Conferences and Training ~ Archive 2010

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: TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED PARENT, Hillary Kambour, Director of Training, Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
Conference Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010

audios Audio: Termination of Parental Rights & the Developmentally Delayed Parent
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Termination of Parental Rights & the Developmentally Delayed Parent  (PPT)

Conference Title: ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS, Bernard Perlmutter, Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education, Children & Youth Law Clinic, University of Miami School of Law – Presented by Caitlin Currie, Shana Schoem and Seida Wood
Conference Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010
CLE Course Number: 15011

audios Audio: Administrative Appeals
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Fair Hearing  (PPT)

Conference Title: PARENTAGE IN DEPENDENCY, Alicia Guerra, Deputy General Counsel, Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
Conference Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
CLE Course Number: 93950

audios Audio: Parentage in Dependency
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Outline for Parentage Training  (DOC)

Conference Title: SHELTER HEARINGS, Judge Sue Robbins, Circuit Judge, Fifth Circuit, Marion County
Conference Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
CLE Course Number: 73510

audios Audio: Shelter Hearings
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Conducting a Shelter Hearing  (PPT)
Shelter Presentation for GALP  (PDF)

Conference Title: OVERVIEW OF PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

  • Part 1 Robin Rosenberg, Deputy Director, Florida’s Children First Inc. (review of new rule and results of Gabriel Myers workgroup)
  • Part 2 Dr. Daniel Castellanos, Child Psychiatrist, FIU (review of mental health diagnosis, types of medications, questions to ask)
  • Part 3. Professor. Bernie Perlmutter, University of Miami Children & Youth Law Clinic (role of advocate in process)

CLE Course Number:  To receive CLE credit please e-mail Robin Rosenberg, Deputy Director, Florida’s Children First, at robin.rosenberg@floridaschildrenfirst.org

videos Video: Overview of Psychotropic Medications for Children and Adolescents

Conference Title: SEXUAL ABUSE & THE KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE ACT, Karen Oehme, J. D., Institute Director, Clearinghouse on Supervised Visitation & Sonia Crockett, J.D.
Conference Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
CLE Course Number: 73520

audios Audio: Sexual Abuse & The Keeping Children Safe Act
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Florida Statute §39.0139: Limiting the Risk of Serious Harm to Children, by Judge Sue Robbins (May 2008) (Link)
Mahmood v. Mahmood, 15 So.3d 1 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009) (PDF)

Conference Title: BEST INTEREST, Alicia L. Guerra, Deputy General Counsel, Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office
Conference Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
CLE Course Number:  80580

audios Audio: Best Interest
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Best Interest July 2010 CLE Outline (DOC)
Citations for Best Interest Training (DOC)

Conference Title: THE EFFECTS OF AN APPEAL ON YOUR CASE, Wendie Cooper, Appellate Counsel, Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
Conference Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
CLE Course Number: 64620

audios Audio: The Effects Of An Appeal On Your Case
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)

Conference Title: CASE LAW UPDATE, Hillary Kambour, Director of Training, Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
Conference Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
CLE Course Number: 56910

audios Audio: Case Law Update
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Case Law Update  (PPT)

Conference Title: DELINQUENCY ISSUES FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN, Carrie Lee, Director of the Juvenile Justice Center, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University
Conference Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
CLE Course Number: 50400

audios Audio: Delinquency Issues for Dependent Children
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Delinquency Overview  (PDF)

Conference Title: SPECIAL EDUCATION ISSUES FOR CHILDREN IN THE DEPENDENCY SYSTEM, Gerry Glynn, Associate Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University
Conference Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
CLE Course Number: 42540

audios Audio: Special Education Issues For Children In The Dependency System
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Special Education and Dependency  (PPT)

Conference Title: CONTEMPT, Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr., of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida
Conference Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
CLE Course Number: 15130

audios Audio: Contempt
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Contempt Law Clerks (PPT)
Scenarios March 2010 (DOC)
Contempt Bench Book (DOC)

Conference Title: REPRESENTING OLDER CHILDREN, Andrea Khoury, American Bar Association and Amy LaMere, Senior Program Attorney, Florida Guardian ad Litem
Conference Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
CLE Course Number: 38650

audios Audio: Representing Older Children
(2 minute download for Cable/DSL)
Documents & Links:
Seen and Heard  (PPT)