Clinic News and Events
Fall 2013 Calendar of Events and News
November Mid-Atlantic Clinical Theory Workshop
Friday, November 15th, 10am to 12pm
Pauline Murray Conference Room, Notre Dame Hall Howard University School of Law Prof. Valerie Schneider, Supervising Attorney of Fair Housing Clinic at Howard University School of Law will present her paper entitled “In Defense of Disparate Impact: An Opportunity to Realize the Promise of the Fair Housing Act.”
Discussion on Race and Gender Disparities in the D.C. Criminal Justice System
November 14, 2013, 5:00pm-7:00pm
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4320 Connecticut Ave., NW
Moot Court Room 518 (Building 52)
The American Civil Liberties Union; UDC David A. Clarke School of Law; Howard University School of Law; Black Law Students Association and Student Bar Association in cooperation with D.C. Councilmember David Grosso. Panelists
John Brittain: UDC Professor of Law
Josephine Ross: Howard University Professor of Law
Seema Sadanandan: ACLU Organizer/Filmmaker/Lawyer
Deborah Golden: Director, D.C. Prisoners’ Rights Project, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
Moderated by Harold Fisher, WHUR-FM, The Daily Drum
Redevelopment=Gentrification? Part 3
Monday, October 28, 2013, 7:00pm
Anacostia Neighborhood Library
1800 Good Hope Road, SE, Washington, DC 20020
Is affordable housing really needed? An interactive roundtable conversation about affordable housing and its impact on the District. Moderator: Prof. Valerie Schneider, HUSL CLC Fair Housing Clinic
Michael Kelly—Dept of Housing & Community Development
Angie Rodgers—Peoples Consulting, LLC
Cheryl Cort—Smarter Growth DC
Hosted by R.E.E.L (River East Emerging Leaders) RSVP, email@example.com
Clinical Law Center Open House
Wednesday, October 23, 12:15 - 1:30pm, Holy Cross Foyer Learn about Spring Semester clinical and externship programs available at Howard Law. Lunch will be served. For more information, Contact Ms. Toran, 202-806-8082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Law Center at the Congressional Black Caucus 43rd Annual Legislative Conference
The HUSL Clinical Law Center will have an exhibit booth hosted by students and faculty at the Congressional Black Caucus 43rd Annual Legislative Conference on Sept. 18-21, 2013, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. For more information about the convention center or directions, please visit www.dcconvention.com.
CCAN Brown Bag, Debriefing - ABA Conference on Representing Parents
Wednesday, September 25, 12:30 to 2:00, Family Court Conference Room (4224)
Join your colleagues who attended the ABA Conference on Parent Representation and to learn about some of the sessions they attended. Speakers will be CCAN attorneys Margaret Clark, Jerelyn Gladden, Chidinma Iwuji, and Robyn Thorpe. I will also report on one of the sessions I attended. The sessions covered will include: Using the U.S. Constitution to Advocate for Parents in Child Protective Proceedings, Gender Discrimination in Child Welfare Cases, Daubert and Frye Hearings in Family Court, Just the Facts, Ma’am or Not: Telling a Compelling Story in the Facts Section of Your Brief, Winning Your Appeal Through Effective Oral Argument, Appellate Issues Workshop, Cornerstone Advocacy and Advocating for Parents at Family Team Conferences, and The Affordable Care Act: Opportunities and Issues for Parents and Families Involved with Child Welfare. We will also show a brief but compelling film shown at the ABA Conference opening plenary which features parents who have had children removed from their care. CCAN training credits are available for this session.
CLINICAL LAW CENTER ORIENTATION
August 12 through August 17, 2012
All-Clinic Orientation, Saturday, August 17th, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Law Library Room 101.
CCAN Brown Bag Seminar: College Support Services from Washingtonians for Children
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, Family Court Conference Room (4224) Washingtonians for Children is a program that provides services for youth in foster care. Come and learn the following: 1) what kinds of services the program provides, 2) all about its College Initiative – supportive services to college youth, and 3) what are the new initiatives – services the program is just starting for CFSA’s high school students. Program staff members are eager to receive referrals from GALs and CCAN attorneys.
Presenters: Phyllis Willis and Jamal Stith. CCAN training credits are available for this presentation.
Summer 2013 Calendar of Events and News
Children’s Law Center Training for CCAN Attorneys Full Day CCAN Trial Skills Training
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 9:00am to 5:00pm DC Courts Center for Education, Room 613
This year’s trial skills training includes sessions on admitting documents, using documentary evidence to impeach, han-dling difficult witnesses and cross-examining experts. Please RSVP for this informative training by emailing email@example.com by Monday, June 17th.
CCAN Brown Bag – Advocating for Clients with Mental Health Issues
Wednesday June 26, 12:30 to 2:00, Family Court Conference Room (4224)
Kim Clark, a PDS attorney who specializes in representing clients in mental health cases, will speak on issues that CCAN attorneys frequently confront in representing parents and other adults with mental health issues. Some of the topic covered will be:
· How to know whether your client is competent to understand the proceedings and direct her attorney
· When to request a competency evaluation and when to oppose one requested by the government or child’s attorney
· Should an attorney ask for a guardian ad litem to act for the mentally ill client - ethical concerns?
· If a parent wants to re-unify with her children, is asking for a GAL for the parent or an evaluation going to hurt her case?
· Tips for representing mentally ill clients, especially dealing with clients who are difficult or uncooperative
· When and under what circumstances can the court accept consent from a mentally ill parent
· What to do when clients ask you to make frivolous motions or requests
· What to do about a clients who threatens her attorneys or the judge or others
LGBTQ Youth in Care Summit Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 8:30 am to 5pm Walter E. Washington Convention Center
CFSA’s Connecting Rainbows initiative is proud to host this day-long summit for LGBTQ youth in care, their families and their service providers. For more information contact:firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, Border Agreements, and Out-of-State Placements for Youth in Care Thursday, June 27, 2013, 3:30 pm to 5pm Children’s Law Center, 616 H Street NW, Suite 300
Join CLC and CFSA staff for this informative training about the impact CFSA’s border agreements may have on out of state youth placements. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com by Tuesday, June 25th.