The Children’s Commission is offering up to 33 registration scholarships to judges and qualifying attorneys to attend the online-only portion of the NACC’s 44th National Child Welfare Law Conference, scheduled for August 16-18, 2021. Please note, the NACC’s Annual Conference will be held in a dual format this year; however, this scholarship is for attendees to the online-only conference and will not be eligible towards dual conference or in-person conference registration. More information about the online-only conference is available on the NACC website.
The scholarship will take the form of waived registration fees to attend the online-only portion of the NACC Annual Conference. Registration fees will be paid directly to NACC for each recipient, and NACC will register all Commission scholarship awardees.
To meet the criteria for a scholarship, attorney applicants must currently represent DFPS or take appointments on a CPS docket and be in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and with their appointing or presiding judge. Additionally, qualifying attorneys must be supported by their appointing or presiding judge. Judges with applicants from their jurisdiction will be notified by the Children’s Commission and asked to respond regarding the applicant’s suitability for the NACC scholarship. Judicial applicants must hear civil child welfare cases.
All applicants must also commit to completing a post-event survey from the Children’s Commission. Applicants who meet all of the criteria will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis for a scholarship. Early applications are strongly encouraged due to the limited number of scholarships.
Please note, this scholarship opportunity will close at midnight on Friday, July 2, 2021.