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November 24, 2017 - The 3rd Annual Child Protection CPD

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Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg

November 24, 2017     9:00 am to 4:15 pm

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.

Topics include:

  • A Panel on Amicus Curiae

  • An Update on the New Child Protection Model

  • How to Prepare for and Conduct a Child Protection Trial

  • Alternative Approaches to Child Protection


Presenters Include: 
Senator Murray Sinclair, Senate of Canada
Justice Michael Thomson, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Justice Gwen Hatch, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Justice Lore Mirwaldt, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Family Division)
Judge Carena Roller, Manitoba Provincial Court
Master Carol Sharp, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench
Michael Paluk, Legal Aid Manitoba
Kris Janovcik, Tapper Cuddy LLP
David Joycey, Barrister & Solicitor
Annette Horst, Legal Aid Manitoba, Child Protection Law Office
Shawn Scarcello, Cochrane Saxberg Barristers & Solicitors
William Hedges, Barrister & Solicitor
Lorraine Mocarski, Supervisor, Emergency Placement Resources


Early Bird Registration Fees (until Oct 20)

Lawyer / Judge - $335.00 (plus GST)
Student - $167.50 (plus GST)

Regular Registration Fees (after Oct 20)
Lawyer / Judge - $370 (plus GST)
Student - $185 (plus GST)

Note: Registration fee includes materials and lunch. Materials will be available in 2 formats: either paper copy  or electronic (downloadable PDF).

Eligibility For CPD Hours: This program may be reported for up to 6.25 hours of eligible CPD activity, including 1 hour of EPPM.

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