Speaker: H. Elliot Parnes, Esq. Moderator: Melinda N. Deel, Esq.
H. Elliot Parnes, Esq. Melinda N. Deel, Esq.
Course Description: How do current Michigan Court of Appeals decisions affect the ability of the attorney guardian ad litem (LGAL) to represent a child's best interests in court? Noted juvenile law attorney, H. Elliot Parnes, will discuss current case law involving LGALs - from the trial court to the Supreme Court. Topics of discussion will include:
- Can an attorney who first represents the respondent mother become an LGAL for the child at trial?
- Is an LGAL required to file a brief or appear at oral argument before the Michigan Supreme Court?
- What is the LGAL's role in making sure the right to court-appointed counsel is provided to parents?
Each lecture in the series is worth credit toward juvenile assignment requirements. Credit for criminal assignment may be available. Lunch will not be provided; however, participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.
Early Registration (on or before 6/7/2017)
❏ $12 – OCBA Members
❏ $25 – All Non-Members
At the Door:
❏ $25 – OCBA Members
❏ $40 – All Non-Members
Registration: Register at LGAL. Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Pre-registration for this lecture ends June 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.