2017 Annual Conference of the Parental Defense Alliance of Utah

The PDA's Annual Conference will be held April 27-28, 2017 at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah. This year's theme is Preservation: Start Early and Appeal Strong. The preliminary schedule can be viewed here.

CLE CREDIT

The PDA is in the process of applying for CLE credit with the Utah State Bar. We anticipate 11.5 credit hours will be approved for the event, including 1 hour of professionalism and civility credit and 1 hour of ethics.

DATE

April 27-28, 2016

Zermatt Resort

784 Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open. To register, click the button above or click here.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The theme of this year's conference is Preservation: Start Early and Appeal Strong. The keynote address will be given by Christine Sabino Kiesel, Esq., Coordinator of the New York State Child Welfare Court Improvement Project within the New York State Unified Court System's Office of Court Administration. She will be presenting on The Project to Enhance Permanency, drawing from a large-scale study implemented in New York that was designed to discern through quantitative data what factors contribute to successful permanency hearings, and thus, better outcomes for children and families. 

The full schedule will be available once it is finalized.

MEALS AND LODGING

As per usual, breakfast and lunch will be included in your registration for both days, as will a hotel room for Thursday night. Additional rooms will be available Wednesday, April 26, 2017 for those traveling more than 30 miles to attend the conference. Additional rooms and meals may be arranged by contacting Kirstin at kirstin@parentaldefense.org.

 

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact your board member representative or you can email me at kirstin@parentaldefense.org or call at 801-610-9127.

 

District(s)

Current Board Member Representative

Contact Email

1st and 2nd

Carol Mortensen (President-Elect)

cmortensen@ut-lawyers.com

3rd

Jordan Putnam

jputnam@l2law.com

4th

Margaret Lindsay

margaretplindsay@gmail.com

5th

Michael Rawson

jmichaelrawson@gmail.com

6th

David Boyer

upb4sunrise@hotmail.com

7th and 8th

Mark Tanner (Treasurer)

mhtattorney@gmail.com

Floating Representative

Grant Dickinson (President)

gdickinson@moodybrown.com

We look forward to seeing all of you at our biggest event of the year!

 

Online CLE Courses Available

Children of Incarcerated Parents

  • Cost: FREE
  • Length: 32 Minutes
  • CLE: .5 Hours of Self Study Credit

Structured Decision Making: Safety and Risk Assessments

  • Cost: $35.00
  • Length: Approx. 3 Hours
  • CLE: 3 Hours of Self Study Credit

Juvenile Court Boot Camp for Parental Defenders

  • Cost: $15.00
  • Length: Approx. 1 Hours
  • CLE: 1 Hour of Self Study Credit

 

Do you have suggestions of topics for future events?  Let us know!