"Keeping Families Home for Good" Conference
The Center for Family Representation (CFR) is excited to announce our inaugural conference, “Keeping Families Home for Good: Collateral Consequences of Family Regulation Cases ¹.” Our free conference will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET via Zoom.
CFR’s Home for Good (“H4G”) program consists of interdisciplinary civil (housing and public benefits), immigration, and criminal defense practices. Through H4G, we address our clients’ additional legal needs, many of which stem from the same circumstances that caused them to have Family Court cases in the first place.
Over the years, we have accumulated extensive expertise on the collateral issues that many of our clients deal with in addition to or because of their Family Court cases. The “Keeping Families Home for Good” conference will consist of three separate panels focusing on the following collateral consequences that can accompany Family Regulation Cases: challenges with housing and public benefits, immigration considerations, and concurrent criminal cases. Presenters will also offer best practices for representing clients when they encounter these collateral matters.
The conference will be suitable for experienced and newly admitted attorneys. Each panel has been approved for CLE credits. See conference agenda or course descriptions for CLE information. Professionals from all aspects of the Family Regulation system are welcome to register.
Conference registration is now closed.
¹ CFR now follows the leadership of directly-impacted people and our own system-impacted staff. We adopted the phrase “Family Regulation System” to describe what has traditionally been called the “child welfare system” to reflect the system’s prioritization of and roots in surveillance, punishment, and control rather than genuine assistance to families living in poverty. See, Dorothy Roberts, Abolishing Policing Also Means Abolishing Family Regulation, The Imprint (June 16, 2020), https://imprintnews.org/child-welfare-2/abolishing-policing-also-means-abolishing-family-regulation/44480
The Keeping Families Home for Good Conference is sponsored by: