Resource Letter:

For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Welfare Cases

July 11, 2023

Reminder - Children's Commission Webinar:

88th Regular Legislative Session Update

As a reminder, the Children's Commission will host a webinar on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. entitled “88th Regular Legislative Session Update.”

House and Senate bills related to child welfare law will be examined, including the subject of each bill, the statutes affected, and the effective date. The presentation will explain changes in the law so that judges, attorneys, and guardians ad litem can incorporate them into practice as soon as bills become effective. Speakers will include Children's Commission Legal Representation Director Dylan Moench and Staff Attorney Aimee Corbin. The webcast has been approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE, including .25 ethics hours. 

Registration is limited to 500 participants and early registration is encouraged. Additional participants will be directed to the Children's Commission’s YouTube livestream of the webinar. Please note that the registrants who view the webinar on YouTube will not have the ability to submit live questions to the presenters. The archived video, PowerPoint presentation, and written legislative update will be available on the Children's Commission’s website.


Job Opening at the Children's Commission

The Children’s Commission is currently accepting applications for a Staff Attorney (Attorney IV). This position performs advanced legal work for the Children’s Commission and reports to the Executive Director. A minimum of three years of experience in child welfare as a licensed attorney with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited university is required. Please link to the job posting (Work in Texas Job Posting ID 16077106). All applicants must submit a resume, State of Texas employment application, and writing sample to The position is open until filled.

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