practice area examples


8:00 –9:00 a.m.                

E-Discovery and Ethical Considerations
Gregory MacFarlane, JD, Legal Consultant│E-Discovery Specialist, Thomson Reuters, New York, NY



* Hot topic presentation that we would like everyone to have the opportunity to attend so we are offering it as a bonus session for which attendees will need to individually submit for CLE credit should they wish CLE credit for attending, and that we are happy to answer questions regarding such.

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