• Sept / Oct 2006
  • Vol. 7, No. 7

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First Child Welfare Law Specialists Certified

The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) recently certified 85 attorneys as child welfare law specialists—the first attorneys in the country to receive this certification. Child welfare law specialists represent children, parents, and State child welfare agencies.

The American Bar Association recognized Child Welfare Law as a specialty in 2001, and in 2004, NACC was accredited as the certifying body. The Children's Bureau then sponsored the NACC's pilot program in California, Michigan, and New Mexico.

Details about the program can be found on the NACC website:

www.naccchildlaw.org/training/certification.html

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