2022 Family Law Institute - In-Person

We’re back!!! What does this next evolution bring? Join us in August to celebrate each other and journey forward, working to improve our practices and support the families we serve.
 
The 2022 institute (with both in-person and virtual registration options) has a dynamic and action-packed agenda that will enhance your practice in this ever-changing landscape of family law.  
 
Do you have a handle on the ethical rules related to litigation holds, obtaining, requesting and storing electronically stored information (ESI) such as text messages and Slack messages? Join us for a deep dive into the world of ESI to learn how ESI impacts your clients and your practice. You will also hear from experts in the field, the bar, and on the bench with outside-the-box ideas for even the most difficult APR cases, including how and when to use a CLR, and how to prove emotional endangerment. You will also sharpen your trial presentation skills with a deep-dive into the hearsay rules, and you will be treated to, dare we say, a rowdy modern FLI version of the Dating Game? We have  some very special guests lined up, including Chief Justice Boatright and Jason St. Julien - you won’t want to miss the chance to gather with your peers, and to learn from and celebrate one another!
 
- Return to Vail or join online
- Hear from judicial officers, family law practitioners, and mental health and finance experts
- Connect with colleagues at evening networking events
 
Cancellations: If you are unable to attend, please notify CBA-CLE by August 10, 2022, and we will gladly refund your tuition in full or apply your tuition to the webinar or home study. Cancellations after August 10, 2022, will be refunded less a $150 cancellation fee.
 
Hotel Information  
 
The conference hotel block is SOLD OUT. However, several nearby Vail/Lionshead hotels have availability, as do many local AirBnb properties. Please see below for a list of alternate options.  
 
The Hythe Vail (formerly the Vail Marriot Mountain Resort), 715 W Lionshead Cir. Vail, CO 81657
CBA-CLE has reserved a block of rooms for attendees. Room rates start at $205 plus applicable taxes and fees.
 
Make your reservation by calling the hotel (970) 476-4444 and mention that you are part of the CBA-CLE Family Law Institute or online at https://book.passkey.com/gt/218370429?gtid=fa37603e9873c86bce7a50942f521d65
 
Based on availability, rooms are being held at the conference rate until August 3, 2022.
 
All reservations will require a credit card guarantee, and a deposit equal to one night of lodging is due at time of booking. The balance is due at check-in. Reservations cancelled after August 3, 2022 will forfeit the deposit equal to one night’s room and tax. Resort fee excluded for guests in our room block, but complimentary internet will be provided in guests rooms. Guest may opt to purchase a discounted resort fee ($20/day) at check in. Valet fee is $20 per vehicle per night.  
 
 
Available Openings:
 
August 18: 12:00 to 6:30 pm ($85)
 
August 19: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm ($135)
 
August 20: 7:30 am to 12:30 pm ($70)
 
All 3 days:  $255  
 
Please note that this service is provided by Call Emmy and not CBA-CLE. For questions, please contact hannah@callemmy.com
 
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CBA Family Law Section Scholarship Application
The Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association has six full scholarships to the 2022 Family Law Institute, which will be awarded to eligible applicants, via a drawing.
 
If you are interested and qualify, please complete the application form linked below by June 30, 2022. If selected, the Family Law Section will reimburse you for the full registration fee.
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/372eac5ee5fc4464be7993e703c9a33a
 
Questions: Contact Juliann Tricarico at jtricarico@cobar.org
 
 
Home studies will be available approximately 2-3 weeks following the live program.
 
For your own safety, the safety of others, and in an effort to provide everyone with the most rewarding in-person meeting and event experiences possible, we request that you attend a CBA, DBA, or CLE meeting or event only if you have been fully vaccinated. Mask wearing is up to personal preference and comfort level. Masks may be required in some clinic settings. Please be cognizant and understanding of others’ preferences and courteous to all attendees.
 
Depending on CDC and/or state or local health guidelines, a rise in COVID-19 cases, or other circumstances that may threaten the well-being of our attendees, CBA-CLE reserves the right to convert to a fully virtual event.
 
If disability accommodations or special assistance are needed, please contact us at clereception@cobar.org. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.
 
The program will be submitted for CLE accreditation in Colorado. If you need to seek accreditation in another state, please review the process and requirements for that individual state. CBA-CLE staff can provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, and it is the attendee’s responsibility to complete the accreditation outside of Colorado.      
     
Thank you to our sponsors    
     
Platinum
Harper Hofer & Associates, LLC
JAMS
Judicial Arbiter Group, Inc.
Levyl
Gold
Eide Bailly, LLP
LawPay
New Leaf Family
OurFamilyWizard
Seigneur Gustafson LLP
Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
Soberlink  
Silver
BSW Wealth Partners, Public Benefit Corporation
Centerbase & Family Law Software
Family Conflict Solutions
Epic Web Results
Levis, Grosdidier & Associates, LLC
Math4Law
Nations Lending – Collett & Scripter    
 
Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Contact Melissa Higham, mhigham@cobar.org    
       
 
Overflow for The Hythe, A Luxury Collection Resort by Marriott
 
Antlers at Vail
2-minute walk
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Arrabelle at Vail Square
3-minute walk
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Enzian, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
1-minute walk
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Evergreen Lodge at Vail  
12-minute walk
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Grand Hyatt Vail
14-minute walk
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Highline, A Doubletree by Hilton
5-minute drive
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Landmark, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
3-minute walk
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Lions Square Lodge
4-minute walk
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Montaneros, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
1-minute walk
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Vail 21, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
6-minute walk
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Vantage Point, a Destination by Hyatt Residence
5-minute walk
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Thursday, August 18, 2022
 
11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Registration and Check-In          
 
1:00 – 1:10 pm
Welcome Remarks  
Extended by Diane E. Wozniak, Esq., Sherman & Howard, L.L.C, Program Chair, Honorable Catherine J. Cheroutes, 5th Judicial District, and Aaron Suazo, Esq., Suazo Law LLC, Program Co-Chairs
 
1:10 – 2:45 pm
Lightning Rounds
 
- Session 1: Different types of DV
Presented by Karen Jamieson (Jamie) Darr, Ph.D
- Session 2: New Changes to Litigating Nondisclosure Cases Under C.R.C.P. 16.2(e)(10)
Presented by Christopher Griffiths, Esq., Griffiths Law PC
- Session 3: I Signed a Premarital Agreement, What Did I Do?
Presented by Jonathan Bereman, Esq., Sherr Puttmann Akins Lamb PC, and Carrie Chaille Eckstein, Esq., Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.
- Session 4: Navigating Custody Battles During and in the Aftermath of COVID-19. What We Have Learned: A View from the Bar and the Bench
Presented by Honorable Angela Boykins, 2nd Judicial District, David Collins, Esq., Jones Law Firm PC, and April D. Jones, Esq., Jones Law Firm PC
- Session 5: Tax Tips
Presented by Patricia A. (Trish) Cooper, Esq., Cooper Ramp Cage Bucar Lewis, LLC
- Session 6:  You Mean I can Choose my own Therapist, but I Cannot Choose Which Parent With Whom I Want to Live?  A Child’s Wishes: At What Age can a Child Decide?
Presented by Andrew G. Birkeland, Esq., Kokish & Goldmanis, PC, Rebecca K. Goldmanis, Esq., Kokish & Goldmanis, PC, and Honorable Robert Lung, 18th Judicial District
        
2:45 – 3:00 pm
Networking Break
Sponsored by New Leaf Family
        
3:00 – 4:00 pm
The Dating Game
Presented by Mark Chapleau, Esq., Bloch & Chapleau Cates Ongert, and Chris Radeff, Esq., Radeff & Hart, P.C.
- C.R.P.C. 1.5, 2.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, and 8.3
Submitted for 0.8 Ethics/Professionalism Credits and 0.4 EDI Credits
 
4:05 – 5:05 pm
Where Do We Go From Here?
Presented by Honorable Brian D. Boatright, Colorado Supreme Court, Jamie L. (Rutten) Cage, Esq., Cooper Ramp Cage Bucar Lewis, LLC, and Jerremy M. Ramp, Esq., Cooper Ramp Cage Bucar Lewis, LLC
 
5:05 – 5:15 pm
Presentation of the ICON Award
 
5:15 – 6:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Harper Hofer & Associates, LLC
 
Friday, August 19, 2022
 
7:30 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by JAMS
 
8:20 – 8:30 am
Welcome Back Remarks and a Message from CBA Family Law Section Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Committee
 
8:30 – 8:45 am
Keynote Address
Presented by Jason St. Julien, Esq., Lead Counsel, Community Trust, Airbnb
 
8:50 – 9:40 am
ESI and the Ethics of Operating a Modern Family Law Practice in a Virtual World
- C.R.P.C. 1.1 – Competence, 1.3 – Diligence, 1.4 – Communication, 1.5 – Fees (Limited Scope/Flat Fees), 1.6 – Confidentiality of Information, 1.13 – Organization as Client, 1.16A – Client File Retention.
Presented by Jordan M. Fox, Esq., Sherman & Howard L.L.C., and Amy Goscha, Esq., Kalamaya | Goscha
Submitted for 0.5 Ethics/Professionalism Credits
        
9:40 – 9:50 am
Stretch Break
 
9:50 – 10:50 am
Breakout Session 1
Understanding and Cross-Examining Professional Judgment of Financial Experts
Presented by Jessica Landay, ASA, ABV, CVA, Harper Hofer & Associates, LLC, Honorable James Quinn, 18th Judicial District, Ronald Seigneur, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, Seigneur Gustafson LLP, and Cheryl Smith, Esq., Robinson Waters & O’Dorisio, P.C.
 
Breakout Session 2
It’s Complicated: No One Size Fits All
Presented by Honorable Angela R. Arkin (ret.), Judicial Arbiter Group (JAG), Joyce Fine, Ph.D., CDF, CDC, Dr. Joyce Inc., Jennifer Helland, Esq., Knies, Helland & McPherson, and Jane Irvine, MA, LPC, MCC, Jane Irvine MA, LPC, LLC
 
10:50 – 11:10 am
Networking Break
Sponsored by Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
 
11:10 – 12:10 pm
Breakout Session 3
It’s Not Always Alienation: Untangling Alienation and Non-Physical Abuse Claims in Domestic Court
Presented by Marian Camden, Psy.D, Marian Camden, Psy.D., LLC, Danielle N. Contos, Esq., Griffiths Law PC, and Kathleen McNamara, PhD, Kathleen McNamara, PhD, PLLC
 
Breakout Session 4   
Child Support 101+
Presented by Honorable Gary M. Kramer, 18th Judicial District, and Honorable Robert Lung, 18th Judicial District
 
12:10 – 12:30 pm
Pick Up Box Lunches
 
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Breakout Session 5  
A Judge, a Domestic Violence Expert Witness, and Two Lawyers Walk into a Courtroom….
A Framework for a Discussion, not a joke: the use of Expert Testimony in DR Cases
Presented by Honorable Julie K. Field (ret.), The Consilium Institute, Scott Goldstone, Esq., Peek Goldstone, LLC, Victoria L. Lutz, Esq., Victoria L. Lutz, Attorney at Law, and Amanda Peek, Esq., Peek Goldstone, LLC
 
Breakout Session 6
Keep Your Eye on the Ball – Tracing Separate Property
Presented by Andrew Baum, CPA/ABV/CFF, Harper Hofer & Associates LLC, Preston Hofer, CPA/CFF, Harper Hofer & Associates LLC, Ryan Kalamaya, Esq., Kalamaya | Goscha, and Honorable Reed W. Owens, 5th Judicial District
 
1:30 – 1:50 pm
Networking Break
Sponsored by LawPay
 
1:50 – 2:50 pm
Breakout Session 7
The Intersection Between Family Law and Criminal Law
Presented by Lisa Frigo, Esq., Frigo Joe Law, and Leslie Hansen, Esq., Griffiths Law PC
 
Breakout Session 8
Effective Use of Children’s Legal Representatives in DR Cases – When, How & Why?
Presented by Honorable Karen L. Brody, 2nd Judicial District, Rajesh K. Kukreja, Esq., Sherman & Howard, L.L.C., Krista Nash, Esq., Nash Family Law, PC, and Honorable Meghan Saleebey, 19th Judicial District
Submitted for 0.2 Ethics/Professionalism Credits
 
2:50 – 3:00 pm
Stretch Break
 
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Breakout Session 9
Part 1: Parenting Plans: Tips and Tricks to Avoid Post-Decree Litigation (40 minutes)
Presented by Rachel Kranz Caldwell, Esq., Cline Caldwell, LLP, Halleh Omidi, Esq., Hogan Omidi, P.C., and Julia Purchase, Esq., Julia M. Purchase, LLC      
 
Part 2: Top 10 Drafting Mistakes (20 minutes)
Presented by James Garts, Esq., Garts Law, LLC, William Benjamin (Ben) King, Esq., Montgomery Little & Soran, PC, and Heather Strack, Esq., Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
 
Breakout Session 10
Just the Facts…and the Law: Effective Presentation of a Case at Temp Orders and Final Orders
Presented by David M. Johnson, Esq., Johnson Kush P.C., Honorable Michal Lord-Blegen, 17th Judicial District, and Honorable Marie Moses, 2nd Judicial District, and additional panelist TBA
Submitted for 0.3 Ethics/Professionalism Credits
 
4:00 – 4:10 pm
Stretch Break
 
4:10 – 5:10 pm
Breakout Session 11
Hearsay, Exceptions, Foundation, and Relevance: A Practice Primer
Presented by Cynthia L. Ciancio, Esq., Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., and Daniel N.  Deasy, Esq., Ammarell Deasy, LLP
 
Breakout Session 12
The Tipping Point: When does Emotional Endangerment Lead to Modifications of APR?
Presented by Honorable J. Keith Collins, 20th Judicial District, Kate M. Lewis, Cooper Ramp Cage Bucar Lewis, LLC, and Kelly K. Robinson, Esq., Sherman & Howard LLC
 
5:10 - 5:15 pm
Closing Remarks and a Message from DBA Metro Volunteer Lawyers
 
5:15 – 6:30 pm
Annual Wine Tasting Reception
Sponsored by Levyl
 
Saturday August 20, 2022
         
 
7:30 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Judicial Arbiter Group, Inc.
 
8:30 – 8:45 am
Welcome Back Remarks and Messages from CBA/DBA/CBA-CLE Leadership          
 
8:45 – 9:45 am
Case Law Update
Presented by Ron Litvak, Esq., Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C., and Katharine (Katy) Lum, Esq., Cooper Ramp Cage Bucar Lewis, LLC
 
9:50 – 10:50 am
When Neutral Isn't Enough - Strategies for Effective Conflict Engagement & Communication in Mediation & Settlement
Panelists:
- Lisa Marini, Lisa Marini Coaching
- Meggin Rutherford, Esq., Rutherford Law Center, LLC
- Ben Stetler, Esq., Ben Stetler, PLLC
Moderator: Zachary Roeling, Esq., YouLaw Colorado, LLC
 
10:50 – 11:05 am
Networking Break
Sponsored by Eide Bailly
 
11:05 am – 12:05 pm
A View from the Bench: Ethical and Equitable Practices When One Party is Self-Represented  
Across Colorado, domestic relations courtrooms see the highest number of self-represented litigants. This reality can create tensions between attorneys and presiding judicial officers as they work to maintain ethical obligations. In addition, pursuant to Colorado Code of Judicial Conduct 2.6, judicial officers must ensure equitable access to justice for all parties. These types of cases are further complicated by virtual hearings, the emotions that are ever-present in family law matters, and the implicit biases everyone brings to the courtroom.  
 
Participants will learn:
- The ethical rules to consider when one party is self-represented
- How attorneys and judicial officers can maintain their ethical obligations when one party is self-represented
- Types of implicit biases pro se litigants may face
- How judicial officers and counsel can inclusively hold themselves accountable to minimize the impact of implicit bias in a courtroom
 
Panelists:
- Honorable Catherine J. Cheroutes, 5th Judicial District
- Honorable Frances Johnson, 4th Judicial District
- Honorable Michal Lord-Blegen, 17th Judicial District
- Honorable Sangeetha Mallavarapu, 20th Judicial District
Moderator: Dr. Georgia Durán, Ed.D., Durán Communication Partners
Submitted for 0.6 Ethics/Professionalism Credits and 0.6 EDI Credits           
Location Information
The Hythe Vail
715 West Lionshead Circle
Vail, CO 81657
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Registration Fees
Non Member $779.00
CBA Member $584.00
CBA Family Law Section Member $479.00
CLE BASIC Pass Holder $389.00
ODR Mediator $292.00
CLE ELITE Pass Holder $292.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $292.00
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $292.00
Active Military $292.00
Public Service/Government $292.00
Student Currently Enrolled in Law School $149.00
  • General Credits: 16.00
  • Ethics Credits: 2.40
  • EDI Credits: 1.00

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Start Date - End Date
August 18, 2022 - August 20, 2022
Start Time - End Time
8:20 AM - 6:30 PM
Event Location
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