2019 Child Protection Summit: 2019 Developments in Dependency Case & Statutory Law

Stephanie Zimmerman - Deputy Director & Statewide Director of Appeals, Children’s Legal Services | Meredith Hall - Appellate Counsel for the SunCoast Region, Children’s Legal Services

December 18, 2019

Training Description

This presentation will inform all child welfare professionals about case and statutory law released since last year's summit that has an impact on the dependency process. The cases to be discussed will address various subjects, including procedures that must be observed when a dependency case is litigated, grounds for an adjudication of dependency, and grounds for termination of parental rights. This presentation will also highlight the laws passed during the 2019 legislative session that will have the most significant impact on Florida's children and child welfare stakeholders. The presenters will offer practical tips to audience members of how to ensure that their daily practice is in conformity with Florida law. This workshop was approved by the Dependency Court Improvement Panel.