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

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Posted: June 15, 2015