About the Seminar
The South Carolina Bar CLE Division is proud to present the 2018 South Carolina Family Court Bench Bar seminar. Course Planner, Judge Anne Gue' Jones, has gathered a distinguished and entertaining faculty who will discuss cutting edge topics, and provide practical insights for this annual seminar.
This important program features guidance on Family Court Mediation Rule 8 from former Family Court Judge Barry Knobel, new tax law implications for alimony and child support from Tom Traxler, best practices in TPR and adoption cases from James Fletcher Thompson, and a distinguished panel of judges who will discuss and identify solutions to problematic practices in Family Court. In addition, you'll get Kirby Mitchell's insights on Legal Services in Family Court and an update on the Palmetto Automated Child Support System from Chrissy Dingeldine. Finally, we have “studio audience” participation for our very own rendition of “Family Court Feud,” featuring a cast of entertaining judges and practitioners!
Seminar Agenda 
Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Hon. Anne Gue' Jones 
Rule 8 of SC ADR and Family Court Mediation
Barry W. Knobel - Knobel Mediation Services 
How Tax Law Changes Affect Alimony and Child Support
Thomas W. Traxler - Carter, Smith, Merriam, Rogers & Traxler, PA 
What to Expect from the Palmetto Automated Child Support System
Chrissy Dingeldine - S.C. Department of Social Services
Alexis Bell - S.C. Department of Social Services 
Best Practices for TPR and Adoption Cases
James Fletcher Thompson - James Fletcher Thompson, LLC
Allison B. McNair - Building Families, LLC 
Legal Services in Family Court
Kirby R. Mitchell - SC Legal Services 
Problematic Practice in Family Court
Hon. Angela Abstance
Hon. Thomas M. Bultman
Hon. Huntley S. Crouch
Hon. Debra A. Matthews
Hon. Matthew P. Turner 
Understanding the Science Behind Visitation Refusal, Parent-Child Contact Problems, and Parental 
Leslie Armstrong, Esq., LPC/I - Sahn Law Firm, LLC
Helen Elliott Wheeler, LPC - The Center for Families, LLC 
This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours.
This seminar is a Intermediate to Advanced level program.
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization for 2019, use this course code: 192056ADO