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Education Advocacy for Children in Care: Student Tribunal Hearing Training (March Madness CLE)
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Education Advocacy for Children in Care: Student Tribunal Hearing Training (March Madness CLE)

When: 3/23/2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Troutman Sanders LLP, Room A
600 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30308
United States
Presenter: Georgia Appleseed
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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3 CLE hours


About The Program:  

This CLE trains attorneys to represent students who are facing public school disciplinary hearings.  Under Georgia law, K-12 public school students faced with proposed out of school suspension of more than ten days or with expulsion, are entitled to dispute the proposed disciplinary action at an administrative hearing often referred to as a 'tribunal.' Because of the impact a long term suspension or expulsion may have on a student's academic success and on the flow to the “school to prison pipeline,” it is important that the tribunal process provide meaningful due process to a student.  Public school students in foster care sometimes face a disciplinary hearing alone. Attorneys completing the CLE may opt to enter a pool of trained volunteers to provide tribunal representation to a child in foster care.   To accomplish this, Georgia Appleseed has created a protocol in collaboration with Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and the Georgia Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) to identify students in need of assistance and match them with an attorney.


Registration Fees:

Atlanta Bar Members: $40


Law Student Members: $5

Law Student Non-Members: $10

Legal Support Staff: $5


Register for three Pro Bono March Madness CLE Programs and save $20! (must use registration form when registering for multiple CLE events)


Location Details:

This event will be held in 53 Webb. Attendees should go to the 53rd Floor Reception Area. A light breakfast will be served. Please have your ID ready to present to the security guard in the lobby.

Parking: Visitor parking is available off of North Avenue and West Peachtree. There is no parking validation. Parking fees: Bank of America Parking Garage - $3 for 1 hour, $3 for each additional hour. $14 daily max. (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Parkmobile App, and exact cash accepted)


Registration for this event is now closed. No walk-ups permitted.




Alison Ballard, Taylor English Duma LLP, Atlanta 
Eric S. Fisher, Taylor English Duma LLP, Atlanta 
Craig S. Friedman, Jones Day, Atlanta 
Ayo Afejuki Gathing, M.D., Black Rose Foundation for Children, Inc., Atlanta 
Rachel L. Platt, The Platt Law Firm, Atlanta 

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome and Program Overview: About Pro Bono Work At Student
Discipline Hearings 

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Needs of Children in Care

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Before the Tribunal: Pre-hearing Rights and Preparation 

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Preparation for the Tribunal 

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM Representing  Students with Disabilities 

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
At the Tribunal

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM   After the Tribunal 


Bring a non-member to this event at the Section Member price and get entered into a drawing for multiple prizes, including free membership, discounts to area attractions and restaurants, and more! Visit the Atlanta Bar 2 for 2 webpage for rules and more information. Use #ATLBar2for2



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