Resource Letter:

For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Welfare Cases

September 11, 2023

Children's Commission Webcast:

Enhancing the Experience for Parents Involved in Child Welfare Cases

Please join the Children's Commission on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. for a webcast entitled “Enhancing the Experience for Parents Involved in Child Welfare Cases.”

This webcast will feature an interactive panel with the Honorable Robert Falkenberg, Associate Judge of the Child Protection Court of South Texas; Cynthia Dyar, Special Director of the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Family Justice Project; Janet Vanderzanden, Staff Attorney at the Travis County Office of Parental Representation; and Kameron Townsend and Jacqueline Reyna, parents with lived experience.

The discussion will focus on the importance of attorney-client communication, best practices in preparing clients for court appearances, and legal advocacy inside and outside of the courtroom. MCLE and TBLS credit are currently pending.

This presentation will be archived, and materials will be made available on the Children’s Commission website following the live webcast.


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