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Family Law INSTITUTE
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  Michigan’s Must-Attend
  Family Law Event
  NOVEMBER 12–13, 2009
  THE INN AT ST. JOHN’S, PLYMOUTH



  COSPONSORED BY:
  Family Law Section of
  the State Bar of Michigan
  Michigan Judicial Institute




       *Winner of an Association of Continuing Legal Education Best Award for Outstanding Achievement in Programming
ICLE’s 8TH ANNUAL Family         Law INSTITUTE                                                                  NOVEMBER 12–13, 2009




                                                                                     Succeed in a Down Economy!
    Michigan’s Must-Attend                                                           Don’t miss this year’s kick-off session Achieving
                                                                                     Success in a Down Economy—Killer Survival
    Family Law Event                                                                 Tips Learned the Hard Way. Six top Michigan
                                                                                     practitioners share their favorite tips for
    Cosponsored by the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan and           succeeding when the chips are down and
    the Michigan Judicial Institute                                                  the economy is crumbling around you.

    Michigan’s most popular Family Law Institute, is more relevant than                               Margaret J. Nichols
                                                                                                      Nichols Sacks Slank
    ever and thoughtfully tailored to provide the assistance you need in a
                                                                                                      Sendelbach & Buiteweg PC
    troubled economy. Survive and thrive while others press the panic                                 Ann Arbor
    button with practical advice from top judges, lawyers, and related
    professionals! Learn side-by-side with decision-makers. Network with the
    finest practitioners and top experts at our lunch, sponsored by Stout
    Risius Ross, Inc., and at our Thursday evening reception. Take home
    practice tips and attorney drafted forms in a format that works best for                          Ronald M. Bookholder
                                                                                                      Law Offices of Ronald M.
    you—printed handbook or USB flash drive. With basic, intermediate,                                Bookholder
    and advanced sessions, you’re empowered to shape the program to meet                              Troy
    the specific challenges and issues YOU face in YOUR office.

    Attend and learn to:
     •  Survive in a troubled economy with priceless and practical, time-tested
        tips from six respected practitioners                                                         Carol F. Breitmeyer
                                                                                                      Hickey Cianciolo Fishman &
     •  Address threats to the family homestead with foreclosure                                      Finn PC
        prevention strategies and defenses                                                            Detroit
     •  Manage your next divorce case on a shoestring budget
     •  Stay current with case summaries from Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly
     •  Understand the ins and outs of bankruptcy for family practice lawyers                         Blaine B. Johnson, Jr.
     •  Assert or defend against assertion of the Fifth Amendment                                     Blaine B. Johnson Jr. PC
                                                                                                      Jackson
     •  Add value to settlements using special needs trusts for property
        division and child and spousal support
     •  Establish a solid foundation for admitting the valuation of a professional
        practice with a skillful, realistic demonstration
     •  Enforce your settlement agreements with advanced enforcement options                          Richard A. Roane
                                                                                                      Warner Norcross & Judd
     •  Divide retirement benefits with confidence                                                    LLP
     •  Handle eavesdropping and surveillance evidence obtained by your clients                       Grand Rapids



    REGISTER TODAY!
    www.icle.org/family | 877-229-4350                                                                Thomas L. Saxe
                                                                                                      Rhoades McKee PC
                                                                                                      Grand Rapids
            This Institute fulfills one elective credit for the
            Family Law Certificate Program.



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Schedule at a Glance                                                                                                 Complete schedule begins on page 4.
November 12, 8:00am–5:30pm

 8:00am Continental Breakfast—Sponsored by QDRO Express, LLC
 9:00am Welcome and Introduction
          Barbara J. Kelly
 9:20am Achieving Success in a Down Economy—Killer Survival Tips Learned the Hard Way
          Margaret J. Nichols; Ronald M. Bookholder; Carol F. Breitmeyer; Blaine B. Johnson Jr.; Richard A. Roane; Thomas L. Saxe
                     CO R E CO N CE P T S                    I N T E R M E D I AT E /A DVA N CE D                                J U D I CI A L
10:35am The Science and Art of Winning                    Using Special Needs Trusts for Property Privacy, Identity Theft, and e-Filing
        Depositions                                       Division, Child Support and Alimony: in the Courts
          David C. Sarnacki                               How to Add Value to Settlement          Hon. Joan E. Young; Angela Branch; Brian D.
                                                          Amy Rombyer Tripp                                    Einhorn
11:43am Paternity Primer—Everything                       Foreclosure Prevention—Dealing                       Judicial Strategies for Dealing with
        You Ever Wanted to Know about                     with Challenges to Ownership of                      the Economic Crisis
        Establishing Paternity                            the Marital Home                                     Hon. Michael J. Theile; David S. Mendelson;
          Anne L. Argiroff; David G. Case                 Lorray S.C. Brown; Diane K. Higgins                  Leslie C. Curry

12:30pm Networking Lunch on Premises—Sponsored by Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
 2:00pm The Frugal Practitioner: Handling View from the Appellate Bench— In Pro Per Parties in Family Court—
        Divorce Cases on a Strict Budget  Advice to Trial Court Practitioners An Interactive Session to Answer:
        Shon A. Cook                      Hon. Jane M. Beckering; Hon. Kirsten Frank Kelly; Hon. “What’s a Judge to Do?”
                                                          Christopher M. Murray; Hon. Cynthia Diane Stephens   Hon. Megan Maher Brennan; Ashley E. Lowe
 2:53pm Tax Tips for the Practitioner                     Admitting the Valuation of a                         Advanced Enforcement Options in
          Carol F. Breitmeyer; James J. Harrington III;   Professional Practice in Evidence—A                  a Challenging Economy
          Richard A. Roane; Thomas L. Saxe                Demonstration                                        Henry M. Nirenberg
                                                          Hon. Michelle M. Rick; Janice K. Cunningham;
                                                          Michelle F. Gallagher; Ronald M. Bookholder
 3:45pm Fundametals of Motion Practice—A Dividing Retirement Benefits:                                         Everything You Ever Needed to
        Nuts and Bolts Road Map to Getting Dueling Checklists that Every                                       Know About “Double Dipping”
        What You Want from the Judge!      Negotiation Must Include                                            —From Soup to Nuts
          Laura K. Goderis; Betty L. Lowenthal            Mark A. Bank; Jacqueline Roessler                    Diana Raimi; Gary R. Rogow
 4:38pm Finishing Touches: Just When You     Asserting the Fifth Amendment—                                    View from the State Court
        Thought You Were Done—               and Paying the Consequences                                       Administrator’s Office
        Reflections on How to Wrap Up a File Blaine B. Johnson Jr.                                             Steven D. Capps
          Margaret J. Nichols
 5:30pm Networking Reception on Premises


November 13, 8:00am–12:30pm

 8:00am Continental Breakfast—Sponsored by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
 9:00am Domestic Relations Caselaw and Statutory Update with Analysis
          Hon. Marilyn J. Kelly
               A D R /SU BS TA N T I V E L AW                 L I T I G AT I O N/PRO CE D U R A L                                J U D I CI A L
 9:53am Reconciliation: Is It Too Late To Get The Complexities of Divorce in a                                 Judicial Cost Reduction Strategies for
        Back Together?                        Tumultuous Economy                                               Litigants—The Judge is On-the-Line
          Karen S. Sendelbach                             Justin L. Cherfoli, CPA, ABV                         Hon. James M. Alexander
10:45am Valuing a Business in a Challenging Strategies for Avoiding the Top 10 New Developments in Child Protection
        Economy                             Ethical and Malpractice Traps      Hon. Maura D. Corrigan; Lauran F. Howard;
          Joseph W. Cunningham, JD, CPA                   James J. Harrington III                              Hon. Kenneth L. Tacoma

11:38am The Law and Practice of Surveillance Bankruptcy for Family Practice                                    “If It Weren’t for You!” More Point/
        Keldon K. Scott                      Lawyers                                                           Counterpoint Dialogue on What
                                                          Stuart A. Gold                                       Makes Lawyers and Judges Cranky
                                                                                                               Hon. Archie C. Brown; Laurel Stuart-Fink
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ICLE’s 8TH ANNUAL Family              Law INSTITUTE                                                                                    NOVEMBER 12–13, 2009




Schedule Details
November 12, 8:00am–5:30pm                               10:35am                                                11:43am continued
                                                         Core Concepts Track: The Science                       Intermediate/Advanced Track:
M O D ER ATO R S                                         and Art of Winning Depositions                         Foreclosure Prevention—Dealing
             Barbara J. Kelly, Chair, Family Law
                                                         Most of your cases will settle without trial.          with Challenges to Ownership of the
             Section, Washtenaw County Friend of
                                                         Maximize your depositions and improve                  Marital Home
             the Court Office, Ann Arbor                 results for motions, hearings, mediation and,          Representing clients who face the loss of their home
                                                         yes, even trial. Learn the tricks of preparing         requires a thorough understanding of Michigan’s
                                                         yourself and taking an effective deposition—           foreclosure process. Who has standing? What
                                                         from what questions to ask and in what form.           defenses are available? Experts cover everything
                                                         A busy trial lawyer shares his secrets and             from loss mitigation to negotiation strategies, and
             Core Concepts Track                                                                                redemption to short sales and work outs. Help
             Carol F. Breitmeyer, Hickey Cianciolo       provides a sample transcript as a guide.
                                                         David C. Sarnacki, The Sarnacki Law Firm PLC,          your clients seeking to hang on to the family
             Fishman & Finn PC, Detroit                                                                         homestead in a tough economic environment.
                                                         Grand Rapids
                                                                                                                Lorray S.C. Brown, Michigan Foreclosure Prevention
                                                         Intermediate/Advanced Track: Using                     Project Director, Michigan Poverty Law Program, Ann
                                                         Special Needs Trusts for Property                      Arbor; Diane K. Higgins, United Bank & Trust, Tecumseh
             Intermediate/                               Division, Child Support and Alimony:
             Advanced Track                                                                                     Judicial Track: Judicial Strategies for
             David C. Sarnacki, The Sarnacki Law
                                                         How to Add Value to Settlement                         Dealing with the Economic Crisis
             Firm PLC, Grand Rapids                      When your clients are older or disabled, or have       How can judges assist the litigants in
                                                         children with disabilities, bring another layer of     dealing with a down economy? From child
                                                         value to settlement discussions with planning          support enforcement to finding jobs, from
             Judicial Track                              options like access to government benefits             modification to community resources.
             Hon. Maria L. Oxholm, 3rd Circuit           (Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability,       Hon. Michael J. Theile, Seventh Judicial Circuit
             Court, Family Division-Domestic,            and Supplemental Security Income). Nursing             Court, Flint; David S. Mendelson, Law Offices of
             Detroit                                     home care or assisted living may be necessary and      David Mendelson, Birmingham; Leslie C. Curry,
                                                         traditional alimony, child support and property        Legal Aid of Western Michigan, Grand Rapids
                                                         settlements may result in unexpected negative
                                                         consequences. Spot the issues and propose creative     12:30pm
8:00am                                                   solutions with Special Needs Trusts.                   Networking Lunch on Premises—
Continental Breakfast—Sponsored                          Amy Rombyer Tripp, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices        Sponsored by Stout Risius Ross, Inc.
by QDRO Express, LLC                                     PLLC, Jackson                                          Catch up with friends and colleagues in a
                                                         Judicial Track: Privacy, Identity Theft,               leisurely, uninterrupted lunch!
9:00am                                                   and e-Filing in the Courts
Welcome and Introduction                                 Is your data safe? Are you protecting                  2:00pm
Barbara J. Kelly, Chair, Family Law Section, Washtenaw   confidential and sensitive information when            Core Concepts Track: The Frugal
County Friend of the Court Office, Ann Arbor             you file? Do you want that psych report in             Practitioner: Handling Divorce Cases
                                                         the public domain? How secure is a judicial            on a Strict Budget
9:20am                                                   Web site? How much privacy should there be?            In an era when clients have less money and the
Achieving Success in a Down                              When does the public have a right to know?             house is nearly under water or worse, you’ll
Economy—Killer Survival Tips Learned                     Hon. Joan E. Young, 6th Circuit Court—Family           need to handle more cases with less. Get tips
                                                         Division, Pontiac (Moderator); Angela Branch,          to do inexpensive business and real property
the Hard Way                                             Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Office of   valuations, effective but limited discovery,
In this rapid fire session, an array of                  the Attorney General, Detroit; Brian D. Einhorn,       reduced motion practice and ADR. Save your
outstanding practitioners share their favorite           Collins Einhorn Farrell & Ulanoff, Southfield          clients money and yourself hassle.
tips for succeeding when the chips are down                                                                     Shon A. Cook, Williams Hughes & Cook PLLC, Muskegon
and the economy is crumbling around them.
                                                         11:43am                                                Intermediate/Advanced Track: View
You’re bound to find something useful!
Margaret J. Nichols, Nichols Sacks Slank Sendelbach      Core Concepts Track: Paternity                         from the Appellate Bench—Advice to
& Buiteweg PC, Ann Arbor; Ronald M. Bookholder,          Primer—Everything You Ever Wanted                      Trial Court Practitioners
Law Offices of Ronald M. Bookholder, Troy; Carol F.      to Know about Establishing Paternity                   Regardless of whether you regularly handle
Breitmeyer, Hickey Cianciolo Fishman & Finn PC,          Learn who has standing. How are birth certificates     cases on appeal, never handle cases on appeal or
Detroit; Blaine B. Johnson Jr., Blaine B. Johnson Jr.    handled? What’s the relationship between orders        take an appeal only occasionally, this session
PC, Jackson; Richard A. Roane, Warner Norcross &         of filiation, acknowledgements of parentage and        is for you. Four appellate judges share their
Judd LLP, Grand Rapids; Thomas L. Saxe, Rhoades          birth certificates? Don’t miss a solid introduction    insight and advice for trial lawyers on a variety
McKee PC, Grand Rapids                                                                                          of issues including parental termination
                                                         to the law and practice of paternity.
                                                         Anne L. Argiroff, Anne Argiroff PC, Farmington         cases, custody cases on appeal, final orders,
                                                         Hills; David G. Case, Oakland County Prosecutor’s      understanding Vardvarka, and more!
                                                         Office, Pontiac                                        Hon. Jane M. Beckering, Michigan Court of Appeals,
                                                                                                                Grand Rapids; Hon. Kirsten Frank Kelly, Michigan
                                                                                                                Court of Appeals, Detroit; Hon. Christopher M. Murray,
                                                                                                                Michigan Court of Appeals, Detroit; Hon. Cynthia Diane
                                                                                                                Stephens, Michigan Court of Appeals, Detroit

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2:00pm continued                                       3:45pm                                               4:38pm continued
Judicial Track: In Pro Per Parties in                  Core Concepts Track: Fundamentals                    Intermediate/Advanced Track:
Family Court—An Interactive Session                    of Motion Practice—A Nuts and Bolts                  Asserting the Fifth Amendment—and
to Answer: “What’s a Judge to Do?”                     Road Map to Getting What You Want                    Paying the Consequences
More and more cases are filed by unrepresented         from the Judge!                                      When should clients “take” the Fifth? How should
parties unable to afford counsel as our courts         Yes, the court rules matter. So does being           they do it? What are the consequences? How
struggle to process them with diminishing              clear about the basis for your motion and the        should you respond when the other side asserts
resources. Attend this interactive, facilitated        relief you seek. Learn the secrets of “helping”      the privilege? Whether your case involves tax
session to share YOUR best ideas and techniques        the court rule your way—and start winning            fraud, marital infidelity, or child pornography, the
for handling in pro per parties in family court.       the motions you SHOULD be winning!                   privilege is being exercised more and more. Learn
Hon. Megan Maher Brennan, 3rd Judicial Circuit         Laura K. Goderis, Washtenaw County Trial Court,      how to do it when YOU need it; and how to reply
Court, Detroit; Ashley E. Lowe, Thomas M. Cooley       Ann Arbor; Betty L. Lowenthal, Referee, Oakland      when the shoe is on the other foot!
Law School, Auburn Hills                               County Friend of the Court, Pontiac                  Blaine B. Johnson Jr., Blaine B. Johnson Jr. PC, Jackson
                                                       Intermediate/Advanced Track:                         Judicial Track: View from the State
2:53pm                                                 Dividing Retirement Benefits: Dueling                Court Administrator’s Office
Core Concepts Track: Tax Tips for                      Checklists that Every Negotiation                    What’s new? Take home everything you should
the Practitioner                                       Must Include                                         know about new friend of the court statutes. Hear
Not a tax expert? Concerned about what you             Two savvy QDRO experts exchange competing            the latest on SCAO specialty court pilot projects.
don’t know? Our panel of expert practitioners,         perspectives on the essential topics to resolve      Get an update on the child support formula.
who are NOT tax specialists, allay your concerns       in settlement negotiation before an effective        Learn about new SCAO policies and procedures.
and make you more tax savvy by sharing their           QDRO can be drafted. Whether representing            Steven D. Capps, State Court Administrative Office, Lansing
favorite tax tips.                                     plan participant or alternative beneficiary, take
Carol F. Breitmeyer, Hickey Cianciolo Fishman & Finn
PC, Detroit; James J. Harrington III, Law Offices of   home two comprehensive checklists of issues          5:30pm
James J. Harrington III PLC, Novi; Richard A. Roane,   you MUST address before a final settlement is        Networking Reception on Premises
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Grand Rapids; Thomas       reached. Learn the best places to be flexible in
L. Saxe, Rhoades McKee PC, Grand Rapids                order to reach agreement.
                                                       Mark A. Bank, The Law Firm of John F. Schaefer,        Schedule continues on page 6.
Intermediate/Advanced Track:                           Birmingham; Jacqueline Roessler, CDFA, Divorce
Admitting the Valuation of a Professional              Solutions LLC, Southfield
Practice in Evidence—A Demonstration                   Judicial Track: Everything You Ever
If forced to do so, can you confidently put an
                                                       Needed to Know About “Double
expert on the stand, ask the right questions to
                                                       Dipping”—From Soup to Nuts
                                                                                                            SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR
admit their valuation of a professional practice in
evidence, and persuade the court to go your way?       In this joint presentation, a savvy practitioner     GENEROUS SPONSORS
Watch a skilled trial lawyer and take home the         shares the legal landscape surrounding the
formula for carrying the day at your next hearing!     “double dipping” controversy and an experienced
Hon. Michelle M. Rick, 29th Circuit Court, Saint       financial expert uses concrete examples to show       Family Law Section of the
Johns (Presiding); Janice K. Cunningham, Mallory       you the impact of the “double dip” and how to
Cunningham Lapka Scott & Selin PLLC, Lansing           cope with it in trial and settlement scenarios.         State Bar of Michigan
(Proponent); Michelle F. Gallagher, Gallagher &        Diana Raimi, Moran Raimi & Goethel PC, Ann Arbor;
Associates CPAs PLC, Lansing (Expert Witness);         Gary R. Rogow, Rogow & Loney PC, Ann Arbor
Ronald M. Bookholder, Law Offices of Ronald M.                                                                Michigan Judicial Institute
Bookholder, Troy (Opposing Counsel)
                                                       4:38pm
Judicial Track: Advanced Enforcement                   Core Concepts Track: Finishing
Options in a Challenging Economy                       Touches: Just When You Thought You                        PLATINUM SPONSOR
The court has entered an award or the                  Were Done—Reflections on How to
lawyers have negotiated a settlement featuring         Wrap Up a File
installment payments. How does the creditor            Tired of loose ends and confusing messages at
spouse increase the likelihood of collection and       the end of a case? Get the checklist you need to
avoid the trap of toxic assets, particularly in        finish up your files with confidence. From putting
this contracting economic climate? Understand          the agreement on the record, to who drafts the
the dynamics of perfecting security interests.         QDRO; from what should go in your retainer
What can be secured and how—from LLCs                  agreement to starting the statute of limitations
to corporate entities, from real estate assets to      running; from drafting final orders to closing
stock options. Learn the benefits of appointing a      letters. Get the forms and advice you need.                         SILVER SPONSORS
receiver and enforcing your security interests.        Margaret J. Nichols, Nichols Sacks Slank
Henry M. Nirenberg, Seyburn Kahn Ginn Bess &           Sendelbach & Buiteweg PC, Ann Arbor
Serlin PC, Southfield



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ICLE’s 8TH ANNUAL Family             Law INSTITUTE                                                                                 NOVEMBER 12–13, 2009




Schedule Details
November 13, 8:00am–12:30pm                         9:53am continued                                       10:45am continued
                                                    Litigation/Procedural Track:                           Judicial Track: New Developments in
M O D ER ATO R S                                    The Complexities of Divorce in a                       Child Protection
             Barbara J. Kelly, Chair, Family Law
                                                    Tumultuous Economy                                     New legislation has brought new reforms.
             Section, Washtenaw County Friend of    Take a step back. Think strategically. Economic        Learn about the latest changes in concurrent
             the Court Office, Ann Arbor            conditions have changed radically and aren’t yet       planning, dealing with kids who “age out”
                                                    stabilized. Be prepared to address those changes       of the system and the programs available to
                                                    in your next case. From settlement structuring         them, adoption proceedings, new juvenile
                                                    to the importance of “valuation date,” from the        guardianship rules and statutes, and federal
             ADR/Substantive Law Track              “standard of value” and “premise of value” for         program review.
             Keldon K. Scott, Mallory Cunningham    business valuations to cost-saving measures during     Hon. Maura D. Corrigan, Justice, Michigan Supreme
             Lapka Scott & Selin PLLC, Lansing      the divorce process, this session addresses these      Court, Detroit; Lauran F. Howard, Oakland County
                                                    and many other pertinent issues encountered in         Circuit Court Family Division, Pontiac; Hon. Kenneth L.
                                                                                                           Tacoma, Wexford County Probate Court, Cadillac
                                                    divorce in a difficult economic climate.
                                                    Justin L. Cherfoli, CPA, ABV, Stout Risius Ross Inc,
             Litigation/Procedural                  Southfield                                             11:38am
             Track                                  Judicial Track: Judicial Cost Reduction                ADR/Substantive Law Track: The
             Thomas L. Saxe, Rhoades McKee PC,
                                                    Strategies for Litigants—The Judge is                  Law and Practice of Surveillance
             Grand Rapids                                                                                  Your clients are doing it, their friends are
                                                    On-the-Line                                            doing it and it’s falling into your lap. How
                                                    Learn about Oakland County’s innovative new
                                                                                                           should you handle clients who have engaged
             Judicial Track                         “online” judicial initiative, saving parties and
                                                                                                           in eavesdropping, secret tape recordings,
             Hon. James M. Alexander, Chief Judge   counsel travel and gasoline costs. Set up your next
                                                                                                           key logging, hacking into computers, and
             Pro Tem, 6th Circuit Court, Pontiac    pre-trial or motion call for a telephone hearing!
                                                                                                           getting around passwords? Have you looked
                                                    Take home and initiate a simple new procedure
                                                                                                           at Facebook and other social networking sites?
                                                    that saves time, reduces travel costs, helps the
                                                                                                           Did your client hire someone to follow a spouse
                                                    environment, and streamlines procedures!
                                                    Hon. James M. Alexander, Chief Judge Pro Tem,          on Valentine’s Day? Learn what you can and
8:00am                                              6th Circuit Court, Pontiac                             can’t do and how to advise your clients.
                                                                                                           Keldon K. Scott, Mallory Cunningham Lapka Scott
Continental Breakfast—Sponsored                                                                            & Selin PLLC, Lansing
by Warner Norcross & Judd LLP                       10:45am
                                                    ADR/Substantive Law Track: Valuing                     Litigation/Procedural Track:
9:00am                                              a Business in a Challenging Economy                    Bankruptcy for Family Practice Lawyers
                                                    When earnings are low and the economy                  From discharge of domestic support
Domestic Relations Caselaw and                                                                             obligations and non-domestic support
Statutory Update with Analysis                      contracting, business values tumble and litigants
                                                    face the dilemma of valuing the business based         obligations to automatic stay and discharge
Justice Kelly returns with her popular review                                                              injunction issues, learn what you need to
of the year in cases and statutes. Justice Kelly    on assets rather than earnings. In a bad economy
                                                    where neither assets nor business are marketable,      know from one of Michigan’s busiest and
summarizes the cases and discusses their                                                                   most respected bankruptcy specialists!
relevance and importance to practitioners.          what are the fairness considerations? Take home
                                                                                                           Stuart A. Gold, Gold Lange & Majoros PC,
Stay up to date and ahead of the curve!             creative approaches to division and minimize the       Southfield
Hon. Marilyn J. Kelly, Chief Justice, Michigan      effects of the dilemma in your next case.
Supreme Court, Detroit                              Joseph W. Cunningham, JD, CPA, Plante & Moran          Judicial Track: “If It Weren’t for You!”
                                                    PLLC, Southfield                                       More Point/Counterpoint Dialogue
9:53am                                              Litigation/Procedural Track:                           on What Makes Lawyers and Judges
ADR/Substantive Law Track:                          Strategies for Avoiding the Top 10                     Cranky
Reconciliation: Is It Too Late To Get               Ethical and Malpractice Traps                          Participate in one of the more popular
Back Together?                                      Client relationships present hidden pitfalls, from     sessions of the Family Law Institute. In this
In this age of economic contraction with the        the initial client conference to closing out your      interactive, brain-storming session, judges
marital home under water and breadwinners           file. Ignorance of the MRPCs is no defense! An         and lawyers bring their concerns and issues
out of a job, we’re hearing more and more           experienced family law practitioner leads you          to the table. Better understanding leads to
about reconciliation. How should you be             through the minefield to practice management           better decision-making, better solutions, and
advising your clients? How do you protect           safety, success, and satisfaction! To avoid ethical    better practice. Join the fun and bring your
them if reconciliation doesn’t work? An             and malpractice traps you must know the rules          perspective to share.
                                                    and proactively apply them for professional            Hon. Archie C. Brown, Presiding Judge, Washtenaw
experienced practitioner lays out the issues,                                                              County Circuit Court-Family Division, Ann Arbor;
problems, perils, and pitfalls.                     success and peace of mind.                             Laurel Stuart-Fink, Law Offices of Laurel Stuart-Fink
Karen S. Sendelbach, Nichols Sacks Slank            James J. Harrington III, Law Offices of James J.
                                                                                                           PLLC, West Bloomfield
Sendelbach & Buiteweg PC, Ann Arbor                 Harrington III PLC, Novi




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 Circuit Court Judges. General pricing will apply after limit of 40 is met. 3 Referees and Friends of the Court pay $50, limited to 30 with no more than five from any one office.
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 General pricing will apply after limit of 30 is met. 4 Cost of shipping includes sales tax on shipping.
 Persons with disabilities: For special arrangements, please contact ICLE no later than seven days before the seminar. Cancellation Policy: In order to receive a full refund, you
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 must notify ICLE by October 29, 2009. After October 29, a $45 handling fee will be assessed. No refunds will be issued after November 5, 2009. Walk-in Registrations: Permitted
 on a space-available basis or if registrants fail to claim their seat in the first 15 minutes of the seminar.
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                                                                                  www.icle.org/family | 877-229-4350
 ICLE’s 8TH ANNUAL
ICLE’s 8TH ANNUAL
Family Law INSTITUTE
Family Law INSTITUTE

NOVEMBER 12–13, 2009 | THE INN AT ST. JOHN’S, PLYMOUTH


Michigan’s Must-Attend Family Law Event
Michigan’s most popular Family Law Institute, is more relevant than ever     COSPONSORED BY:
and thoughtfully tailored to provide the assistance you need in a troubled   Family Law Section of the
economy. Survive and thrive while others press the panic button with         State Bar of Michigan
practical advice from top judges, lawyers, and related professionals! Take
home practice tips and attorney drafted forms in a format that works best    Michigan Judicial Institute
for you—printed handbook or USB flash drive. With basic, intermediate,
and advanced sessions, you’re empowered to shape the program to meet the
specific challenges and issues YOU face in YOUR office.

								
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