Approved for 6.5 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of Ethics in Kansas & Missouri.
Approved for 6.0 hours of CME credit in Kansas
Taking Dispute Resolution to the Next Level:
A Litigator’s/Mediator’s Guide to Expanding Settlement Opportunities
Friday, November 9, 2018
Robert L. Gernon Law Center, Topeka
8:30 a.m. Check-In & Registration
9:00 a.m. The Intersection of Insurance and Successful Settlement
Robert Sullivan, Attorney at Law, Overland Park
John Cusick, Barnes Law Firm LLC, Kansas City, MO
Mark Meyer, American Family Insurance Co., Lee's Summit, MO
Jeff Cox, Cox Law Office LLC, Raymore, MO
9:50 a.m. Family Law: Shared Parenting Plans Under the New Tax Code; Drafting Property Settlement Agreement Provisions
Dealing with Retirement Assets
Aline Barrett, Kansas Mediation Concepts, Topeka
Adina F. Morse, Curtis G. Barnhill PA, Lawrence
This is a 2-part presentation. The first segment is for mediators and attorneys and will highlight the changes in the tax code
that may affect shared parenting plans beginning in 2019. Discussion will include sample case scenarios and parenting plans.
Part-2 will highlight some of the common pitfalls for attorneys and mediators when drafting provisions dealing with divorcing
parties’ retirement assets. Handouts will include a checklist and examples.
10:40 a.m. Break
10:55 a.m. Employment Law Settlement Agreements: Covering All of the Bases
Jon E. Newman, Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP, Wichita
This topic will cover various issues and concerns that arise in the resolution of employment law matters. While some issues
overlap with other areas of law, there are unique topics that should be considered when settling employment law claims.
11:45 a.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m. Probate ADR Opportunities and Issues
Cathleen A. Gulledge, Law Office of Cathleen Gulledge LLC, Wichita
1:20 p.m. Healthcare ADR Issues and Opportunities
Frankie J. Forbes, Forbes Law Group LLC, Overland Park
Brian J. Niceswanger, Evans & Dixon LLC, Overland Park
Randy J. Troutt, Hite Fanning & Honeyman LLP, Wichita
2:10 p.m. Break
2:25 p.m. Swimming with the Sharks: Negotiation Ethics for Guppies
Larry R. Rute, Associate in Dispute Resolution LLC, Topeka
The negotiation waters are opaque, creating unforeseen dangers for those blindly moving ahead. We will review ethical
obligations when pursuing negotiation, including: professional competence, truthfulness, fairness to opposing party, regular
client communication and information, and, maintaining the client’s confidences. Danger--there may be dragons!!
3:15 p.m. Adjourned
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