The Inaugural Child Protection Program
3rd Annual Child Protection CPD
Manitoba’s New Child Protection Model

  • Title:               Anatomy of a Child Protection Matter:
                               From Apprehension up Until Trial

    Date:               December 2, 2016

    Description: This program will lead you through the various stages of a child protection matter from apprehension up until trial and will address some of the challenging issues and ambiguities in the process and how to deal with them effectively. This program offers an informative series of discussions between agency and parents’ counsel, a master and judges from the Provincial Court and Queen’s Bench

    Topics  include:
    - An introduction to ANCR:  its mandate, role and relationship to other agencies
    - Disclosure and particulars:  differing approaches between agencies and recent jurisprudence
    - Interim proceedings:  Watson hearings, motions, summary judgements, transfer proceedings, court ordered parent capacity assessments and the new interim hearing
    - Pre-trials:  what to include in your pre-trial brief, how to prepare your case and your client, urban vs. rural approach and what can and can’t be done.

    From the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench
    Justice William Johnston (Family Division),  Justice Regan Thatcher (Family Division) and Master Carol Sharp
    Judge Jean McBride, Provincial Court of Manitoba
    David Joycey, Barrister & Solicitor
    Harold (Sonny) Cochrane, D’Arcy and Deacon LLP
    Darryl Buxton, Myers Weinberg LLP
    Jessica Dillon, Tapper Cuddy LLP
    Karen Webb, Burgess Law Office
    Meredith Mitchell, Legal Aid Manitoba
    Sandy Stoker, All Nations Coordinated Response Network (ANCR)

    Run Time:        3.5 hours

    MCPD hours:    3.5 hours

    EPPM hours:     1.5 hours

    Price:                $125 + GST ($131.25)

  • Title:               The Lawyer’s Guide to Understanding and Interpreting Drug Test Results

    Date:               February 23, 2017

    Description: If you practice criminal law, child protection law, employment law or any other area of law and have had to deal with drug tests, this program is for you.  It will cover the following:

    What are the different types of drug tests and what do they test for?
    What are the cultural issues that arise and how can they be dealt with?
    What factors can impact the test results?
    How do elimination rates and levels work?
    How accurate are test results?What do you do with a hospital report?

    Presenters: Dr. Daniel Sitar, Dept. of Internal Medicine (Clinical Pharmacology Section), University of Manitoba   | Dr. Waylon Hunt, CEO, Intrinsic Analytics Inc., Bio Information Services   Cecil Sveinson, Senior Investigator, Independent Investigation Unit

    Run Time:        1.5 hours

    MCPD hours:    1.5 hours

    EPPM hours:     0 hours

    Price:                $50 + GST ($52.50)