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10/6/2017
When: Friday, October 6, 2017
8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Where: State Bar Of Georgia
104 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States
Contact: Cindy Harris
404-373-2580


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Presented by the DeKalb Bar Association, Family Law Section and Co-Chaired by Alice Limehouse and Georgia Lord

THIRD ANNUAL NOT YOUR EVERYDAY CUSTODY CASE:

Advanced Issues Facing Custody Litigators and Guardians ad Litem

Friday, October 6, 2017 7.5 CLE Hours (Approval Pending)

State Bar of Georgia Conference Center, 104 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

$150 for members of the DeKalb Bar Association, Family Law Section

$170 for non-members or on-site registration

Register at www.dekalbbar.org

 

 

8:00      REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

8:15       WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

8:20       THE RULES GOVERNING CUSTODY CLAIMS BY THIRD PARTIES

              Sheri Tomblin Lake, Esq., Smith & Lake LLC

9:00      GAL INVESTIGATIONS: GRAPPLING WITH CHALLENGING ISSUES Facilitator M. Debra Gold, Esq.

              Parents with Disabilities: M. Debra Gold, Law Offices of M. Debra Gold

              Obtaining Information from Schools: Suzann M. Wilcox, Esq., Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

              Is That Illegally Obtained Evidence?!?! Aisha Blanchard Collins, Esq., Blanchard Collins Law Firm, LLC

              Key Practice Pointers in GAL Investigations: Dawn E. de Klerk, Esq., Ellis Hoyle King de Klerk LLC

10:00     THE FINER POINTS OF PLEADING IN CUSTODY CASES

              Divida Gude, Esq., Law Offices of Divida Gude; Judicial Officer in the Fulton Superior Court Family Division

10:30     BREAK

10:45     WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR THE COURT TO HEAR THE CHILD'S VOICE?

              Gerald Bruce, Esq., Program Attorney for J4C, Division of Communications, Children, Families & the Courts,

              Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts; Former Judge, Juvenile Court, Enotah Judicial Circuit.

11:15    "BEST PRACTICES" WHEN THERE ARE CONCERNS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Facilitator Charles E. Bailey, Esq.

      Daniel A. Bloom, Esq., Richardson Bloom & Lines LLC

              Charles P. Boring, Esq., Cobb County District Attorney's Office

              Mesha Ellis, PhD, LSC, Ellis Evaluation and Consulting Services; AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

12:00     LUNCH – BOX LUNCH PROVIDED

12:15    RECENT CASE LAW DEVELOPMENTS IN CHILD CUSTODY (Working Lunch)

              Justin H. Hayes, Esq., Justin H Hayes P.C.

        Louis J. Tesser, Esq., Kessler & Solomiany LLC

12:45     INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL OR RESIDENCY, AND A PRIMER ON THE HAGUE CONVENTION

              Sarah McCormack, Esq., Hoelting & McCormack, LLC

1:15      EFFECTIVELY PRESENTING YOUR CASE AT HEARINGS AND TRIALS Facilitator Georgia K. Lord, Esq.

              Hon. Bensonetta Tipton Lane, former Fulton Superior Court Judge

              Ivory T. Brown, Esq., Ivory T. Brown PC

              Rebecca Crumrine Rieder, Esq., Hedgepeth Heredia & Rieder LLC

2:00      RECURRING ISSUES OF LEGAL PRIVILEGE AND PSYCHOLOGIST ETHICS

               Robert B. Remar, Esq., Rogers & Hardin LLP

              Kim Oppenheimer, PhD, Atlanta Psych Consultants

2:30       BREAK

2:45      ALCOHOL & DRUGS: MOVING BEYOND BASIC APPROACHES Facilitator Alice Limehouse, Esq.

              Janet Fluker, LPC, CPCS, Decatur Family Psychiatry

              Rob Heller, LPC, NCC, Decatur Family Psychiatry

3:30      THE JUDGES’ PERSPECTIVE ON CUSTODY LITIGATION Facilitator Kyla S. Lines, Esq., Richardson, Bloom & Lines, LLC

              Hon. Christopher S. Brasher, Superior Court of Fulton County

              Hon. Courtney L. Johnson, Superior Court of DeKalb County

              Hon. Robert D. Leonard, Superior Court of Cobb County

4:50       ADJOURN

 

  Please join us after the seminar for a Reception at the Hotel Glenn SkyLounge 

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