Family Law CLE
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When: 9:30 AM
Where: Administration Buiding
111 S. Cherry
Commissioner's Chambers
Olathe, Kansas  66061
United States
Contact: Tracey DeMarea

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Family Law CLE Program

October 2nd  |  County Admin Building, Olathe

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The CLE program will run concurrently with the Resource Fair, so we encourage you to visit the vendors before and after the CLE sessions

Registration online or click here for hard copy of the registration form to mail with payment



Cost per CLE Session: JCBA Members $30 / YLS $20.  Non-Members $45.

Register for one or more of the CLE programs, and just attend the sessions of most interest to you.



9:30-10:20am - DCF Investigations and SCAN Clinic Process 101
Speakers: Judges Robert Wonnell, Kathleen Sloan and Christina Dunn-Gyllenboarg, Johnson County District Court: Amy Terreros, Children's Mercy Hospital; (to be confirmed to join the panel: Representative from DCF).

A DCF representative will present the overview of the process from the hotline report to the recommendation to the district attorney, and all the steps in between.   Amy Terreros will also present an overview of the process of a child who is brought to the Clinic for evaluation.  The panel of judges will provide a judicial overview on these procedures.

10:30-11:20 am - Therapists and Other Family Law Professionals and HIPAA Compliance
Speakers: Jessica White, Ferree, Bunn, Rundberg & Ridgway; Lucy McShane, McShane & Brady; Joel Gustafson and Ben Gleaves, Cornerstones of 

This presentation will educate the attendees on HIPAA regulations and the impact on therapist/patient privilege issues.  The session will highlight the provisions of HIPAA regulations, applicable statutes in the Code of Civil Procedure and Local Court Rules that apply to therapist/patient privilege issues.  It will also cover the purpose of HIPAA and assess situations determine when an expert is needed versus other Family Law Professionals (Guardian ad Litems, etc).

The final key learning point will be strategies for the most effective use of expert witnesses and other professionals so that the practitioner advocates in the most effective way possible for the client.

11:30am-12:20pm - Domestic Violence and Family Law
Speaker: Humaira Mirza, Attorney at Law

The presentation will address the strategic benefits and potential risks of pleading domestic violence and sexual violence facts in protective orders and family law pleadings and strategies for effective enforcement of orders and other post trial remedies in order to better represent survivors of domestic violence beyond trial.

1:30-2:20pm - The Definition of Parent
Speakers: Judges Kevin O’Grady, Neil Foth and Erica Schoenig, Johnson County District Court

Recent cases and the answered and unanswered questions from Frazier v. Goudshaal regarding who has parental rights will be analyzed and discussed by the panel of judges.  More specifically, the application of grandparent parental rights, assisted reproductive technologies and non-marital committed relationships to various Frazier issues.

2:30-3:20pm - Family Law and Tax Reform
Speakers: Matt Barberich, Marks Nelson; Tiffany McFarland, McDowell Rice. 

This presentation will focus on what the new tax law means for family law issues, especially maintenance and dependency exemption issues.  The program will review the applicable provisions and forms in the Internal Revenue Code that support the tax law changes and focus on the purpose of the tax law changes, how to advise your clients and assess situations determine when an expert is needed.  Finally, there will be discussions on the strategies for the most effective use of tax law changes so that the practitioner advocates in the most effective way possible for the client.