Presentations

Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, The Carter Center, Casey Family Programs

Moderator of Georgia Leadership Panel:

January 10, 2014; April 25, 2014; June 27, 2014; and December 12, 2014

• Complex Trauma in Children Known to Our State Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems, https://sites.google.com/site/gatraumasummits/

 

Child Welfare Attorney Training for the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Office of the Child Advocate and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia

Presenter: October 4, 2013; April 12, 2013; October 5, 2012; October 6, 2011; April 14, 2011; April 15, 2010; October 21, 2009; April 16, 2009; October 22, 2008; and April 25, 2008

             • Ethics in Child Welfare Cases

 

Georgia Office of the Child Advocate

Presenter: November 4, 2013; September 24, 2013; June 14, 2013; March 19, 2013; August 9, 2012

            • Placement Stability in Child Welfare Cases

            • Georgia’s New Juvenile Court Code (November 4, 2013 only)

 

Child Welfare Attorney Training for the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Office of the Child Advocate and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia

Presenter: October 6, 2011; June 6, 2012

            • Placement Stability in Child Welfare Cases

 

Religion Roundtable (AIB Television Show)

Guest: Discussing the topic of DOMA, July 19 2013 (original air date)

 

Georgia Child Welfare Attorney Trial Techniques Training for the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Office of the Child Advocate and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia

Program Co-Director: June 18, 2010 – June 20, 2010

            • Design, implement and lead interactive trial skills training for 50 attorneys

 

Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates Conference

Co-Presenter: March 3, 2010

            • Overview of the Supreme Court Cold Case Project

 

Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies Annual Conference on Adoption

Presenter: February 26, 2010

            • Professional Ethics

 

Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services Independent Living Program (for Foster Youth)

Co-Presenter: February 18, 2010 and March 5, 2009

            • Legal Rights and Responsibilities

 

Georgia Youth Law Conference for the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Office of the Child Advocate and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia

Presenter: November 4, 2009

            • Ethics in Child Welfare Cases

 

DeKalb County Child Advocate Office Conflict Attorney Training

Co-Presenter: October 9, 2009

            • Ethics in Child Welfare Cases

 

Legally Speaking on Adoption (CAU Television Show)

Guest: February 23, 2009 (original air date)

 

Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Family & Children Services:

Building Successful Teams

Presenter: April 3, 2007

            • Ethical Issues in Child-Welfare Cases

 

Law and Society on        Law and Society (AIB Television Show)

Guest: Discussing the topic of Marriage & Divorce, December 11, 2008 (original air date)

Mailbag Attorney: 2011-2012 (various air dates)

 

Civil Pro Bono Family Law Project, Inc.

Presenter: June 20, 2008 and December 13, 2007

            • Family Law Issues for Attorneys Who Represent Incarcerated Mothers

 

Legal Services University for the Georgia Legal Services Program and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Presenter: May 5, 2008

• Recent Changes in Child Custody Law

 

Georgia Legal Services Program 2007 Kinship Care Adoption Training

Presenter: October 26, 2007

• Adoption Law in Georgia

 

Nuts and Bolts of Family Law Seminar for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia

Presenter: August 24, 2007 and September 14, 2007

• The New Child Custody Statute (HB 369)

 

Handling Custody Cases in Superior and Juvenile Court:

Advocacy Training for Attorneys and Guardian ad Litems

Presenter: January 31, 2006

•  Representing the Best Interests of Children in Superior Court: The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Civil Custody Disputes – An Attorney Perspective

 

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (f/k/a Georgia Council on Child Abuse)

22nd Annual Symposium – July 9 – 11, 2006

Member, Planning Committee

Presenter

            • Ethical Issues in Child-Welfare Cases

 

21st Annual Symposium – July 14 – 15, 2005

Member, Planning Committee

Presenter

            • Ethical Issues in Child-Welfare Cases

            • Juvenile Court Process and Procedure

 

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (f/k/a Georgia Council on Child Abuse)

Survivor Support Group Training – 2001 and 2002

            Presenter

                        • Ethical Issues in Child-Welfare Cases

 

Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Family & Children Services IV-E Conference hosted by Georgia State University School of Social Work

            Keynote Speaker: October 14, 2005

 

Emory University School of Law Kessler/Eidson Trial Techniques Program

Adjunct Faculty Member: May 2005, May 2006, May 2007, May 2008 and May 2009

 

Adoption Law in Georgia CLE sponsored by National Business Institute

Presenter: June 2003


Model Approaches to Partnerships in Parenting

(and other training for potential foster and adoptive parents)

Presenter: April 2001 to 2009

 

Laymen’s Lawyer on Marriage and Divorce (PBS Television Show)

Guest: November 1, 2002 (original air date)