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Administration for Children and Families 


Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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Hubert H. Humprey Building, Auditorium

200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201

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Turner v. Rogers Anniversary Forum: Fundamental Fairness and the Ability to Pay in Child Support Proceedings

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 2:00pm-3:30pm (EST)

Co-sponsored by the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) and the Department of Justice's Access to Justice Initiative.

One year ago, the United States Supreme Court Decided Turner v. Rogers, which requires states in civil contempt proceedings to provide procedures that ensure a fundamentally fair determination of whether an unrepresented parent is able to comply with a court order to pay child support.  This forum will include a discussion of setting realistic child support orders, and other promising practices that avoid the build-up of arrears; explore cost-effective strategies for child support compliance, including alternatives to contempt; and, discuss expanding self-help services and access to justice for unrepresented litigants.  The forum will also highlight OCSE policy guidance arising out of Turner.  This forum is appropriate for a wide audience, including anyne involved in child support and access to justice issues.

Confirmed speakers include George Sheldon, Acting Assistant Secretary Administration for Children and Families; Vicki Turetsky, OCSE Commissioner; Daniel Olmos, Department of Justice Access to Justice Initiative Senior Counsel; Alan Houseman, Center for Law and Social Policy Executive Director; Richard Zorza, Self-Represented Litigation Network; Diane Potts, Illinois Deputy Attorney General; and, Pamela Lowry, Administrator of the Division of Child Support Enforcement for Illinois. 

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There is limited seating at the event.  register for on-site attendance at 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20201