For more than a decade, Associates in Dispute Resolution LLC, has been a leader in designing and developing high-quality training programs for regional, national and international bar associations as well as customized presentations in behalf of corporations, law firms, human resource managers, court personnel, judges and experienced litigators. ADR, LLC, Partner Larry R. Rute has served as a long-time Adjunct Professor at Washburn University School of Law teaching Dispute Resolution Techniques. ADR, LLC, Patrick Nichols, has served as an Adjunct Professor teaching Dispute Resolution at the University of Kansas School of Law and Washburn School of Law.

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IS $115.00 (on or before Friday, June 11, 2021)
After June 11, 2021, Registration is $135.00
 4.0 hours of CLE/CDRE including 1.0 Hours of Ethics (pending)
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 4.0 hours of CLE/CDRE (f/n/a CME) Credit which includes 1.0 Hours of Ethics (PENDING)

Please join Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC, for our annual CLE/CDRE event scheduled for Monday, June 28, 2021.  We are excited to bring you the first of a series of family law online webinar trainings.  We will continue to bring you family law trainings with interesting topics such as what we have lined up for you in this family law webinar:

12:50 pm to 1:00 pm       INTRODUCTIONS


When a child's parents divorce or separate, it can have a long-term negative impact on a child's life.  Can child trauma be reduced by involving children in the mediation process?

Larry R. Rute has mediated more than 4,500 matters involving commercial law, corporate dissolution, consumer protection, domestic relations/division of assets, employment law, FLSA, insurance bad faith, personal injury, toxic torts and other complex high-profile employee discrimination cases, including class and collective actions.  Licensed in Missouri and Kansas.  He is immediate past-Chair of the Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Council.  He serves as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration & Mediation, and FINRA Dispute Resolution.

1:50 pm to 2:00 pm          BREAK (10 minutes)


The client or mediation party who manifests characteristics of the so-called "difficult personality" (i.e Narcissist, Histrionic, Borderline and Antisocial) present daunting challenges to the attorney and the mediator, especially in family matters. This program explores the ethical standards and constraints inherent in managing these people and strategies to help them find resolution and satisfaction where possible.

Patrick Nichols joined in partnership with Larry Rute in our firm Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC in 2004. Patrick has mediated over 1,500 cases. A former trial lawyer, he now mediates and arbitrates cases in Kansas and Missouri focusing on employment, ERISA, Personal injury, including catastrophic injuries. He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. He had been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1994 and is a Kansas Missouri SuperLawyer. He has trained law students, lawyers and mediators at scores of seminars and workshops including national and international events. For many years he was a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.

2:50 pm to 3:00 pm         BREAK (10 minutes)

        3:00 pm to 3:50 pm   THE FUTURE FOR FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION

Since the Uniform Law Commission promulgated the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act and the pandemic closed courthouse, delaying trials indefinitely in some states, family law arbitration is getting some well deserved attention.  Family law arbitration can be faster and provide more expertise depending on the issues involved. This session will explore some of the ins and outs of family law arbitration, from deciding which cases, or parts of cases, should be arbitrated, selecting the arbitrator to conducting the arbitration.

Professor Linda Elrod. Elrod is the Richard S. Righter Distinguished Professor at Washburn University School of Law and Director of the Children and Family Law Center. She was a Fulbright Senior Specialist for the Dublin Institute of Technology, has received the William O. Douglas Outstanding Professor Award, the Roy A. Myers Excellence in Research faculty award, and the Chief Justice Kay McFarland Attorney of Achievement Award.

3:50 pm to 4:00 pm          BREAK (10 minutes)

        4:00 pm to 4:50 pm      CHILD SUPPORT 101

Discussion  of the use of child support numbers during domestic mediation by mediators and attorneys as well as common  misconceptions  about child support by the parties to mediation.

Adina F. Morse began her legal career as a litigation associate with the firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens and Young in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the firm, Adina clerked for The Honorable Curtis J. Joyner in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After leaving Stradley, Adina has served as an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, Washburn University Law School and most recently, at the University of Kansas School of Law.  Adina joined Curtis Barnhill in law practice in 2016 and became a partner with the firm in 2018.  Adina's practice includes division of assets pursuant to divorce, domestic mediation, conservatorship and guardianship matters, wills, trusts, and other probate matters.

4:50 p.m                         ADJOURNMENT



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