Family Law Basics, a free eight-hour Continuing Legal Education course, has been scheduled at the Burleigh County Courthouse with two-hour sessions at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays April 30, May 7, May 14, and May 21, 3013. The course is sponsored by the judges and referees of the South Central Judicial District, the State Bar Association of North Dakota, and the Big Muddy Bar Association. Attorneys have volunteered to assist in presenting the course.
The course is open to attorneys and legal assistants, but space is limited and registration is required. Participants will be asked to accept a pro bono family law case in the year following the program, and legal assistants who participate will be asked to assist with a pro bono case.
To register, contact Ronda Colby either by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 701-222-6682, ext. 116. Participants must provide their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers.
The course was offered in 2011, and received positive reviews. The schedule for the course follows.
Sessions: 4 - 6:10 p.m.
April 30, May 7, May 14, and May 21, 2013
Burleigh County Courthouse
|April 30:||Welcome and Overview by Justice VandeWalle|
Overview of Statutes and Rules/Property and Debt Listings – 90 minutes (Sherry Mills Moore) (Pat Garrity) Professionalism in Family Law Context – 20 minutes
|May 7:||Child Support (Child Support Enforcement Agency with mock contempt hearing included.) – 90 minutes (Sheila Keller will coordinate) Electronic Communications in Family Law – The Ethics Concerns - 20 minutes (Justice Crothers) Q&A|
|May 14:||Discovery Issues and Ethics - 15 minutes (Pat Garrity)|
Interim Order Hearings - 15 minutes
Protection Orders - 15 minutes (Referee Wayne Goter)
Parenting Plans - 40 minutes (Bethany Abrams/Sandra Kuntz)
Ethical Issues for Judges – 10 minutes (Justice Sandstrom)
Mediation - 15 minutes (Cathy Ferderer)
|May 21:||Financial Considerations - 30 minutes (Sheldon Smith)|
Security Issues - 20 minutes (Ralph Mowder)
Summary Divorce Proceedings -15 minutes (John Grinsteiner)
Post-Judgment Issues: 45 minutes Change of Residential Responsibility (Schweigert/Moldenhauer)
Move Out of State (Schweigert/Moldenhauer)
Parenting Coordinators (Pat Garrity)
Sessions will run from 4 - 5 and from 5:10 - 6:10 p.m.
March 15, 2013