This annual favorite will offer essential updates on timely topics such as adoption assistance, civil and juvenile court rules, appellate updates and bonding and trauma. Don’t miss this chance to learn from top experts and meet with other Adoption Law practitioners from across the state. Lunch will be provided to attendees.
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This session will offer a recap on new laws and changes that will affect your practice.
Amy McLaughlin, Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Doug Dimond, Tennessee Department of Children's Services
"Playing by the Rules" is a refresher on the differences between the Rules of Civil Procedure and the Rules of Juvenile Practice and Procedure. It was designed for lawyers who generally practice in one forum and may get ambushed when they appear in the other.
This presentation is an overview of the attachment relationship between caregiver(s) and child and the impact that relationship has throughout the life of the child.
Speaker: Marianne Schroer, Williamson County CASA
This panel will review the adoption assistance subsidy available to eligible children in Tennessee, including the Tennessee DCS application process, criteria needed for applying, helpful tips for adoption agency social workers, and recent case law.
Kevin Weaver, Weaver & Craig PC
Meredith Brasfield, Weaver & Craig PC
Shery May, Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Vicki Davis, Tennessee Department of Children's Services