Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bill of Rights for Parents Investigated by the Child Welfare System

Rise, an organization that works with parents to write and share their experiences with the child welfare system, has created a Bill of Rights for parents.  They also have a pamphlet called "From Rights to Reality: A plan for parent advocacy and family-centered child welfare reform."  You can get a copy of the pdf HERE.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Now Accepting Nominations for Annual PDA Awards

It is that time of year again!  We are now accepting nominations for parental defense attorneys who have done an exceptional job.  We hope you will nominate those attorneys who have made remarkable contributions and efforts this year.

The categories for the awards are:
  • Best New Parental Defender (for those with less than three years in parental defense)
  • Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Special Awards (for unique contributions)

There are two ways you can make your nominations:

1.  Through our website by using the following link HERE.

2.  By printing the form, found HERE, and submitting via fax or email to Grant Dickinson.

Please make all submissions by 5 p.m. on April 14, 2016.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ICWA: Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice

The Federal Register has published a document that has all of the designated Tribal agents for service of notice.  You can find a copy of the documents HERE.