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Become a better lawyer with the ICLEF PASS+!  The PASS+ is your ticket to convenient & affordable ICLEF CLE programming!
With the PASS+ you get…

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• Over 80 Live In-Person Seminars
Including Advanced Masters Series Seminars & National Speaker Seminars

• Over 40 Live Group Webcast Seminars
Including National Speaker Seminars

• Over 500 Video Replay Seminars

• ACCESS to ALL ICLEF Electronic Publications

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All ICLEF Live Individual Webcast Seminars

All ICLEF Online/On-Demand Seminars

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All ICLEF Printed Seminar Materials

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Pricing:
$ 895.00 – PASS+
$ 695.00 – PASS+ for New Attorneys (3 years or less from admission to bar)

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FAQ’s:
Q: I purchased my ICLEF PASS+ in March, does it expire in December?
A: Yes. Your ICLEF PASS+ expires at 12:00 A.M., December 31, 2017. So, be sure to take full advantage of ICLEF’s programming throughout the calendar year.

Q: My ICLEF PASS+ is expiring, and I wish to register for a seminar after 12:00 A.M., December 31, 2017. Will you allow me to register?
A: Once your ICLEF PASS+ expires you must either purchase a new pass or pay the regular tuition to register for a program that is taking place after 11:59 P.M., December 31, 2017

Q: May I share my ICLEF PASS+ with another attorney?
A: The ICLEF PASS+ may only be used by the original, individual purchaser.

Q: We have a number of attorneys in our firm that attend ICLEF seminars. Do you have an ICLEF FIRM PASS+ program?
A: We are considering adding a FIRM PASS+, but by using the ICLEF PASS+, your firm will see substantial savings for your CLE dollar.

Q: With my ICLEF PASS+, may I attend an ICLEF Live In-Person Seminar or ICLEF Live Group Webcast as a Walk-In?
A: If space is available, Yes. We ask ICLEF PASS+ holders to pre-register for all events. If you wish to attend as a Walk-In please call or e-mail ICLEF at least 24-hours in advance of the program to make sure space is available.

Q: Will I receive notification prior to my pass expiring?
A: No. All ICLEF Pass+ holders benefits expire at the end of the calendar year. However. Look for further CLE discounts available EXCLUSIVELY to ICLEF Pass+ Holders.

Q: Will I receive a physical card indicating that I am an ICLEF PASS+ holder?
A: No. ICLEF will track your status electronically. If you purchase the ICLEF PASS+ online you will receive a receipt for your purchase, but we will not be sending you a physical card.

Q: How many Live ICLEF seminars may I attend during my 12-month ICLEF PASS+ period?
A: Once you have purchased the ICLEF PASS+, you may attend an unlimited number of programs and ICLEF hopes you take advantage of our quality and relevant CLE. This includes ALL ICLEF Live In-Person Seminars, ALL ICLEF Live Group Webcast Seminars & ALL ICLEF Video Replay Seminars (note exclusions listed in the Terms & Exclusions). We simply ask that you pre-register for each Live seminar that you wish to attend.

Q: If I do not use my ICLEF PASS+ during the year, will ICLEF provide a refund for my unused pass?
A: No. Once purchased the ICLEF PASS+ is yours. ICLEF will not refund the purchase of the ICLEF PASS+.

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Terms & Restrictions:
A very small number of our programs are excluded from the ICLEF Pass+. Those include: 40-Hour Mediation Training Courses (Family, Civil & Crossover), Annual Elder Law Institute, Bankruptcy Advocacy Training, ICLEF Out-of-Country Trip and CLE program, ICLEF Trial Advocacy Skills College (TASC) & Indiana Law Update (Video Replays of Indiana Law Update are included in the PASS+). Keep in mind you have access to over 80 Live & Group Webcast Seminars and over 500 Video Replays.

The ICLEF PASS+ expires on 12:00 A.M. December 31, 2017.

All ICLEF Seminars are “Limited Seating” events. ICLEF PASS+ holders must pre-register to ensure a seat at the program. ICLEF Pass+ holders may only walk-in to an event on a space available basis.

Passes may not be transferred to another person, nor will refunds be given for a pass once purchased.

 

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Court of Appeals Relied upon “Equitable Estoppel” to Affirm Trial Court Order for Husband to Support Child of Mother by Another Man

Family Law Case Review

Case: Benjamin Sheetz v. Ronnie Sheetz
by Mike Kohlhaas, Bingham Greenebaum Doll

HELD: Mother’s husband was equitably estopped from rebutting that he is the biological father of Child, who was born during Husband’s marriage to Mother, even though all concerned stipulated that Mother became pregnant with Child by another man while Husband was in prison. Critical to the equitable considerations of the holding, Husband agreed to raise Child as his own, he did so for 12 years, and Husband instructed Mother not to contact the biological father or to initiate paternity proceedings.

FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY:
Mother and Husband married in 2002. Shortly thereafter, Husband went to prison, during which Mother became pregnant by another man. Mother notified Husband of her pregnancy by another man and, after a period of anger, Husband decided the parties would raise Child together. The parties did so for another 12 years, along with having two subsequent children together of their own. Husband told Mother not to seek communication with natural father, not to initiate paternity proceedings, and not to seek child support from him.

Mother filed for divorce from Husband in 2014. Initially, Husband agreed to a support order that included Child along with the two natural children. Prior to the final hearing, the parties entered into a stipulation that Husband was not the biological father of Child, but which further recited that Mother was not waiving any right to seek child support. After the final hearing, during which the trial court was well aware of Child’s underlying circumstances, a Decree was issued that included a support order for Child. Husband appealed.

The Court of Appeals discussed extensively, and relied heavily in its conclusion, on the doctrine of “equitable estoppel.” By statute, a husband is presumed to be the biological father of a child born during the marriage, but that presumption is rebuttable by “direct, clear, and convincing evidence.” Here, Husband was plainly capable of rebutting the presumption, so the Court of Appeals relied upon equitable estoppel to preclude him from doing so. As such, the trial court’s order providing for Husband to support Child was affirmed.

Judge Najam dissented, in an opinion longer than the majority’s, arguing that Indiana does not recognize equitable estoppel as a basis for a child support order. He contended that statute and related case law provide for a child support order only in the case of a parent of a biological or adopted parent, and Husband in this case was neither.

To view the text of this opinion in its entirety, click here: Benjamin Sheetz v. Ronnie Sheetz

 

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James A. Reed and Michael R. Kohlhaas of Bingham Greenebaum Doll represent clients in a wide spectrum of relationship transition and wealth planning matters, including premarital agreements, estate planning, cohabitation, separation, divorce (especially involving high net worth individuals and/or complex asset issues), custody, parenting arrangements, adoption, and domestic partnerships. Bingham Greenebaum Doll, a multidisciplinary law firm serving regional, national, and international clients, is the fourth-largest law firm in Indiana. The firm’s main practices include corporate, property, litigation, labor, government law, and personal services law. Visit the firm’s website at www.bgdlegal.com.

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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COA Affirms Trial Court Decision to Enforce Cohabitation Contract

Family Law Case Review

Case: Tina L. Hemingway v. John P. Scott
by Mike Kohlhaas, Bingham Greenebaum Doll

HELD: Boyfriend conveyed his residence into joint title with Girlfriend, pursuant to a cohabitation agreement that further provided Girlfriend would quitclaim her interest back to Boyfriend in the event she ever “cheated” on him. The contract was held to be enforceable when Girlfriend subsequently cheated.

NOTED: In dicta, the Court of Appeals suggested that, as a matter of law, cohabitation contracts are on par with premarital agreements in terms of their legal recognition and enforceability.

FACTS AND PROCEDURAL HISTORY:
Boyfriend and Girlfriend began an on-and-off relationship in 2004. In 2012, the parties executed a contract, penned by Girlfriend, pursuant to which Boyfriend agreed to put his residence into joint title with Girlfriend. The contract also included a breach provision requiring Girlfriend to quitclaim the property back to Boyfriend in the event she “cheated.” The same day the contract was executed, Boyfriend executed a deed conveying the property into joint title, which was subsequently recorded.

Two months later, while the parties were living together, Girlfriend became pregnant, indisputably by another man. Boyfriend gave Girlfriend notice of her breach, and requested a conveyance of the real estate back to Boyfriend. Litigation ensued.

The trial court found in Boyfriend’s favor, based upon enforcement of the contract, and ordered Girlfriend to execute a quitclaim deed in Boyfriend’s favor. Girlfriend appealed.

The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision. The Court noted Indiana’s deep history of supporting the right of competent adults to enter into contracts. The Court rejected Girlfriend’s argument that this contract violated public policy by requiring her forbearance in sexual activity.

To view the text of this opinion in its entirety, click here: Tina L. Hemingway v. John P. Scott

 

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James A. Reed and Michael R. Kohlhaas of Bingham Greenebaum Doll represent clients in a wide spectrum of relationship transition and wealth planning matters, including premarital agreements, estate planning, cohabitation, separation, divorce (especially involving high net worth individuals and/or complex asset issues), custody, parenting arrangements, adoption, and domestic partnerships. Bingham Greenebaum Doll, a multidisciplinary law firm serving regional, national, and international clients, is the fourth-largest law firm in Indiana. The firm’s main practices include corporate, property, litigation, labor, government law, and personal services law. Visit the firm’s website at www.bgdlegal.com.

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Representing the Soldier, Jan. 27: Special Low Tuition for Everyone!

ICLEF is proud to provide a special reduced tuition for EVERYONE, in honor of those who serve in our armed forces.

TOPICS:
Panel #1 lead by Major Daniel B. Bagley
• The Soldier’s and Sailor’s Civil Relief Act
• Landlord / Tenant Issues
• Consumer Credit Issues

Panel #2 lead by Major John C. Drier
Ethical Matters of the Attorney-Client Relationship:
• Pre-Mobilization Checklist
• Child Support Coordination
• Wills & Estate Planning; Powers of Attorney
• Military Pay
• Family Care Plans

Panel #3 lead by Lt. Colonel Michael A. Fish
• The Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
• Death and Survivor Benefits

Veterans Court
– Lt. Colonel (retired) Harold R. Johnston

Government Contract Law & the Attorney’s Ethical Considerations
– Colonel Daniel Kozlowski
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FACULTY:
J. David Roellgen – Chair
Kolb Roellgen & Kirchoff LLP, Vincennes

Daniel B. Bagley
Attorney Advisor, Indiana National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters, Indianapolis

John C. Drier
Law Offices of John C. Drier, Plainfield

Michael A. Fish
Attorney at Law, Valparaiso

Harold R. Johnston
Indianapolis Veterans Court, Indianapolis

Daniel Kozlowski
Staff Judge Advocate, Indiana National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters, Indianapolis

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Representing the Soldier: Legal Issues Beyond the Call of Duty
3 CLE / 1 E – Friday, January 27,  1:00 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis, IN

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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