Presentations

Presentations and Publications

Since 1989 Howard has taught fellow attorneys about many facets of family law and related topics. He is a frequent lecturer for his fellow attorneys.   Howard continues to help attorneys and judicial officers keep current on the state of the law.

Presentations

  • Ethical Considerations in Collaborative Practice, Vancouver, Washington, September 19, 2017 (presenter)
  • Collaborative Practice: A Primer, Clark County Bar Association, Vancouver, Washington, March 11, 2015 (co-presenter)
  • Community Property Law in Same Sex Relationships, Family Law Counsel of Community Property States, Madison, Wisconsin, March 7, 2013 (co-presenter)
  • What Family Court Judges Want You to Know, National Business Institute, Vancouver, Washington, December, 2012, (co-moderator and panelist)
  • Liability for Premarital and Post Marital Debt Under Washington State Law, Family Law Counsel of Community Property States, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, March 1, 2012 (co-presenter)
  • How Washington and Other Community Property States Treat Alimony Awards, Comparison of Community Property States and the Handling of Alimony Award; WSBA CLE, Seattle, Washington, April 2011 (Lecturer)
  • Valuation and Disposition Considerations for Employment Benefits, New Orleans, LA, April 2011 (Lecturer)
  • Valuation and Disposition Strategies in a Changing Economy; AAML in association with the Family Law Council of Community Property States, Seattle, Washington, April 2010 (Seminar Chair)
  • Washington State delegate to the Family Law Council of Community Property States, 1998 through 2006, and 2011
  • Considerations in Awarding Closely Held Business in the Context of Divorce, April 2004 and June, 2004 (Lecturer)
  • Avoiding Ethical Traps in Family Law, March, 2004 (Lecturer)
  • Essentials of Community Property, November 2003 (Lecturer)
  • Distribution of Retirement Assets in Washington, March 2003 and June 2003 (Lecturer)
  • Ethics Issues for Family Law Lawyers, June 2002 (Lecturer)
  • Characterization, Valuation and Distribution of Intangible Assets, June 2001 (Lecturer)
  • Community Property Update, Family Law Council of Community Property States, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2011 (Lecturer)
  • Ethics for Family Law Lawyers, December 1999 (Lecturer)
  • Ethics for Guardian ad Litems, 1999 (Lecturer)
  • Implementing Hague Convention, Family Law Section Mid-Year, 1999 (Lecturer)
  • Ethics in Family Law, Clark County Family Law Section, 1999 (Lecturer)
  • Skills Training for Family Law, April 1999 (Faculty/Lecturer)
  • Ethics for Family Law Lawyers, December 1998 (Lecturer)
  • Skills Training for Family Law, April 1998 (Faculty)
  • Working with Mental Health Experts in a Custody Case, Annual Family Law Section Meeting, June 1997 (Lecturer)
  • Skills Training for Family Law, April 1997 (Faculty)
  • Skills Training for Family Law, April 1996 (Faculty)
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Litigation, November 1996 (Panelist)
  • Ethics in Family Law, June 1996 (Lecturer)
  • Skills Training for Family Law, April 1995 (Faculty/Lecturer)
  • Ethics in Family Law, WSBA Family Law Section, 1995 (Lecturer)
  • Skills Training for Family Law, April 1994 (Faculty/Lecturer)
  • Skills Training for Family Law, April 1993 (Faculty)
  • True Joint custody, CCBA CLE Section, May 1993 (Lecturer)
  • Disciplinary Rules and Family Law Practitioners, WSBA Family Law Section, 1993 (Lecturer)
  • Ethics in Family Law, WSBA Family Law Section, 1992 (Lecturer)
  • Family Law Trial Presentation, Idaho Family Law Section, 1992 (Lecturer)
  • Hague Convention, Family Law Section Mid-Year 1989 (Lecturer)

Current Publications

  • Author – West’s Washington Practice Series on Family Law, Chapter:  UCCJA/UCCJEA; annual updates from initial publication in 1997 until 2013.
  • Author – West’s Washington Practice Series in Family Law, Chapters: Cohabitation, and Defunct Marriage; 2016.

Past Publications

  • Editor – Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Family Law Section Newsletter, 1996-1999
  • Numerous articles for Family Law Section Newsletter, WSBA
  • Articles for Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA)
  • Assistant Editor Family Law Desk Book Supplement, 1996
  • Editorial Staff WSBA Family Law Desk Book