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Bishop: Where Everybody Knows Your Name





February 28 - March 1, 2019

Tri-County Fairgrounds

1234 Sierra Street

Bishop, California 93514



Getting to Bishop


From Las Vegas:  Option 1            Option 2            Option 3


Option 1 or 2 from Vegas is the RECOMMENDED route. Option 3 includes about an hour of narrow roads, twists, turns, ups and downs. This route is not recommended, especially when traveling at night.


From Reno:  Option 1          Option 2





There are many hotels and motels in Bishop, including some chains. Make reservations soon.


The Tri-County Fairgrounds offers full RV hookups. To reserve space, call 760-920-1513.



Early Bird rates valid through October 30, 2018

Regular rates valid 10/31/18 – 1/28/19

Late rates valid 1/29/19 – 3/1/19


Attorneys, Judges, Legal Assistants and others in the legal field may not register as guests. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, snack breaks and Thursday banquet. Except for guests, all registrations include CLE.



Cancellation requests received in writing at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the conference may select to receive the recorded content in recognition of tuition paid or receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee.  Conference no-shows and cancellations received within 3 weeks of the conference will receive the audio recording in recognition of tuition paid. Cancellations (in writing) for guest registrations received 2 weeks prior to the start of the conference will receive a full refund. Guest cancellations received within 2 weeks of the conference will not receive a refund.


Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
February 28, 2019
Attorney Track


Tentative agenda


Wednesday, February 27


2:00 - 4:30 pm  Check-in & Registration @ Charles Brown

8:00 - 11:00 pm  Bowling @ Back Alley Bowling



Thursday, February 28

CLE credits: 7 General CLE credits. 8.5 General CLE credits with Family Law Basics


7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Check-in & Registration


7:30 - 8:30 am  Breakfast


8:00 - 9:30 am  Family Law Basics (Part 1)

                       separate purchase required


9:30 - 11:00 am  Trial: Winning What You Really Want

                       Speakers: Larry Rice, Esq., Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, Memphis, TN


11:00 - 12:00 pm  Disabled Children and Divorce: What Every Family Law Attorney Should Know

                         Speaker: Richard Chatwin, Esq., Gerrard Cox Larsen, Henderson, NV


12:00 - 1:00 pm  Lunch


1:00 - 1:30 pm  Family Law Section Meeting


1:30 – 3:00 pm  Danger Zone: Unique Issues in Military Divorce

                        Speakers: Patricia Shewmaker, Esq. and Steven Shewmaker, Esq., Shewmaker & Shewmaker, Atlanta, GA


3:00 - 4:00 pm  A View from the Bench

                       Moderator: Josef Karacsonyi, Dickerson Law Group, Las Vegas, NV

                       Speakers: Nevada Supreme Court, Nevada Court of Appeals and District Courts


4:00 - 4:15 pm  Break


4:15 - 5:45 pm  Better Lawyering Through Mindfulness

                         Speaker: Jeena Cho, Esq., Lawyer, Author, Mindfulness Instructor, San Francisco, CA


7:30 – 11:00 pm  Banquet





Friday, March 1

CLE credits: 4.5 General CLE credits (6 with Family Law Basics) and 1.5 substance abuse/addiction/mental health credits


7:30 am - 3:00 pm  Check-in & Registration


7:30 - 8:30 am  Breakfast


8:00 - 9:30 am  Family Law Basics (Part 2)

                       separate purchased required


9:30 - 10:30 am  Caselaw and Legislative Update

                       Speakers: Kimberly Surratt, Esq., Surratt Law Practice, Reno, NV, Nevada Supreme Court and Nevada Court of Appeals


10:30 - 12:00 pm  Child Custody Evaluations

                      Speaker: Jonathan Gould, Ph.D ABPP, Charlotte Psychotherapy & Consultation Group, Charlotte, NC


12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch


1:00 - 2:30 pm  Financial Issues

                       Speaker: Brandon R Blevans, Esq., Blevans & Blevans, Napa, CA


2:30 - 2:45 pm  Break


2:45 - 4:15 pm  New Child Support Guidelines

                       Speakers: Hon. Chuck Hoskin, EJDC, Family Division, Las Vegas, NV

                                        Kimberly Surratt, Esq., Surratt Law Practice, Reno, NV


5:00 - 8:00 pm  Social @ Rusty's Bar  -  Sponsored by QDRO Masters

                         Food and DJ!




Family Law Section Member
SBN Price:$385.00
Lawyer (more than 5 yrs)
SBN Price:$405.00
SBN Price:$325.00
New Lawyer (5 yrs or less)
SBN Price:$325.00
Non-Attorney Professional
SBN Price:$325.00
Pro Bono Organization
SBN Price:$200.00
Hearing Master
SBN Price:$150.00
Law Clerk
SBN Price:$0.00
Supreme Court Justice/Appellate Court Judge
SBN Price:$0.00
Paralegal Track


Paralegal Track schedule to be released in 2-3 weeks.


SBN Price:$225.00
Family Law Basics


Law clerks attend Family Law Basics free. Register by February 7, 2019 and enter code CLERK2019.



Family Law Basics
SBN Price:$99.00
Guest Banquet Only



Guest Banquet Only
SBN Price:$100.00
Individual topic purchase: Selected