Training

 

training

This page provides information on upcoming training seminars and presentation materials relevant to attorneys who defend parents in dependency proceedings and termination of parental rights cases.  FREE CLE seminar videos and access to the motions and brief bank are located in the Members Only area at Attorney Resources.

UPCOMING TRAINING SEMINARS

 

GEORGIA

Dependency Appellate Procedure CLE 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

You’ve been handed your first appeal and have no idea what to do!  Learn the nuts and bolts of dependency appellate work, including filing deadlines, which orders are appealable, who needs to be served, the differences between discretionary and direct appeals, and how to craft your argument.

Click here to register by June 22. This training will take place on the second floor of the State Bar Building located at 104 Marietta Street. The CLE is provided at no cost.  Lunch and refreshments are included.

 

NATIONAL

April 25-26, 2017 Tyson’s Corner, VA
American Bar Association’s 5th National Parent Attorney Conference: Valuing Dignity & Respect for All Families

April 27-28, 2017 Tyson’s Corner, VA
American Bar Association’s 17th National Children & the Law: SOAR – Strengthening Our Advocacy for Results

 

CLE SEMINAR MATERIALS

 

December 9, 2016: PAAC Quarterly CLE Seminar

AGENDA
Overview of Dependency
Dependency Flowchart
Ethics
Ethics Appendix
Rapport & Collaboration
Child Abuse Registry

GA Maltreatment Codes
Evidence


September 30, 2016
:  Trial Prep Strategies and Live Mock Trial
AGENDA
MOCK Dependency Petition
MOCK Dependency Complaint
MOCK Dependency Case Plan


September 9, 2016:
 Using PAAC’s Resources Effectively

AGENDA
HANDOUT


June 30, 2016
: PAAC Beginner’s CLE for Parent Attorneys

AGENDA

Overview From Removal to Permanency
Dependency Timeline
Model Motion for Discovery
Dependency Mediation
Notice Letter
Agreement to Mediate
Mediation Agreement
Group Discussion & Resources
-Fact Patterns: Mental Illness
Fact Patterns: Substance Abuse
-Fact Patterns: Domestic Violence

 

March 18, 2016: “Motions Practice for Parent Attorneys”
The seminar covers 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. The seminar is approved for four (4) CLE credits, including four (4) trial hours.

AGENDA
The Meaning of Reasonable Efforts
How to Elevate Your Game
PAAC Quarterly Meeting
The Beginning, The Middle & The End: Case Plan Development
– Case Plan Goals
– Statutory Law
– Objection to Caseplan
Redacted Case Plan Report
Redacted Consent Order of Disposition


September 11, 201
5: “Essentials of Representing Parents in Dependency Cases”

PAAC’s second beginner training of the year for Parent Attorneys.  The training covered timelines in dependency cases, ethics of representation, review hearings, as well as representation of fathers and parents with disabilities.
Essentials Training Agenda and Presenter Bios

Training Materials:
Timelines in Dependency Cases
Representing Parents with Disabilities (Geter, Hull)
Representing Parents with Disabilities II (LeGault)
Ethics of Representing Parents
Representing Fathers


March 25, 2015: A Comprehensive Approach to Serving as Juvenile Court GAL
Through collaboration among GPDC, Office of the Child Advocate, DeKalb County Juvenile Court, DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center, and the Georgia Association of Counsel for Children, this training seminar geared for Juvenile Court Attorney-GALs was recorded and is available for on-demand viewing. This training is approved by the Office of the Child Advocate.

Training Agenda
Watch Video Here

Presentation Materials


March 20, 2015: Chatham County School Justice Partnership Summit

Archived Livestream is here: http://cjcc.georgia.gov/dmc


March 13, 2015: PAAC Quarterly Meeting
The State of Georgia’s Child Abuse Law and Medical Intervention” by Darice M. Good and Colleen Puckett


February 5, 2015: PAAC Hall County CLE

“Representing Parents In Juvenile Court:  It’s New for Everyone”