2017 Annual Family Law Seminar
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When: Thursday, May 18, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT
Where: Embassy Suites - La Vista
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, Nebraska  68128
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
*Nebraska MCLE #138509. 6.25 CLE hours, including 1 hour ethics. (Regular/live)
*Iowa MCLE #256210. 6.5 CLE hours, including 1 hour ethics. (Regular/live)
*Nebraska MCLE #138507. 6.25 CLE hours, including 1 hour ethics. (Distance learning)
*Only 5 distance learning CLE hours may be claimed per year for Nebraska.*
*Iowa MCLE #256211. 6.5 CLE hours, including 1 hour ethics. (Distance learning)

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Registration Fees
$425 - Regular registration
$325 - NSBA dues-paying member (discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
Free - Law students
*Pricing options available for non-attorneys. Contact the NSBA for more information

Optional Fees
$45 - Attending Seminar Want Printed Materials (added to registration fee)
$95 - Printed Materials Only (not attending seminar)

8:00 am       Registration

8:30 am       Welcome and Introduction

8:35 am       Parental Alienation
Dr. Amy Baker, Ph.D, PAS Expert
Dr. Baker will discuss the latest diagnostic developments regarding parental alienation, why the court should intervene, and what can be done when alienation is identified.  Dr. Baker is the leading expert on this subject and will be providing information that can be used by attorneys, mental health professionals and judges.

10:35 am     Break

10:50 am     Ethics in the Courtroom - A Judicial View
Hon. John Samson, Washington County District Court; Hon. Shelly Stratman, Douglas County District Court; and Hon. Rachel Daugherty, Hamilton County District Court
The judges will discuss ethical issues that arise in their courtrooms, what attorneys can do to avoid ethical pitfalls, and common ethical missteps from a judge’s perspective.

11:50 am     Lunch (included with your registration)

12:40 pm     Emotional Abuse Topics in Family Law Explained
Dr. Amy Baker
Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of emotional abuse, with a focus on how this impacts families and children in the context of divorce and custody

1:40 pm       Using Tax Returns to Determine Income for Farmers and Small Business Owners
Tyler Bartruff and Dan Shepard, Lutz & Co.
This session will provide practical tips for utilizing tax returns to help determine income available for purposes of determining child support and alimony. The focus will be on farming income and small business income and how to interpret those specific tax returns and schedules.

2:40 pm       Break

3:00 pm       Top Ten Tax Tips for 2017
John Ballew Jr., Ballew Covalt Hazen, PC LLO
John will be discussing the top tax issues that every divorce lawyer should know, including the latest changes and developments impacting divorce decrees and settlement agreements.

3:45 pm       Case Law Update
Adam Astley, Slowiaczek Albers & Astley, PC, LLO
Adam will cover the latest need-to-know cases for Nebraska family law practitioners.

4:30 pm       Reception

Food sponsored by the NSBA Family Law Section

Drinks sponsored by Reagan, Melton & Delaney, LLP, and the Nebraska Child Support Calculator