8:15 am - 8:30 am | Greetings & Introduction
Wijdan Jreisat, JD, Program Chair (Cincinnati, OH)
Gary M. Rosen, JD, President, AAML, the Ohio Chapter (Akron, OH)
Elizabeth Green Lindsey, JD, President of AAML National (Atlanta, GA)
8:30 am - 9:30 am | The Case Law Update You Just Can’t Miss
Gary J. Gottfried, JD (Westerville, OH)
Mr. Gottfried will update us on all decisions of relevance or interest.
9:30 am - 10:30 am | Digital Discovery- Did you remember the ...?
Andy Cobb, PhD, CCE (Louisville, KY)
Elizabeth M. Howell, JD, (Louisville, KY)
Each day seems to bring new means of communication and documentation. Learn what to ask, how to get it in discovery, and how to use it as evidence in court.
10:30 am - 10:45 am | Morning Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm | Cybersecurity- Don’t get caught with your firewalls down!
Alvin E. Matthews, Jr., JD (Columbus, Ohio)
David G. Ries, JD (Pittsburgh, PA)
What if your firm information is hacked or held for ransom? How to plan to prevent and respond in case the dreaded happens. What are your ethical and legal duties? These situations require immediate action. Don’t be caught without a plan.
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm | Friedman Professionalism Award
Presentation of this year’s Friedman Professionalism Award by AAML, the Ohio Chapter.
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | Lunch Break
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm | Executive Compensation - RSUs, Deferred Comp Plans, and Options, Oh My!
Rebekah Smith, CPA, CFF, CVA, MAFF (Columbus, OH)
More frequently, executives and non-executives alike are being offered a whole new set of benefits by way of incentive compensation. Learn all the various types of compensation, beyond base and bonus, you should consider in a divorce.
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | Digital Currency and NFTs - More Money, More Problems
Jonathan E. Fields, JD (Wellesley, MA)
Richard D. West, JD (Orlando, FL)
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin. These are not your father’s assets. Learn how to find, track, value, and divide.
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm | Afternoon Break
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Lessons from True-Crime TV
Brian Russell, PhD, JD (Lawrence, KS)
True crime is a fertile ground for lessons for family lawyers on the ties that bind and break. As a lawyer, psychologist, author and host of Investigation Discovery’s “Fatal Vows”, Dr. Brian Russell has a a unique insight that will keep us all informed and engrossed.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hot Tips from AAML Fellows
Setting the Record Straight on Rule 48
Andrea Cozza, JD (Westerville, OH)
To Do or Not to Do: Bypassing Parental Consent for Adoption
Corinne Hoover Six, JD (Cleveland, OH)
Taking Credit Before It's Due: How to Effectively Navigate Changes to the Child Tax Credit
Ryan P. Nowlin, JD (Cleveland, OH)
* Symposium counts towards 7 hours of CLE and 1.5 hours of Professionalism.