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October 19, 2021

16th Annual Virtual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners


Date: Dec 02-03, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location:

Webinar

Presented by M. Lee Smith Publishers

Our most popular CLE conference of the year is back with an exciting new lineup of judges, award-winning attorneys, and distinguished faculty. These knowledgeable and expert speakers will discuss the latest in legislative and case law updates, non-traditional family issues, ethics, mediation, technology, and more.

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Topics include:

  • Case law update
  • Mediation now and pandemic response
  • Orders of protection
  • Ethical considerations in custody cases
  • Best practices and practical tips from judges
  • Property valuation and economic impacts
  • Legislative changes and update
  • Domestic violence cases
  • Non-traditional family issues
  • Parenting plans in 2021
  • Marital dissolution and taxes
  • Juvenile matters
  • Social media and electronic discovery
  • Asset protection and division
  • Same-sex marriages in Tennessee
  • And more!

Agenda

Thursday, December 2, 2021

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - "How to Successfully Run a Law Business for $100/Month," Sean Martin, Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard PLLC
  • 9:05 a.m. – 10:05 p.m. - "Domestic Violence Issues," Kevin Shepherd, Shepherd & Long, P.C.
  • 10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. - 15-minute break
  • 10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. - "Alternate Dispute Resolution in Family Law Practice," Irwin Kuhn, McCracken Kuhn
  • 11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. - "Divorce and the Evolution of the Parenting Plan," Don R. Ash, Senior Judge, TN Administrative Office of the Courts
  • 12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. - 30-minute break
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - "Case Law Update," Brenton Lankford, Stites and Harbison, Family Law Service Group, Nashville, TN
  • 2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. - "LGBTQ Rights in Tennessee," Laura Blum, Rogers, Shea and Spannos
  • 3:05 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. - 15-minute break
  • 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. - "Marital Dissolution Agreements & Taxes," Charles R. Frazier, Law Offices of Charles R. Frazier
  • 4:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. - LIVE Ethical Considerations in Family Law, Moderated by: Kimberley Reed-Bracey Johnson, Freeman & Bracey, PLC; Commentators: Senior Judge Don Ash, Sandy Garrett, Brenton Lankford, Greg Smith, and others!

Friday, December 3, 2021

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - "Ethics in Custody Cases," Stan Kweller, Jackson, Kwellar & Hayes
  • 9:05 a.m. – 10:05 p.m. - "Legislation Update," Jason Hicks, Assistant County Attorney, Davidson County, NC
  • 10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. - 15-minute break
  • 10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. - "Parenting Plans," Kortney Simmons, Casey, Simmons, and Bryant, PLLC
  • 11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. - "Mediation & Arbitration: 2021 and Beyond," Robert L. Childers (Ret.), Circuit Court Judge 30th Judicial District & Amy J. Amundsen C.V., Amundsen Legal Consulting
  • 12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. - 30-minute break
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - "A Hodge Podge of Stuff I Recently Encountered," Kimberley Reed-Bracey Johnson, Freeman & Bracey, PLC
  • 2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. - "A Case Study in Ethical Considerations," David Garrett, Jacob Thorington & Jason Talley, Cheatham, Palermo & Garrett
  • 3:05 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. - 15-minute break
  • 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. - "Orders of Protection," Beau Pemberton, James H. Bradberry & Associates
  • 4:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. - "Business Valuation," Jason Buhlinger, Armanino LLP
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