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Children's Law Center Guardianship Pro Bono Attorney Training

Thursday March 17
2011

  • By: Children's Law Center
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Sidley Austin LLP
    1501 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC
  • Contact:
    Melanie Jaskolka
    Children's Law Center
    202-467-4900 ext. 586
  • Source: Dist. of Columbia

Permanent guardianship is a frequently used permanency option which can provide stability for children in the neglect system as well as continuing contact with the biological family in many cases. This training will address the nuts and bolts of guardianship including, when guardianship is the best option, how to advise clients, how to prepare and file the guardianship motion, common legal issues, guardianship subsidy, litigating a contested guardianship, case law, what to do when a guardianship threatens to disrupt, and changes made by the new guardianship law. In addition to learning guardianship law and practice, you will hear from a guardian who selected this option to care for a child in the neglect system, and from a pro bono attorney who has represented several clients in guardianship matters.

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Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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