CLE | Child Welfare Law Update: New Statutes on Child Placement Options and Caselaw Trends in Abuse, Neglect and Permanency Issues

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Alexandria’s Conference Center | 26 E. 1st Street | Oswego, NY 13126 | 6.5 MCLE credits (4.5 Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills) | COST: FREE to Oswego ACP 18b Members | $40 OCBA/Oswego Bar Association Member, $60 Non-Member, $20 Paralegal, FREE Lifetime/Agency/Student | Under NYS rules this CLE has been approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys | Tuition waivers available | Continental Breakfast and Lunch included!

Rochester-based defense attorney Margaret Burt, Esq. provides statutory updates related to New York State Child Welfare Laws during this 6.5 MCLE credit-bearing daylong seminar.

Margaret A. Burt is a Rochester-based attorney specializing in the representation of children, adults and child welfare agencies in trial court and appellate practice. A corollary to her 37-year law practice involves nationwide consulting and training of lawyers, judges, caseworkers and service providers in the areas of child abuse and neglect, permanency for foster children, termination of parental rights, and adoptions. She provides training on such issues as the Adoption and Safe Families Act and the Indian Child Welfare Act as well as consults on legislation connected to child welfare issues.

Topics covered include

  • Review of Article 10 of the Family Court Act
  • Relevant sections of the Social Services Act

Morning Schedule:

8:30 to 9       Sign in and Continental Breakfast

9 to 10:30     Review of statutory law on placement of children w/relatives; mandates and options                                                        of Article 6 Custody and Article 10 Custody

10:30 to 11   Break

11 to 12:30   Foster care placement options, Kin Gap, adoptions, designation of parental rights


Afternoon Schedule:

1:30 to 2:45   Recent case law on removals, child abuse and neglect

2:45 to 3         Break

3 to 4:30         Recent case law on permanency hearings, terminations of parental rights, surrenders,                                                  adoptions and miscellaneous


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This program is brought to you by the partnership of the Oswego County Assigned Counsel Program and the Onondaga County Bar Association.

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