Seminar Number

7889

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$345

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$365

CLE Hours

12 CLE Hours
including
1 Ethics Hour,
1 Professionalism
Hour and
6 Trial Practice
Hours

30th Annual
FAMILY LAW INSTITUTE
The Cutting Edge of Family Law

MAY 24-26, 2012

Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida

Co-Sponsor:
Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

For a complete list of Sponsors, see program brochure

Scholarships:
Scholarships, including the Jill Radwin Service Scholarship, are available. The deadline for applications is February 17, 2012. Visit the State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section’s Section Event Page for more information!

Presiding:
Kelly Anne Miles, Program Chair, Chair-Elect, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Smith Gilliam Williams & Miles, P.A., Gainesville
Randall M. Kessler, Chair, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; Kessler & Solomiany, Atlanta

THURSDAY  •  MAY 24, 2012
7:30

first-timers Breakfast (Cumberland Room)

8:00

REGISTRATION (All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:20

Opening Remarks and Program Overview
Kelly Anne Miles
Randall M. Kessler

8:30

real estate issues in today’s economic climate (part one)
K. Paul Johnson, Johnson, Kraeuter & Dunn LLC, Savannah
Kathleen B. Connell, Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle LLC, Atlanta

9:00

how to handle trusts, family limited partnerships, and llcS
Gwenn D. Holland, Holland Roddenbery LLC, Atlanta

9:30
how to help your client save money
John F. Lyndon, Law Offices of John F. Lyndon, Athens

9:50

BREAK

10:00

case law update (part one)
Rebecca L. Crumrine, Hedge, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison, Atlanta
Sarah McCormack, Kessler & Solomiany, Atlanta

10:30

announcements

10:40

custody rights of the unwed parent
Karen B. Williams, The Williams Firm, Atlanta

11:10

hot tips
Moderator:
Shiel G. Edlin, Stern & Edlin, Atlanta

Credit Reports
Leigh F. Cummings, Warner, Bates & McGough, P.C., Atlanta

Email Do’s and Do Not’s
John L. Collar, Jr., Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle LLC, Atlanta

Confidentiality Orders
Tina S. Roddenbery, Holland Roddenbery LLC, Atlanta

Uses for Skype
R. Scot Kraeuter, Johnson, Kraeuter & Dunn LLC, Savannah

The Tie That Binds: Attachment and Parenting Plans
Nancy A. McGarrah, Ph.D., Cliff Valley Psychologists, P.A., Atlanta

Cutting Edge Investigative and Surveillance Techniques
Tom Hawkins, Hawk Private Investigations, Inc., Atlanta
Michael Deegan, Hawk Private Investigations, Inc., Atlanta

What’s New in Computer Forensics?
Scott Moulton, Hawk Private Investigations, Inc., Atlanta

11:50

break

12:00
pre and post nuptial agreements
Pilar J. Prinz, Lawler Green Givelber & Prinz LLC, Atlanta
12:30
appellate practice
Nancy Ingram Jordan, Brock, Clay, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC, Marietta
1:00
recess
1:00
section committee meeting (anyone interested is welcome)
Technology/Social Media
Diversity
Community Service
Sponsorship
POP (Practicing Outside the Perimeter)
Military and Family Law
2:00
TENNIS TOURNAMENT
6:30

WELCOME RECEPTION - Ocean front lawn
(ends at 7:30)

FRIDAY  •  MAY 25, 2012
8:30
evidence (part ONE)
Ronald Carlson, Professor, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens
Michael Scott Carlson, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, Decatur; Adjunct Professor, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
9:00

real estate issues in today’s economic climate (part two)
K. Paul Johnson
Kathleen B. Connell

9:30
sizzling hot tax tips
R. Scott Thurman, Thurman Financial Consulting, Roswell
10:00
break
10:10
case law update (part two)
Rebecca L. Crumrine
Sarah McCormack
10:40
safety plans for cases involving substance abuse
Alyson F. Lembeck, Pachman Richardson, LLC, Atlanta
11:10
social security benefits
Steven P. Shewmaker, Lynch & Shewmaker, LLC, Atlanta
11:40 break
11:50

hot tips
Moderator:
Shiel G. Edlin, Stern & Edlin, Atlanta

Cutting Edge Marketing
Gary P. Graham, Stern & Edlin, Atlanta

Often Ignored, but Necessary, Provisions to Include in Settlement Agreements
Marvin L. Solomiany, Kessler & Solomiany, LLC, Atlanta

Co-Parenting
Guy W. Jordan, Ph.D., The Institute for Co-Parenting Resolution, Gainesville

iPad in Family Law Litigation
Kevin J. Rubin, Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle LLC, Atlanta

Hottest Tech Tools for the Family Lawyer
John R. Coleman, Jr., Coleman, Chambers, & Rogers, LLP, Gainesville

12:15

evidence (part TWO)
Professor Ronald Carlson
Michael Scott Carlson

1:00
RECESS
1:15
GOLF TOURNAMENT
6:00
young lawyers reception - South beach lawn
(Ends at 6:30)
6:30
Section reception - Ocean front lawn
(ends at 7:30) with live entertainment by “specific deviations”
SATURDAY  •  MAY 26, 2012
8:30

Sex, drugs and retirement* (*well, mostly Retirement)
Emily W. McBurney, Kegel McBurney, LLC, Atlanta

9:00
BEYOND TITLE 19: INTERSECTIONS WITH PROBATE, JUVENILE, AND MAGISTRATE COURTS EVERY FAMILY LAWYER SHOULD KNOW
Hon. Susan P. Tate, Probate Judge of Athens-Clarke County, Athens
Regina M. Quick, Regina M. Quick, P.C., Athens
9:30
IMPACT OF BANKRUPTCY ON DIVORCE AFTER BAPCPA
Edward J. Coleman, III, Surrett & Coleman, P.A., Augusta
Shayna M. Steinfeld, Steinfeld & Steinfeld, P.C., Atlanta
10:00
BREAK
10:10
discovery in today’s electronic age and how to get it into evidence
Tera L. Reese-Beisbier, Reese-Beisbier & Associates, P.C., Cumming
10:40
announcements
10:50
collection for your client post divorce
Kelley O’Neill-Boswell, Watson Spence LLP, Albany
11:20
custody
Richard D. Tunkle, English Tunkle & Smith LLP, Clayton
11:50
BREAK
12:00
ethics
Surprise Speaker
1:00
ADJOURN