The Children’s Commission is offering up to 44 registration scholarships to qualified attorneys to attend TexasBarCLE’s 4th Annual Advanced Child Protection Law (CPL) Course on March 24-25, 2022 in Houston, Texas or via webcast replay on April 26-27, 2022. For more information about the Course, please see the current CPL Course Brochure. Please note that the registration fee for the course is waived for Texas judges by TexasBarCLE. Judges wishing to attend the CPL Course should contact TexasBarCLE directly.
To meet the criteria for a scholarship, attorney applicants must currently represent the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) or take court appointments on a child welfare docket and be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and with their appointing or presiding judge. Preference may be given to attorneys who have not received scholarships from the Children’s Commission in the past 1-2 years.
The scholarship will take the form of waived registration fees to attend either the live CPL Course in Houston or the webcast replay. The Children’s Commission is not able to reimburse attorneys who pay the State Bar of Texas directly for the CPL Course.
All scholarship recipients must also commit to timely completion of a post-event survey from the Children’s Commission. Applicants who meet all the criteria will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis for a scholarship. For more information about the scholarship and to submit an application, please visit the Attorney Scholarships webpage.
Please note, the scholarship application period for the CPL Course will close at midnight on Friday, March 4, 2022.