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Day 2 | Practical Magic (2020 Essentials of Family Law)

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Child Custody

Seth A. Glazer, Godley Glazer & Funk PLLC, Mooresville

Discuss the Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and burdens of proof for parent-parent custody. Hear practice tips for drafting child custody orders and explore grandparent custody and visitation.

10:00      Break

10:10      Equitable Distribution

Lee C. Hawley, Roberson Haworth & Reese PLLC, High Point

Walk through equitable distribution orders and judgments, including distributional factors, presumptions, burdens of proof, classification, expert valuations, and discovery and valuation issues. Examine in-kind distributions versus distributive awards and the use of N.C.G.S. § 50-20(i) and 50-20(i1).

11:10      Break

11:20      Evidentiary Foundations and Objections

Alicia D. Jurney, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh

Review exhibit selection and preparation and its uses in trials versus depositions. Learn how and when to make objections and how to defend them, how to use and present illustrative or summary exhibits, and how to introduce financial and electronic exhibits, photographs and more.

12:20      Lunch Break

12:50      Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation Claims

Kimberly W. Bryan, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh
Stephanie T. Jenkins, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh

Explore the elements of alienation of affection and criminal conversation claims, applicable statutes of limitations, defenses, malice and strict liability, and burdens of proof. Analyze jurisdictional issues and constitutional concerns and discuss proving and defending damages.

1:50        Break

2:00        Appellate Issues

Rebecca K. Watts, Collins Law Group, Charlotte

Delve into the practice and procedure for appeals, including the time for appeal, interlocutory appeals, making and preserving the record, the oral argument, and online resources available.

3:00        Break

3:10        Ethics/Professionalism*

Jacob C. Ehrmann, Montford Family Law, Asheville

Hear about the ethical and practical guidelines for working with the court, clients and colleagues, advising your client and managing their expectations. Review courtroom decorum, working with pro se parties, fee agreements and avoiding a grievance.

4:10        Adjourn

*Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit

Description

Unlocking the magic of family law begins with a thorough understanding of the basics.

Contributors

  • Amy L. Britt

    Amy L. Britt, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh

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  • Kimberly W. Bryan

    Kimberly W. Bryan, Parker Bryan Family Law, Raleigh

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  • Jacob C. Ehrmann

    Jacob C. Ehrmann, Montford Family Law, Asheville

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  • Seth A. Glazer

    Seth A. Glazer, Godley Glazer & Funk PLLC, Mooresville

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  • Lee C. Hawley

    Lee C. Hawley is a Member/Manager with Roberson Haworth & Reese PLLC in High Point, North Carolina. He practices exclusively in the area of family law. In 2013 Mr. Hawley was recognized as a family law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is a former member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Family Law Council. Mr. Hawley has presented at numerous continuing education seminars throughout North Carolina on a variety of family law issues. He earned his BA from Elon University in 2002 and his JD degree from Florida State University in 2007. When not practicing law, Mr. Hawley enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons.

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  • Elizabeth J. James

    Elizabeth J. James, Offit Kurman, Charlotte

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  • Stephanie T. Jenkins

    Stephanie T. Jenkins is a partner at Parker Bryan Family Law, having joined the firm in 2020. Prior to joining Parker Bryan, she practiced family law for more than twenty years, mostly in Raleigh. Stephanie was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1992. She received her B.A. from Davidson College and her J.D. from the University of North Carolina.

    Stephanie is a member of the North Carolina Bar, the Wake County Bar, the Tenth Judicial District Bar, and the American Bar Association. She has practiced in District and Superior Courts, mainly in Raleigh and Durham, though she has also had cases as far east as Brunswick and New Hanover counties. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She, along with Carole Gailor, presented at the 2010 "Isn't There A Case About That? 50 Critical Family Law Cases to Know" on the issue of equitable distribution.

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  • Alicia D. Jurney

    Alicia D. Jurney, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP, Raleigh

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  • Rebecca K. Watts

    Rebecca K. Watts, Collins Law Group, Charlotte

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November 6, 2020
Fri 8:55 AM EST

Duration 7H 15M

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