Judicial recommendations for the Children’s Commission participant waitlist for the upcoming Fall 2023 Trial Skills Training (TST) are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2023.
The Fall 2023 TST is scheduled for September 20-21, 2023 in San Antonio, and includes a mandatory virtual training session on September 13, 2023. The course offers approximately 17-20 live MCLE hours, including ethics hours, and up to 3 self-study MCLE hours.
Waitlist candidates are not guaranteed a spot in the September 2023 Trial Skills Training, but will commit to attending if an opening becomes available up to one week prior to the in-person portion of the training. Attorneys nominated for the waitlist should have a desire to improve their litigation skills and either currently represent the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) or actively be accepting court appointments on a child welfare docket. Prior TST participants that completed an all-virtual training during the pandemic are eligible for nomination to participate in this in-person training.
Judges who would like to recommend attorneys from their jurisdiction for this hands-on opportunity may do so by completing the 4-question nomination form below.