Now Seeking Placements for the 2013 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program
We have begun planning for the 2013 Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program, and we invite child welfare-related organizations to supervise a student intern. If you would like to participate this summer, please review the supervisor information at http://bartoncenter.net/http://bartoncenter.net/about/student-opportunities/escap_prog_info_sprvsr.html, and complete the online Intern Request Form (http://bartoncenter.net/http://bartoncenter.net/about/student-opportunities/request-for-intern-form.html) by Friday, October 19, 2012. The information you enter will be used to provide descriptions of the placements for which students may apply. Please give as much information as possible.
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 website provides information regarding program requirements and deadlines. The deadline for student applications will be in early December, with interviews between selected students and supervisors to occur in early to mid-January 2013.
Registration Is Now Open for October and November Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy Sessions
Open Adoption, October 23, 2012
Plan to join us on October 23rd for a presentation by Representative Mary Margaret Oliver and Jim Outman on the topic of open adoption and related issues. These attorneys have extensive experience with adoption practice in Georgia and have been personally involved in shaping the public conversation about open adoption, particularly for children adopted from the foster care system. The lecture will address a host of legal considerations and offer practical tips for crafting post-placement contact agreements as one solution to preserving the child's connection to his biological parents when legal permanency is with another family. To register for this event, go to: http://tinyurl.com/legacadopenadop
Evidence Code Changes, November 30, 2012
Our Visiting Scholar in Practice, Professor Paul Milich was the Reporter for the State Bar of Georgia Committee that drafted the new evidence code and lobbied in the Georgia General Assembly for its adoption. Professor Milich will discuss the provisions of the new code that affect Juvenile Court hearings, custody proceedings, protective orders, and child abuse prosecutions. To register for this event, go to: http://tinyurl.com/legacadevicode
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