Motions Practice for Parent Attorneys

PAAC’s Parent Attorney Motions Seminar scheduled for Friday, November 6 has been postponed due to a conflict.  Registration information will be posted here once a new date for the seminar has been selected.

The seminar will cover several topics, including case planning for pre-adjudication and adjudicatory disposition hearings, JJ v. Ledbetter and Daubert motions, motions in limine, motions in the context of case plans and reasonable efforts, and motions to return custody.

Four (4) CLE credits, including four (4) trial credits are pending approval.  Barring technical difficulties, the seminar will be made available as a live webinar and a recorded webinar for later viewing.  Registration for the training is FREE and lunch will be provided for in-person attendees.  However, you are responsible for payment directly to the State Bar of Georgia for any CLE credits you may claim.


Bench Brief Contest

PAAC requests submissions of bench briefs – 2-3 paragraphs which cover points of law useful for quick reference in court – which will be provided as a resource to our members.  Please submit information you have developed on a point of parent attorney law – or brief a question you have wanted answered – and submit your document in Word or WordPerfect form to  The members who submit the most briefs containing useful information will be rewarded with public acclaim and a copy of the updated Georgia Juvenile Code Annotated (Lexis).  SUBMIT EARLY AND OFTEN!  CONTEST ENDS OCTOBER 9, 2015.

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“Essentials of Representing Parents in Dependency Cases”

September 11, 2015
8:30 amto2:00 pm

Beginner Training for Parent Attorneys, Hosted by PAAC
State Bar of Georgia, Conference Center, Room #3
Registration closed 

Training topics will include: dependency case timelines, review hearings, and representing fathers and parents with disabilities.  It is anticipated that this training will provide four (4) CLE credits. 

Essentials Training Agenda

PAAC Advanced Safety Protection Training

June 19, 2015
8:30 amto1:00 pm

State Bar of Georgia

Registration is now OPEN for this FREE Advanced CLE!

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PAAC ABA Scholarship 2015 WINNERS!

May 11, 2015
5:00 pm

Giving Back to PAAC
Scholarship Reimbursement

Congratulations to the 2015 Giving Back to PAAC Scholarship Recipients:
-Emma Brown-Bernstein, Office of the Public Defender
-Kamau Hull, The Hull Firm, LLC
-Nicole Hull, The Hull Firm, LLC
-Michelle LeGault, LeGault Legal, LLC
-Ari Mathe’ The Law Office of Arianne Mathe’ PC
-Kellie Rogers, Kellie E. Rogers, PC

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4th ABA National Parent Attorney Conference: Achieving Justice Against the Odds

July 21, 2015toJuly 23, 2015

with Trial Skills for Parents’ Attorneys 
*Pre-Conference, July 21, 2015

At the Omni Shoreham Hotel | 2500 Calvert St NW | Washington, DC, 20008
You can book your hotel room at the Omni under our conference block at