Continuing Legal Education Seminars

A Survival Guide to the Practice of Family Law CLE Seminar Series

This interactive series, will cover the gamut of family law topics and is jam packed with information, checklists, client materials, sample forms and plenty of Q&A with the experts.

These seminars are free to all attorneys currently signed up with the VLP, and are also offered free to attorneys willing to sign up with the VLP. 

Register for one or more CLE seminars: 

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016  >  12:15-1:15 pm

NEW LOCATION:  Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc. 

2343 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 100
Tucson, AZ  85719

Faculty  >>  

Kathleen A. McCarthy, The McCarthy Law Firm

This seminar may qualify for up to 1.0 hours towards your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hours towards the ethics requirement.

Sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyers Program

Southern Arizona Legal Aid's Volunteer Lawyers Program is a nonprofit program that teams attorneys willing to do pro bono legal work with low-income clients in need of civil legal assistance.  Through the donation of their time and expertise, these volunteer attorneys help to make the legal system accessible to all.


Kathleen A. McCarthy

Kathleen McCarthy

Kathleen A. McCarthy is the owner of The McCarthy Law Firm, a law firm that is devoted solely to the practice of family law.  Ms. McCarthy has been a lawyer for 38 years, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), is certified as a domestic relations specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, 1999-present (and earned the recognition as being named as the Best Lawyers' 2010 Tucson Family Lawyer of the Year), Super Lawyers of the Southwest, 2007-pres., and in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.  She is the recipient of the 2012 State Bar of Arizona Continuing EducationAward for outstanding contributions to the State Bar's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program.  

She is currently a member of the State Bar of Arizona Family Law Advisory Commission, which certifies family law specialists in Arizona.  She served on the St. Bar CLE Committee (2009-2011). Ms. McCarthy is the former Co-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Pima County Bar Association and former President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Arizona Chapter. She is a past Chair of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Arizona and a past President of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).  She has been a guest lecturer at the Judicial College for family law judges, has written a handbook on spousal maintenance for judges and she frequently lectures and writes on family law related issues.



Both sides of the issue will be presented and the audience will be the judge.  We will cover as many of the following issues as time permits.  

Enforceability of Rule 69 Agreements, and possibly the following:

  • Compelling Financial Records of a non-party Admissibility of medical records, without calling the doctor.
  • Admissibility of business records without calling custodian of records Obtaining records from a directly from a child's school when the school won't cooperate