2016 Child Protection Program
Anatomy of a Child Protection Matter: From Apprehension up Until Trial
December 2, 2016
Jointly presented with the Court of Queen’s Bench Judges and the Provincial Court Judges

You will be 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. Experience 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.

Justice William Johnston, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Justice Regan Thatcher, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Master Carol Sharp, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench
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)

CPD hours: 3.5 | EPPM hours: 1.5 | Price: $100.00 + GST = $105.00