Colorado Family Law Practice for Paralegals
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Assisting with Alternative Dispute Resolution L. Merrill
Assisting in family law mediation
Understanding and assisting in divorce arbitration
Assisting in the collaborative divorce process
Understanding High Conflict Divorce L. Merrill
How to identify high conflict personalities
HCP tactics, predictable patterns of behavior
How to help clients prepare: documentation, education, and strategy
Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information S. Liko
Identifying relevant information on assets, debts, income and expenses
Obtaining financial information
• Using financial information questionnaires
• Using interrogatories, requests for production, deposition testimony, private investigators
• Valuing assets
Evaluating the information you have obtained
Working with accountants and financial experts
Preparing financial statements
Preparing Marital Settlement Agreements E. Gebhardt
Assisting with different types of agreements
• Property agreements
• Child-related agreements
• Support agreements
Recent Developments in Colorado Family Law J. Price
Case law update
Current issues in family law
Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice J. Price
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
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This webinar offers paralegals
6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour
Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar 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 approved this course for 6.5 CLE hours, including 1.0 ethics hour. Paralegal certification is not required to participate in this webinar.
Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).
Erika A. Gebhardt
Partner at Gebhardt Emerson Moodie Bonanno, LLC
Ms. Gebhardt is an attorney licensed in Colorado, who offers clients efficient and effective representation and who tailors her services to the unique needs of each individual client. Ms. Gebhardt’s practice focuses exclusively on family law.
Ms. Gebhardt’s clients have the added benefit of her experience in the areas of employment law, estate planning, and complex commercial litigation. Her previous experience in these areas provides her with a unique perspective and skill set, which enable her to successfully navigate more complicated issues that may arise in cases involving business interests and trusts. Ms. Gebhardt has a wide breadth of experience in family law matters, to include unique parenting time issues, non-traditional families, and high net worth families and individuals.
Ms. Gebhardt works closely with her clients to ensure that their case is handled and resolved in a manner that enables them to transition smoothly beyond the legal system. Whether she is working as a mediator, collaborating with other professionals, or advocating for her clients in court, Ms. Gebhardt’s strength is her tireless dedication to making sure that each client is heard and their needs and goals considered in the pursuit of best possible results.
It is Ms. Gebhardt’s philosophy that resolving family law cases outside of the courtroom offers families the best opportunity to move forward positively, however, she is the vigorous advocate clients need and trust when litigation becomes necessary.
Sharon D. Liko
Ms. Liko established her practice in 1991. She is well knownin the legal community for her men’s rights advocacy. She focuses her practice on high asset, complex financial issues and high conflict child custody matters. Ms. Likohas represented professional athletes, CEOs of billion-dollar corporations, politicians, small business owners, and legal and medical professionals. Previously, Ms. Liko was very activein the domestic violence community and served as Chairman of the Board of a domestic violence treatment center. She has been a frequent legal commentator for Fox News since 2006, and has commented on high profile domestic relations and criminal cases. Ms. Liko is a very aggressive and tenacious litigator, and considers herself a “champion of the underdog.” She has accepted clients that other lawyers could not help, and prevailed in very difficult cases.
Owner of Open Space Mediation
Ms. Merrill is a mediator and a divorce coach with a specialization in high-conflict and narcissistic relationships. She lectures regularly on high conflict divorce strategies and is a sought-after speaker and podcast guest. She also engages in regular pro bono work for families who are experiencing financial hardship and offers pro bono services through various nonprofits and the Colorado Court system. Her understanding of psychological and physiological reactions to trauma, conflict, and anxiety brings a holistic approach to her work with families caught in the high- conflict cycle. After her own litigious high-conflict divorce, she saw the need for a holistic approach to divorce mediation, which included non-violent communication skills, managing trauma, and an understanding of how personality traits and personality disorders create high conflict in a divorce. When she started working as a mediator for the courts, she discovered how badly equipped most divorce professionals are to manage the specific needs of people in high-conflict relationships and how damaging it can be to the individuals and, most importantly, the children and family systems. Now she helps hundreds of people in crisis find workable solutions so they can reduce anxiety, save money, and move on with their lives.
Janet M. Price
Paralegal at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C.
Ms. Price is a certified family law paralegal at Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., she is a former president of the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association. Ms. Price is an experienced paralegal with a demonstrated history of working in the legal field. Ms. Price is skilled in trials, document drafting, appeals, legal discovery, and creative problem solving. She is a strong community and social services professional with an associate’s degree of applied science focused in paralegal from Arapahoe Community College. Ms. Prince is an Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) in family law through NALA the Paralegal Association and Core Registered Paralegal (CRP) through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.