Resource Letter:

For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Welfare Cases

October 6, 2022

National Survey on Virtual Child Welfare Hearings

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) has issued a survey regarding virtual hearings for attorneys who work in child welfare cases. The survey is open for one month.

The full announcement and survey link are included below.

NCSC Survey of Attorneys regarding Virtual Child Welfare Hearings

Your state is working with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) to learn more about attorney practice in virtual child welfare hearings. We would like to hear about your experience in virtual hearings specific to child welfare cases. Please complete this short survey. The results will help us understand how attorney practice has adapted to virtual hearings, what adaptations you will continue, and what barriers they present to delivering high quality legal representation.


Your participation is voluntary. Your answers to this survey will not be connected to your name or any of your cases. There are no significant risks related to participation in this survey, although some participants may feel some pressure to reveal feelings or experiences when answering some of the survey questions. You may choose to stop participating at any time.


At the completion of the survey, you have the opportunity to provide your email address to be entered into a raffle to win one of three $100 gift cards.


The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete.

Take the Survey
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