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31st Annual National CLE Conference®
Family Law Program Agenda

Program Co-Chairs:

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

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


Wednesday, January 8, 2014


3:00-7:00 p.m.



4:30-5:30 p.m.

Advanced Issues on Subchapter S Income for Support

Carlton Stansbury, Burbach & Stansbury, Milwaukee, WI


5:30-6:30 p.m.

Family Law Malpractice: Avoidance and Defense

Mary Jo Hart, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, CA


Thursday, January 9, 2014


7:00-8:00 a.m.

No Permanent Address? UCCJEA: Custody Issues for Mobile Parents

Jacqueline M. Valdespino, Valdespino & Associates, Miami, FL


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Social Media and Divorce: The Impact of Social Media and Family Law

Candace B. Peeples, Shaw, Anderson &  Peeples, LLC, Birmingham, AL


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Expert Witness Tips and Trends: Information All Practitioners Can Use

Dan Rubin, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, San Francisco, CA


5:30-6:30 p.m. (1 Ethics Credit)
Plenary Session: Growing Your Practice Online: The Ethics of Online Marketing and Social Media

  • Websites: How to Ethically Build a Successful Website that Does Not Mislead or Violate your State Ethics Professional Code of Conduct. Some Common Pitfalls and Tricky Mistakes You May be Making Online
  • Blogging: What You Can and Can’t Say on Your Blog About Your Cases, Clients and Practice Areas
  • Social Media: Why You Need to Care about Social Media, but Only for a Few Minutes a Week…and How to Avoid Hot Water with the Ethics Committee When You or Someone from Your Staff is Using Social Media.
    From Discovery Issues and Candor to the Tribunal,  a Wide Range of Issues Surrounding Social Media and Your Law Practice Will be Covered
  • Online Reviews: What are the Ethics of Getting Reviews, How do you Get Reviews Removed and When are You Liable for What They Say

Jabez LeBret, Chief Innovation Officer, Get Noticed Get Found Inc., Cincinnati, OH


6:30 p.m.

Wine Reception


Friday, January 10, 2014


7:00-8:00 a.m.

New Trends in Parenting Time Schedules: Everything from the Basic to the Unique

Scott N. Friedman, Friedman & Mirman Co., LPA, Columbus, OH


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Technology in Divorce: Tips and Tricks Every Family Law Lawyer Should Know

David G. Sarif, Kessler & Solomiany LLC,  Atlanta, GA


4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Using Mental Health Professionals in Family Law Cases

Michael J. Kretzmer, Law Office of Michael J. Kretzmer, Manhattan  Beach, CA

Philip M. Stahl, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic), Queen Creek, AZ


Saturday, January 11, 2014


7:00-8:00 a.m.

An Alimony Manifesto:  A Coherent Theoretical Model for Making Alimony Awards

Marshal Willick, Willick Law Group, Las Vegas, NV


8:00-9:00 a.m.

Understanding Basic Financial Statement Concepts

Brenda M. Clarke,  CPA/ABV/CFF/CVA, Seigneur Gustafson LLP, Lakewood, CO 


4:30-5:30 p.m. (1 Ethics Credit)
Ethical Issues in Family Law

Peggy PodellAttorney at Law, Milwaukee, WI
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Changing Nature of Marriage: Same Sex Marriage and Civil Unions

Timothy B. Walker, Walker & Associates, LLC, Centennial, CO


Sunday, January 12, 2014


7:00-8:00 a.m. A Special Presentation on Employee Benefits
The Overturning of DOMA by the Supremes: “What Now My Love?”

Bynum (Bym) E. Tudor III, Founding Partner, Berry & Tudor, P.C. , Brentwood, TN


8:00-9:00 a.m.
Sunset of Provisions under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 for Multiemployer Pension Plans

Jay Egelberg, ASA, Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc., New York, NY

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