Parent Attorney Conference
August 15, 2013
The Parent Attorney Conference provides training for attorneys who represent parents in abuse, neglect, dependency, and termination of parental rights proceedings. The August 2012 conference focused on the representation of non-removal parents and included sessions on constitutional protections and responsibilities; the legal definition—or definitions—of fatherhood; working with out-of-state and incarcerated fathers; and unique ethical issues involving non-removal parents. More details on the contents of the 2013 program will be available at a later date.
For information about other indigent defense education courses, visit our Indigent Defense Education site.
Public defenders, appellate defenders, and other parent defenders who handle a significant number of court-appointed cases
The Parent Attorney Conference will be held at the UNC School of Government in Chapel Hill. See the Visitor Information page for directions and parking information.
The School of Government reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill with a special rate of $76. The rate includes a full deluxe hot breakfast and high speed wireless internet access. To reserve a room online please visit www.hiexpress.com/chapelhillnc and use the group code PJC. To reserve a room by phone please call the hotel directly @ 919.489.7555, provide your arrival / departure dates and the group code PJC. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation; the rooms are held on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive the special rate reservations must be made not later than August 1, 2013.
If you are an IDS employee, your eligibility for travel reimbursement at the state rate is contingent upon state rules and regulations. For all questions regarding travel reimbursement, please contact Patty Barbour—Accounts Payable Supervisor at IDS—at 919.890.1660.
Course participants who cancel their registration on or before August 1, 2013 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before August 8, 2013 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after August 8, 2013. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.