Senator Murray Sinclair will open this year's program with a special address. The program will also feature a social services fair with information on some of the support services available to families involved with the child protection system.

THE 3rd ANNUAL CHILD PROTECTION PROGRAM - Part 1 of 4
November 24, 2017

Child Protection System & the Legacy of Residential Schools
Senator Murray Sinclair opened the 2017 program with a special pre-recorded address on the Legacy of Residential School System.

This presentation was originally recorded at The Child Protection Hustle IV, organized by the Ontario Bench and Bar, which was held on October 26 & 27, 2017 at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 0.5 

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

THE 3rd ANNUAL CHILD PROTECTION PROGRAM - Part 2 of 4
November 24, 2017

Update on New Child Protection Model
In advance of the program, registrants will have an opportunity to provide comments and ask questions anonymously about how the new model is working. Our expert panel will then respond to some of the questions and issues raised.

Presenters:
Justice Gwen Hatch, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division) 
Justice Lore Mirwaldt, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Master Carol Sharp, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench
Crystal Kennedy, Legal Aid Manitoba
Dianna Nesbit, Myers Weinberg LLP

Case Law Review
Need a quick refresher on recent decisions in the area of child protection? This session is exactly the thing.

Presenter: Michael Paluk, Legal Aid Manitoba

CPD hours: 2
EPPM hours: 0

Price: $60.00 + GST = $63.00

THE 3rd ANNUAL CHILD PROTECTION PROGRAM - Part 3 of 4
November 24, 2017

Panel on Amicus Curiae
This session will explore:

  • The role of Amicus with the child and in court
  • Best interests vs taking instructions
  • The importance of training
  • Role of parents’ counsel when Amicus is involved
  • What we can learn from other jurisdictions

Moderator: Judge Carena Roller, Manitoba Provincial Court

Presenters:
David Joycey, Barrister & Solicitor
William Hedges, Barrister & Solicitor
Lorraine Mocarski, Supervisor, Emergency Placement Resources

CPD hours: 1
EPPM hours: 0.5

Price: $40.00 + GST = $42.00

THE 3rd ANNUAL CHILD PROTECTION PROGRAM - Part 4 of 4
November 24, 2017

Preparing for and Conducting a Child Protection Trial
This practical session will focus on the mechanics of preparing for and conducting a child protection trial. It will cover:

  • Developing a theory of the case
  • Identifying the facts you need to prove your case and determining how to prove them
  • Witness preparation
  • Document preparation
  • Special considerations when dealing with self-represented litigants
  • Obtaining and filing 3rd party records
  • Preparing and examining Agency workers and Experts
  • Relying on previous court decisions (same family)

Moderator: Crystal Kennedy, Legal Aid Manitoba

Presenters:
Justice Michael Thomson, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Kris Janovcik, Tapper Cuddy LLP
Annette Horst, Legal Aid Manitoba, Child Protection Office
Shawn Scarcello, Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors

CPD hours: 2
EPPM hours: 1

Price: $60.00 + GST = $63.00