2008 Family Law Institute • Beaver Run Resort
SESSION 7: Special Needs Parents (with Sorensen component) • Review of adult disorders that impact parenting • Model for assessment of special needs/special problem parents • Model for assessment of special needs parents • Implications of the Sorensen case for attorneys, judges and mental health professionals
SESSION 8: Errors or Differences in Judgment? – How to Compare and Assess the Quality of a Business Appraisal • How do you distinguish between fundamental errors and differing assumptions by experts • Under what circumstances should the business be valued and how is this process initiated? What should you expect from the process? • What are the key components of a
Presented by Kathy Henken, Psy.D. and
business appraisal that you should
Susan Elkins, Esq.
expect to encounter? • What elements of the appraisal are appraisers likely to disagree about? What is accepted methodology and what isn't? Presented by Preston Hofer, CPA, Peter Franklin, Esq. and Shari Lutz, CPA Moderated by Yvonne Zuber, CPA
DAY 2 AGENDA - SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2008 continued ... BREAKOUT SESSIONS RESUME (Note: please make your selections on the registration page)
10:30 - 11:30 am
SESSION 9: Essentials of Adoption Law
Who may be adopted?
Who may adopt?
Kinship Adoptions, step parent adoptions, Custodial Adoptions
Indian Child Welfare Act
Presented by Rajesh Kukreja, Esq.
11:30 - 1:00 pm
Luncheon – The Best and Worst of the Past, Present and Future Presented by Robert Hinds, Jr., Esq. and Dana Cogan, MD
BREAKOUT SESSIONS RESUME (Note: please make your selections on the registration page)
1:00 - 2:30 pm
SPECIAL NEEDS: PUTTING IT TOGETHER - FAMILY LAW TRACK AND JUVENILE LAW TRACK
Parenting plans when there are special needs children and/or special needs adults
Developing creative and child centered solutions
for Families of
Juvenile Law for
Les Katz, Psy.D.
SESSION 11: Non-traditional Family Issues
Census Report – Colorado Demographics and Economic Snapshot – Focusing on same sex couples raising children in Colorado.
An Overview of Federal and State Laws (focusing on Colorado and neighboring states) regarding issues related to same sex couples. Example: How would Colorado courts manage a case dealing with the dissolution of a marriage of a gay couple married in Massachusetts? How do domestic partnerships differ from civil unions and how do civil unions differ from marriages?
Working Group Scenarios – Judges/ lawyers would be presented with hypotheticals that would present issues for interactive discussion.
Presented by Gary Gates, Brad Sears, and Kate Jenkins, Esq
SESSION 12: Trial Preparation, Negotiation, and Trial Advocacy
Deadlines can kill your case
Court's view of discovery disputes
Do I really prepare for trial before we negotiate?
Adjusting expectations: Getting real with your client
Grandstanding: Does it really impress the court?
Exhibits: What do you need? How much is too much?
Will the court really look at all that paper?
Proposed Orders: Be careful what you ask for
Presented by Kathleen Hogan, Esq. and Magistrate Babette Norton