2017 Annual Family Law Institute

August 2017
2017 Annual Family Law Institute              
NEW This Year - Pre-Conference Trial Practicum!
Presented by the CBA Family Law Section - In Cooperation with Colorado Bar Association CLE
Program Description:
Colorado's Must-Attend Family Law Event!
The Institute has become the annual gathering place for the Colorado family law community. Talk with past Institute Chairs, Family Law Section Council members present and past, and listen to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced family law practitioners, judicial officers, and mental health professionals in the region, who will come prepared to give you the strategies and information most relevant to your work.
See old friends … make new connections … this is one Institute you can't miss. REGISTER TODAY!
About the Pre-Conference Trial Practicum:
Join judicial officers and experienced practitioners for the Family Law Institute’s first hands-on trial practicum. The Pre-Conference Trial Practicum will focus on effective courtroom techniques for family lawyers of all skill levels! The Pre-Conference Trial Practicum will include small workshops grouped by skill level focusing on one fact pattern. The Practicum will focus on tools and techniques for effective and efficient direct and cross-examination of parties in a dissolution of marriage case along with examination of an expert.
In the workshops, participants will have an opportunity to role-play and practice their technique while the faculty members will be able to provide individual attention and feedback. There will also be time for discussion and instruction from some of the most knowledgeable family law judges and litigators in Colorado!
Don’t miss this opportunity for one-on-one instruction that will improve your trial skills!
INSTITUTE CANCELLATIONS: If you are unable to attend the Institute, please notify CBA-CLE by August 10, 2017 and we will gladly refund your tuition in full. Tuition for cancellations after August 10th will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee OR you may send someone in your place. Regretfully, live tuition is not eligible for transfer to the homestudy product.
Hotel/Lodging Information:          
Make your hotel reservation early!
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
715 West Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 476-4444
No matter the season, there is no place on earth like Vail. The Vail Valley provides the perfect backdrop to whatever activity you have in mind. Whether it’s hiking, golfing, bicycling, shopping, or eating at a world-class restaurant, the Vail Marriott is your headquarters for planning a perfect mountain getaway.
Rooms are being held for guests of the Family Law Institute until August 1, 2017.
Room Rates:
Single/Double Occupancy Rates begin at $179 plus applicable taxes.
To reserve your room online, please go to: https://aws.passkey.com/go/CLEFamilyLaw
Rates will be available 3 days prior to and 3 days after the Event Dates, subject to availability.
Valet parking is available to all attendees at $18 per 24-hour period. Free parking is available at the Lionshead Village parking structure.
Thank you to all of our 2017 Sponsors confirmed to date:
Hannigan Mediation & Arbitration Law Firm, LLC

DAY 1        
9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:45 am
Welcome and Announcements
Vincent J. O’Brien, Executive Director, Colorado Bar Association CLE
9:50 am
Welcoming Remarks
Jennifer Feingold, Esq., Chair Elect to the CBA Family Law Section, Feingold Horton, PLLC, and Jerremy Ramp, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Lass, Moses, Ramp, LLC
10:00 -11:45 am
PLENARY SESSION: "In re: the Best Interests of Children" (a/k/a "The Heart of the Conflict")
The split video followed by a presentation about responsible management of high conflict cases, the importance of professionalism, and the reality that children's developmental needs do not wait.  
11:45 am – 12:00 pm
Networking Break – Please Visit Our Sponsors!
12:00 – 1:10 pm
Lightning Rounds and Box Lunch
- (DR)ED Talk: The Protective Orders Triad
Presented by Lila Sol, Esq., Colorado Legal Services
- What Solo Practitioners Need to Know
Presented by Susan Harmon, Esq., Harmon Law Firm, LLC
- Pros and Cons of a Joint Financial Expert
Presented by Tiffany Nelson, CPA
- Modern Law Practice: An Introduction to Discovering and Admitting Electronic Evidence
Presented by Amy Goscha, Esq., RKV Law and Georgina Melbye, Esq., RKV Law
- Domestic Violence or Not? The Intersection of Domestic Relations and Criminal Law
Presented by Magistrate Eric White
- The Statute Says What???
Presented by Patricia A. Cooper, Esq., The Law Office of Stephen J. Harhai
1:10 – 1:30 pm
Networking Break – Please Visit Our Sponsors!
1:30 – 2:20 pm
Handling a Domestic Case on a Limited Budget
A discussion of how to advocate for your client when dollars are also at issu - a small firm perspective.
Presented by Kevin Murphy, Esq., Kevin D. Murphy, LLC
1:30 - 2:20 pm
How to Effectively and Persuasively Present Business Valuations to the Trier of Fact
Presented by Shannon Domaille,CPA/ABV/CFF, Lutz Zuber & Associates, LLC, Honorable Paul Dunkelman, 5th Judicial District, Honorable Margie
Enquist, 1st Judicial District, and Marte Timmers, Esq.,Baker Hostetler and Yvonne Zuber, CPA/ABV/CFF. Lutz Zuber & Associates LLC
1:30 - 2:20 pm
Shared Parenting Time and Very Young Children: What Does Social Science Tell Us? The Dangers of Parenting Time Presumptions
Presented by Kathleen McNamara, PhD,  and Brenda Storey, Esq., The Law Offices of Brenda L. Storey
2:25 - 3:20 pm
Drafting Basics: Why Every Word Matters
Presented by Marie Moses, Esq., Lass, Moses, Ramp, LLC
2:25 -3:20 pm
The Unintended Consequences of Legalizing Marijuana and CRS 14-10-129(4) Motions
Presented by Magistrate Karen Hubler, 2nd Judicial District, Christian Thurstone, M.D., Denver Health, and Chris Radeff, Esq., Pelegrin & Radeff, P.C.
2:25 - 3:20 pm
Professionalism in Family Law (Professional Liability Committee)
Presented by Helen Shreves, Esq., and Teresa Wilkins, Esq., The Law Firm of Teresa Wilkins LLC
3:20 – 3:40 pm
Networking Break – Please Visit Our Sponsors!
3:45 – 4:45 pm
Case Law Update
Presented by Ronald Litvak, Esq., and Timothy R. J. Mehrtens, Esq., Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C.
4:45 - 5:00 pm
- Presentation of the ICON Award
- A Few Words from Colorado Bar Association Leadership
5:00 pm
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Annual Wine Tasting Reception
6:45 – 7:35 am
Yoga Danny - Danny Poole, aka "Yoga Danny" has been teaching gentle, non-stressful yoga for 34 years to all types of folks from professional athletes to senior citizens. Everyone is welcome!
7:00 am
Registration Open / Continental Breakfast / Please Visit Our Sponsors
8:00 - 8:50 am
Avoiding Contempt and Other Enforcement Options
Presented by Robin Beattie, Esq., Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie L.L.C., Halleh Omidi, Esq., McGuane and Hogan, P.C., and Hannah Westmont, Esq., Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie L.L.C.
Session 8
8:00 - 8:50 am
Counting Income for Support and as an Asset
Presented by Scott Saltzman, CPA, Saltzman LLC, and Kathleen Hogan, Esq., McGuane and Hogan, P.C.
8:00 - 8:50 AM
Attorney's Fees, Liens and Malpractice: Strategies and Ethical Considerations
Presented by Marc Kaplan, Esq., and James Cordes, Esq., Kaplan Law L.L.C.
8:55 - 9:45 am
Effective, Affordable … Bothersome?
A Panel Discussion on the Pros, Cons and Ethics of Offering Unbundled Services in Family Law
Presented by Danae Woody, Esq., Woody Law Firm, LLC, James Garts, Esq., Robinson & Henry, P.C., and Magistrate John Jostad, 8th Judicial District
8:55 - 9:45 am
Grandparent Visitation: The Legal Standards under Title 14 and Title 19
Presented by Lorna Horton, Esq., Feingold Horton, PLLC, and Kate Lewis, Esq., Cage|Bucar|Lewis
8:55 - 9:45 AM  
Enhanced Financial Transparency Through the Use of Masters and Receivers in Family Law Cases
Presented by John Tatlock, Epstein Patierno, LLP, and Ed Cordes, Cordes & Company
9:45 – 10:00 pm
Networking Break – Please Visit Our Sponsors!
10:00 - 11:45 am
The Aversive Childhood Experiences Study: Implications for Family Law Cases  
Presented by Honorable Elizabeth Strobel, 19th Judicial District, Julie VanHeynigen, PsyD, Colorado Family Center, P.L.L.C.
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch on Your Own, Networking and Sponsors
1:15 - 2:30 pm
The Importance of Financial Documents in the Domestic Relations Case
- The Sworn Financial and How to Use It Effectively in Trial  
- Reading/Interpreting Business Tax Returns  
- Determining Income of a Self-Employed Party
Presented by Preston Hofer, CPA, Harper Hofer & Associates, LLC, and Megan Sherr, Esq., Sherr Puttmann Akins Lamb PC and Honorable Peter Michaelson, 18th Judicial District
1:15 - 2:30 pm
The Care and Feeding of a CFI/PRE: Handling the CFI/PRE on the Witness Stand
Presented by Kelley Southerland, Esq., Radley & Southerland, LLC, Magistrate Michal Lord-Blegan, 2nd Judicial District,  and Robert Beattie, Esq., Montgomery Little & Soran, PC
1:15 - 2:30 PM
Diversity/LGBTQ Issues in Family Law
Presented by Magistrate Bradley Varmo, 17th Judicial District, Honorable Sharon Holbrook, 17th Judical District, Rachel Catt, Esq., Harrington Brewster & Clein PC and Jennifer L.Carty, Esq., Robinson & Henry, P.C., Catherine E. Smith, University of Denver
2:35 - 3:25 pm
Presented by Barbara Jensen, Esq., Litvak Litvak Mehrtens & Carlton, P.C., and Shari Lutz, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, Lutz Zuber & Associates, LLC
2:35 - 3:25 pm  
Advisor vs. Advocate: How to Increase Your Effectiveness at Mediation
Presented by Rose-Anne Landau, Esq., Rose-Anne Landau, P.C., and Justin Ross, Esq., Pickard & Ross, P.C.
2:35 - 3:25 pm
Don’t Worry - There is No Marital Property Here, It's Just a Family Trust
Presented by Rebecca Goldmanis, Esq., and Bernard Greenberg, Esq., Kokish & Goldmanis, P.C., Honorable Gary Kramer, 18th Judicial District, and Bill Hunnicutt, Esq., Hunnicutt & Appelman PC
3:25 – 3:45 pm
Networking Break – Please Visit Our Sponsors!
3:50 – 5:00 pm – 1.4 ETHICS CREDIT!
Changing the Conversation About Parental Conflict in Divorce
Summary to the B.I. Conversation Throughout the Weekend
Joan McWilliams, Esq., MSJA, McWilliams Mediation Group, Gina Weitzenkorn, Esq., Honorable Angela Arkin (ret.), The Harris Law Firm P.C., and Justice William Hood, Colorado Supreme Court
5:00 pm
Location Information
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
715 West Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
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Registration Fees
CBA Family Law Section Member $379.00
CBA Juvenile Law Section Member $379.00
MDIC, MAC, or COAFCC Member $409.00
CBA Member $409.00
Non Member $459.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holder $209.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $204.50
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $329.00
  • General Credits: 15.00
  • Ethics Credits: 3.00