course »The Dependency and Probate Court Processes — Understanding what’s happening when children are in court

Date: 8/28/2018, 9:00 am—11:00 am
County: Alameda County
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Family Paths, Inc.
Phone: 510-893-9230
With Kristin Mateer, East Bay Children’s Law Offices

This training is designed to explain the basic framework of two court processes involving the custody of children—the juvenile dependency process and the probate guardianship process. You will learn who initiates each court process, what rights and responsibilities different individuals have within each process, the series of hearings that occur in each court, and what determinations are being made at each hearing. The two systems will be compared and contrasted throughout. You will hear from an attorney who has represented children in both systems about how clinicians and attorneys can work together to support their mutual clients throughout either process and what is at stake in terms of outcomes for children and families. The role of the attorney will be explained as well as the roles of other service providers and individuals within both court systems.