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          faMily law update prograM 2008
          Co-Sponsored by the HSBA Family Law Section and the Child Law Section




          Cost                                                                  2008 Hawaii Divorce Manual Supplement
          $350 (full-day) breakfast, lunch, seminar and supplement              The Hawaii Divorce Manual, first published 33 years ago in
          $275 (full-day) breakfast, lunch and seminar                          1975, includes annually updated contributions from over 150
          (no supplement)                                                       local and national family law professionals. The Hawaii State
                                                                                Bar Association’s flagship practice treatise can be found in the
          Location                                                              chambers of every family court judge. No attorney representing
                                                                                a divorcing client in Hawaii should be without it.
          Coral Ballroom 3 & South Pacific Ballroom 1
                                                                                the 2008 Hawaii Divorce Manual Supplement will include:
          Time
          Morning Session 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.                               • All Hawaii Supreme Court and Hawaii Intermediate Court
          afternoon Session 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.                                of Appeals published opinions relating to divorce issued
                                                                                  since the 2007 Supplement to the Manual, and all
                                                                                  memorandum opinions and summary disposition orders
          Course Description
                                                                                  relating to divorce issued since July 1, 2008 (the effective
          The Family Law Section and the Child Law Section of                     date of amended Hawaii Rule of Appellate Procedure 35
          the Hawaii State Bar Association are proud to present                   which allows the citation of non-published opinions and
          the Family Law Update Program 2008. This is the Child                   orders for their “persuasive value”) together with digests
          Law Section’s inaugural year and the 19th annual                        of these opinions and orders.
          presentation by the Family Law Section. The content
          and the materials of the program are excellent. The                   • All Hawaii Family Court rules promulgated since the
          distinguished faculty includes family court judges from                 2007 Manual Supplement to select Family Court policy
          every judicial circuit, skilled family law practitioners and            memoranda repealed on a statewide basis effective
          child custody specialists. This program is a must-attend                January 1, 2008.
          for attorneys, custody evaluators, parenting counselors,
          and any professional who works with children.                         • All Hawaii statutes relating to divorce enacted since the
                                                                                  2007 Manual Supplement.
          Featured Topics
          • Statewide Family Court Policies and Procedures                      • A newly-revised Divorce Law in Hawaii section which
                                                                                  summarizes Hawaii substantive law on divorce, annulment,
          • The 2008 Hawaii Divorce Manual Supplement                             legal separation, common law marriage, palimony,
          • Parenting Plans                                                       premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements, appeals,
                                                                                  enforcement, and all other divorce-related issues.
          • Hot Tips in Family Law Practice
            1) Divorce Law Case Update                                          • All divorce forms and instructions issued by the Family
            2) Adoptions                                                          Court since the 2007 Manual Supplement and other new
            3) Military Divorces                                                  divorce practice aids.
            4) Retirement Issues & QDROs
            5) Office of Child Support Hearings
            6) Paternity
            7) How to Conduct Effective Discovery
            8) Business Valuations
            9) Working With Pro Se Parties
            10) Mediation & ADR
          • Relocation Issues in Child Custody Cases
          • When Gatekeeping Becomes Alienation
          • Methodologies in Alienation and Reintroduction of
            the Other Parent


3                        Hawai i Stat e Bar aSSoci at i o n 2008 B a r c o n v e n t i o n & a n n u a l M e e t i n g
Keynote Speakers
                Janet r. Johnston, Ph.D. is a professor in                                   Diane M. goodman, esq. is a Martindale-
                the Department of Justice Studies at San                                     Hubbell A-V rated attorney and a partner in
                Jose State University. She was a consulting                                  the law firm of Goodman & Metz. She is a
                associate professor at Stanford University.                                  graduate of the University of La Verne Law
                She has specialized in counseling, mediation                                 School. Her practice focuses on family law,
                and research with high-conflict, litigating                                  with an emphasis on representing gay and
divorcing couples and their children with special attention to                  lesbian litigants in adoption and custody proceedings.
domestic violence, child abduction and alienated children. She                  She was co-counsel in the California Supreme Court
has authored more than 60 published papers, and has received                    case ruling, Kristine H. v. Lisa R., which upheld parentage
many awards for mediation and for her work with children.                       judgments for same-sex couples.


Family Court Policies & Procedures                     Hot Tips Speakers
             the Honorable                                            richard J. Diehl, esq.                                Jessi l.K. Hall, esq.
             r. Mark Browning                                         Chair, Family Law Section                             Coates & Frey
             Lead Judge of the                                        Diehl & Weger
             Domestic Division
             First Circuit Family Court

             the Honorable                                            william c. Darrah, esq.                               edward r. lebb, esq.
             Michael F. Broderick                                     Law Offices of                                        Law Offices of
             Lead Judge of the                                        William C. Darrah                                     Edward R. Lebb, LLLC
             Special Division
             First Circuit Family Court

             the Honorable                                            Marianita lopez, esq.                                 Stephanie a. rezents, esq.
             Keith tanaka                                             Saccoccio & Lopez                                     Rezents & Crowley
             Second Circuit Family Court



             the Honorable                                            thomas D. Farrell, esq.                               Stephen P. Duck, esq.
             aley K. auna, Jr.                                        Law Offices of                                        Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
             Third Circuit Family Court                               Thomas D. Farrell



             the Honorable                                            Dyan M. Medeiros, esq.                                rosalyn loomis, esq.
             calvin K. Murashige                                      Chair-Elect,                                          Mancini Welch & Geiger, LLP
             Fifth Circuit Family Court                               Family Law Section
                                                                      Kleintop, Luria & Medeiros


Parenting Plans                                                       owen K. tamamoto, esq.
                                                                      Department of the
             the Honorable                                            Attorney General
             Frances Q.F. wong
             Senior Family Court Judge
             First Circuit Family Court


             trina l. Yamada, esq.
             Chair, Child Law Section
             Secretary, Family Law Section
             Law Offices of Blake T. Okimoto


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                                                 Family Law Update Program Schedule

     8:00 a.m.   registration                                                  10:35 a.m.      registrants have a choice of attending
                                                                                               one of the following breakout sessions:
     8:30 a.m.   opening remarks
                                                                                               1. Hot tips in Family law Practice by
                 • Welcome by Family Law Section Chair
                                                                                                  ten experienced Family law attorneys
                   Richard J. Diehl, Esq.
                                                                                                  (Coral Ballroom 3)
                 • Welcome by Child Law Section Chair
                                                                                                 Moderator: Richard J. Diehl, Esq.,
                   Trina L. Yamada, Esq.
                                                                                                 Family Law Section Chair
                 • Opening Remarks by Chief Justice
                                                                                                 Topics and Speakers:
                   Ronald T.Y. Moon, Supreme Court of Hawaii
                                                                                                 • Divorce Law Case Update - William C. Darrah, Esq.
     9:00 a.m.   registrants have a choice of attending
                                                                                                 • Adoptions - Marianita Lopez, Esq.
                 one of the following breakout sessions:
                                                                                                 • Military Divorces - Thomas D. Farrell, Esq.
                 1. Statewide Family court Policies & Procedures                                 • Retirement Issues & QDROs -
                    (Coral Ballroom 3)                                                             Dyan M. Medeiros, Esq.
                 • Statewide Family Court Policies and                                           • Office of Child Support Hearings -
                   Procedures: Distinguished Family Court judges                                   Owen K. Tamamoto, Esq.
                   from each circuit will discuss policies and
                   procedures and practice pointers for each circuit.                            • Paternity - Jessi L.K. Hall, Esq.

                 • Speakers: Judge R. Mark Browning, First Circuit                               • How to Conduct Effective Discovery -
                   (Domestic Division); Judge Michael F. Broderick,                                Edward R. Lebb, Esq.
                   First Circuit (Special Division); Judge Keith Tanaka,                         • Business Valuations - Stephanie A. Rezents, Esq.
                   Second Circuit; Judge Aley K. Auna, Jr., Third
                   Circuit; Judge Calvin K. Murashige, Fifth Circuit                             • Working With Pro Se Parties - Stephen P. Duck, Esq.

                 • The 2008 Hawaii Divorce Manual Supplement:                                    • Mediation & ADR - Rosalyn Loomis, Esq.
                   William C. Darrah, Esq.
                                                                                               2. relocation issues in child custody cases
                 2. Parenting Plans & relocation                                                  (South Pacific Ballroom 1)
                    (South Pacific Ballroom 1)
                                                                                               • This presentation will address specific relocation
                 • This presentation will address drafting clear and                             issues. It will also introduce new and innovative
                   unambiguous customized parenting plans. This                                  solutions to maintain contact in relocation cases.
                   presentation will also present parenting plans that
                                                                                               • Speakers: Diane M. Goodman, Esq. and
                   have worked in California.
                                                                                                 Trina L. Yamada, Esq.
                 • Opening Remarks by the Honorable
                   Frances Q.F. Wong                                           12:00 p.m.      lunch
                 • Speakers: Diane M. Goodman, Esq. and
                                                                                2:00 p.m.      is it Parental alienation or
                   Trina L. Yamada, Esq.
                                                                                               Has the child Been abused?
                                                                                               (Coral Ballroom 3)
    10:25 a.m.   Mid-Morning Break
                                                                                               • Speaker: Janet R. Johnston, Ph.D.

                                                                                3:15 p.m.      Mid-afternoon Break

                                                                                3:30 p.m.      intervention with the
                                                                                               alienated child and Family
                                                                                               (Coral Ballroom 3)

                                                                                               • Speaker: Janet R. Johnston, Ph.D.




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