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Secrets and Lies (2021 Family Law Section Program)

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Case Law Update, Part 1

Bennett D. Rainey, Hartsoe & Associates, Winston-Salem

In this first case law update, the presenter reviews pertinent cases involving equitable distribution, postseparation support and alimony, marital agreements, and attorney's fees.

10:03      Parenting Coordinator Statute

Katie Hardersen King, Wake Family Law Group, Raleigh

Examine the parenting coordinator (PC) statute revisions and its reports. Learn about beginning, modifying and terminating PC terms and advising clients on how to effectively work with their parenting coordinator.

10:49      Break

11:59      Cybersecurity Without Breaking the Bank

C. Patrick F. Brown, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina, Cary

Everyone is a target — from the attorney to the paralegal to the legal assistant. Delve into quick and easy ways to protect yourself and your clients, including encryption, physical controls, network controls, the internet of things and removable media, and train the humans. Then consider why you should destroy your data.

12:00      Lunch Break

12:30      Case Law Update, Part 2

Hailey Nicole Amico, Sodoma Law, Charlotte

In this second part of the case law update, analyze the critical cases involving child custody, child support, contempt and domestic violence.

1:29        Confidentiality Agreements and Protective Orders

Paul A. DeJesse Jr., Hatcher Law Group, Charlotte

After determining the circumstances that warrant a protective order, we then explore confidential information and confidentiality agreements. What is the definition of confidential information in the non-disclosure agreement and what is excluded from the definition? Who has access to the information and in what form? How do you handle confidential documents? Get answers to these important questions, review boilerplate terms to consider in the confidentiality agreement and discuss unintended consequences of such an agreement.

2:02        Break

2:12        Secrets and Lies in Financial Records

Susan Sullivan Simos, Kurtz Evans Whitley Guy & Simos, Winston-Salem

Gain insight into investigating business assets and personal expenditures, evaluating income, and analyzing tax returns. Then explore engaging a forensic accounting expert, financial records to prove martial misconduct and the discovery necessary to conduct a forensic evaluation.

3:13        Mental Health Awareness and De-stigmatization in Highly Competitive and Demanding Environments

Alicia D. Jurney, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, Raleigh
David W. Van Wyck, D.O., Duke University Hospital, Durham

Receive a brief overview of the physiology of chronic stress and common mental health conditions. Then hear how these conditions affect an individual's ability to function both personally and professionally, strategies to increase mental health awareness and encourage treatment, and resources available for those in need of treatment.

4:15        Adjourn

† Indicates portion providing Substance Abuse/Mental Health credit
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit

Thank you

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  • Hailey Nicole Amico

    Hailey Nicole Amico was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She attended The University of Texas at San Antonio with a concentration in justice in the family. More specifically, identifying and managing the controversies and discrepancies in the role of "the family" and how a family can look and be defined differently by so many people. Though years ago, her participation helped shape her worldview and philosophy as she recognized then and now that "family" is no longer the traditional unit as it once was. While everyone may have a different approach to divorce, you have to first understand the nuances in relationships before being able to understand how those nuances may impact the journey ahead.

    Hailey made North Carolina her new home in 2015 to study law and is now an associate attorney at Sodoma Law.

    Click here for more information about Hailey.

  • C. Patrick F. Brown

    C. Patrick F. Brown is the Vice President of Enterprise and Operational Risk Management at Lawyers Mutual as well as filling the roles of Corporate Secretary and Director of Information Security. He is a North Carolina State Bar board certified specialist in Privacy & Information Security Law and has been designated a Fellow of Information Privacy and a Privacy Law Specialist by the IAPP. Additionally, he holds certifications from the IAPP and ISACA including Certified Information Privacy Professional for US private sector and Europe (CIPP/US & E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).

    Prior to joining Lawyers Mutual in 2011 he practiced in the areas of real estate, foreclosure, creditor's rights, and insurance subrogation - actively practicing in North Carolina and Virginia.

    Patrick is licensed in North Carolina, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the US Patent & Trademark Office. He serves on several local and state bar association committees, including the North Carolina State Bar's Cybersecurity/PMBR Committee and the North Carolina Bar Association's Privacy and Data Security Section.

    Patrick received his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law and a B.S. in Biology from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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  • Paul A. DeJesse Jr.

    Paul A. DeJesse Jr. is a partner with Hatcher Law Group, PC, where he concentrates his practice in family law. Mr. DeJesse is a board-certified specialist in family law. He has been practicing family law for over 20 years and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. DeJesse earned his J.D. degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.

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  • Katherine A. Frye

    Katherine A. Frye is the owner of Frye Law Offices, P.A. in Raleigh, N.C. which she established in 2003 after receiving her JD from Campbell University and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2006, she has been a N.C. Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and also a NC-DRC certified family financial mediator.

    Mrs. Frye has an extensive history as a speaker and planner for family law educational events for the NCBA and her local judicial district. Mrs. Frye has served on various committees for the NCBA Family Law Section and has served on the board of the NCBA's Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Section. For the Wake County Bar, she has served on the Board of Directors, chair of the grievance committee, and chair of the professionalism committee. Currently, Mrs. Frye serves as a N.C. State Bar Councilor representing Wake County. In 2016, Mrs. Frye was accepted as a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

    If you are still reading this bio, it is appreciated, and she shares with you her current favorite quote "I choose Heaven for the climate and Hell for the company." If this quote offends you, this entire CLE will be a wild ride for you with Jill and Katherine in charge.

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  • Jill S. Jackson

    Jill S. Jackson practices at Jackson Family Law in Raleigh.

    Ms. Jackson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law, then completed a clerkship with Justice Sarah Parker of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

    Ms. Jackson is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She previously served two terms on the Family Law Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and she was a member of the Family Law Council of the North Carolina Bar Association. Ms. Jackson previously served on the Grievance Committee of the 10th Judicial District Bar and the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association / 10th Judicial District Bar. Ms. Jackson currently serves on the CLE Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section.

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  • Alicia D. Jurney

    Alicia D. Jurney is a partner at Smith Debnam and is a North Carolina Board Certified Family Law Specialist in the firm's family law practice group. She represents clients in child custody, child support, domestic violence, equitable distribution, and alimony matters. Her experience with domestic actions includes handling related complex civil litigation matters, such as tortious interference with child custody, alienation of affections, criminal conversation, and interstate child abduction. Her practice encompasses all levels of jurisdiction within North Carolina, including jury trial experience and appeals to both the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

    Alicia received her B.A. with honors in Political Science from Wake Forest University and her J.D. cum laude from Campbell University School of Law. She has been recognized by her fellow lawyers as a Rising Star through North Carolina Super Lawyers® and is also listed as a Best Lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America©.

    Click here for more information about Alicia.

  • Katie Hardersen King

    Katie Hardersen King is a partner at Wake Family Law Group (Schilawski O'Shaughnessy Grace King & Mauney, PLLC) in Raleigh. She has been a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist since 2007, a Certified Parenting Coordinator since 2008, and is a Certified Family Financial Mediator.

    Katie received her B.A. in English and Political Studies from Meredith College in 1999 and her J.D. from Campbell University School of Law in 2002. She is the current Vice Chair of the NCBA Family Law Section and has previously served as the Section's Secretary (for almost 10 years) and as a Council Member.

    Outside of lawyering, mediating, and parenting coordinating, Katie enjoys rescue kittens, fast cars, craft beer, and cheering for the Wolfpack. She usually enjoys her husband and kids too.

    Click here for more information about Katie.

  • Bennett D. Rainey

    Bennett D. Rainey is a family law attorney with Hartsoe & Associates, PC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He focuses his practice on the needs of his clients who are facing life-changing legal matters surrounding divorce and family law including child custody and child support, paternity, adoptions, post-separation support, alimony, and equitable distribution at both the trial court and appellate court levels.

    Bennett received his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2013 where he served as the President for the WFU Student Division of the North Carolina Bar Association and also for the Youth Advocacy Group. Bennett received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2010 where he majored in History and minored in Psychology.

    Click here for more information about Bennett.

  • Susan Sullivan Simos

    Susan Sullivan Simos is a partner with the firm of Kurtz Whitley Guy & Simos PLLC in Winston-Salem. She is certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in the area of Family Law and devotes her practice solely to assisting people in domestic matters.

    Susan has presented at continuing education seminars on the issues of equitable distribution, alimony, child support, taxes, and discovery. She also served as editor of the "Federal Taxation" chapter of the North Carolina Family Law Marital Claims book in 2015 and 2020.

    Susan earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Boston University and graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law.

    Click here for more information about Susan.

  • David W. Van Wyck, D.O.

    David W. Van Wyck, D.O. is the battalion surgeon for 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg NC. He is on active duty and holds the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Dr. Van Wyck also serves as a consulting associate in neurology and neurocritical care at Duke University Hospital, and as the Neurology Consultant to the Army Surgeon General. Dr. Van Wyck's education includes a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Arts in Military History from American Military University, and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Van Wyck completed his neurology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, and a fellowship in neurocritical care at Duke University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Brain Injury Medicine. His military education includes the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Army Flight Surgeon Course, Basic Airborne Course, Military Tropical Medicine Course, Counter WMD Foundations Course, Irregular Warfare Course, and SERE-Level C.

    Dr. Van Wyck has published numerous articles and book chapters, as well as podcasts, Grand Rounds, and national conference presentations on traumatic brain injury and other neurocritical care related topics. He has prior combat deployments to Afghanistan and his awards/decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Flight Surgeon Badge, and Basic Parachutist Badge.

    Click here for more information about Dr. Van Wyck.

September 17, 2021
Fri 8:55 AM EDT

Duration 7H 20M

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