JoAl Cannon Sheridan

JoAl Cannon Sheridan

Sheridan Family Law PLLC

Profile

Education

Baylor Law School 1992

Admitted to Practice

Texas 1992

AAML Position(s) Held

National
  • Chair, Professionalism Committee
  • Co-chair, 2019 CLE Committee
  • Chair, Strategic Planning Implementation Committee–Marketing

Legal Organizations

  • Director, State Bar of Texas Board of Directors (1998-2001) (youngest ever elected)
  • Chair, SBOT Board Legislative Policy Committee
  • Chair, SBOT Board Legal Services Committee
  • Vice-Chair, SBOT Board Grievance and Disciplinary Systen Oversight Comm.
  • Member, Audit and Finance Committee
  • Speaker, New SBOT Director Orientation
  • Director, Board of Disciplinary Appeals (2008-2011) (Vice-Chair, 2009-2011)
  • Member/Director, Family Law Section Council (2001-2011)-Committees-Legislative, State Bar, Member Services, Pro Bono
  • Member, District 2A Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas (2003-2008)
  • Director, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • Trustee, Texas Bar Foundation (2007-2010
  • Executive Committee 2010)
  • Officer Track/Treasurer, Texas Family law Foundation (2010-2016)
  • Trustee, Texas Family Law Foundation (2008-2011)
  • President, Baylor Law School Alumni Board (2009-10).

CLE Presentations

  • Speaker/Author, “Ding! You are Now Free to Roam About the Country,” SBOT Advanced Family Law Course 2011
  • Speaker/author, “Jurisdictional Issues,” Associate Judges Conference, July 2011
  • Speaker/Author, “What Would Atticus Do-Most Common Ethical Mistakes Family Lawyers Make,” SBOTAnnual Marriage Dissolution Course 2011
  • Speaker/Author, “Discovery-Getting What You Need From Economical to Expensive,” UT Family Law on the Frontlines Course, June 2011
  • Speaker/Author, “Hot Tips on Hot Topics-Trust,” New Frontiers in Family Law Course, October 2010
  • Speaker/Author, “It’s a Family Affair-Representing Relatives,” Advanced Family Law Course 2010
  • Speaker/Author, “Top 10 Tips for Settling and Negotiating Child support,” SBOT Annual Meeting CLE, Family Law Track, June 2010
  • Speaker/Author, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road-Jurisdiction and Venue, SBOT Marriage Dissolution 2010
  • Speaker/Author, “Jurisdiction Jeopardy,” SBOT Advanced Family Law Course 2009
  • Speaker/Author, “What Would Atticus Do?-Top 10 Ethical Mistakes Family Lawyers Make,” UTCLE Family Law on the Frontlines, June 2009
  • Speaker/Panel, “Legislative Update,” UTCLE Family Law on the Frontlines, June 2009
  • Course Director, SBOT Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, December 2008: Speaker/Author, “Difficult Child Cases,” SBOT Advanced Family Law Course, August 2008
  • Speaker, “Representing and Defending Against the Impaired Client,” UTCLE Family Law on the Frontlines, June 2008: Speaker/Author, “Discovery Grab Bag,” SBOT Advanced Family Law Course August 2007
  • Speaker/Author, “Divorce Beyong Hate,” SBOT Marriage Dissolution Institute, May 2007
  • Speaker/Author, “Digging Up Alcatraz: Revisiting the Rocks of Common Law and Uncommon Claims (Reimbursement), SBOT New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, October 2006
  • Speaker/Author, “Nobody’ Doin” What They’re S’posed To-Enforcing Child Support and Possession Orders,” SBOT Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, August 2006
  • Speaker/Author, “Sleeping With the Enemy-Domestic Violence and Protective Orders,” SBOT Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, December 2005
  • Speaker/Author, “Here’s Hopi The Marriage Lasts-Protecting Separate Property Through the Use of FLP’s, Corporate Structures and Trusts,” SBOT New Frontiers in Marital Property Course, October 2005
  • Speaker/Author, “Avoiding Getting Cross With Your Cross Client,” Advanced Family Law Seminar, August 2005
  • Speaker/Author, “The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Defending Modifications Without the Third Prong,” Advanced Family Law Seminar, August 2004
  • Speaker/Author, “Sex, Drugs, and Body Piercing-Bad Facts in Custody Cases, Both for Ya and Against Ya,” Advanced Family Law Seminar August 2003
  • Panel member, “Custody Cases,” Advanced Family Law Seminar, August 2003
  • Speaker/Author, “Managing the File,” Advanced Family Law Seminar August 2002
  • Speaker, “new Millennium Ethics for the Small Town Practitioner,” Navarro County Bar Association, August 2001
  • Speaker on Ethics, Local Bar Leaders Conference Las Colinas, Texas August 2000
  • Planning Committee, SBOT Family Law Advanced Course (2004-2010
  • New Frontiers 2006, 2007, Marriage Dissolution, 2007
  • UT Family Law on the Frontlines, 2008, 2009
  • UT Parent-Child Course, 2010).

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