Agenda (MT)

December 8-9, 2021

Day 1: December 8, 2021

Mountain Time

10:30 - 11:00
Introductions & Welcome
Nikki Campbell, NAICJA Executive Director
Hon. Layatalati Hill, Vice-President, NAICJA


11:00 - 12:00 
A Year in Review: Best Practices for Your Child Welfare Docket
Jack Trope, Casey Family Programs


12:00 - 1:00 
BREAK

1:00 - 2:00 
Approaching Child Welfare with Compassion
Vivek Sankaran, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School


2:00 - 2:30 
BREAK

2:30 - 4:00 
Defining Best Interests of the Child in Tribal Communities
Sheldon Spotted Elk, The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

4:00 MT END OF DAY 1

Day 2: December 9, 2021

Mountain Time

9:00
Welcome Back

9:00 - 10:00 
Child Welfare and the Legal System: The Ripple Effects of Trauma
Sara Coffey, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Tessa Chesher, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

10:00 - 10:15
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10:15 - 11:15 
Child Welfare and the Legal System: The Ripple Effects of Trauma Continued 
Sara Coffey, 
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Tessa Chesher, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

11:15 - 12:00
Facilitated Discussion

12:00 - 1:30
BREAK

1:30 - 2:30 
Brackeen v. Haaland and ICWA Case Updates
Kate Fort, Director of Clinics, Michigan State University College of Law


2:30 - 3:00 
BREAK

3:00 - 4:00 
Best practices in Child Welfare Cases using Culture and Tradition
Judge Michael Petoskey, Chief Judge, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Judge Tim Connors, Washtenaw County

Closing Remarks

4:00 MT END OF TRAINING