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CLE -A Melting Pot of Domestic Topics: Family Law 2019 - 6 hours/ 1 hour Ethics - $220 WBA member
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5/3/2019
When: May 3, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Where: Wichita Bar Association
Sedgwick County Law Center
225 North Market, 1st Floor Conference Center
Wichita, Kansas  67202
United States
Presenter: WBA's Family Law Committee and the Continuing Legal Education Committee
Contact: Megan Bleier
316-263-2251, ext. 101


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                          A Melting Pot of Domestic Topics
                                    Family Law 2019
                             Friday, May 3, 2019    8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 
                              6.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour ethics
                                                 *This seminar is pending accreditation by the Kansas CLE Commission


Welcome and Announcements
8:00 – 8:05 a.m., Jessica F. Leavitt and Jeffrey N. Lowe, Moderators 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 – What Every Divorce Practitioner Should Know in His/Her Practice 
8:05 – 8:55 a.m. (50 minutes), presented by Gary A. Freeman 
Mr. Freeman will discuss the impact of TCJA as it relates to spousal maintenance, filing status and deductions, business income tax and valuation issues, and more. 

2018 – 2019 Legislative Summary and Case Law Updates for Kansas Family Law Practitioners 

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. (50 minutes), presented by Ronald W. Nelson 
Mr. Nelson will provide a comprehensive case law update for practitioners on all matters impacting the practice of family law. This section will specifically focus on recent cases that have been decided by the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court. 

Break 9:55 -10:10 a.m.

A Refresher on the UCCJEA/UIFSA/Uniform Parentage Act and Other Uniform Domestic Laws 
10:10 – 11:00 a.m. (50 minutes), presented by Ronald W. Nelson 
This presentation will discuss practice tips and a legal refresher on uniform domestic laws, how they impact practitioner’s cases, common pitfalls and mistakes, and the proper way to handle UCCJEA/UIFSA/Uniform Parentage Act cases. 

Soberlink and Our Family Wizard
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. (30 minutes—NOT ACCREDITED)
A representative from each organization will show how their products can help serve your clients. 

Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Woozling for 50/50 Parenting Time & the Actual Research Data:  Implications for Best Interests Determinations & Family Lawyers 
12:30 – 2:10 p.m. (100 minutes), presented by Bud Dale
Each year Kansas legislators face proposals for equal parenting time presumptions. This past year, proponents of a 50/50 statute claimed recent research reviews supported their proposal. But, a close look at the claimed reviews revealed problems about the quality of the data and the integrity of the claims. “Woozling” describes the process of making claims that research findings reflect more support for an advocacy position than they actually do. Dr. Dale and his colleagues have conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of the empirical studies comparing children’s adjustment in shared parenting arrangements versus children’s adjustment in primary parent arrangements. This presentation will show this data and describe the implications of “what the research says” for best interests of the child determinations and family law practice. 

Break 2:10 – 2:25 p.m.

New Ethical Challenges Facing Family Lawyers 
2:25 – 3:15 p.m. (50 minutes, Ethics), presented by Professor Linda Elrod
As society, technology, and the “typical” family law client changes, lawyers are faced with new and ever-changing ethical challenges. Professor Elrod will discuss those new challenges, how to address them head-on in your practice, and the most common mistakes made by practitioners that result in ethical issues. 



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