Family Law 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017 • 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
6.0 hours CLE Credit, including 1.0 hour Ethics
* This seminar is pending accreditation from the KS CLE Commission
9:00 – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
•Brian R. Carman, Stinson Lasswell & Wilson, L.C., Wichita, KS
•Douglas C. Cranmer, Stinson Lasswell & Wilson, L.C., Wichita, KS
9:05 – 9:55 a.m.
•John E. Rapp, Hinkle Law Firm LLC, Wichita KS
Issues covered in this seminar include: introduction to evidence; do’s and don’ts of direct and cross examination; making and responding to objections; and proper foundation.
10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Updates to the Kansas Child Support Guidelines and Legislative Updates
•Charles F. Harris, Law Office of Charles F. Harris, Wichita, KS
Mr. Harris will present on the changes to the Kansas Child Support Guidelines effective January 1, 2017, as well as various legislative changes and recent appellate court decisions including In re Marriage of Johnson and how they affect practitioners, courts, and attorneys.
Break: 10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
11:05 – 11:55 a.m.
Exploited and Missing Children’s Unit, Domestic Violence, and Police Interrogation
•Gordon Ramsay, Chief (Lieutenant), Wichita Police Department, Wichita, KS
The Wichita Police Department presents on police and practitioners handling of domestic violence, protection from stalking and protection from abuse cases, and Exploited and Missing Children’s Unit role when there are allegations of abuse.
Lunch: 12:00 – 12:45
(Lunch to be served at the WBA conference center)
12:45 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.
(50 minutes - Ethics)
•LJ Leatherman, Palmer Law Group Attorneys L.L.P., Topeka, KS
Mr. Leatherman will present on a lawyer’s ethical obligations as advocates, citizens in judicial elections and appointments.
1:35 – 2:25 p.m.
Advanced Spousal Maintenance Consideration
•Jeffrey N. Lowe, Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson L.C., Wichita, KS
Mr. Lowe will present on fundamentals of spousal maintenance consideration and practice tips
Break: 2:25 p.m. – 2:40 p.m (15 minutes)
2:40 – 3:30 p.m.
Sedgwick County Family Court Practice Tips (Judge’s Panel)
•Honorable Jeff Dewey, Sedgwick County District Court Judge, Div. 21, Wichita, KS
•Honorable Michael J. Hoelscher, Sedgwick County Family Law Presiding Judge, Div. 19, Wichita, KS
•Honorable Tyler J. Roush, Sedgwick County District Court Judge, Div. 24, Wichita, KS
•Honorable Seth L. Rundle, Sedgwick County District Court Judge, Div. 5, Wichita, KS
The judges will discuss their preferences and practice tips for practitioners.