• November 2007
  • Vol. 8, No. 10

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ABA Center Offers Training for Child Welfare Attorneys

The ABA Center on Children and the Law is now offering "Trial Skills for Child Welfare Attorneys" training, a day-long program designed for attorneys in child welfare law who represent child welfare agencies, parents, and children. The training includes strategies in dependency cases that help children achieve a permanency goal more quickly.

Through a mix of lectures, demonstrations, and mock trial exercises, the training helps beginning and advanced attorneys organize large caseloads and prepare for trial, as well as expand their knowledge of the rules of evidence and their skills in examining and cross-examining witnesses. Each program is specially adapted for local practice and State law, and each participant leaves with continuing legal education credits and a trial notebook to help organize and prepare for future cases.

For information, contact Anne Marie Lancour:

lancoura@staff.abanet.org

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