Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education 

 

NYPWA 2022 Annual Summer Conference

All legal sessions are in-person only and will not be recorded. Local DSS attorneys are eligible for up to 10.5 hours of CLE credits with their paid registration and confirmed attendance.

Sign-in for CLEs opens 15 minutes prior to start of each session.   

Monday, July 18, 2022
9:00am — 10:15am
APS Involuntary Interventions (1.5 CLEs, 75 minutes) 
This presentation will include a review of APS statutes and regulations, with a brief overview of the Prevalence and Cost of Financial Exploitation Studies. It will also include a discussion on how and when DSS attorneys involve themselves in involuntary interventions (i.e., Access orders, STIPSOs, POA special proceedings, and guardianships)—as well as involuntary interventions deriving from EMDTs and OPWDD cases.
Evaluations
PowerPoint
POA Requests Docs
POA Petition
POA Order Show Cause
POA Order
Affidavit Sample
APS Statues & Regulations
Access Letter
Access Order to Show Cause
Access Order
Petition
EM.AFF
STIPSOPET20.SHE
GBSTIPSO22.AFF
Order & Judgement - STIPSO.20
Order to Show Causes - STIPSO.20

 

1:30pm — 2:45pm
Updates on Family Court & Evidence (1.5 CLEs, 75 minutes) 
This session will review relevant court decisions involving evidentiary issues in child protective cases.
Evaluations
Updates on Family Court & Evidence Cases

 

3:30pm — 5:00pm
Child Welfare Case Law (1.5 CLEs, 90 minutes) 
A review of child welfare case decisions issued between January and June 2022. Included will be cases related to FCA Article 10, TPRs, Fair Hearings, and others encountered in child welfare practice.
Evaluations
PowerPoint
Child Welfare Case Law (January 2022-June 2022)

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
9:00am — 10:30am
Changes to Administrative Appeals & SCR Reform (1.5 CLEs, 90 minutes) 
This presentation covers the complex changes to the process for administrative appeals challenging findings of child abuse and/or maltreatment that resulted from the enactment of SCR reform—as well as addressing common legal questions, providing an implementation update, and discussing implementation challenges and compliance strategies since the legislation took effect January 2022.
Evaluations
PowerPoint
Enacted SCR Reform Legislation
Changes to Administrative Appeals and SCR Reform
Jeter v. Poole Decision
21-OCFS-LCM-13
21-OCFS-ADM-26
21-OCFS-ADM-26-Attachment A
21-OCFS-ADM-33
21-OCFS-ADM-34

 

11:00am — 12:15pm
Overcoming Evidentiary Challenges in Domestic Violence (1.5 CLEs [.5 CLE in Ethics & Professionalism], 75 minutes)
An examination of recent cases of Domestic Violence (DV)/Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as well as tips and ethical considerations in calling a survivor of DV/IPV as a witness. Topics to include DV legal cases, updates, evidence, and ethical witness preparation.
Evaluations
Overcoming Evidentiary Challenges in Domestic Violence - Cases
Redacted Sirois Motion

 

1:30pm — 3:00pm
Confidentiality Part I (1.5 CLEs, 90 minutes) 
This session will review all things confidential, including the debut of the Confidentiality Handbook (Version 2022.5) and a compendium of confidentiality questions and answers. We will cover topics in the Handbook—especially any changes in the new version, which will include an Appendix with the recently revised LGS-01 records retention schedule. Questions are highly encouraged!
Evaluations
PowerPoint (same for both sessions)
Confidentiality Handbook-July 2022 (same for both sessions)
Question & Answers (same for both sessions)

 

3:30pm — 5:00pm
Confidentiality Part II (1.5 CLEs, 90 minutes) 
This session will review all things confidential, including the debut of the Confidentiality Handbook (Version 2022.5) and a compendium of confidentiality questions and answers. We will cover topics in the Handbook—especially any changes in the new version, which will include an Appendix with the recently revised LGS-01 records retention schedule. Questions are highly encouraged!
Evaluations
PowerPoint (same for both sessions)
Confidentiality Handbook-July 2022 (same for both sessions)
Question & Answers (same for both sessions)