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Self-Study

2021 Advanced Family Law Symposium


Practice Area:
Family
Format:
Audio and Video


Description

Co-sponsored by MoBarCLE and the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers  

Welcome Message    
Speaker:
Alan E. Freed, President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Missouri Chapter, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, St. Louis 

Ten More Things I Wish I Knew Thirty Years Ago: A Master’s “Master Class” on Professionalism
Speakers: James T. McLaren, Fellow AAML, McLaren and Lee, Columbia, SC; Richard G. Whiting, Fellow AAML, Law Offices of Richard G. Whiting, PA, Columbia, SC

The Balancing Act: Advocating for Your Client Using a Child-Centered Approach 
Speaker: Ann E. Baue
r, Fellow, AAML, The Center for Family Law, St. Louis  

Ethics: Have You Read the Rules Lately? 
Speakers: Alisse C. Camazine
, Fellow, AAML; Bruce E. Friedman, Fellow, AAML, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, St. Louis 

Order in the Court! Ethical Advocacy: A View From the Bench 
Moderators: Carla G. Holste
, Fellow, AAML, Carson & Coil, PC, Jefferson City; Alan E. Freed 
Panelists: Commissioner Sherrill L. Rosen, Fellow, AAML, 16th Judicial Circuit, Independence; Judge Leslie M. Schneider, Boone County Courthouse, Columbia; Commissioner Susan S. Jensen, Fellow, AAML, Greene County Circuit Court, Springfield

Pretrial Shenanigans 
Speaker: Jonathan D. Marks
, Fellow, AAML, The Marks Law Firm, LLC, St. Louis; Hon. Douglas Beach (ret.), 21st Judicial Circuit, St. Louis  

Best Practices, Evidence, & Shenanigans 
Speakers: F. Richard Van Pelt
, Fellow, AAML, Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC, Springfield; Cary J. Mogerman, Carmody MacDonald, PC, St. Louis  

Pivoting, Spitting, Belting & Perspectives 
Speaker: John S. Pratt, Jr.
, Fellow, AAML, Attorney at Law, Springfield   

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

Materials

Speaker

Ann Bauer's Profile

Ann Bauer Related seminars and products

The Center for Family Law, LLC


Hon. Douglas Beach's Profile

Hon. Douglas Beach Related seminars and products

21st Judicial Circuit, (Ret.)


Judge Douglas R. Beach was appointed Associate Circuit Court Judge for St. Louis County Missouri in 2005 and appointed to the Circuit Court by Governor Jay Nixon in 2010. Judge Beach was assigned to the Family Court since he was appointed to the bench in 2005. He was elected Presiding Judge 2017. He was an incorporator of the City of Chesterfield in 1988 and served as the City Attorney for 17½ years before his appointment to the bench. Judge Beach received his law degree from New England School of Law (Cum Laude) in 1973. He retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel where he served as Judge Advocate. 


Alisse Camazine's Profile

Alisse Camazine Related seminars and products

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.


In her over 40 years of practice, Alisse Camazine has become one of the leading family law practitioners in the St. Louis area. 
She has been listed in Best Lawyers in the area of Family Law since 1993. She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1988 and has been certified as an arbitrator by the Academy. She received the Women’s Justice Award for Trial Practice from Lawyers Media in April 2009, recognizing women who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice, and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and furthering the highest ideals of the legal profession. She is ranked annually by St. Louis Magazine as one of St. Louis’s “Top Lawyers” for Family Law. Since 2005, she has been listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers which, in 2018, named her one of the Top 10 Missouri & Kansas Lawyers. Super Lawyers has also designated her as one of St. Louis’s “Top Fifty Lawyers” and “Top Fifty Women Lawyers,” and she was voted Missouri’s best divorce attorney in a poll conducted by the legal newspaper Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly, in October, 2007. In 2010, she was selected as “Lawyer of the Year—Family Law” by Best Lawyers. Ms. Camazine, along with her long-time law partner Alan Freed, co-authored the book Divorce in Missouri, which was published in April 2009. She has co-authored many articles for legal journals and continuing legal education programs, including a chapter in the Missouri Bar Family Law desk book titled, “Enforcement of Judgments.” Ms. Camazine has lectured on a wide range of family law topics such as Property Division in Complex Dissolution Cases, Ethical Issues in Family Law, Psychological Testing in Custody Cases, and Ethical Issues for Psychologists in Custody Cases. She has co-authored many articles for legal journals and continuing legal education programs.
Ms. Camazine handles family law cases including division of complex property cases, spousal support, paternity and child support. She is well known for her handling of and complex child custody cases involving mental illness, addiction, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, orders of protection and adult abuse orders motions to modify. Ms. Camazine is well known for her trial strategies and her expertise in the court room and handles lengthy, complicated custody and divorce matters.

 


Alan Freed's Profile

Alan Freed Related seminars and products

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC


Bruce Friedman's Profile

Bruce Friedman Related seminars and products

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.


Bruce Friedman is with Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal and practices in the area family law, and the preparation of prenuptial agreements. He has authored The Missouri Bar Family Law Deskbook on prenuptial agreements. He is a Fellow in the AAML, and has been listed annually in Best Lawyers since 2003.


Carla Holste's Profile

Carla Holste Related seminars and products

Carson & Coil, P.C.


Carla Holste practices primarily in the areas of family law, mediation, and employment law. She served as the chair of the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar from 2005-2007 and currently serves as the chair of the legislative subcommittee for that section. Ms. Holste has written articles for the Missouri Bar’s Continuing Legal Education series on child support and maintenance and has spoken at various seminars on topics addressing family law. Ms. Holste received the Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award in 2006. Ms. Holste represents both employees and employers in the area of employment discrimination. The case of Kimzey v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.107 F.3d 568 (8th Cir.1997) was her most notable case as the jury awarded punitive damages to Ms. Holste’s client in the amount of $50 million. Ms. Holste has served on the Federal Practice Committee for the United States District Court, Western District of Missouri.

Ms. Holste is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, has been named to the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America.


Commissioner Susan Jensen's Profile

Commissioner Susan Jensen Related seminars and products

Greene County Circuit Court


The Honorable Susan S. Jensen practiced family law in Springfield before being appointed as Family Court Commissioner, Division II, for Greene County in 2016. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Commissioner Jensen graduated from William Jewell College and the University of Iowa College Of Law.


Jonathan Marks's Profile

Jonathan Marks Related seminars and products

The Marks Law Firm, LLC


St. Louis family law attorney Jonathan Marks received his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1993 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1997. Jonathan is admitted to practice in the State of Missouri, the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit.

Jonathan D. Marks received the AV Preeminent Rating from the world’s most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards; has been designated as a Super Lawyer by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013 and was previously designated as a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2008 through 2011; and was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of Missouri’s Up & Coming Lawyers in 2008.

Jonathan is a member of The Missouri Bar, The Illinois State Bar Association, The American Bar Association, The First Amendment Lawyers Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and The St. Louis County Bar Association.


James T. Mclaren's Profile

James T. Mclaren Related seminars and products

McLaren and Lee


James T. McLaren maintains a statewide family law practice emphasizing complex marital litigation in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a partner in the law firm of McLaren & Lee. He has served the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in various capacities since becoming a Fellow, including National President in 2015. He received the AAML Fellow of the Year from the Academy in 2007 and the AAML Professionalism Award in 2020. He serves on various Academy Committees. He has served on the Board of the AAML Foundation, where he currently serves on the Advisory Board. For the South Carolina Chapter of the Academy, he has served as President and National Delegate. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers and currently serves on the Executive Committee. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is currently the South Carolina Chapter President for the International Network of Boutique Law Firms. He currently serves on the South Carolina Bar Family Law Council and was appointed to the President’s Task Force on Alimony. Mr. McLaren has been named in the Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Designation, since 1993, received an “AV” designation from Martindale Hubbell since 1996, and has been named in the South Carolina Super Lawyers publication since 2008. He is a contributing author to the South Carolina Equitable Apportionment Act (§20-7-741, et. seq., S.C. Code of Laws) and the South Carolina Alimony Statute (§20-3-130, South Carolina Code of Laws). Mr. McLaren received his undergraduate degree (1973) from the University of South Carolina and Juris Doctorate degree (1976) from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He was admitted to practice in 1976 and has maintained a private practice in Columbia, South Carolina since that time. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, U.S. District Court, South Carolina District, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a frequent speaker on various family law topics for the South Carolina Bar, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Bar Association, South Carolina Association for Justice and Mandatory Judicial and Continuing Legal Education Seminars. He has been a faculty member of the ABA/NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, offered annually in Boulder, Colorado. 


Cary Mogerman's Profile

Cary Mogerman Related seminars and products

Carmody MacDonald


Cary J. Mogerman (JD 1985) is a shareholder of Carmody MacDonald, P.C. in St. Louis. He is a Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and its President-Elect, as well as a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers and Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.




Hon. Leslie Schneider's Profile

Hon. Leslie Schneider Related seminars and products

Boone County Courthouse


Hon. Leslie Schneider, Associate Circuit Judge, Division X, was elected to the court in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. Division X handles all family law matters including juvenile, dissolution of marriage, adult abuse dockets. Judge Schneider serves as the administrative judge of the Family Court.   Judge Schneider is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, with an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

Prior to election to the court, Judge Schneider was in private practice in Columbia with the law firm of Harper, Evans, Schneider and Netemeyer. Judge Schneider was previously Municipal Judge for the City of Columbia and an Assistant Attorney General. Judge Schneider is a founding member of the Elwood Thomas Inn of Court. She is a member of the Committee on Access to Family Courts and Family Court Committee.   She has been an adjunct faculty the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law where she teaches family law. Judge Schneider's husband Tom is a practicing attorney in Columbia. They have two children and two grandchildren.


Fred Van Pelt's Profile

Fred Van Pelt Related seminars and products

Van Pelt & Van Pelt, PC


F. Richard Van Pelt is a shareholder of the Law Firm Van Pelt & Van Pelt, P.C. in Springfield, Missouri. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Diplomate of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2001. 


Richard Whiting's Profile

Richard Whiting Related seminars and products

Law Offices of Richard G. Whiting, PA


Dick Whiting graduated from Presbyterian College in 1972. Upon his graduation from PC, Dick returned to his hometown of Miami, Florida and entered the international shipping business. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from Florida International University in 1980 and returned to South Carolina that same year. Dick graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in December of 1982. Since his graduation from law school, Dick has practiced primarily in the area of Family Law and Federal and State “Wiretap” Law.  

Dick has held various offices with the Family Law Section Council of the South Carolina Bar (including now being a past president) and currently serves in the House of Delegates. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 

Dick’s practice continues to emphasize Family Law and Electronic Communication Privacy Law. He has been a speaker on numerous Continuing Legal Education Seminars and other forums including presentations at the newly elected Judges’ orientation school, to private investigators, and to other groups interested with privacy issues. 

 


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