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Child Welfare Training

Child Welfare Law Training – Northern Alberta
May 26, 2021

This training session for will explore the many facets of child welfare law as practiced in northern Alberta.

Attend the training session for southern Alberta on June 25, 2021

Morning Agenda

Time
9-9:05 a.m.

Topic
Welcome remarks

Speakers
Andrea Doyle, Legal Aid Alberta
Goli Yohannes, Legal Aid Alberta


Time
9:05-9:50 a.m.

Topic
Child Welfare 101

  • Understanding the Basics
  • Statutory Timelines
  • How to Count Days
  • Who is a guardian under CYFEA?
  • Disclosure Best Practices

Speakers
Sunaina Kakkar, Legal Aid Alberta
Elizabeth Turner, Legal Aid Alberta


Time
9:50-10 a.m.

Topic
Litigation Representatives

Speaker
Aileen Lovely, Legal Aid Alberta


Time
10-10:45 a.m.

Topic
Initial Custody: How to effectively conduct an Initial Custody Hearing?

Speakers
Goli Yohannes, Legal Aid Alberta
Cindy Turner, LAA roster lawyer


Time
10:45-11 a.m.

Wellness Break


Time
11-11:45 a.m.

Topic
Assessments

  • Why and When are they needed
  • What Type PPA vs. Neuro Psy.
  • Negotiating terms re Assessments,
  • What to look for in an Assessment
  • How to cross the Expert

Speakers
Doug McLachlan, Legal Aid Alberta
Graham Ross, psychologist


Time
Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch break


Afternoon Agenda

Time
12:30-12:45  p.m.

Topic
Resources for Clients and Must Read Caselaw

Speaker
Kevin Livingstone, Legal Aid Alberta


Time
12:45-1:15 p.m.

Topic
Negotiating Terms

  • How to properly enter a Consent on the record
  • Getting Written Instructions

Speaker
Kevin Livingstone, Legal Aid Alberta
Christine Wallace, Director’s Counsel


Time
1:15-1:45 p.m.

Topic
An Act With Respect: How to use it/ Private Guardianship Applications

Speaker
Kevin Livingstone, Legal Aid Alberta
Lisa Weber, Director’s Counsel


Time
1:45-2 p.m.

Wellness break


Time
2-2:45 p.m.

Topic
Child Welfare Trials

  • How to effectively conduct a Child Welfare Trial
  • Preparing your Client to testify
  • Cross examination of Workers
  • Ways to Resolve and When to focus on Negotiating Post PGO Access

Speakers
Jessica Chapman, Legal Aid Alberta
Riley Gallant, LAA roster lawyer


Time
2:45- 3:20 p.m.

Topic
Appeals and Disclosure Decision s. 35.1 Reviews of a PGO

Speaker
Charles Easton, Legal Aid Alberta
April Kellett, LAA roster lawyer


Time
3:20-3:30 p.m.

Health break


Time
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Topic
Panel Discussion Bench/Director/and Parent’s Counsel and Child’s Counsel

Speakers
Judge J. Lloyd, Edmonton Provincial Court Judge
Jayne Jansen, Directors Counsel
Doug McLachlan, LAA roster lawyer
April Kellett, LAA roster lawyer
Kathleen Linton, LAA roster lawyer


Time
4:30- 4:35 p.m.

Topic
Closing remarks and evaluation

Speaker
Andrea Doyle, Legal Aid Alberta

 

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