Virtual Family Law Conference for Tennessee Practitioners

December 2-3, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:25 p.m. daily | Virtual

Day 1

December 2, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
How to Successfully Run a Law Business for $100/Month

Beyond doing good work, running a successful law practice requires efficiency in the delivery of services and the generation of revenue. It also requires the elimination of anti-revenue. In this session, #legaltech superfan Sean Martin shows you all of the tools you need and the toys you don’t.

9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Domestic Violence Issues

Thousands of domestic violence cases occur every year in Tennessee, and the pandemic didn’t stop them. Join Kevin as he presents the do’s and don’ts of handling these types of cases and what you need to know now.

10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
15-Minute Break
10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Alternate Dispute Resolution in Family Law Practice

In this session Irwin will discuss what the current state of mediation is in Tennessee. He will also address the Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 53 - Collaborative Family Law, and the question: Is arbitration in the future for Tennessee domestic relations practitioners?

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Divorce and the Evolution of the Parenting Plan

Learn from the best! Join Senior Judge Don Ash as he discusses his history and experience in divorce cases in Tennessee. Ash will also cover the evolution of the parenting plan—from its inception to how it has evolved over the years, to where it is today.

12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
30-Minute Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Case Law Update

Join Brenton as he discusses all of the interesting family law cases from the past 12 months, and most of the important ones.

2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
LGBTQ Rights in Tennessee

Discover what’s new and understand all of the details of the anti-discrimination ruling made by the supreme court earlier this year as it pertains to the LGBTQ community and other civil rights in TN.

3:05 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
15-Minute Break
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Marital Dissolution Agreements & Taxes

Divorce has many layers and Charles Frazier can help you unpack all the details smoothly and efficiently. Learn the best tips and tricks on how to handle taxes in a marital dissolution case.

4:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
LIVE Ethical Considerations in Family Law

Instructed by: Kimberley Reed-Bracey Johnson
Commentators: Senior Judge Don Ash, Steve Christopher, Brenton Lankford, Greg Smith, and others!

Join Kim as she presents an interactive session on ethical considerations in Family Law. Engage, ask questions, and get real-time feedback with Kim, a few of the conference speakers, and other industry experts on ethical topics such as:

• Advertising in the digital age-- the new rules
• Conflicts of Interest
• Substance abuse
• And more!

Day 2

December 3, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Ethics in Custody Cases

Custody cases can be tricky to navigate. Learn what to do and what not to do when taking on these types of cases, including:

• Entering the relationship
• Identifying who is the client
• Obligation of the attorney with regards to child sexual abuse
• And much more!

9:05 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Legislation Update

Do you know how to best handle a contempt case? Join Jason for this afternoon session that is sure to answer all of your pressing questions. What are the current laws? Is it civil or criminal? Discover this and more!

10:05 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
15-Minute Break
10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Parenting Plans

She’s back! One of our most popular speakers is back with an update on parenting plans in Tennessee. Get helpful tips on how to construct an effective parenting plan that will hopefully withstand the test of time.

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Mediation & Arbitration: 2021 and Beyond

In this session learn effective tools for virtual mediation and alternate dispute resolution. Topics to be discussed include:

• Client preparation
• Mediator preparation
• Enforcing the settlement
• Current family law arbitration rules
• And more!

12:25 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
30-Minute Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A Hodge Podge of Stuff Recently Encountered

In this session, Kimberley will discuss parenting relocation new interpretations and different takes on it. Including COVID and co-parenting. Other topics include:

• New adoption rules/language and statute compliance,
• New code on uninsured summons,
• Rule 1006 and hearsay,
• General session evictions of families and end run-around on standing

2:05 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
A Case Study in Ethical Considerations

This presentation seeks to be less theoretical and more practical in studying cases published by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. May we all have grace for others and ourselves when we inevitably make mistakes, but may we learn from the mistakes of others in our effort to improve our own practice of law.

3:05 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
15-Minute Break
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Orders of Protection

The state of Tennessee has two types of orders of protection for victims of domestic abuse. While most orders begin as temporary protection orders, also known as "ex parte" orders, many lead to an extended protection order. Find out how to best handle these situations with best practices from Beau!

4:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
Business Valuation

In this session Jason provides an overview of the methods of business valuation, and a discussion of the factors and market conditions that are now analyzed when valuing businesses after March 2020.

• Discover the “known or knowable principal”
• What industries are affected most by COVID
• How to properly include the effects of COVID into a valuation, including discounts and premiums post COVID-19

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