Child Welfare Attorney Training '13

Recorded October 4, 2013

Note

    This program quailfies for Guardian Ad Litem training in Juvenile Court

Co-Sponsor

    Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children;
    Georgia Public Defender Standards Council;
    Georgia Association of Counsel for Children;
    Office of the Child Advocate;
    State Bar of Georgia Section on Child Protection and Advocacy

Presiding

    Araceli T. Jacobs, Program Chair; Legal Policy Analyst, Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, Atlanta

WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Hon. P. Harris Hines, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia; Chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children, Atlanta

NUTS AND BOLTS OF JUVENILE LAW AND PRACTICE IN CHILD DEPRIVATION CASES

This session will involve specific case scenarios to teach state and federal child welfare law from different attorney perspectives; various roles with the cases, including relationship with CASA; overview of juvenile court process and trial skills; and a very brief description of public benefits.

  • Hon. Cassandra Kirk, Judge, Fulton County Juvenile Court, Atlanta

  • Mary D. Hermann, Attorney at Law, Savannah

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Alka Aneja, Medical Director, Department of Human Services, Atlanta

CASE LAW UPDATE

  • Leslie E. Stewart, CWLS, Attorney at Law, Atlanta

  • Melissa D. Carter, Director, Barton Child Law and Policy Center, Atlanta

ETHICS IN CHILD WELFARE CASES

Karlise Y. Grier, CWLS, Grier Law Office, Atlanta