Registration:                        8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own):         12:00 – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session:             1:00 – 4:30 pm

Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice                                    C.J. Graves 

   Complying with rules of professional responsibility
      and ethics guidelines for attorneys and paralegals
   Avoiding conflicts of interest
   Maintaining client confidentiality
   Avoiding the unauthorized practice of law
   Working with the secretive or dishonest client
   Handling allegations of abuse or neglect 
   Zealous vs. over-zealous representation
   Fee agreements, retainers, and collection of unpaid fees  

Preparing Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice                          E. Morris  

   Preparing initial pleadings
   Requesting temporary relief
   Preparing for the temporary orders hearing
   Preparing the temporary orders  

Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information                                      S. Perkins  

   Identifying relevant information on assets, debts, income and expenses
   Obtaining financial information 
      • Using financial information questionnaires
      • Requests for production, deposition testimony, private investigators
      • Valuing assets 
   Evaluating the information you have obtained
   Working with accountants and financial experts
   Preparing financial statements 

Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues                                  J. Brown  

   Current status of custody law in Oregon
   Obtaining relevant information 
      • Client interview, custody questionnaires, authorizations
        for disclosure, using formal discovery 
   Working with experts
   Drafting and reviewing parenting plans 

Working With Divorce Clients and Opposing Counsel                              S. Faber  

   Establishing and maintaining good communication with clients
      • Methods of communication and contents of communications
      • Guidelines for responding to client communications  
   Working with difficult clients
   Working with the courts and opposing counsel
   Maintaining professionalism 

Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Judgements                  J. Brittle  

   Implementing divorce judgements and orders
      • Preparing and filing the judgement
      • Preparing other necessary documents
      • Enforcing judgments and orders 
   Modifying judgements and orders
      • Determining which parts of a judgement or order are 
        subject to modification, deciding when to seek modification
   Assisting in modification actions


This seminar offers paralegals 6.5 CLE hours,
including 1.0 ethics hour, that have been
approved by the NALA and NFPA.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour, to paralegals. The National Association of Legal Assistants and the National Federation of Paralegal Associations have each approved this seminar.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Jill Brittle

Jill Brittle Family Law Group P.C.

Jill E. Brittle is the owner and lead attorney at Jill Brittle Family Law Group P.C. She graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School, where she discovered her interest in family law. During her last year, she clerked for the Attorney General at the Department of Justice in the Family Law Section. While there, she appeared in court on behalf of the State of Oregon in cases involving the termination of parental rights, child support enforcement, and mental health issues. Ms. Brittle took the litigation skills she acquired at DOJ and has now developed expertise representing families as they transition through divorce and as they modify their agreements post-divorce or post-separation. Ms. Brittle also provides her services pro bono as a court-appointed attorney for children in high conflict cases.

Jennifer Brown

LaMont Law

Jennifer Brown is an associate attorney with LaMont Law in Salem, Oregon. She focuses her practice on family law and personal injury. Ms. Brown has been a member of the Oregon State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee since 2015, serving as chair in 2018. She has also been on the Annual Conference Planning Committee since 2015, including chairing the 2017 annual conference. Ms. Brown has also been a member of the board of directors for the Marion County Bar Association since 2018 and serves as the chair of the Social Committee. She was named one of the “Top 10 Under 40” for Oregon by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2017.

Sandra Faber

Faber Family Law

Sandra M. Faber, the founder of Faber Family Law, helps families through crisis and transition, including divorce, child custody, and restraining order matters. She received her juris doctorate degree from the University of Oregon College of Law. During law school, Ms. Faber externed for the Honorable Susan Svetkey and developed a passion for family law. After obtaining extensive experience in Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties, she opened her own practice. Ms. Faber also represents children in contested divorces pro bono through the Multnomah County program and is a Clackamas County Bar Association board member.

C.j. Graves

Graves & Swanson LLC

C.J. Graves, a partner at Graves & Swanson LLC, has spent his career as a litigator and a trial attorney. He has served as first chair in numerous trials, including high-conflict cases relating to dissolution, domestic violence, parenting time, custody, and division of property. Mr. Graves has handled legal issues involving jurisdictional challenges, high-asset divorces, tax implications, and complex matters involving marital estate finance, including the separation of businesses, retirement accounts, pensions, and spousal support. He also handles tort cases representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases, survivors of sexual assault, and plantiffs in wrongful death actions.

Erin Morris

Elizabeth Christy Law Firm, PLLC

Erin K. Morris is an associate attorney at Elizabeth Christy Law Firm, PLLC, and she has practiced exclusively in the area of family law litigation for the past seven years. She has represented clients in all manner of Oregon family law litigation including divorce, high-asset division, complex business appraisal and annuity valuation litigation, legal separation, custody and parenting time disputes, child and spousal support, prenuptial agreements, relocation with minor children, parentage and paternity cases and third-party or grandparent rights cases under Oregon Revised Statute 109.119. Ms. Morris has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2017-2019 and also received the 2017-2019 “10 Best” Attorney award for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

Shelly Perkins

Perkins Law, LLC

Shelly K. Perkins is the owner and primary lead attorney at Perkins Law, LLC, a general law practice specializing in family law, criminal law, mediation services, employment law, business contract law, and estate planning. Her specialty in family law has seen her through the filing of hundreds of domestic relations cases and thousands of hours in the courtroom. Ms. Perkins has also worked as a deputy district attorney. She is an Oregon native, a graduate of Portland State University, a graduate of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, and member of the Oregon State Bar since 1997.

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