Children's Law: Speak for Those Who Need a Voice

Starts:  Nov 16, 2017 12:00 PM (ET)
Ends:  Nov 17, 2017 3:00 PM (ET)

Reserve a room

Section Members $50; Non-Section Members $60; and Law Students $20
online or by mail form PDF
Registration deadline
is November 10​

The Children's Law Section invites attorneys that represent parents and children in the juvenile court to attend this exciting trial practice conference. The conference will focus on tips and strategies to address the unique issues that arise in defending child welfare and juvenile delinquency cases. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer input regarding ways to address cases moving through the court system.


12:30 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. The Intersection of Child Custody & Child Protection Cases
2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
3:00 p.m. Troubleshooting Education Issues for Court Wards
3:15 p.m. ICWA/MIFPA Need to Know
4:00–5:00 p.m. Substance Abuse: A Look at Drug Positive Newborn Cases & Other Substance Abuse Issues

8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Reasonable Efforts: What to Look For & What to Ask
10:00 a.m. LGAL for Parents—Best Practices in Light of In re Guido-Seger
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Evaluation of Child Death Cases in and out of Child Protection
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Stepping Up with the ADA: Looking at the Implications of the Hicks/Brown Case
2:00–3:00 p.m. Case Update



Summit Village, Shanty Creek Resort
5780 Shanty Creek Rd.
Bellaire, 49615


Stephanie Cardenas