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National Attention to In re. BTB
Hello PDA Members- We wanted to make you aware of the fact that the ripples from In re. BTB are being felt across the country! Viven Sankaran (who many of you will remember was one of our keynote speakers at last year's annual conference, and a great friend...
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New FREE Resource Launched by ABA Center on Children and the Law
Hello PDA Members- Those of you already on the ABA Parents' Attorney listserv may have seen this exciting announcement already, but here it is again for those of you who have not: Child Law Practice (CLP) Today, published by the ABA Center on Children and t...
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Article: A Child Abuse Prediction Model Fails Poor Families
For those of you who read the New York Times piece on Allegheny County's child abuse prediction model tool, this article is an important companion piece, and offers some insight into why the use of these tools actually doubles down on bias, instead of freei...
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General Registration for the Annual Conference is NOW OPEN!
General Registration for ALL MEMBERS of the PDA is NOW OPEN! Please click here to register. If you do not have a current contract (or conflict contract) with your county, you do NOT need any codes to register. We look forward to seeing you in April!
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NY Times Article re. Using Algorithms and Data Analysis Programs to Make Referral Decisions
Many of you may have already seen this article making the rounds on various parents' attorneys listservs. But if you haven't, it's a fascinating read. Allegheny County (which contains the city of Pittsburgh) experienced a rash of child abuse related deaths ...
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Priority Registration for PDA Members with Public Defense Contracts is Now Open!
As a reminder, Priority Registration for PDA members with current defense contracts (including conflict contracts) is now open ! Detailed registration instructions can be found in the email blast sent out on January 3, 2018, but here are a few important ite...
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Announcement of PDA Annual Conference Keynote Speakers
Hello Parental Defenders- We are incredibly excited to announce that the keynote speakers for this year's Annual Conference will be Vivek Sankaran, J.D., and Christopher Church, J.D., M.S. The title of their presentation will be "Sparking a Revolution of Va...
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ABA Center on Children and the Law: Case Summaries
Hello Parental Defenders- For those of you who are not on the national parents' attorneys listserv that is sponsored by the ABA, it is fantastic resource. They recently sent out a document that contains summaries of 6 different cases from around the country...
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Please Update Your Membership Records!
Hello PDA Members- It has come to our attention that some of you may not be receiving all of our email updates. These emails contain registration links to our training opportunities, those sponsored by the CIP, and all the other resources to which we want t...
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The impact 2 Recent Utah Supreme Court Cases on Parental Defenders
Hello Parental Defenders- We are fortunate to have a guest post today by Board Member and PDA Treasurer Mark Tanner, and Chandler Tanner, his son. Together, Mark and Chandler form the firm Tanner & Tanner. For a more complete account of both of their extens...
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