Student Tribunal Training to Represent Kids in Foster Care - October 30, 2020

Presented by Georgia Appleseed and the Young Professionals Council

9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon


Georgia Appleseed’s Tribunal Volunteer Lawyer Network provides pro bono lawyers to children in foster care facing long-term suspension or expulsion.

Under Georgia law, K-12 public school students faced with proposed out-of-school suspension of more than ten days, or with expulsion, are entitled to dispute the proposed disciplinary action at an administrative hearing often called a "tribunal." Given the impact a long-term suspension or expulsion may have on a student's academic success, it is essential to justice that the tribunal process provide meaningful due process to a student.

Join us for this deep dive into Tribunal hearings and how you can become involved as a Tribunal Volunteer Lawyer. Led by members of Georgia Appleseed’s Young Professionals Council, the training will cover procedural steps of a Tribunal hearing, important ways to address discovery issues, mitigation, and client representation. CLE credit will be applied for.

CLE: We the People Have the Right to Vote Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - September 24, 2020

Presented in collaboration with many community partners, including Georgia Appleseed
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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This historical – legal CLE seminar will explore the past, present, and future of voting rights for minorities in Georgia. Please register in advance for surprise giveaways! The first 100 participants in attendance for this thought-provoking and timely workshop will get a $10 gift card compliments of the Seay and Felton law firm.

Back to School in COVID: Know Your Rights - September 17, 2020

Presented by the Justice Reform Partnership

6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

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What do parents and students need to know about their rights as school begins virtually or in person? Join us to hear from the following expert panelists: Rush George, Action Research Team Fellow, Deep Center; Brianna Branker, Action Research Team Member, Deep Center; Prof. Randee Waldman, Juvenile Defender, Barton Child Law and Policy Center; Eugene Choi, Supervising Attorney, Georgia Legal Services Program; and Caroline Durham, Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Legal and Policy Director.