Resource Letter:

For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Welfare Cases

July 21, 2023

Now Available:

88th Legislative Session Update Replay, Materials, and Report

A recording of the July 18, 2023 live webinar “88th Regular Legislative Session Update” and the accompanying PowerPoint presentation are now available on the Children's Commission’s On-Demand MCLE webpage for judges and for attorneys. Legal Representation Director Dylan Moench and Staff Attorney Aimee Corbin provided the update on bills affecting child welfare law passed during the 88th Regular Legislative Session, the statutes affected, and their effective dates.

The State Bar of Texas has approved 1.5 hours of MCLE for the webinar, including 0.25 ethics hours, and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has approved 1.5 hours for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for attorneys and paralegals in Child Welfare and Family Law. The Texas Center for the Judiciary has approved 1.5 Family Violence hours for judges. Self-reporting information is available on the Children’s Commission website.

In addition, the Children's Commission's 88th Texas Regular Legislative Session Report is now available online. The Legislative Session Report lists the legislative changes by bill number and by statute, including changes to the Texas Family Code.

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