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AAML-IL Annual Columbus Day Seminar 2018 for Experienced Matrimonial Lawyers

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Illinois Chapter presents their annual Columbus Day Seminar, powered by IICLE, which will again address critical changes to family law practice in Illinois. With a distinguished faculty of AAML Fellows and other prominent guest speakers, this year's program will bring you up to date on case law, legislative, tax and collaborative rule changes and will address other important family law topics, including impending maintenance changes and ethically utilizing social media and web-based marketing. Learn from a panel of mediators about the value of lawyer-assisted mediation in family law cases, and from guest speakers about effectively handling cases involving undocumented clients or those who have suffered from trauma.
  • Credits: 3.75 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0.5 MH/SA PR, 2 Other PR
  • Product ID: P1799-18U
  • Original Program Date: 10/8/2018
  • Formats:
    • Live Event


October 8, 2018 - The Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook, IL


7:45                        Registration Desk Opens

8:35 – 8:45            Opening Remarks for AAML-IL 13th Annual Seminar for Experienced Family Lawyers
                               Laura N. Ashmore, Outgoing President, Illinois Chapter AAML*

8:45 - 9:30            Tax Jeopardy: "I'll Take the Tax Act and Divorce 2019 for $1000, Alex"
                                Jeffrey W. Brend, Levin & Brend P.C., Chicago*

9:30 – 10:15         The Always Popular Case Law Update
                                Michael G. DiDomenico, Lake Toback DiDomenico, Chicago*

10:15 - 10:30        Handling “Collaborative” Cases Ethically in Light of the New Rules
                                Gunnar J. Gitlin, Gitlin Law Firm, Woodstock* 

10:30 – 10:45      Morning Coffee Break and Q&A

10:45 - 11:15       Legislative Update 2019… and New and Pending Sup. Ct. Forms
                                Rory T. Weiler, Weiler & Lengle P.C., St. Charles*

11:15 – 11:45      Maintenance 2019: We’ve Lost the Deduction and the New Round of Amendments
                                Nancy Chausow Shafer, Chausow Shafer P.C., Highland Park*

11:45 – 12:15      Chin Hairs, Nose Hairs and Thinning Hair: The High Cost of Maintaining a Woman of a Certain Age
                                Nancy Zalusky Berg* and Laura Sahr Schmit, Nancy Zalusky Berg, LLC, Minneapolis, MN

12:15 – 1:15         Luncheon and Networking

1:15 – 2:15           ACEs: Dealing with the Impact of Trauma On Our Clients, Their Children and Ourselves
                               (1.0 Professional Responsibility [0.5 general + 0.5 MH&SA])
                               Guest Speaker Rebecca M. Stahl, Children’s Law Center of California, Los Angeles, CA

2:15 – 2:45            Family Law and the Undocumented in the Age of Trump
                              Guest Speaker Lakshmi Lakshmanan, Law Offices of Lakshmi Lakshmanan, Ltd., Skokie

2:45 – 3:00           Afternoon Coffee Break and Q&A

3:00 – 4:00           Lawyer Assisted Mediation – It Does Work….Just Not Always   
                                (1.0 Professional Responsibility)
                                Alan Toback*, Lake Toback DiDomenico, Chicago
                                Mediator Panel: Hon. Helaine L. Berger (Ret.), Hon. Michelle F. Lowrance (Ret.), Hon. Veronica B. Mathein (Ret.), Hon. Lisa Ruble-Murphy (Ret.), Hon. Karen Shields (Ret.), and  Beverly R. Tarr

4:00 – 4:30           Professionalism and Social Media and Advertising on Your Websites:  Doing it Right and Battling the Trolls
                                (0.5 Professional Responsibility)
                                Raiford D. Palmer, Sullivan Taylor, Gumina & Palmer, P.C., Naperville*

4:30                        Adjourn

* Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


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