NYPWA 2018 Summer Conference CLE Materials

Monday, July 16, 2018
9:00am - 10:30am
Handling Real Life Dilemmas in APS Casework
(1.5 CLEs provided by NYPWA)

As APS workers or attorneys, we learn the principles of APS casework and the legal standards that apply to APS work. The problem is, things aren’t always as clear cut when working real cases. In this workshop, we will explore some of the real life dilemmas that come up every day in APS cases. We will tease apart the different issues involved in these situations using an ethical framework as well as applicable law, and learn to provide a reasoned argument for our case decisions.
Materials
PowerPoint

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Every Student Succeeds Act: Collaborating to Improve Educational Outcomes (1.5 CLEs provided by NYPWA)
OCFS and SED have had a longstanding commitment to improving the education outcomes for children in foster care. Since the passage of federal education law that provides supports and protections for children in foster care, OCFS has worked closely with SED as they developed NYS’ ESSA plan and guidance to improve educational outcomes across New York State. During this workshop we will discuss NY’s ESSA plan, including state guidance and newly passed state legislation, with focus on specific steps that local jurisdictions can and should be taking to fully implement the law and support stability and success of students in care. With an emphasis on maintaining meaningful collaboration between education, child welfare, and family, the panel will discuss the implications for youth in care, including: data sharing, educational liaisons, making a best interest determination, and Transportation Plans.
ESSA Presentation
ESSA Foster Care Provisions
Final Foster Care Leg

ESSA Act

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Releases, Subpoenas, and FOILs, Oh My!
(1.5 CLEs provided by NYPWA):

This session will discuss response to FOIL requests, and the use of releases and subpoenas to obtain records, with emphasis on Federal law and regulation of treatment provider records.
Materials
PowerPoint


Tuesday, July 17, 2018
9:00am - 10:30am
Case Law Update on CPS and Permanency
(1.5 CLEs provided by NYPWA)

Hear the critical details on new case law in child welfare covering Abuse, Neglect, Dispositions, and Permanency Hearings.
Materials (same for both sessions)

11:00am - 12:15pm
Case Law Update on CPS and Permanency
(1.5 CLEs provided by NYPWA)

Hear the critical details on new case law in child welfare covering Abuse, Neglect, Dispositions, and Permanency Hearings.
Materials (same for both sessions)

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Creating & Promoting a Culture of Ethics in Government
(1.5 CLEs in Ethics and Professionalism provided by NYPWA)

This is a presentation about the challenges specific to government of creating and promoting a culture of ethics and integrity and the increasing role of Compliance and Compliance Officers in promoting said culture. Ethics in government is a hard sell as high-profile cases of corruption and misconduct can color the public’s perception of the sincerity, legality, and quality of government action. The presentation will include real life headlines (from local, state, and federal government), a case study, as well as big and small steps that can be taken to address or minimize these challenges. A change in culture is a difficult shift to make, but it is facilitated by decisive action by an agency and must include how we recruit, how we train/educate staff, transparency, and proactive as opposed to responsive strategies.
Promoting a Culture of Ethics in Government - Presentation
NYPWA HANDOUTS - A LOOK AT GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION & WHISTLEBLOWERS
Promoting a Culture of Ethics in Government - Slides


3:30pm - 4:45pm
Litigating Article Ten Domestic Violence Cases Post-Nicholson
(1.5 CLEs provided by NYPWA)

The presentation will provide an overview of caselaw developed post-Nicholson state-wide focusing on the major themes such as "zone of danger," establishing mental/emotional impairment, one-time incidents, threats of violence, navigating infants/nonverbal children, and children witnessing "aftermath." The presentation will also cover evidentiary challenges that arise while litigating domestic violence cases and provide tools to overcome those issues, including the use of Sirois hearings, using Ortega to introduce survivors' statements in medical records, electronic evidence, and using portions of the criminal records and witnesses when the parallel criminal matter is sealed pursuant to CPL 160.50. There will be a discussion on strategies to address violations of OOPs and noncompliance with dispositional orders.
Materials

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
9:30am - 11:30am

Attorneys' Meeting with State Agency Counsel

Part I: (9:30AM-10:30AM) Child Welfare Legal Issues (OCFS)

Part II: (10:30AM-11:30AM) Temporary Assistance and Medicaid Legal Issues (OTDA & DOH)

 

  • Please arrive to sessions early for CLE check-in.
  • Please review and choose which documents to download to your laptop or tablet or print out and bring to the conference.
  • Attorneys must attend in person to participate and to qualify for CLEs. Both attorneys and non-attorneys must bring handouts for legal sessions if they wish to have them at the conference.
  • All sessions are suitable for transitional and non-transitional attorneys.

 

The NYPWA Financial Assistance Policy CLE


The NYPWA Financial Assistance Policy for Continuing Legal Education In order to receive CLE financial assistance for a specific course, you must apply in writing, at least three weeks before the date of that course. CLE financial assistance is available for up to 50% of selected course fees for all attorneys based upon income guidelines for full time employment as set forth below.

Attorney Discounts:
Income under $25,000 – 50% discount
Income $25,000-$45,000 – 25% discount
Income above $45,000 – no discount

Application Process and Income Verification: Please forward a letter or an e-mail explaining the reasons for your request for financial aid. Applicants must state their total current yearly income from all sources of employment. Financial aid does not cover travel, hotel rooms, or meals.

Please contact the NYPWA at info@nypwa.org for more information.