Resource Letter:
For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Protective Services Cases
January 3, 2019
Hands-on Trial Skills Training Applications Due Thursday,
January 10, 2019
Designed for less experienced attorneys handling CPS cases who want to improve their litigation skills, the Children’s Commission’s annual Trial Skills Training will be taught in San Marcos, Texas on May 8-10th, 2019. Space is limited to 21 attorneys who represent DFPS, parents, and/or children on CPS dockets.

For purposes of the training, “less experienced” means that prior to applying to the Trial Skills Training, applicants who represent children and parents will have completed two to three contested Adversary Hearings and/or two to three final termination trials as first chair, and applicants who represent DFPS will have completed at least three contested Adversary Hearings and/or three to five final termination trials as first chair.

The application deadline is midnight on Thursday, January 10, 2019 . This will be the only opportunity to attend this hands-on opportunity this year. For more information and to submit an application for the training, please visit the Trial Skills Training webpage .  
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