Seminar Number

8404

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$160

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$180

 

ADVANCED ADOPTION LAW AND PRACTICE IN GEORGIA

NOVEMBER 8, 2013

State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
104 Marietta St. NW • Atlanta

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 1 Professionalism Hour and 4 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsor:
Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers

Presiding:
James B. Outman, Program Chair, Law Office of James B. Outman, LLC, Atlanta

7:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:20

Welcome and Program Overview
James B. Outman

8:30

Overview of the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) In Juvenile Court dependency cases and in connection with the involuntary termination of parental rights in either the Juvenile Court or as part of an adoption proceeding in Superior Court, including a discussion of the Baby Veronica decision
Philip “Jay” McCarthy, Jr., McCarthy Weston, PLLC, Flagstaff, AZ

10:00

BREAK

10:15

Discussion of Subject Matter, Personal and Status Jurisdiction, and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) In Multi-state adoptions and Juvenile Court dependency and termination proceedings
Jeanne T. Tate, Law Office of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A., Naples, Orlando and Tampa, FL

11:15

Discussion of Post-adoption Contact Agreements under newly enacted O.C.G.A. § 19-8-27
Lori M. Surmay, The Law Office of Lori M. Surmay, Atlanta

11:45
Lunch (Included in registration fee)
12:15
Discussion of the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) In voluntary adoption placements either to a Licensed Child-Placing Agency, to the Department or stepparent, relative, or private third-party adoptions, including a discussion of the Baby Veronica decision
Philip “Jay” McCarthy, Jr.
1:15
BREAK
1:30
Recent Developments in Adoption Practice and Procedure, Legislation, and Case Law
James B. Outman
2:15

Discussion of the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) in Multi-state Adoptions and Juvenile Court dependency and termination proceedings
Jeanne T. Tate

2:45
Questions and Answers regarding issues in adoption practice: Opportunity for an interactive discussion between registrants and presenters
Moderator:
Richard A Horder, Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter, LLP, Atlanta

Panelists:
All presenters
3:30
ADJOURN