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Workshop Schedule
 
8:30 am   Registration/Sign In

9 am   Welcome
Kiesha Crawford, Manager, North Carolina Court Improvement Program, Raleigh, NC

9:15 am   Trends and Challenges with Foreign National Children, Parents and Relatives in North Carolina DSS proceedings
The purpose of this section is to provide statistics about foreign national children in North Carolina
Jim Johnson PhD, Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center, Chapel Hill, NC

10 am   Immigration Law 101
The purpose of this session is to provide a broad overview of immigration issues that commonly arise in abuse, neglect and dependency cases.
Ann Robertson, JD, Robertson Immigration Law firm, Raleigh, NC

11 am   Panel Discussion
The purpose of this section is to explore realistic immigration problems that occur in A/N/D cases and provide a dialogue about possible solutions.

Raquel Amezcua, MSW, Senior Child Welfare Supervisor, Orange County, CA
Yali Lincroft, MBA, SPARC/First Focus policy consultant, San Francisco, CA
Rachael Hawes, JD, DSS Agency Attorney, Haywood County, NC
Ann Robertson, JD, Robertson Immigration Law firm, Raleigh, NC

Moderator: Deana Fleming, JD, Associate Counsel Guardian Ad Litem, Raleigh, NC

11:45 am   Overview of Service Process
The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of service process requirements for out of country parties.
Brent Tanner, JD, Mark E. Sullivan law firm, Raleigh, NC

12:15 pm   Lunch!

1 pm   Language Access Considerations for Limited English Proficient (LEP) parties
The purpose of this section is to acquaint lawyers and judges with the importance of providing language access services to parents or parties who are limited English proficient, and provide information about how to secure a qualified court interpreter.
Brooke Bogue, JD, Manager, Office of Language Access Services, NCAOC, Raleigh, NC

1:15 pm   Overview of Public Benefits for Non-Citizens
The purpose of this section is to provide an overview of the laws that impact the receipt of public benefits by immigrants.
Jack Holtzman, JD, Senior Staff Attorney at the NC Justice Center

2 pm   Break!

2:15 pm   Immigration Issues Impacting Children and Families Involved in the Child Welfare System
The purpose of this session is to provide the audience with additional information about the various immigration laws and policies that impact children and families in A/N/D cases and specific steps judges, lawyers and social workers can take to meet the needs of these families.

Raquel Amezcua, Senior Child Welfare Supervisor, Orange County, CA
Howard Davidson, Director of the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, Washington DC
Yali Lincroft, MBA SPARC/First Focus policy consultant, San Francisco, CA
Ann Robertson, Robertson Immigration Law firm, Raleigh, NC

Moderator: Kiesha Crawford, Manager, Court Improvement Program, Raleigh, NC

4 pm   Panel Discussion
The purpose of this section is to explore realistic immigration problems that occur in A/N/D cases and provide a dialogue about possible solutions.

 
 
 
   
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