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In the News

In addition to teaching clinical and doctrinal courses at the law school, faculty in the program are actively involved in practical child welfare work—including representing clients in trial and appellate proceedings, drafting reports for foundations and governmental agencies, presenting at state and national conferences, and writing articles and editorial pieces. Below is a sampling of recent news.

  • May 1, 2014, Professor Don Duquette presented at the 2014 National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in New Orleans, "Six Core Skills: A Best Practice Training Model for Lawyers Representing Children."

  • April 29, 2014, Professor Don Duquette presented at the National Court Improvement Project meeting in New Orleans, "Toward a Non-Adversarial Collaborative Culture in Child Welfare Proceedings."

  • In April 2014, Professor Vivek Sankaran presented at the Colorado Office of the Children's Representative Annual Conference on engaging families to achieve better outcomes in child welfare cases.


  • On February 21, 2014, Professor Joshua Kay presented two sessions for child welfare attorneys who represent parents at a conference sponsored by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office, Child Welfare Services Division.

  • On February 7, 2014, Professor Joshua Kay presented "The Problems and Possibilities of Psychological Evaluations in Child Protection" at a training for attorneys representing parents in child welfare proceedings in Genesee County, Michigan.


  • January 29, 2014, Professor Joshua Kay presented "Understanding and Using Psychological Assessments for Better Case Planning and Best Interest Determinations" at a training for child welfare attorneys in Lansing, Michigan. The training was sponsored by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office.


  • On January 14, 2014, Professor Joshua Kay presented "Effective Courtroom Presentation for Mental Health Professionals" at a training for Genesee County Health Services mental health personnel.
 
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