General Law

Financial Documents Literacy in Family Law

• Financial documents: what are they, why do you need them, and where to look for them

• Tax returns: how to read them and what you can find in them

• Financial statements: what to ask for, how to understand them, and what you can learn from them

• Financial software: tips and traps

• What to do when financial documents don’t exist yet, but are necessary

Darlene Elmore
Certified Public Accountant

Darlene has over 28 years of experience as an accountant and has worked in public accounting for the last 23. With an office in Santa Rosa, her practice is focused on providing forensic accounting analysis and services, with an emphasis on family law matters. In additional to her certification as a CPA, she is accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA.


Catherine Conner
Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP

Ms. Conner is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her primary focus is on providing couples with options for resolving their disputes respectfully without going to court. The strategies she employs include private judging, mediation, collaborative practice, and settlement counsel. Ms. Conner is a past President of the Collaborative Council of the Redwood Empire and a Past President of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Additionally, she’s a mediation and collaborative practice trainer with the Center for Understanding in Conflict and has co-authored a practice manual for collaborative practitioners entitled “Collaborative Practice Materials.”


William B. Doty
Law Offices of William B. Doty

Bill was a full time high school teacher while attending Loyola Law School at night. He had a family law practice in Beverly Hills, but quickly moved to Sonoma County after a visit here in 1973. In 1998, after years of practice, he began to shift from litigator to mediator. He firmly believes that family law matters should be resolved in a respectful and caring manner; in the conference room, not the court room. Bill is known for his candor and creative approach to complex issues. He has successfully mediated more than 500 family law cases in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Marin Counties. He is frequently asked to act as Judge Pro Tem in family law matters and has served in that capacity in over 180 cases.

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00– 2:00 pm

Darlene Elmore, Certified Public Accountant

Catherine Conner, Conner, Lawrence, Rodney, Olhiser & Barrett, LLP

William B. Doty, Law Offices of William B. Doty

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $75–SCBA Members; $85–Public

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