The Parental Defense Alliance

The Parental Defense Alliance of Utah is a non-profit organization created to provide continuing education and support opportunities for attorneys who represent parents in child welfare proceedings. From removal to reunification, at termination of parental rights, parental defense attorneys are committed, dedicated advocates, well-versed in the laws and practice of child welfare law in the juvenile courts. We are proud to serve them.

Want to stay up to date with the PDA?

One of the best ways to stay up to date with the Parental Defense Alliance and other Child Welfare Matters is to check out our blog.  Here we post items of interest to parental defenders including CLE opportunities, practice suggestions and cases.  Just click HERE or at the top of the page.  Another way is to get on our mailing list.  If you would like to be added let us know by clicking on the Contact Us Page.

Multi-Hour CLE

The PDA is excited to announce it will be hosting an Appellate Practice Workshop, a mult-hour CLE event, on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm. Presenters include Judge Michelle Christiansen of the Utah Court of Appeals and Professor Kristin B. Gerdy, Director of the Rex E. Lee Advocacy Program at the J. Reuban Clark Law School at BYU. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to gain new skills, or brush up on old ones, to help elevate their appellate practice. Be on the lookout for future emails as the details of this incredible opportnuty are finalized.