Kathryn Murphy

Kathryn Murphy

GoransonBain Ausley

Profile

Education

Southern Methodist University, 1989, JD

Admitted to Practice

Texas 1989

AAML Position(s) Held

National
  • Fellow, 2004- Present
  • Board of Governors, 2015 – 2017
State
  • FellowExecutive Committee, 2006 – 2010President, 2010

Legal Organizations

  • American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberAmerican College of Trial Lawyers- Fellowship is extended by invitation only to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the aft of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality.State Bar of TexasBoard of Directors, 3-year elected term beginning 2019State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMemberChair, 2016Family Law Council, Member, 2005- PresentTexas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember, 1995 – presentAnnette Stewart Inn of CourtMemberBoard Member, 2005 – 2012CASA of Collin County Advisory BoardBoard MemberCollaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)MemberCollege of the State Bar of TexasMemberCollin County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberCollin County Bench Bar ConferenceCo-Chair, 2001Program Committee, 2000Collin County Bench Bar FoundationFellowDallas Bar Association, Family Law and Collaborative Law SectionMemberFee Dispute Committee, Member, 1998 – 2000DAYL People’s Law SchoolCo-Chair, 1995 – 1996Denton County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberGrievance Committee, District 1AChair, 2006 – 2007Member, 2002 – 2007International Academy of Family LawyersMember, 2015- PresentPlano Bar AssociationMemberSoutheastern Paralegal InstituteInstructor, 1993 – 1996Texas Bar FoundationFellowNominating CommitteeTexas Family Law FoundationLifetime Fellow

CLE Presentations

  • -Direct and Cross of Tracing Experts”, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2019-Reimbursement, Fraud, Waste, and the Reconstituted Estate”, Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2019-How to Draw Clients to the Collaborative Model and Keep them Satisfied-, Collaborative Law: Avoid Breaking Bad When Breaking Up, State Bar of Texas, 2019-Trial of a Custody Case”, Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, State Bar of Texas, Panelist, 2019-Drafting: Are Your Pleadings and Discovery Ready for Trial?”, Advanced Trial Skills for Family Lawyers, Speaker, 2018-Marital Agreements”, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, State Bar of Texas, Panelist, 2018-Premarital and Postmarital Agreements”, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2018Trial Presentation of a Custody Case, TAFLS Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2018Family Law at Your Fingertips- Children Issues, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas 2018Ask the Expert – Divorce: Complex Property, D Magazine, 2018Marital Property Agreements, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2017Property Case Law Update, Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2017Characterization, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2016Negotiation Techniques and Strategies, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2015Judges Panel, Innovations- Breaking Boundaries in Child Custody Litigation, State Bar of Texas, 2015Family Law at Your Fingertips, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2015Protective Orders and Family Violence, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2014Negotiation Techniques and Strategies, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2014Experts, Examination and Ethics- A Guide to Mental Health Experts, Innovations- Breaking Boundaries in Child Custody Litigation, The University of Texas School of Law, 2014Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Co-Course Director, 2013Using a Computer Forensic Expert, Family Law Technology Course, State Bar of Texas, 2012Property Update, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2012Turbo Charge Your Collaborative Practice, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2012Innovations-Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, Co-Course Director, 2012Attorneys Fees Agreements, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2011Characterization of Property, Family Law on the Front Lines, The University of Texas School of Law, 2011Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Course (2010), State Bar of Texas, Asst. Course DirectorCollaborative Law Institute of Texas Course (2011), State Bar of Texas, Course DirectorNew Frontiers in Marital Property Course, State Bar of Texas (2010), Co-Course DirectorElectronic Evidence Workshop, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2009The Electronic Evidence Bible, University of Texas School of Law, 2009Characterization, Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2009Premarital Agreements, Collin County Bar Association, 2009Electronic Evidence – Civil and Ethical Implications, University of Texas School of Law, Parent-Child Relationships
  • Critical Thinking for Critical Issues, 2009Premarital Agreements, Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, 2008Relocation, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2006Temporary Support, Maintenance and Alimony, Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2006Child Support Update: Within and Outside the Guidelines, Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2006Relocation, American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, Spring CLE Conference, Washington D.C., 2006Collaborative Law, Panel of Texas Authors on Texas Collaborative Law, 2006Marital Property 101, State Bar College Spring Training 2006, State Bar College, 2006High Tech Evidence, Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2006High Tech Evidence, Websites, Hard Drives, E-Mails, Etc., Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 2006Protecting Children from Incompetent Forensic Evaluations and Expert Testimony, (Co-Author), Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006Child Support, 31st Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2005Psychological Testing, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2005Relocation, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and Family Law Section, -Nuts and Bolts” Family Law Training, 2005Protecting Your Assets From A Texas Divorce, Professional Solutions Group, 2005Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, Ultimate Trial Notebook – Family Law, State Bar of Texas, 2004High Tech Evidence, Websites, Hard drives, E-Mails, Etc., Williamson County, 2004Relocation Debate, 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2004 (Article won best Family Law article of the year award)Collaborative Law Panel, Collaborative Law Spring Retreat, 2004High Tech Evidence, Websites, Hard Drives, E-Mails, Etc., 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2003Family Law Evidence, Collin County Bench Bar Conference, 2003Family Law Evidentiary Issues, 16th Annual Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, 2003Parentage: Establishing, Attacking & Undoing, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2003Parentage: Current Issues, University of Houston Law Center, 2002Objections at Trial, American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, CLE Conference, Orlando, FL, 2002Division of Property and Dividing Specific Assets, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2002Family Law for the Non-Specialist, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 2002Division of Property on Divorce, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2001Division of Property on Divorce, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2002Family Law Update, Ten Hot Topics in Family Law, Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, 2000Moderator, Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, 2000Family Law Update, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 2000Division of Property on Divorce, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2000Texas Family Law Practice Guide, (Co-Author), West Publishing Company, March 2000, supplemented annually, to the present.This 3-volume set is written for lawyers and Judges, and contains the substantive law regards family law matters, including marital property characterization, tracing, valuation, children and divorce.Family Law Discussion, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 1999Business Valuations in Divorce and Cross-Examination of a Valuation Expert, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1999Opening Statement – Jury or Nonjury, 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1999Update on Family Law, Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association, 1998Family Law for the Non-Specialist, Dallas Bar Association, 1998Obtaining Records from Non-Parties, 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1998Discovery Update, Dallas Bar Association Friday Clinic, 1996Discovery Update, Dallas Bar Association Friday Clinic, 1998Opening and Closing the File, Family Law Conference for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 1998Opening and Closing the File, Family Law Conference for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 1999Discovery Update, 23rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1997Discovery Update, 22nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1996Business Valuation in Divorce, Dallas Chapter Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Fifth Annual Divorce Conference, 1996Business Valuation in Divorce, Dallas Chapter Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Fifth Annual Divorce Conference, 1998Discovery, Dallas Bar Association Family Law Training Seminar, 1996Attorney’s Fees, Family Law Practice Institute, University of Houston, 1996

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