Not Found

2022 3-hour Guardian ad Litem Training

Total Credits: 3.3 MCLE, 3.0 Kansas Credit

Practice Area:
Family |  GAL |  Juvenile
Audio and Video



Originally presented at the 2021 Annual Family Law Conference

9:00 – 10:03 AM | 2021 Legislative & Case Law Update
Speaker: Patricia M. Scaglia
, Scaglia Law Firm, LLC, Independence

10:03 – 10:52 AM | Article Post-Separation Parent Child Contact Problems
The speakers explore the problem of contact between parents and children after separation. 
Speakers: Shannon Sorensen, Lawson Norris Sorensen, LLC, Kansas City; Jennifer Oswald Brown, Oswald Roam & Rew, LLC, Blue Springs
10:52 – 11:45 AM | Alcohol Evaluations & Monitoring Devices: Benefits & Drawbacks for a Contested Custody Case
In this session, we will discuss alcohol monitoring and explain factors to consider with an alcohol evaluation request, options for alcohol monitoring (constant or with the children only), and how these may impact a custody determination. 
Speakers: Allison Schreiber Lee and Alisse C. Camazine, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, St. Louis

11:45 AM | Adjourn


JAN 21 |  Diarra Cross-Davis, CD Law Group, LLC, St. Louis
FEB 10 | Morgan Teague, Teague & Associates, LLC, St. Charles
MAR 1 | Laurie Washington, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Springfield



Speaker Bio

Jennifer Brown's Profile

Jennifer Brown Related seminars and products

Oswald Roam & Rew LLC

Jennifer practices primarily in the area of Family Law, including an extensive Guardian ad Litem and mediation emphases. After growing up in Blue Springs, Jennifer currently resides in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, with her husband and three children. While attending law school, Jennifer served as secretary of the UMKC Student Bar Association.

Prior to joining Oswald Roam & Rew LLC, Jennifer worked for over two years as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael W. Manners in the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri. During her clerkship, she gained invaluable experience and knowledge in handling various dockets, specifically domestic, criminal, and civil rotations.

Alisse Camazine's Profile

Alisse Camazine Related seminars and products

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.

Alisse is a member of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She co-authored the book, Divorce in Missouri.

Alisse lectures extensively on divorce topics including property custody, mental illness and addiction.

Allison Lee's Profile

Allison Lee Related seminars and products

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal

Allison Lee is a seasoned trial attorney. She has been lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials and was co-lead counsel in one of the longest jury trials in the history of the City of St. Louis. Ms. Lee has also tried more than 100 non-jury trials to verdict, including representation of men and women in divorce and modification hearings. Ms. Lee focuses her practice on family law and domestic relations.

Ms. Lee is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support and other family law issues. Ms. Lee has also been selected as a SuperLawyer™ in Missouri.

Patricia Scaglia's Profile

Patricia Scaglia Related seminars and products

Scaglia Law Firm, LLC

Patricia “Tricia” M. Scaglia, received her J.D. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She received a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She served as law clerk to the late Honorable Kelly J. Moorhouse, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri and to the Honorable Robert E. Larsen, United States District Court Western District of Missouri. Ms. Scaglia practices primarily in the area of Family Law, frequently serving as a Guardian Ad Litem and mediator. Ms. Scaglia also handles family law appeals.

Ms. Scaglia has appeared before the Western District of Missouri and Eastern District of Missouri. Ms. Scaglia is Immediate Past Chair of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) Family Law Committee. She is active in the Missouri Bar Family Law Section Council serving as Vice-Chair of the Executive Council; Chair, Continuing Legal Education; and Chair, Family Law Conference Planning Committee. Ms. Scaglia is the 2008 recipient of the KCMBA President’s Award for her work as Chair of the KCMBA Family Law Committee. Ms. Scaglia serves on the Missouri Supreme Court Committee for Access to Family Courts. Ms. Scaglia is a life-long resident of Kansas City, Missouri. She is licensed in Missouri and Kansas. 

Shannon Sorensen's Profile

Shannon Sorensen Related seminars and products

Lawson Jadric Sorensen, LLC

Shannon received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Economics from Kansas State University in 1993. She attended Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska and received her law degree (J.D.) from Creighton in 2000. While in law school, she clerked for Nebraska Legal Services for approximately two years where she gained extensive and valuable legal experience working with families while working toward her law degree.

Shortly after graduation, relocated to Columbia, Missouri. In Columbia, she took a position with Mid-Missouri Legal Services that services clients in Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Miller, Moniteau, and Osage Counties. As a staff attorney she continued to work with families and represent clients in adoptions, child custody, paternity, dissolution of marriage, domestic violence cases and modifications.

Since August 2009, Shannon has practiced in the Kansas City Metropolitan area exclusive in the family law area. Shannon’s experience, mediation and guardian ad litem training, as well as her membership in AFCC have provided her with the tools and resources to help the cases she is involved proceed more quickly and amicably. Which is ultimately in the entire family’s best interests.  


Thu, Feb 10, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CST
Tue, Mar 01, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CST
Tue, Apr 05, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Wed, May 11, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Wed, Jun 08, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Fri, Jun 17, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Fri, Jul 01, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Wed, Jul 13, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Tue, Jul 26, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Wed, Aug 17, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Thu, Sep 15, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Tue, Oct 11, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CDT
Fri, Nov 18, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CST
Tue, Dec 06, 2022 - 09:00am to 11:45am CST

Cancellation Policy

Click HERE to review the Cancellation Policy.

Please wait ...

Back to Top