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MoBarCLE | 8-hour Guardian ad Litem Training


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MoBarCLE presents 8-hour Guardian ad Litem Training, a continuing legal education seminar. For more information on GAL training or other Missouri CLE programs, visit

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MoBarCLE | 8-hour Guardian ad Litem Training

  1. 1. MoBarCLE and the FAMILY Law SECTION are proud to present this quality SEMINAR MoBar Live Seminar 8.0 MCLE hours Video CLE Replays Webcast does not qualify for Kansas Credit51 Years of Excellence Live Webcast Live Seminars: March 22, 2012 • Kansas City Holiday Inn CoCo Key Resort April 12, 2012 • Columbia Missouri School Boards’ Association April 27, 2012 • St. Louis 8-hour Doubletree St. Louis-Westport May 4, 2012 • Kirksville Truman State University 2012 May 31, 2012 • St. Joseph Stoney Creek Inn June 28, 2012 • Cape Girardeau Southeast Missouri State University Show Me Center Video Replays: Guardian ad Litem July 26, 2012 • Nevada Country Inn & Suites Training August 17, 2012 • West Plains Beard Law Firm August 24, 2012 • Hannibal Quality Inn September 7, 2012 • Maryville Holiday Inn Express September 20, 2012 • Steelville Ozark Regional Library October 4, 2012 • Sedalia Comfort Inn Sedalia Station October 12, 2012 • Charleston Clara Drinkwater Newnam Library November 1, 2012 • Troy Lincoln County Fire Protection District Live Webcast: April 12, 2012
  2. 2. Program Planning Committee: Allan F. Stewart, Stewart Mittleman Heggie Henry, LLC, Clayton 8-hour 2012 Shannon DeSanctis Grisham, Pratt, Fossard & Jensen, LLC, Springfield Deborah C. Moron Henry, Stewart, Mittleman, Heggie & Henry LLC, St. Louis Jill M. Katz, Attorney at Law, Kansas City Larry V. Swall II, Swall Carmody & Hutchings, LLC, LibertyGuardian ad Litem Moderators: Training Allan F. Stewart (St. Louis) Jill M. Katz (Kansas City, Kirksville and St. Joseph) Larry V. Swall II (Columbia and Cape Girardeau)8:00 – 8:30 Registration 11:10 – 12:00 As Guardians ad Litem We Are8:30 – 9:20 What is Child Abuse and Neglect? Required to Have a BasicStatutory definitions are broad and case law definitions Understanding of Childare case specific – do we just know it when we see it? DevelopmentLearn how to identify child abuse and neglect from a We will explore child development in the context oflegal perspective, with a review of relevant laws and interviewing children and age appropriate parentingmajor cases defining child abuse and neglect. plans. Additionally, we will discuss how and whatSpeaker: Larry V. Swall II (Kansas City, Columbia, information to provide to the client under the newSt. Joseph and Cape Girardeau); Patricia M. Scaglia, Guardian ad Litem Standards.Scaglia Law Firm, LLC (St. Louis and Kirksville) Speakers: Kansas City: Kevin Chafin LPC, Mediator/Therapist9:20 – 10:10 The Role of Guardian ad Litem Columbia: Nichole Salmons, MSW, LCSWUtilizing the new Guardian ad Litem Standards, we St. Louis: Dr. David B. Clark, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologistwill explore the role of the Guardian ad Litem in the Kirksville: TBAcustody process and in the child abuse and neglect St. Joseph: TBAprocess. Learn how to diligently advocate a position in Cape Girardeau: Gloria N. Miller, Brad Robinson andthe best interest of the child. AssociatesSpeaker: Patricia M. Scaglia (all locations) 12:00 – 1:10 Lunch (on your own)10:10 – 10:20 Break 1:10 – 2:00 Understanding Best Interests10:20 – 11:10 Many Actions Allow Child Abuse and Permanency Planning Discussion – to include Neglect to Be Alleged in Administrative the right of the child to be with his or her family Proceedings, As Well As in the Court and permanency options such as reunification, Systems guardianship, adoption, long term care, andThe interrelationships between social services, independent living.criminal investigations, criminal prosecutions, and Panelists:Juvenile/Family Court matters filed by the state and Kansas City: Prof. Mary Kay O’Malley, UMKCprivate custody matters are an important maze to be School of Lawunderstood by the Guardian ad Litem. We will explore Columbia: Elizabeth K. Magee, Attorney at Lawthis interrelationship, along with learning how to fully St. Louis: Hon. Kristine A. Kerr, St. Louis Countyutilize the available information. Learn how to access Family Court, Sharon Mink, Family Connectionsrecords and utilize traditional discovery mechanisms in Kirksville: Kadie Campbell Johnson, Attorney at Lawyour advocacy. St. Joseph: Molly J. Lauber, Blessing & Long, LLCSpeaker: Jill M. Katz (all locations) Cape Girardeau: TBA 2:00 – 2:50 Understanding Best Interests Each child and family is unique. In this segment, we will explore the impact of cultural and ethnic diversityMoBar and gender specific issues on permanency planning, as well as the role of the Guardian ad Litem in the Partial funding for GAL Training creation of child and family specific parenting plans. CLE provided by MO Task Force on Children’s Justice The obligation of the Guardian ad Litem to understand51 Y ears of Excellence family and child specific issues in relationship to
  3. 3. reunification plans will be discussed. Additionally,the impact of the cultural and ethnic backgrounds on 3:55 – 4:45 Identifying and Finding Psychological,decisions made by the family and the professionals Social and Educational Services forwill be explored. Children and Their Parents is CrucialSpeakers: When Advocating for ChildrenKansas City: Prof. Mary Kay O’Malley and Jill M. Katz The panel will provide practical information to help theColumbia: Elizabeth K. Magee Guardian ad Litem identify, locate and access servicesSt. Louis: Hon. Kristine A. Kerr and Sharon Mink to assist clients and their families.Kirksville: Kadie Campbell Johnson Panelists:St. Joseph: Molly J. Lauber Kansas City: Hon. Patrick W. Campbell, JacksonCape Girardeau: TBA County Circuit Court, Lori Burns-Bucklew, Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Dawn Kuhlman, MA, Office of2:50 – 3:05 Break Dispute Resolution Services, Clay County Circuit Court, Charlotte Williams-Rice, Missouri Children’s Division3:05 – 3:55 Family and Domestic Violence and Kate Nolen, Director of Legal Services, JacksonDomestic violence is a serious issue that affects a County CASAlarge portion of the community. This session will focus Columbia: Cindy Garrett, Boone County Family Courton the nature and dynamics of domestic violence, and Julia L. Baker, Program Development Specialist,as well as offering tools to assist in interviewing and Missouri CASA St. Louis: Kelley Winkler, Voices for Children andassessment when a family is affected by domestic Kate Tansey, MSW, LCSW, Executive Director,violence. This session will provide you with tips on St. Louis County Children’s Service Fundcreating parenting plans that provide safety to victims Kirksville: Sherri Rider, Clark County Drug Court,of domestic violence. This session will also discuss Eric DeRosear, 1st Judicial Circuit Juvenile Officer, andthe role of counseling when domestic violence has Sandy Slocum, Executive Director, Adair County CASAoccurred, as well as the responsibility of the abuser to St. Joseph: Lori Burns-Bucklew, Dawn Kuhlman,engage in services. Charlotte Williams-Rice and Chris Huffman,Speakers: Shannon DeSanctis Grisham (Kansas Buchanan County Juvenile OfficeCity, St. Louis, Kirksville, St. Joseph) Cape Girardeau: Linda Nash, Executive Director,Jill M. Katz (Columbia) CASA of Southeast Missouri 4:45 Adjourn 2012 8-Hour GAL Training B Send payment to: The Missouri Bar, P.O. Box 119, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0119, phone toll-free at 1-888-253-6013 or 573-635-4128, FAX 573-659-8931. Paid registrations may be received by mail, phone, fax, or online at Please make payment by check, credit card or debit card. The Missouri Bar does NOT accept cash. Registration Fee:Name __________________________________________________ m $179 — Lawyer m Free — Season Pass HolderStreet Address ___________________________________________ m $ 99 — Course material onlyP.O. Box ________________________________________________ Program Dates and Locations:City/State/Zip ____________________________________________ Live Seminars Live Webcast m March 22, 2012 • Kansas City m April 12, 2012 m April 12, 2012 • ColumbiaPhone _________________________ Fax _____________________ m April 27, 2012 • St. Louis m May 4, 2012 • KirksvilleBar Number (if admitted in Missouri) _________________________ m May 31, 2012 • St. Joseph m June 28, 2012 • Cape GirardeauE-Mail __________________________________________________ (Required for link to download course materials) Video Replays m July 26, 2012 • Nevada MasterCard m Check m Am.Exp.  m m VISA m Discover  m August 17, 2012 • West Plains m August 24, 2012 • HannibalDebit/Credit Card No. ______________________________________ m September 7, 2012 • Maryville m September 20, 2012 • SteelvilleExpiration Date ___________________________________________ m October 4, 2012 • Sedalia m October 12, 2012 • CharlestonSignature _______________________________________________ m November 1, 2012 • Troy (Required for credit card purchase)
  4. 4. 8-hour 2012The Missouri Bar Guardian ad Litem Nonprofit Org.P.O. Box 119 Training U.S. POSTAGEJefferson City, MO 65102-0119 PAID Jefferson City, MO Permit No. 312Live Seminars Course materials:March 22, 2012 • Kansas City Prepared by the speakers.Holiday Inn CoCo Key Resort, 9103 E. 39th Street, 816-737-0200 Registrants for the live programs or video replays will receiveApril 12, 2012 • Columbia printed copies of the course materials the day of the program.Missouri School Boards Assn., 2100 I-70 Drive SW, 573-445-9920April 27, 2012 • St. Louis Registrants for the internet webcast to their home or officeDoubletree St. Louis-Westport, 1973 Craigshire Rd., 314-434-0100 will receive instructions by e-mail or fax that will include a link toMay 4, 2012 • Kirksville view the webcast and the web address to download the courseStudent Union Building, Truman State University, materials prior to the seminar. Printed materials may be purchased901 South Franklin, 660-785-4186 for an additional $99.May 31, 2012 • St. JosephStoney Creek Inn, 1201 North Woodbine Rd., 816-901-9600 Credit:June 28, 2012 • Cape Girardeau This program qualifies for 8.0 MCLE credit hours. Kansas creditShow-Me Center, Southeast Mo. State University, has been applied for at the live and video replay programs only.1333 N. Sprigg St., 573-651-2297 Please note: participation in the internet webcast will not qualify for Kansas credit.Video ReplaysJuly 26, 2012 • Nevada Comments, Suggestions & Inquiries:Country Inn & Suites, 2520 East Austin Blvd., 417-667-9292 Contact The Missouri Bar, CLE Department, P.O. Box 119,August 17, 2012 • West Plains Jefferson City, MO 65102-0119; phone toll-free at 1-888-253-6013Beard Law Firm, 620 Porter Wagoner Blvd., 417-255-0320 or 573-635-4128; fax 573-659-8931.August 24, 2012 • Hannibal Special accommodations:Quality Inn, 120 Lindsey Dr., 573-221-4001 If you need special accommodations addressed by the AmericansSeptember 7, 2012 • Maryville with Disabilities Act, please contact Becky Brenneke at 573-638-2237Holiday Inn Express, 2929 South Main, 660-562-9949 at least two weeks prior to the seminar date.September 20, 2012 • SteelvilleOzark Regional Library, 210 S. Third, 573-775-2338 Cancellations:October 4, 2012 • Sedalia We know you are busy! A colleague may attend in your place if heComfort Inn Sedalia Station, 3600 West Broadway, 660-829-5050 or she could have registered at the same price. If you are unableOctober 12, 2012 • Charleston to attend a program, cancellation of registration must be receivedClara Drinkwater Newnam Library, 105 East Marshall, 573-683-6748 in writing by MoBarCLE no later than 2 business days (Monday-November 1, 2012 • Troy Friday) after the program concludes. Otherwise, you will receiveLincoln County Fire Protection Dist., Community Room, the course materials in full consideration of tuition paid. PleaseLower Level, 700 East Cherry St., 636-528-8567 Note: If you cancel your registration after MoBarCLE sends you the link to download the materials, a refund will be issued less the fee of $75 for the downloadable course materials.