Mitchell Hamline will hold a daylong CLE and continuing education credit conference on the removal process within Minnesota’s child protection system on Friday, Oct. 13.
The program, held in the school’s auditorium, will focus on current social science research on the experience of children during the removal process. Panelists and expert speakers from around the country will discuss best practices for child-centered removal. The day will conclude with an interactive discussion on how Minnesota could improve its removal process.
This event is recommended for judges, attorneys, child protection workers, children’s attorneys, and guardians ad litem. The cost is $75, with a $50 rate for public interest attorneys and staff. The discount code is “CPP”.
The symposium qualifies for 5.5 CLE credits and 5.5 CE credits for social workers.
Joanna Woolman, Director, Mitchell Hamline Child Protection Program
|9:15—9:45 am||Trauma of Removal: Impact of Removal on Children’s Well-Being
Dr. Monique Mitchell, University of South Carolina College of Social Work
|9:45—10:30 am||Removal Data in Minnesota and National Data Trends
Christopher Church, Law and Policy Director at the Children’s Law Center at the University of South Carolina School of Law
|10:45—11:45 am||The Role of Lawyers in the Removal Process—Getting to Best Practice
Vivek Sankaran, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
|11:45 am —12:45 pm||Lunch|
|12:45—2:00 pm||Keynote: The Role of the Judge in the Removal Process
Former Judge Leonard Edwards
|2:00—3:15 pm||Panel Discussion: Reflection on Minnesota’s Removal Process
Patricia Zenner, Zenner Law Office
Moderator: Rep. Rena Moran, Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65A
|3:15—4:00 pm||Planning for Change in Minnesota: How to Improve Our Removal Process
Tara Urs, Public Defender, King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle