The Children’s Commission will host a webcast on Friday, May 22, 2020 from noon to 1:30 p.m. CST, entitled “Effective Advocacy in the Virtual CPS Courtroom.” This webcast will be of interest to all practitioners on the CPS docket.
Moderated by Judge Rob Hofmann, District Judge of Mason County and Jurist in Residence for the Children’s Commission, this panel discussion will include a prosecutor, a parent attorney, and an Ad Litem who will discuss best practices and pitfalls to watch out for when preparing their cases and their clients for a virtual hearing. Topics covered will include how to facilitate the client’s meaningful participation in a virtual hearing; how to properly elicit testimony on Zoom; how to properly enter evidence on Zoom; and how to review orders in a virtual setting. Viewers will learn how to effectively advocate for their clients and apply these skills before, during, and after remote CPS hearings.
Please stay tuned for a pending announcement from the Children’s Commission with links to registration and additional program information. MCLE will be requested from TexasBarCLE.