Indian Child Welfare Act: What Parents' Attorneys Need to Know (WEBINAR)

Inspired by the NPR reports, the ABA Parent Representation Project, in collaboration with the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues, is presenting a webinar series for parents’ attorneys focused on ICWA.  The first webinar training is scheduled for March 26, 2012, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm EST.  

Training Hosted by:
National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues
Training Presented by:
ABA National Project to Improve Representation for Parents in Child Welfare Cases
MONDAY, MARCH 26, 12:00 TO 1:30 PM EST
Join us for a free web-based training for parents’ attorneys which will provide:

  • Historical perspective and context for ICWA; 
  • A broad overview of ICWA and a discussion of issues parents’ attorneys should raise in cases involving Indian families;
  • Practice tips for parents’ attorneys handling cases involving ICWA; 
  • This training is Part 1 in a series for parents’ attorneys on ICWA.  Part 2, scheduled for April 10, 2012, will provide an in-depth discussion of § 1912, including direct and cross-examination of qualified expert witnesses and motions to invalidate.  

Judge Anita Fineday is the Managing Director of the Indian Child Welfare Program for the Casey Family Programs.  She is an enrolled member of the White Earth Tribal Nation.
Ann Gilmour is an attorney with the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Families, Children and the Courts, working with the Tribal Project Unit.  
Shannon Smith is the Executive Director of the Indian Child Welfare Law Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Registration is limited to the first 300 people who request to register.  If you have questions about registration, please contact Scott Trowbridge at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.