2019 Annual Family Law Institute

August 2019
 
2019 Annual Family Law Institute: Changing Perspectives
 
Presented by the CBA Family Law Section - In Cooperation with Colorado Bar Association CLE
 
 
Program Description:
 
It’s 2019, and our world and field of practice are rapidly evolving. To remain efficient and effective, family law practitioners need to be aware of and open to changing perspectives!
 
Attend this year’s Family Law Institute on August 15, 16, and 17 in beautiful Vail, CO!
 
At this year’s Institute, hear from experienced attorneys, professionals, and more than a dozen judicial officers on topics like collaborative law, preserving issues for appeal, and alienation and familial repair.  Attend practical sessions that will build your skill base, including a multi-session courtroom practicum. Learn the ins and outs of child hearsay, tips on preparing a relocation case for trial, and guidance for organizing and presenting a one-hour temporary orders hearing.
 
Don’t miss this year’s Institute featuring -      
 
Lori Poland, MA, LPC, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect
 
The Health Impacts of Child Abuse and Neglect; Childhood Trauma, ACES, and What We Can Do to Help
 
Lori Poland is a childhood survivor of a high-profile child abuse case, and has since devoted her life and career to ending child abuse and neglect, and to healing cycles of violence. She has spent 19 years working in mental health and the nonprofit sector as a therapist, leaving the highly successful clinic she founded to assume the chief executive role at the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect. She travels nationally as a motivational speaker talking about the effects of trauma on children and families, and has consulted within the legal system to advocate for change in the field and to develop greater understanding.
 
 
and
 
Abe Wagner, MSW, Director of Abe Wagner & Associates Inc.
 
Resolving Conflict: Persecutor, Rescuer, Victim
 
Abe Wagner is a corporate trainer, author and convention speaker with 40 years of experience in management and training. He is the author of Say It Straight Or You’ll Show It Crooked and The Transactional Manager. His presentations are an elegant blend of Transactional Analysis (TA), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), communication and management principles, common sense, and humor, delivered to stimulate audiences in a thought-provoking and entertaining way. Abe has trained and consulted in 35+ countries and all 50 states.
 
 
 
CANCELLATION POLICY:
 
If you are unable to attend the Institute, please notify CBA-CLE by August 8, 2019, and we will gladly refund your tuition in full. Tuition for cancellations after August 8th will be refunded less a $100 cancellation fee OR you may send someone in your place. Regrettably, live tuition is not eligible for transfer to the homestudy product.
 
 
FAMILY LAW PRACTICUM
 
LIMITED TO 48 PARTICIPANTS – THE PRACTICUM SOLD OUT EARLY LAST YEAR, SO REGISTER TODAY!
 
Join judges and experienced family law practitioners for the Family Law Institute’s fourth hands-on trial practicum. Focused on effective courtroom techniques for family lawyers of all skill levels, it will include small interactive groups centered on one fact pattern and tools and techniques for persuasive and efficient advocacy.
 
You will also role-play and practice your technique while faculty members give you individual feedback, plus discussion and instruction from some of the most knowledgeable family law judges and litigators in Colorado!
 
PRACTICUM I: Courtroom Etiquette, Exhibits, Direct Examination and Offers of Proof
 
PRACTICUM II: Child Hearsay and Emergency Hearings – Listening to Kids Outside the Courtroom
 
*This year the Practicum will run simultaneously with other breakout sessions. If you are interested, you must sign up for ALL Practicum sessions. Registration is limited to 48 participants. Sign up today!
 
 
The Barbara C. Quade Family Law Scholarship
The Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association is offering six full scholarships to the Institute for eligible attendees, chosen via drawing.  
   
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED! Submit your application by July 25th to be considered.  
   
To apply, send the scholarship form in the brochure to asreenen@cobar.org
 *Please note, the email address in the brochure is wrong*  
 
 
 
HOTEL/LODGING INFORMATION:
     
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
715 West Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
(970) 476-4444
 
There are only a few rooms left at the Institute hotel (Marriott). Rooms are being held for you until July 31, 2019, or until the room block is full.
 
Room Rates:
Standard room rates begin at $194, plus applicable taxes and fees. Most of the rooms that are still available are Deluxe King rooms, beginning at $225 per night, plus applicable taxes and fees. Rates will be available 3 days prior to and 3 days after the event dates, subject to availability.
 
To reserve your room online, please go to: https://book.passkey.com/go/clefamilylaw2019
 
OVERFLOW LODGING:
If your preferred room type is no longer available at the Marriott, please consider these overflow hotel options.
 
Lion Square Lodge
660 Lionshead Pl
Vail, CO 81657
 
Room Rates:
Hotel Room: $195
One Bedroom Condominium: $221
One Bedroom + Loft Condominium: $321
Two Bedroom Condominium: $353
Three Bedroom Condominium: $482
Discount will be offered on a space available basis. Rates are valid 3 days before and after the group dates.  Discount is only valid until 30 days prior to the event.
 
Reservations:
Call 877-302-4542 and identify yourself a member of the Colorado Bar Association - CLE, Family Law Institute group.
 
Montaneros in Vail
684 W Lionshead Cir
Vail, CO 81657
 
Room Rates:
1 bedroom/1 bathroom: $221per night
2 bedroom/ 2 bathroom: $353 per night
3 bedroom/ 3 bathroom: $482 per night
 
Reservations:
Call (970) 476-2491 and identify yourself a member of the Colorado Bar Association - CLE, Family Law Institute group.
 
 
Parking:
Valet parking at the Vail Marriott is available to all attendees at $20 per 24-hour period.  

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE 2019 FAMILY LAW INSTITUTE SPONSORS!


Platinum

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Harper Hofer & Associates, LLC

JAMS


Gold

LawPay

Levis Consulting

Our Family Wizard

Seigneur Gustafson LLP

Soberlink

Thomson Reuters


Silver

Angel McCall, CFP-Lifetime Financial Strategies

BSW Wealth Partners

CBA-CLE Books

CBA-CLE Pass

Cordes & Company

Divorce Resolutions

Eide Bailly LLP

Family Law Software

Forensic Pursuit

GilsbarPro

Judicial Arbiter Group

Legal Thunder

Sherman & Howard

Smokeball Legal Productivity Software

SplitSmart

Zaner Harden Law

Zuber & Associates, LLC


For information about sponsorship, please contact Melissa Higham at mhigham@cobar.org

 

 

 

Agenda
 
DAY ONE:
 
Thursday, August 15
 
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration
 
1:00 – 1:15 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Laura Ammarell, Esq., Family Law Institute Chair, Barbara G. Jensen, Family Law Institute Co-Chair, and Bridgett Shephard, Esq., Program Attorney, Colorado Bar Association CLE
 
1:15 – 2:45 PM
Lightning Round Sessions
- The Turelli Method: A Novel Multidisciplinary Approach to the Custody and Visitation Dispute Resolution
Presented by Joe Pickard, Esq.
- Attracting Happy Clients Who Pay: Pricing for the Modern Lawyer            
Presented by Lauren Lester, Esq.
- Immigration Issues, Domestic Violence, and Dissolution of Marriage
Presented by Carrie Chaille Eckstein, Esq., and Natalie Petrucci, Esq.
- Interstate Jurisdiction: The Mechanics
Presented by Honorable Angela Arkin (ret.)
- My Client Gathered Great Evidence, but Did They Do so Impermissibly?
Presented by John C. Haas, Esq.
- It’s Important Work We Do! A Pep Talk for Family Law Practitioners
Presented by Honorable Bonnie McLean
 
2:45 – 3:00 PM
Networking Break
Please Visit Your Sponsors!
 
3:00 – 5:00 PM
The Health Impacts of Child Abuse and Neglect; Childhood Trauma, ACES, and What We Can Do to Help
Presented by Lori Poland, MA, LPC, Executive Director, Co-Founder, The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect
 
5:00 PM
Adjourn
 
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Harper Hofer & Associates, LLC
 
8:30 PM
Movie Night: RBG (No CLE credit)
Bring your colleagues and guests and join us for a screening of RBG!
At the age of 86, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans –until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career.
 
   
DAY TWO:
 
Friday, August 16
 
Friday is Alma Mater Day! Show some school spirit and wear your school’s colors!
 
7:15 – 8:15 AM
Registration Open
Enjoy Breakfast, Sponsored by JAMS
 
BREAKOUT SESSIONS BEGIN
 
SESSION 1
8:15 – 9:15 AM
Preserving Issues on Appeal: How to Protect Your Client
Presented by Katherine (Katy) Ellis, Esq., Melinda (Mindy) Moses, Esq., and Honorable Diana Terry
        
SESSION 2  
8:15 – 9:15 AM
Business Valuations and the Disputes that Matter: A Panel of Experts
Presented by Eric D. Six, CPA/ABV, Rob Prentice, MBA, Boris Sobolev, CPA/CFF/CGMA/CVA, and William H. Vincent, CPA/CVA/PFS/CFP
Moderated by Kristi Anderson Wells, Esq.
         
PRACTICUM I
8:15 – 9:15 AM
Courtroom Etiquette, Exhibits, Direct Examination, and Offers of Proof
Presented by:
- Nathan (Nate) F.J. Bucar, Esq.
- Daniel N. Deasy, Esq.
- Denise M. Gonzales, Esq.
- Honorable Ryan P. Loewer
- Honorable Robert Lung
- Honorable Peter F. Michaelson
- Dawn N. Rodgers, Esq.
- William E. Smith, Esq.
- Jamie L. Wright, Esq.
 
9:15 – 9:20 AM
Transition Between Breakout Sessions
 
SESSION 3  
9:20 - 10:20 AM
High Conflict, Alienation, and Family Repair: It May be Too Late, Baby
Presented by Karen Jamieson Darr, PhD, Jane A. Irvine, MA, LPC, NCC, and Barbara Shindell, LCSW
        
SESSION 4
9:20 – 10:20 AM
Enforcing Orders from the Perspective of the Enforcer  
Presented by April D. Jones, Esq.
Panelists include David Collins, Esq., and Honorable Don J. Touissant
 
PRACTICUM I CONTINUED
9:20 – 10:20 AM
Courtroom Etiquette, Exhibits, Direct Examination, and Offers of Proof
Presented by:
- Nathan (Nate) F.J. Bucar, Esq.
- Daniel N. Deasy, Esq.
- Denise M. Gonzales, Esq.
- Honorable Ryan P. Loewer
- Honorable Robert Lung
- Honorable Peter F. Michaelson
- Dawn N. Rodgers, Esq.
- William E. Smith, Esq.
- Jamie L. Wright, Esq.
 
10:20 – 10:35 AM
Networking Break
Please Visit Your Sponsors!
 
SESSION 5
10:35 – 11:35 AM  
What Every Family Lawyer Should Know About Trusts;
Recent Legislative Developments that Could Defeat the Claims of Spouses in Divorce Cases
Presented by Suzanne Griffiths, Esq., and James R. Wade, Esq.
        
SESSION 6
10:35 – 11:35 AM
A Roadmap for Effective Use of Parental Responsibilities Evaluations in Litigation and Mediation: The Ins, Outs, and Whys
Presented by Kara Lyons Chrobak, Esq., Bill J. Fyfe, EdD, Honorable Bonnie H. McLean, Marte B. Timmers, Esq., and Julie Van Heyningen, Psy.D.
        
SESSION 7   1.2 Ethics Credits
10:35 – 11:35 AM        
Balancing Act: The Ethics of Zealous Advocacy
- C.R.C.P 1.2, 1.16, 2.1, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1 and 4.3
Presented by Katie P. Ahles, Esq., Honorable William R. Lucero, and Halleh T. Omidi, Esq.
 
11:35 AM – 11:55 PM
Pick up Box Lunches
 
11:55 – 12:00 PM
Announcements
Presented by Laura Ammarell, Esq., Family Law Institute Chair
 
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Family Law: The Witty, The Wacky, The Wise
Presented by Joan H. McWilliams, Esq., MSJA
 
1:00 – 1:15 PM
Post-Lunch Break
 
1:15 – 3:10 PM
Resolving Conflict: Persecutor, Rescuer, Victim
- The Drama Triangle – Persecutor, Rescuer, Victim
- Pacing and Leading – The Key to Establishing Rapid Rapport
- Strokes – People Need Attention to Survive, to Feel Motivated, and Be
 Productive
- The Art of Diplomatic “Carefrontation”
Presented by Abe Wagner, MSW
 
3:10 – 3:30 PM
Networking Break
Please Visit Your Sponsors!
 
BREAKOUT SESSIONS CONTINUE
 
SESSION 8
3:30 – 4:25 PM
Collaborative Law: Debunking the Myths
A Current Perspective on Adding the Collaborative Model to Your Toolbox
Presented by Elizabeth Bonanno, Esq., Ashley G. Emerson, Esq., Joyce Fine, Ph.D.,CDC, and Alexandra (Ali) Smits, Esq.
         
SESSION 9
3:30 – 4:25 PM
The Clock is Not Your Friend: How to Prepare for and Present a 1-Hour Temporary Orders Hearing
Presented by Nathan (Nate) F.J. Bucar, Esq., Honorable Darryl F. Shockley, and Honorable Kelley R. Southerland
          
PRACTICUM II
3:30 – 4:25 PM
Child Hearsay and Emergency Hearings – Listening to Kids Outside the Courthouse
Presented by:
- Honorable Christina Apostoli
- Daniel N. Deasy, Esq.
- Cynthia L. (Cyndy) Ciancio, Esq.
- Honorable Christopher C. Cross (ret.)
- David M. Johnson, Esq.
- Honorable Bonnie H. McLean
- Denise K. Mills, Esq.
 
4:25 – 4:30 PM
Transition Between Breakout Sessions
 
SESSION 10
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Directly Addressing Indirect Contempt
Presented by Honorable Ryan P. Loewer
        
SESSION 11
4:30 – 5:30 PM
All the Right Moves: Preparing a Relocation Case for Trial
Presented by MariaJose Delgado, Esq., Bill J. Fyfe, EdD, and Honorable Michal A. Lord-Blegen
 
PRACTICUM II CONTINUED
4:30 – 5:30 PM  
Child Hearsay and Emergency Hearings – Listening to Kids Outside the Courthouse
Presented by:
- Honorable Christina Apostoli
- Daniel N. Deasy, Esq.
- Cynthia L. (Cyndy) Ciancio, Esq.
- Honorable Christopher C. Cross (ret.)
- David M. Johnson, Esq.
- Honorable Bonnie H. McLean
- Denise K. Mills, Esq.
 
5:30 PM
Adjourn
 
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Annual Wine Tasting Reception
Sponsored by BNY Mellon Wealth Management
      
DAY THREE:
 
Saturday, August 17
 
7:15 – 8:00 AM
Yoga
"Yoga Danny" has been teaching gentle, non-stressful yoga for 35 years to all types of people from professional athletes to senior citizens. Everyone is welcome!
 
8:00 AM
Registration Open
Enjoy Breakfast and Please Visit Your Sponsors!
 
8:20 AM
Welcome Back and a Message from Colorado Bar Association Leadership
Laura Ammarell, Esq., Family Law Institute Chair
Honorable Kathleen Hearn Croshal (ret.), President, Colorado Bar Association
 
8:40 – 9:40 AM
Case Law Update
Presented by Ronald Litvak Esq., and Timothy R.J. Mehrtens, Esq.
 
9:40 – 10:45 AM
Maintenance in Practice: Through the Eyes of Decision Makers and Decision Helpers
Presented by Honorable Christopher C. Cross (ret.), Honorable Sean Finn, Honorable Deborah J. Grohs, Elizabeth (Beth) Henson, Esq., Honorable Bonnie H. McLean, and Honorable Jennifer B. Torrington
Moderated by Honorable Angela Arkin (ret.)
 
10:45 – 11:00 AM
Networking Break
 
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Inside Out: An Ethics Revue 1.2 Ethics Credits
This CLE musical extravaganza is produced and performed by the multi-talented members of The Law Club. Learn about ethical conduct in an engaging and memorable way through a unique combination of humor and song. This performance will heighten your awareness of a variety of ethical issues that arise in the practice of law.  
Directed by Melissa McClure, Esq., Christine Thornton, Esq., and Yosy Janson, Esq.
 
12:00 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjourn
 
Please mark your calendars for the 2020 Family Law Institute: August 20-22, 2020
 
We will see you back in Vail!
         
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, COAFCC, or ODR Member $329.00
CBA Member $449.00
Non Member $549.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holder $229.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $224.50
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $329.00
CLE BASIC Pass Holder $239.00
Student Currently Enrolled in Law School $79.00
  • General Credits: 17.00
  • Ethics Credits: 2.40
Start Date - End Date
August 15, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Start Time - End Time
8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Event Location
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
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