"Keeping Families Home for Good" Conference Agenda

“Keeping Families Home for Good: Collateral Consequences of Child Protective Cases” is a half-day virtual conference consisting of three separate hour-long CLE panels.

October 12, 2022 9am-1pm via Zoom

Agenda

9:00 am         Opening Remarks by New York City Council Member Shekar Krishnan & by CFR’s Executive Director Michele Cortese

9:30 am           Panel 1 – Collateral Housing/Public Benefits Consequences of Family Regulation Cases
Credit/Category: 1.0 credit in the Professional Practice (NY)/ General (CA/IL) category

First Break

10:40 am         Panel 2 – Concurrent Criminal Cases—Spotlight on Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA) Cases
Credit/Category: 1.0 credit in the Professional Practice (NY)/ General (CA/IL) category

Second Break

11:50 am          Panel 3 – Holistic representation of non-citizens with Family Regulation and Immigration Cases
Credit/Category: 1.0 credit in the Professional Practice (NY)/ General (CA/IL) category

12:50 pm         Closing Remarks/Announcements

 

Panel Descriptions

Panel 1 – Collateral Housing/Public Benefits Consequences of Family Regulation Cases
Credit/Category: 1.0 credit in the Professional Practice (NY)/ General (CA/IL) category

Presented by:    Anastasia Rivera-Bonilla

Litigation Supervisor, Family and Civil Defense (CFR)

Ann Marie Scalia

Chief Program Officer of the NYC Department of Human Resources Administration

Whenever the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) removes a child from their home or obtains a temporary order of protection that excludes a parent and separates the family unit, the family’s housing and public benefits may be adversely impacted. Clients often lose or inevitably struggle to maintain their benefits and preserve their housing. This presentation will shed light on the various ways clients are impacted and what steps, if any, they can take to preserve benefits and housing.

Panel 2 – Concurrent Criminal Cases—Spotlight on Domestic Violence Survivors Justice
Act Cases
Credit/Category: 1.0 credit in the Professional Practice (NY)/ General (CA/IL) category

Presented by:    Wendell Cruz

Director of Holistic Practice/Litigation Supervisor – Criminal Defense (CFR)

Jana McNulty

Senior Trial Attorney – Brooklyn Defender Services

This panel will address best practices for representing clients who have concurrent criminal and family defense cases. Given the prevalence of domestic violence in these concurrent proceedings, we will give special attention to cases involving the newly enacted Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act.

Panel 3 – Holistic representation of non-citizens with Family Regulation and Immigration Cases
Credit/Category: 1.0 credit in the Professional Practice (NY)/ General (CA/IL) category

Presented by:    Danny Alicea

Litigation Supervisor, Immigration (CFR)

Tina Romero

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society

In this panel, we discuss strategies for how to address overlapping legal issues that arise for our noncitizen family defense clients. Topics include best practices for holistic representation to advance your client’s family regulation and other cases without compromising their immigration options; sorting through existing documents, progress notes, and other parts of the family regulation case for use in conjunction with the immigration case, and vice versa; and issue spotting common immigration remedies that may arise within the family regulation context.

Learn more about our presenters.

The Keeping Families Home for Good Conference is sponsored by: