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Next Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy October 4
Accepting Placement Applications for 2012 ESCAP
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Next Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy October 4, 2011


Reinstatement of Parental Rights


The next GA Child Welfare Legal Academy is scheduled for this Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at Emory Law School from 1:30-3:45 pm. Online registration is available at The Honorable J. Lane Bearden and attorneys Elinor Portivent and Brent Erwin will discuss the case law and issues surrounding the reinstatement of parental rights. Please forward this information to others who may be interested in attending this program.


Also, the video presentations for August and September GA Child Welfare Legal Academy programs are now available to view here.



Now Accepting Placement Applications for the 2012 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program


We have begun planning for the 2012 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program, and if your work involves interacting with the child welfare system, we invite you and your organization to apply to supervise a student intern. 


Students who are accepted into the program will be paid through a grant that is administered by the Barton Child Law & Policy Center at Emory Law School. The grant is focused on children who are in the child welfare system, so internships need to focus on this population to qualify.  The deadline for student applications will be in early December, with interviews between selected students and supervisors to occur in early to mid-January 2012.   If you are interested in more information or in applying to host and intern, please email Kirsten Widner.




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