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Pro Bono Week: DCFS Expungement Hearings
Date: 10/27/2011
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Presented by: CBF and CBA
MCLE Credit: As of 10/26/2013, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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In the spirit of Pro Bono Week, attendees are expected to accept a pro bono case in any area of law within the six months following this program.

Learn how to represent wrongly-accused parents and child care professionals in appeals of abuse or neglect "indicated" findings by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. An indicated finding may mean the loss of custody of children, restricted visitation with children, inability to adopt children, and significant risk of ending the careers of people who work with children, such as teachers and social workers. These appeal hearings are an innocent person's first opportunity for a neutral review of investigators' findings against families. Training topics will include an overview of DCFS investigations, a step-by-step walk-through of the administrative hearing process, and answers to common questions, including timing, discovery, witnesses, evidentiary and due process issues. Description continued below.

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