Resource Letter:
For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Protective Services Cases
June 3, 2020
Reminder: Webcast on Benefits of Using Technology in Child Welfare Cases on June 5, 2020
Please join the Children's Commission this Friday, June 5, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST for a webcast entitled “Benefits of Using Technology in Child Welfare Cases.” This webcast is designed for judges who preside on the CPS docket and will be of interest to attorneys and other advocates as well.

Topics covered will include how to manage dockets and find an interpreter; greater child and parent engagement; the advantages of virtual mediation; an increase in attorney participation and preparation; and the benefits of increased frequency of family time (also known as visitation). Viewers will learn about how all of these technological benefits can be used to advance permanency for children in care. Additionally, a demonstration will be included on how judges can access an interpreter for certain child welfare hearings.

MCLE has been requested from the State Bar of Texas. Registration for the live webcast is limited to 500 people.

Registration is available here for the Benefits of Utilizing Technology in Child Welfare Cases Webcast .
Job Opening at the Children’s Commission
The Children’s Commission is currently accepting applications for a Staff Attorney. This position reports to the Executive Director. At least three years’ experience as a licensed attorney, graduation from an accredited law school with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, and knowledge of the Texas child welfare system is required. Please link to the Supreme Court of Texas Children's Commission Staff Attorney job posting ( Work in Texas Job Posting ID 14090066 ). All applicants must submit a resume and State of Texas employment application. The job posting is open until the position is filled.
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