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25th Annual Family Law Seminar

6 hours

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This year’s program will focus on, among other topics, a preview of the new 2013 Child Support Guidelines, disestablishing paternity, elder law issues, trying relocation cases, the ethical pitfalls of social media, and advice from our panel of judges on dealing with budget cuts in the courts.

Don’t miss this practical seminar designed to provide you with the most up-to-date information in areas that will affect your everyday practice!

Friday, September 21, 2012
5 General and 1 Ethics MCLE Credits


8:30–9:15            The New and Improved Child Support Guidelines (No, Really): A Sneak Preview
            •    Get a head start on the new 2013 Child Support Guidelines    
            •    Learn about the proposed Child Support Guideline rules, scheduled to be issued October 1, 2012
            •    Preview upcoming changes to the parenting time credit; how the cost of health insurance will be allocated and how support for adult children attending school will be calculated
            – Jean Fogarty

9:15–10:00          Disestablishing Paternity
            •    Presumptions, assumptions, and conclusions    
            – Robert F. Demary

10:00–10:15        break

10:15–11:00        Elder Law Issues in Domestic Relations
            •    The aging demographic – your clients are getting older
            •    Working with a questionably competent client  
            •    Guardian ad litem or guardianship or conservatorship
            •    How to work with the probate court
            •    What every elder law attorney wants you to know
            – Wesley D. Fitzwater    
            – Stephen R. Owen

11:00–12:00        Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media and Evidentiary Issues
            •    Using social media – dos, don’ts and oh-nos!
            •    Managing your online profile
            •    The internet as an investigative tool
            •    Looking everywhere:  employers/employees
            •    Inadvertently sent and (allegedly) purloined documents
            •    Social media and advertising
            – David J. Elkanich
            – Allison D. Rhodes

12:00–1:15        lunch

1:15–2:15          Family Courts After the Budget Cuts: What’s Left and What’s New
            – Hon. Donald R. Letourneau
            – Hon. Maureen H. McKnight
            – Hon. Eve L. Miller

2:15–2:30        break    

2:30–3:15        Crimes of Passion – When Domestic Relations Becomes Truly Dangerous
            •    False accusations of sex abuse or domestic violence
            •    What to do when the police arrive
            •    FAPA’s, divorce depos, court hearings, and self-incrimination
            – Stephen A. Houze

3:15–4:00        Assessing and Trying the Relocation Case
            •    Prefiling planning and strategies
            •    Pleading dos and don’ts
            •    Case law review – what is the Court of Appeals really saying
            •    Assessment – will your client achieve his or her objectives
            •    The trial court’s approach
            •    Advocating and defending the requested relocation
            •    Post-trial motions and stays of execution
            – David N. Hobson, Jr.
4:00 p.m.        adjourn


Robert F. Demary
Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe PC

David J. Elkanich
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Wesley D. Fitzwater
Fitzwater Meyer LLP

Jean Fogarty
Director, Child Support Program
Oregon Department of Justice

David N. Hobson, Jr.
Hobson & Associates LLC

Stephen A. Houze
Attorney at Law

Mark Johnson Roberts
Program Co-Planner
Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe PC

Grace Y. Lee

Program Co-Planner
Stahancyk, Kent & Hook PC

Hon. Donald R. Letourneau
Washington County Circuit Court

Hon. Maureen H. McKnight
Multnomah County Circuit Court

Hon. Eve L. Miller
Clackamas County Circuit Court

Stephen R. Owen
Fitzwater Meyer LLP

Allison D. Rhodes
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Hon. Susan M. Svetkey
Program Co-Planner
Multnomah County Circuit Court

Original Recording Date: Friday, September 21, 2012

CLE Credits (60): 5 General and

Produced By:

Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School

Course Materials

  • Ch-01 New Child Support Guidelines
  • Ch-02 Paternity Presumptions & Assumptions
  • Ch-03 Elder Law Issues
  • Ch-04 Ethical Pitfalls of Socia Media
  • Ch-05 Family Courts After Budget Cuts
  • Ch-06 Family Law & Criminal Law Coincide
  • Ch-07 Relocation
  • Evaluation 2012 Family Law
  • OSB MCLE Form 2012 Family Law
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