Child Welfare Attorney Training '14

Recorded April 11, 2014

Co-Sponsors

  • 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: Child Protection and Advocacy Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding

Laurie-Ann Fallon, Program Chair, Child Welfare Legal Services, Special Assistant Attorney General, Barrow County Division of Family & Children’s Services, Atlanta

NUTS AND BOLTS OF JUVENILE LAW AND PRACTICE IN CHILD DEPRIVATION CASES, INCLUDING PROFESSIONALISM

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, Associate Judge, Fulton County Juvenile Court, Atlanta
  • Mary D. Hermann, Child Welfare Legal Services, Savannah

Remarks by Ashley Willcott, Director, Georgia’s Office of the Child Advocate

CHILD DEVELOPMENT/CHILD WELL-BEING

Nancy N. Fajman, MD, MPH, Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Atlanta

CASE LAW AND CODE UPDATE

Hon. Gerald W. Bruce, Judge, Juvenile Court, Enotah Judicial Circuit, Dahlonega

ETHICS

Jenifer L. Carreras, The Law Office of Jen Carreras LLC, Roswell