Magazine article Policy & Practice

Affiliates' Corner

Magazine article Policy & Practice

Affiliates' Corner

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Public Welfare Attorneys' September Conference

Planning is under way for the 41st Annual National Training and Continuing Education Conference of the AAPWA, which will be held in Minneapolis on Sept. 21-24, 2008. The conference will be located at the Hyatt Regency on Nicollet Mall, within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, theaters, the Mississippi River and the Walker Sculpture Garden.

Human service agency attorneys from across the nation benefit from this conference focused on their particular work. Litigation updates in Medicaid, TANF and child support, and child welfare, appellate advocacy training, in-depth sessions on current legal issues faced by human service agencies, instruction on legal issues in emergency preparedness, and practical information on electronic discovery requirements are among the sessions planned. Attorneys who have attended past conferences have found the information gained has strengthened their ability to advise and represent their agencies in an increasingly changing world. In addition, the connections formed with colleagues in other states and localities are invaluable in their daily work. Continuing legal education credits add to the benefits of the conference.

Information on the conference and access to the registration system are at http://www.aphsa.org/Home/hom_ news.asp, and click on "conferences" or "affiliates" and "AAPWA."

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One of the ISM goals for this year is to keep its membership more engaged during the time between its annual conferences. Toward that end, ISM released its first electronic newsletter in April titled "ISM NEWS" to all of its membership. It plans to release "ISM NEWS" every other month. Feedback on the newsletter should be sent to ismassociate@comcast.net.

The 2008 ISM conference agenda has come together nicely and is available for review at www@aphsa-ism.org. Online registration and hotel reservations for the conference can also be made at that location. The conference will be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on Aug. 24-27. The combination of an exciting agenda and an exciting city promises to make the 2008ISM Conference one of the best ever.

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