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SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDING PARENTS- THE ABCs

THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY DEFENSE ATTORNEYS 

 

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DBA CHILD WELFARE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMITTEE

 

 PRESENTS

SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDING PARENTS- THE ABCs

ADVOCACY, BUILDING BLOCKS, COMMUNICATIONS*

November 10, 2023- DBA Mansion- 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX

COST: MEMBER-$75; NON-MEMBER $125

9:00-9:30          DFPS INTAKES AND INVESTIGATIONS – JOLEI SHIPLEY, J.D.  WILL INTRODUCE US TO THE EARLY STAGES OF CPS LITIGATION, WHERE IT ALL BEGINS. (.5)

9:30-11:00        LITIGATING ADVERSARY HEARINGS AND IMPLEMENTING RECENT LEGISLATION- JULIA C. HATCHER, J.D., GIVES TIPS ON HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY DEFEND A CHAPTER 262 OR 264 HEARING, AND REVIEWS RECENT LEGISLATION AIMED AT REUNIFICATION. (1.5) WHAT'S THIS THIRD GROUND REQUIRED FOR TERMINATION?

11:00-11:30- CREATING AND AMENDING FAMILY SERVICE PLANS - JOLEI SHIPLEY, J.D. -HOW TO CREATIVELY WRITE A FAMILY SERVICE PLAN BASED ON YOUR CLIENT’S NEEDS. (.5)

11:30-12:00     LUNCH BREAK – Buffet at the Mansion on your own

12:00-1:30        TRAUMA INFORMED ADVOCACY- CHRISTINA PERRONE, J.D. SPEAKS ON HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CLIENT USING A TRAUMA INFORMED CARE APPROACH. (1.5) (.75 ETHICS)

1:30-2:30:         THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY OF CLIENT COMMUNICATION- COURTNEY WHEELER, J.D., DISCUSSES HOW TO UNDERSTAND COMMON OBSTACLES TO COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR CPS CLIENT, AND STRATEGIES FOR HOW TO AVOID THEM; HOW TO USE COMMUNICATION ARTFULLY TO GUIDE YOUR CLIENTS THROUGH THE BEST AND WORST DAYS OF THEIR CPS CASE; HOW TO UTILZE COMMUNICATION BOUNDARIES TO PROTECT YOUR CLIENT AND YOURSELF. (1.0) (1.0 ETHICS)

*5.0 hours CLE pending with the State Bar of Texas- 1.75 hours Ethics

CAPACITY LIMITED TO 60 PEOPLE

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