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Family Law Conference for Tennessee Attorneys

Family Law Conference for Tennessee Attorneys

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14th Annual
Family Law Conference for Tennessee Attorneys

Coming to Nashville School of Law on Thursday and Friday, October 10-11, 2019
Coming to Nashville School of Law on Thursday and Friday, December 5-6, 2019

Join this engaging two-day event to learn the latest family law updates in Tennessee. Leading domestic law attorneys from across the state will address significant developments in the family law area and will provide practice tips for Tennessee attorneys.

Topics presented by attorneys include:

  • Discovery and evidence in divorce
  • Procedures for terminating parental rights
  • Modifying child custody/visitation
  • Adoption law
  • Relocation and child abduction issues
  • Settlement negotiation
  • Trial strategies and drafting final orders
  • Avoiding discipline

This two-day event offers:

  • 15 Hours of CLE
  • Expert speaking panel
  • Engaging sessions on the issues Tennessee attorneys need to know
  • Easy access at the Nashville School of Law


Day 1 — Thursday, October 10, 2019

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Parenting Plan Best Practices
Siew-Ling Shea
Rogers, Kamm and Shea

This session will cover topics some of the most important aspects of parenting plans after divorce, such as paramour, religion, relocation, and child support.

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Alimony and Child Support at Mediation
David Garrett & Jacob Thorington
Cheatham, Palermo & Garrett Law

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Orders of Protection
Kortney Simmons
Casey, Simmons and Bryant, PLLC

During Ms. Simmons case, you can expect to learn more about the different types of protective orders, their application processes, their purposes, and how they work.

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Legislative Update
Jason Hicks

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
LUNCH (included with registration)

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Ethics and Parental Relocation
Kevin Shepherd
Shepherd and Associates, P.C.

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Eileen Smith
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

This session will cover:

  • Hot Topics at the Board of Professional Responsibility
  • Real Life Conflicts of Interest
  • Recent Discipline

3:15 PM to 3:30 PM

3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Work Smarter: Tech & Apps Every Attorney Needs
Sean Martin
Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC

To be competitive (and profitable) in the marketplace for legal services, law firms must embrace certain technologies. Clients expect it, the Rules of Professional Responsibility require it, and it’s more user-friendly than ever. This presentation will show you what you need and DIY implementation.

4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Jan Walden
A Better Way Mediation


Day 2 — Friday, October 11, 2019

8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Dana McLendon
Dana McLendon Law

8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
Discovery and Evidence Obstacles
Emily Long
Holland Law

9:45 AM to 10:00 AM

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jimmy Helton
Helton Law

Mr. Helton will walk you through how to think about retirement plan divisions during a divorce and how to get your client the most out of a retirement division. He also will give a military retirement update and will cover the new laws defining division of pensions.

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Gone Country: Tips and Tactics from the Rural Lawyer 
Beau Pemberton
Bradberry Law

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Tax Treatment and Consequences of Divorce: A Practical Refresher
Cheryl Panther
Panther Financial Planning

The central topics of this presentation include:

  • Filing status and liability in the year of divorce
  • Liability for prior tax returns
  • Tax on sale or transfer of assets
  • Spousal support taxation
  • Child tax benefits

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Case Law Update
Greg Smith and Brenton Lankford
Stites & Harbison PLLC

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM

3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Division of Marital Assets
Stan Kweller
Jackson, Kweller, McKinney, Hayes, Lewis & Garrett

Let Mr. Kweller help you think about how to identify, consider, value, and classify marital and separate properties in a divorce case during his presentation. Some of the subject matters that will be covered during this session are valuing and dividing assets and analyzing the aspects on bankruptcy on a divorce.

4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Paula Blair
Law Office of Paula Ogle Blair

Location & Conference Details

Thursday & Friday, October 10-11, 2019
Thursday & Friday, December 5-6, 2019

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided with registration!

Nashville School of Law

4013 Armory Oaks Dr
Nashville, TN 37204

  • Convenient access to 1-65 and 1-440
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wireless Internet


  • $497 for Full Program
  • $427 for Additional Attendees from the same firm
  • $347 for Day 1 only or Day 2 only
  • $247 for Materials
  • Early Bird: $50 off until August 30!

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