8:25 am - 8:30 am | Greetings & Introduction
Gary M. Rosen, Program Chair
Tim Tepe, President, AAML, The Ohio Chapter
8:30 am - 9:30 am | “The Case Law Update You Just Can’t Miss”
Gary J. Gottfried, Attorney at Law, Westerville, OH
Mr. Gottfried returns for his educational and entertaining case law review, including recent case law developments in all pertinent areas of family law
9:30 am - 10:30 am | “Tech Solutions for the Family Lawyer”
Chad Burton, Dayton, OH
The past year has required all family lawyers and courts to rely upon technology for delivery of legal services. Mr. Burton, the founder of a virtual law firm and an expert in the intersection of law and technology, will detail the apps, software and hardware that will be part of the future of practicing family law in Ohio.
10:30 am - 10:45 am | Morning Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am | “Access to Justice & Equity for Ohio Families”
Judge Linda Teodosio, Summit County Juvenile Court, Akron, OH | President, OSBA
How can family lawyers contribute to equality and justice for families from all backgrounds? Judge Teodosio will provide suggestions and concrete proposals for how family lawyers can address the need for justice for all families across Ohio.
11:45 am - 12:00 pm | Friedman Professionalism Award
AAML,The Ohio Chapter is proud to present this year’s Friedman Professionalism Award to The Honorable Yvette McGee Brown
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Break
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm | “What the Family Lawyer Needs to Know about Bankruptcy”
Judge Allan Koschik, United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Ohio
Jill Friedman Helfman, Cleveland, Ohio
Most experts are anticipating on onslaught of bankruptcy filings over the next year. Judge Allan Koschik and Jill Friedman Helfman will address bankruptcy and divorce cases, including if, when and how clients should file, the impact upon property settlement and support obligations, exempt property considerations and how to manage the interplay between bankruptcy and domestic relations courts.
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm | “How to Help Clients Talk so Their Kids will Listen”
Julie King, Tiburon, CA
Every day family lawyers provide advice to clients to help them guide their children through separation and divorce, but do family lawyers really understand what clients should say to their children? Ms. King is a lawyer, parent educator and co-author of the best seller, How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen, published by Simon & Schuster. Her interactive presentation will provide practical advice to help lawyers guide their clients.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm | Afternoon Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | “Protecting the Safety and Reputation of Family Lawyers”
Arvin Clar, Akron, OH
Stephanie York, Cleveland/Akron, OH
Family lawyers are far more vulnerable to physical, cyber and social media attack than lawyers in any other field. Learn what can be done to protect your office, yourself and your reputation from two recognized experts. Mr. Clar has spent 35 years in law enforcement and risk assessment and has been published nationally regarding safety, fraud and investigations. Ms. York is a lawyer and crisis communications professional and serves as Vice President of Hennes Communications in Cleveland, which specializes in dealing with the unexpected communications and community relations crisis.