Agenda

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8:00 – 8:30 am EDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Break
12:00 – 12:30 pm EDT
Afternoon Session
12:30 – 4:00 pm EDT

 

Agenda
Assisting with Family Law Case Intake                     V. Anderson
Performing conflicts checks
Assisting with initial client interview
Preparing engagement letter, opening file
Collecting information

Preparing Pleadings and Assisting with Motion Practice                     M. Joseph
Preparing initial pleadings
Requesting temporary relief
Preparing for the temporary orders hearing
Preparing the temporary orders

Assisting with Child Custody and Visitation Issues                     D. Hernandez
Recent developments in Florida custody law
Obtaining relevant information
• Client interview, custody questionnaires, authorizations for disclosure, formal discovery
Working with guardian-ad-litem
Working with experts
Drafting and reviewing parenting plans

Preparing Marital Settlement Agreements                     S. Kay
Assisting with different types of agreements
• Property agreements
• Child-related agreements
• Support agreements

Assisting with Alternative Dispute Resolution                     S.Kay
Assisting in family law mediation
Understanding and assisting in divorce arbitration
Assisting in the collaborative divorce process

Handling Ethical Issues in Family Law Practice                     J. Waterway
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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Credits

Paralegals
5.5 Substantive CLE Hours,
1.0 Legal Ethics Hour (NALA Approved)

NFPA
Pending

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 CLE hours to paralegals. Paralegal certification is not required to participate in this webinar.

This webinar has been approved by the National Association of Legal Assistants for 5.5 Substantive CLE hours and 1.0 Legal Ethics CLE hour.

This webinar has been submitted for approval by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA). Approval is pending.

Visit this course listing at www.halfmoonseminars.org for updates on pending credits.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

Victoria L. Anderson

Anderson & Ferrin Attorneys at Law, P.A.
Ms. Anderson practices primarily domestic and family law, criminal law and bankruptcy. Her intent is to assist clients through difficult, complicated and sometimes incredibly emotional events. A resident of Central Florida for 25 years, she received a B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and J.D. degree from Barry University School of Law. At Barry University she received a certificate in Children and Family Law, an asset in her practice. Ms. Anderson is a member of the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar (Family, Criminal and Young Lawyers Division), and the Orange County Bar Association. She is an adjunct professor for Barry University and for Kaplan University and has previously been adjunct faculty for Everest University. Seventy five percent of her practice is devoted to litigation. Ms. Anderson is admitted to practice in Florida and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida. Her pro bono work includes Legal Aid for Orange County and Seminole County.

Dolly Hernandez Esq.

Boyd Richards Parker & Colonnelli, P.L.
Ms. Hernandez has achieved an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and represents high net-worth individuals in complex marital and family law cases. Her practice includes international child abduction actions pursuant to the Hague Convention, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage actions, equitable distribution, alimony, paternity, child support, and parenting issues. Ms. Hernandez was named to the Florida Super Lawyers List (2014-2018), including the Top 50 Women list and Top 100 Miami list in 2018. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

Marck K. Joseph Esq.

The Joseph Firm, P.A.
Mr. Joseph, Esq., is the founder and owner of The Joseph Firm, a South Florida-based practice focusing exclusively on Marital and Family Law. His strong passion for justice has resolved hundreds of cases for clients, involving divorce, alimony, equitable distribution, paternity (establishment and disestablishment), time-sharing (custody/visitation rights), child support, and domestic violence. He is also a Florida Supreme Court-certified family mediator and collaborative law practitioner. Mr. Joseph also serves on various committees, including the 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, the Family Law Rules Committee, and the Florida Bar Family Law Sections Legislative Committee.

Sarah E. Kay Esq. BCS

Kay Family Law PLLC
Ms. Kay is a trial-tested litigator who is board certified in marital and family law by The Florida Bar, and who also is experienced in collaborative divorce. She is a certified family law mediator by The Florida Supreme Court and serves as a guardian ad litem. Ms. Kay is passionate about supporting her community by helping families resolve, reduce and perhaps even prevent family conflicts in positive, effective, efficient, and dignified ways. Because Ms. Kay is experienced in both private dispute resolution and litigation, her family law and special needs law clients can choose from options that are the most beneficial to their cases. She is also mother to three children, two of whom have unique needs and gifts. For her, it’s all about family. She offers a professional commitment to understand and embrace each family’s exceptional qualities. Ms. Kay proudly serves the greater Tampa Bay area through her law firm Kay Family Law PLLC in Tampa.

Jennifer Kane Waterway Esq.

Jennifer Kane Waterway, P.A.
Ms. Waterway is a family lawyer, mediator, and guardian ad litem. She handles divorce, child custody, timesharing, and relocation, paternity, domestic violence, and dependency matters involving the Department of Children and Families (DCF), as well as pre- and post-nuptial agreements and post-judgment modification and enforcement actions. She has practiced law since 2000, focusing almost exclusively on family law since 2006, and started her own firm in 2011. Before that she worked for a well-known Boca Raton law firm for many years, handling high-conflict family, probate, and guardianship matters, and top-tier South Florida law firms representing sophisticated corporate clients in product liability, mass tort, and commercial matters in state and federal courts across the country. Before that she served as a judicial law clerk at the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach, handling civil, criminal, and family law appeals. She received her law degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.