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Understand Your Role in a Divorce Case
As a family law paralegal, your role is multi-faceted. You serve as the client confidant, information manager and attorney liaison all at the same time. While many of the issues you deal with on a regular basis will have their similarities, no two cases will be exactly alike - and the emotionally charged nature of the divorce process only adds another layer of complexity. Building processes and procedures that help you to effectively manage your multiple responsibilities will not only help you to become more efficient and effective, but increase your potential for professional growth. Register today!
This intermediate level course will provide the necessary skills for attendees to effectively assist with divorce cases. Those who should attend include:
This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 0.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
This seminar has been approved by The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) for 6.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education, including 0.0 hour of ethics.
CAROLYN M. GRIMES is a principal in the law firm of Wade Grimes Friedman Sutter & Leischner PLLC, where she practices in the areas of domestic relations law, family law, child custody, premarital agreements, divorce, post-divorce, retirement issues, and qualified domestic relations orders. She has lectured for the Virginia State Bar, Alexandria Bar Association, Loudoun County Bar Association, and other groups on many topics, including retirement issues, custody, updates to the law, and health-care coverage issues in domestic relations. Ms. Grimes earned her B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University, her J.D. degree from Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and her graduate law certificate in employee benefits' law from Georgetown University School of Law. Ms. Grimes is a former president of the Board of Directors for Legal Services Corporation of Northern Virginia and is a member of the Alexandria (past treasurer; member, former president), Fairfax (member, Family Law Committee) and American bar associations; the Virginia State Bar; and the Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association. She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been named a Top or Best Attorney by Washingtonian Magazine, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.
KABARA KORTH PRASKAVICH is as an associate attorney at Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis, PLLC, where she is a family law practitioner in Northern Virginia. Since graduating law school, Ms. Korth Praskavich has worked on simple to complex cases including issues of custody, spousal support, child support, and equitable distribution. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Korth Praskavich obtained the Georgetown Law pro bono certificate upon graduation for completing over 350 hours of volunteer legal services. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Fairfax Bar Association and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
EDWARD V. O'CONNOR JR. is the sole practitioner of the law firm of Edward V. O'Connor Jr., P.C., where his main areas of practice are family law, child custody, child support, divorce, spousal support, equitable distribution, business law, and entertainment law. He is admitted to practice in Virginia and before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; District of Columbia; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. O'Connor is a previous lecturer in his areas of expertise for the Fairfax Bar Association, the Arlington County Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Duke University and his J.D. degree from the New York Law School.
KIMBERLY A. SKIBA-ROKOSKY is a partner with the law firm of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC. She focuses her practice on family law and wills, trusts, and estates. Ms. Skiba-Rokosky is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Fairfax County Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude with distinction, from Boston University and her J.D. degree from the University of Richmond. Ms. Skiba-Rokosky has been voted a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Virginia since 2011.Â She was also the very first recipient of the Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Richmond Bar Association.
ALANNA C. WILLIAMS is the owner of The Law Office of Alanna Williams, where she focuses her practice on family law issues of divorce, custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony), and equitable distribution of property. She is recognized in The National Advocates - Top 100 Lawyers. Ms. Williams is a member of the Virginia State Bar; Fairfax Bar Association (Family Law Section); Fairfax County Circuit Court Committee; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She earned her B.S. and B.A. degrees from San Diego State University and her J.D. degree from California Western School of Law.