Next Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy April 16, 2013
Children's Right to Counsel
Please join us on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 1:00-3:15pm, for the next Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy program. Lead child attorneys from Fulton and DeKalb Counties will present and guide a conversation about the state of the right to counsel for children in deprivation proceedings in Georgia. Models of practice vary across the state, Georgia's statutory scheme is unclear, and recent case law raises more questions than it answers. Our presenters have been at the forefront of these issues for almost a decade, as the implementers of the Kenny A. consent decrees in their respective counties. They will share insights from their practice models and discuss the implications of recent appellate decisions and guidance from the State Bar of Georgia addressing the legal representation scheme for children in juvenile court deprivation cases.
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Save the Date for the May Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy May 14, 2013
The New Juvenile Code
Save the date for the next Child Welfare Legal Academy to be held Tuesday, May 14, from 8-10am. The Barton Center, with support from the Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children, is planning a series of special event presentations on the new juvenile code. The first of the series, to be held on May 14 live in Tull Auditorium on the Emory Law campus and broadcast to local sites throughout the state, will feature a broad overview of the new code, with highlights from each article. Future events will explore the changes more in depth. Stay tuned for more details.
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