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Advanced Skills and Techniques for Family Law Practice 2023

Product ID: CA3514D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

When emotions run high

When family ties start to unravel, things can get complicated quickly. Clients with complex family law matters need attorneys who can resolve differences or reach compromises between people with very different goals, emotions, and motives. Advanced Skills and Techniques for Family Law Practice is designed to give you effective strategies for advising clients and achieving results in high-stakes family law cases.

Collateral damage

Battles over child custody and placement can result in unintended harmful impacts to children caught in the middle. Develop a plan to manage custody issues in LGBTQ+ families that minimizes adverse consequences for the children involved. You’ll get answers to questions about intricate LGBTQ+ family concerns, including:

  • What does it mean to be “trans” or “gender non-conforming”?
  • What does the research tell us about trans children, gender-affirming care, and mental health?
  • What is the court likely to do in situations involving gender-related custodial disputes between parents?
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OnDemand seminar

Pricing

Member $269.00

Non-Member $349.00

Credits

7 CLE

Upon purchase, this OnDemand program is available to view for 90 days.

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Maximum quantity must be less than or equal to 1.

Co-produced with the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

When emotions run high

When family ties start to unravel, things can get complicated quickly. Clients with complex family law matters need attorneys who can resolve differences or reach compromises between people with very different goals, emotions, and motives. Advanced Skills and Techniques for Family Law Practice is designed to give you effective strategies for advising clients and achieving results in high-stakes family law cases.

Collateral damage

Battles over child custody and placement can result in unintended harmful impacts to children caught in the middle. Develop a plan to manage custody issues in LGBTQ+ families that minimizes adverse consequences for the children involved. You’ll get answers to questions about intricate LGBTQ+ family concerns, including:

  • What does it mean to be “trans” or “gender non-conforming”?
  • What does the research tell us about trans children, gender-affirming care, and mental health?
  • What is the court likely to do in situations involving gender-related custodial disputes between parents?
Read More ↓

Sponsored By

Interested in sponsoring this program? Find out more.

Program Chair:

David S. Kowalski
Kowalski Wilson & Vang LLC
Madison

Speakers:

Joseph Allis
Allis Consulting, LLC
Milwaukee

Monika Allis
Marquette Law School
Milwaukee

Stephanie Budge
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Madison

Jennifer Cooke
Dane County Family Court Services
Madison

Hon. Rhonda L. Lanford
Dane County Circuit Court
Madison

Lucy Lu (Lorentz)
Lu Law Office
Middleton

Marquel Norton
University of WIsconsin - Madison
Madison

Seep Paliwal
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Madison

Dr. Kevin Robertson
Milwaukee

Paul W. Stenzel
Hansen & Hildebrand S.C.
Milwaukee

Emily L.R. Wilson
Kowalski, Wilson & Vang, LLC
Madison

8:30 a.m. Preferred Pronouns: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Kids in Family Court

  • What does it mean to be trans or gender non-conforming?
  • How do we see, discuss, and address trans youth issues in family court?
  • What does the research say about trans children and mental health?
  • What is gender-affirming care?
  • What does the research say about trans children and gender-affirming care?
  • What is the Court likely to do in situations involving gender-related custodial disputes between parents?

Joseph Allis, Monika Allis, Stephanie Budge, Jennifer Cooke, Hon. Rhonda L. Lanford, Marquel Norton, Dr. Kevin Robertson, Emily L.R. Wilson (Moderator)

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Preferred Pronouns: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Kids in Family Court (cont.)

12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. Native American Custody Cases

  • Indian Child Welfare Act update (decision in Haaland v. Brakceen)
  • Basic primer on Wisconsin Indian Tribes
  • Concurrent jurisdiction between WI tribal courts and state courts
  • UCCJEA

Paul W. Stenzel

1:50 p.m. Immigration Issues in Family Law

  • The importance of taking immigration status into consideration
  • What are the common types of immigrant and nonimmigrant visa categories, and what are the different types of marriage-based green cards?
  • How will divorce or separation affect immigration status?

Lucy Lu (Lorentz)

2:40 p.m. Break

2:55 p.m. GAL Perspective on Non-citizen or Non-English Speaking Cases

  • Addressing cultural sensitivities/differences in custody and placement with non-English speaking and immigrant families
  • Addressing dynamics in LGBTQ+ families, including same sex couples and children who identify as LGBTQ+; addressing the lack of incorporation of same sex families in Wisconsin statutes
  • Working through religious differences in the context of recommendations on custodial rights and holiday placement

Seep Paliwal

3:50 p.m. Program Concludes

  • Know how to spot and address custody concerns unique to LGBTQ+ families
  • Examine the impact of Haaland v. Brackeen on Native American child custody cases
  • Understand how divorce or separation could affect a client’s immigration status
  • Learn best practices for working with non-English speaking families
  • Family law practitioners
  • Guardians ad litem for minors
  • Family Court Services professionals
  • Family Court Commissioners

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Meaningful CLE!

By Ginger Murray on 10/4/2023

Format: Webcast seminar

The panel presentation/discussion on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Kids in Family Court was a well balanced mix of information from someone who has been through it, mental health professionals, the doctors who help with hormone/surgery when appropriate, and legal professionals all sharing information about how to help a community of people who are at great risk of being a victim of crimes, homeless, and/or engaging in self-harm if they can't get the help/resources/support they need. It was sensitve information that was eye-opening and thought provoking that ended with hope and plans for a better way to help our clients.

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Meaningful CLE!

By Ginger M on 10/4/2023

Format: Webcast seminar

The panel presentation/discussion on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Kids in Family Court was a well balanced mix of information from someone who has been through it, mental health professionals, the doctors who help with hormone/surgery when appropriate, and legal professionals all sharing information about how to help a community of people who are at great risk of being a victim of crimes, homeless, and/or engaging in self-harm if they can't get the help/resources/support they need. It was sensitve information that was eye-opening and thought provoking that ended with hope and plans for a better way to help our clients.