TALS hosts Family Law CLE, 6/26
Friday, June 26, 2015 - Family Law CLE
The Family Law Task Force has developed a 4 hour CLE training that will be held Friday, June 26th from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm CST in Nashville.
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Location: TN Alliance for Legal Services Office in Nashville / 50 Vantage Way, Suite 250 / Nashville, TN 37228
Agenda for the day includes:
10:00 – 11:00 – How to Work with DCS to Improve Outcomes for Families & Children – a discussion with attorneys from the Dept. of Children’s Services including the best tactics for communicating with DCS attorneys and caseworkers; Confidentiality laws governing the release of DCS records; protocol for getting DCS records and for talking with DCS staff when DCS is not a party; and Coordinating interviews. Presented by Doug Dimond and Marjorie Bristol, Attorneys at the TN Dept. of Children’s Services
11:00 – 12:00 Alimony – Ten Tips to assist you with understanding Alimony in Tennessee
Presented by Amy Amundsen, partner with Rice Amundsen Caperton, Pllc
12:00 – 12:30 – LUNCH
12:30 – 1:00 - Legislative Update on issues impacting Family Law – 2015 Legislative update on family law-related legislation. Presented by Stewart Clifton, JD, legislative liaison for the TN Alliance for Legal Services
1:00 – 2:30 - What’s Missing From Your Case File? Simplifying Malpractice Avoidance in Family Matters with Enhanced House Due Diligence This session reviews common pitfalls that can be prevented with more information during discovery/before mediation of real property issues in family matters. Examining common legal malpractice claims: failure to identify liens, failure to advise (risks/consequences of taking/not taking various actions), ongoing joint debt &/or joint title; inadequate investigation of asset value/liabilities (incomplete real estate due diligence); inadequate financial settlement; and failure to affect a division of title to real property. This session simplifies enhanced house diligence (beyond opinions of value/price minus mortgage balances) and leverages the “discovery”/pre-mediation role of real estate-related professionals as due diligence project managers whether the house is kept or sold. Presented by Kelly Lise Murray, JD