NATIONAL PARENT ATTORNEY CONFERENCE
In July of 2015, parent attorneys from across the United States gathered in Washington, DC for the semi-annual American Bar Association Parent Attorney Conference. Representing parents accused of abuse and neglect is lonely work, so this conference is a chance for us to learn from our peers and recognized experts and to enjoy the fellowship of other attorneys, who believe as we do that families are worth fighting for. Richard Pittman, Director or Juvenile Defender Services at the Louisiana Public Defender Board wrote an excellent article entitled "Back to Work: Thoughts from the 4th ABA Parent Attorney Conference," describing his experience at this year’s conference. Richard's article echoes many of the same sentiments expressed by Diana and her colleague Darice Good in the article they wrote for the Children's Rights Litigation Journal about the 2011 ABA Parent Attorney Conference.
GEORGIA'S NEW JUVENILE CODE
In January 2014, Georgia’s new Juvenile Code took effect. Diana co-authored an article entitled “Georgia's Juvenile Code: New Law for the New Year.” The article, published in the December 2013 issue of the Georgia Bar Journal, describes the new Code and how changes in the law will affect children and families in Georgia.