One of the most enjoyable, interesting, and challenging aspects of practicing family law is how it can often touch on so many different areas of practice. To be a successful practitioner, family attorneys need to have a working knowledge of many different areas of law and be able to spot issues where they may need to get further assistance or advise clients when another specialist needs to be brought into a case. This seminar will consist of a general overview of many areas that touch on family law practice as well as tips and tricks for practitioners.
The course will discuss what family lawyers should know about criminal law, soft sciences, bankruptcy, tax concerns, business and asset valuation, and high asset divorce considerations. It will also touch on evidentiary and trial issues relating to digital information, both personal and financial, as well as the involvement of other specialists in a divorce matter. It will not dive deep into each of these areas but rather provide an overview of what to watch out for to determine if a deep dive is needed.
Key topics to be discussed:
Criminal law and soft science issues
Bankruptcy and tax issues
High Asset Considerations
Date: February 17, 2023
Kelly Burris | Cordell & Cordell
Kelly L. Burris is licensed in Texas and Oklahoma. Ms. Burris is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She has Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas; Juris Doctor from Texas Tech School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor on the Law Review. She was a director on the board for the Texas Young Lawyers Association from 2002-2003 and again from 2007-2011. In addition, she also served as Director on the board for the Dallas Young Lawyers Association from 2005-2011.
Ms. Burris has held memberships to the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists since 2008, the Texas Bar Foundation since 2008, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation since 2004, and the College of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas State Bar Association. In 2010, she received the President’s Award of Merit from the Texas Young Lawyers Association. She was named one of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas under 40” by D Magazine in 2006. From 2004-2006 and 2008-2014, Ms. Burris was recognized as a Texas Rising Star in the family law practice area by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers. From 2017-2019, she was named a Super Lawyer.
Ms. Burris has written numerous articles and presented speeches on various topics in family law to fellow attorneys, paralegals, and mediators as well as the public. Ms. Burris has settled and litigated complex custody cases and property cases involving multi-million-dollar estates. She discussed divorce, spousal, and child support modification during COVID-19 on FOX26 in Houston, Texas and has been quoted in the New York Times in an article about the complications that are arising in divorce cases due to the emergence of cryptocurrency as well as the London Herald and other international publications.
She regularly presents on various continuing legal education topics for MyLawCLE, Stafford, Legal Career Association, and other organizations.
I. Criminal law and soft science issues | 2:00pm – 2:30pm