Child and Parent Attorneys '06

Recorded April 19, 2006


  • Michelle R. Barclay, Co-Chair, Child Placement Project, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta
  • Patricia McCann, Co-Chair, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Atlanta

Welcome and program overview

Hon. P. Harris Hines, Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta

Nuts and Bolts of Juvenile Law and Practice in Child Deprivation Cases - [This session will involve using specific case scenarios to teach state and federal child welfare law from both a child’s attorney and a parent’s attorney perspective; 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.]

  • Karen B. Baynes, Associate Director, The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia, Athens; former Juvenile Court Judge of Fulton County, Atlanta
  • Mary D. Hermann, Child Advocate Attorney, DeKalb County Child Advocacy Center, Decatur

Special Education for Foster Children— What are the Red Flags in the Process? - [Many children with disabilities have needs, which must be met in order to have educational success. To ensure that schools meet those needs, several federal laws give children and their parents’ specific rights.]

Craig L. Goodmark, Attorney, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Atlanta

Professionalism and Ethics for Child and Parent Attorneys

Jennifer Renne, Staff Attorney, ABA Center on Children and the Law, National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues, Washington, DC