Understanding and Litigating Domestic Violence Issues in Family Law

Kelly L. Burris
Kelly L. 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.

Live Video-Broadcast: August 22, 2024
Understanding and Litigating Domestic Violence Issues in Family Law

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Domestic violence is a common issue in divorce and custody litigation. Any attorney practicing in this area will eventually run into cases involving allegations of family violence. Consequently, it is crucial for the practitioner to be well prepared to know how to handle these issues. Whether you are representing a party accused of domestic violence or the victim of domestic violence, knowing the best strategy and the law as well as being able to implement both can have major impacts on the outcome of these cases. This course will cover how to best deal with family cases involving family violence so that you can help your client to get the best results in their cases.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • The application of the law in Family Violence Cases
  • Protective Orders / Orders of Protection
  • Discovery, Records and Evidence
  • Strategies for Litigation

Date / Time: August 22, 2024

  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Kelly-L.-Burris_-Cordell-&-Cordell_myLawCLEKelly L. 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.

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.

Agenda

I. The Application of the Law in Family Violence Cases | 1:00pm 1:30pm

II.
Protective Orders / Orders of Protection | 1:30pm 2:00pm

Break | 2:00pm 2:10pm

III.
Discovery, Records and Evidence | 2:10pm 2:40pm


IV.
Strategies for Litigation | 2:40pm 3:10pm