Education Advocacy, Children in Care – Student Tribunal Hearing Training - March 30, 2021 (MARCH MADNESS!)

Presented by Georgia Appleseed and the Young Professionals Council

8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Register today on the Atlanta Bar Association webpage.

This CLE trains attorneys to represent students who are facing public school disciplinary hearings.  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 referred to as a 'tribunal.' Because of the impact a long-term suspension or expulsion may have on a student's academic success and on the flow to the “school to prison pipeline,” it is important that the tribunal process provide meaningful due process to a student. 

Public school students in foster care sometimes face a disciplinary hearing alone. Attorneys completing the CLE may opt to enter a pool of trained volunteers to provide tribunal representation to a child in foster care.   To accomplish this, Georgia Appleseed has created a protocol in collaboration with Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and the Georgia Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) to identify students in need of assistance and match them with an attorney.

Student Tribunal Training to Represent Kids in Foster Care - December 11, 2020 (RESCHEDULED)

**NOTE: Everyone who was registered for the October 30, 2020, training--which was postponed due to weather-related power outages--will automatically be registered for this training.***

Presented by Georgia Appleseed and the Young Professionals Council

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Register: https://bit.ly/TribunalDec11

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.

Healthy Housing Coalition - November 11, 2020

If your organization is committed to strengthening healthy housing access, we invite you to join us! The Georgia Healthy Housing Coalition engages organizations across the state to share, support, and develop efforts to enhance and expand healthy housing.

To join the coalition for bimonthly meetings, fill out the online Healthy Housing Project interest form: https://bit.ly/healthyhousingcoalition

We’ll be meeting every other month.

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

***This event has been postponed due to weather-related power and internet outages. We will be in touch with registrants about a make-up date soon.***

Presented by Georgia Appleseed and the Young Professionals Council

9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon

Register: https://bit.ly/TribunalOct30

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.

Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvc--sqjgsG9CdM...

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.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/2FjFedt

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.