Conferences and Training ~ Archive 2009

Attorney conference calls are held monthly and provide up-to-date information on topics related to legal advocacy. These trainings are conducted by both Program staff and experts from outside the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program. Each hour long presentation has been approved for CLE credit. Below you will find audio files of these conference calls as well as practice aids and materials provided by the lecturer.


Conference Title: IN THE TRENCHES: JUVENILE DEPENDENCY CASES FROM SHELTER TO ADOPTION, The Honorable Tracy Sheehan, Circuit Court Judge and Jon Johnson, General Magistrate, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Conference Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
CLE Course Number: 16180

audios Audio: Audio Recording on December 10, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
In the Trenches (PPT)
Case Citations (DOC)

Conference Title: INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN (ICPC), Steve Pennypacker Esq., Compact Administrator, Florida Department of Children and Families
Conference Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
CLE Course Number: 95789

audios Audio: Audio Recording on November 18, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Overview of ICPC Process (PPT)

Conference Title: MASTER TRUSTS, Deborah A. Schroth, CLS Counsel for Independent Living, Master Trust and Education.
Conference Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
CLE Course Number: 90569

audios Audio: Audio Recording on October 22, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links: 
Master Trust/”Client Trust”: Legal Fiduciary Obligations and Necessary Social Work (PPT)
Master Trust/Client Account Casework Guidelines (DOC)

Conference Title: LEGAL ETHICS IN DEPENDENCY PRACTICE, David Silverstein, Office of the Attorney General, Children’s Legal Services Hillsborough County Florida .
Conference Date: September 22, 2009
CLE Course Number: 81799

audios Audio: Audio Recording on September 22, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Excerpts From Rules of Professional Conduct (DOC)
Legal Ethics In Dependency Practice (DOC)
GAL Program Attorney Standards (DOC)
GAL Standards of Operation (PDF)

Conference Title: VIEW FROM THE BENCH, Judge Altenbernd, Second District Court of Appeals, and Judge Seals, Twentieth Circuit Court.
Conference Date: August 12, 2009
CLE Course Number: 67509

audios Audio: Audio Recording on August 12, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
  Documents & Links: 
Views From the Bench (PDF)

Conference Title: 2009 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE, Deborah Lacombe, Deputy General Counsel, Legislative Affairs, Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office.
Conference Date: July 15, 2009
CLE Course Number: 19189

audios Audio: Audio Recording on July 15, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
2009 Passed Legislation (DOC)

Conference Title: GUARDIANSHIP 101 FOR CHILD ADVOCATES, Shannon M. Miller, MILLER & BRASINGTON, P.L.
Conference Date: May 21, 2009
CLE Course Number: 50069

audios Audio: Audio Recording on May 21, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Forms available at www.millerbrasington.com (Link)

Conference Title: EDUCATION: THE FOSTERING CONNNECTIONS TO SUCCESS AND INCREASING ADOPTIONS ACT OF 2008, Kristin Kelly and Kathleen M. McNaught, Center on Children and the Law, American Bar Association
Conference Date: April 23, 2009
CLE Course Number: 45029 (Please enter the course date 4/30/2009 when applying for CLE credit)

audios Audio: Audio Recording on April 23, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
  Documents & Links:
Q&A: Fostering Connections To Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (PDF)
BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE: Education Success for Children in Foster Care (PDF)
Goal 1: School Stability – Attorneys’ Roles (PDF)
Goal 2: School Transitions – Attorneys’ Roles (PDF)

Conference Title: INDEPENDENT LIVING, Bill Booth, Esq., Juvenile Advocacy Project, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Conference Date: March 26, 2009
CLE Course Number: 22299

audios Audio: Audio Recording on March 26, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
  Documents & Links:
5-29-02 Memo Re: Immigrant Children Independent Living Benefits (DOC)
Background Memo on Unaccompanied Minors (DOC)
Immigrant Children Independent Living Benefits (DOC)
Independent Living (PPT)

Conference Title: SEXUAL ABUSE ISSUES & THE KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ACT, Karen Oehme, J. D., Institute Director, Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation & Sonia Crockett, J.D.
Conference Date: January 22, 2009
CLE Course Number: 11649

audios Audio: Audio Recording on January 22, 2009 Program Attorney Training
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Dynamics of Sexual Abuse (DOC)
Keeping Children Safe Act Training (DOC)
Summary of Section 39.0139, Florida Statutes (2007) (DOC)
Order Granting Motion to Determine Unconstitutionality of Florida Statute Section 39.0139. Circuit Fourth of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pasco County Florida. (PDF)