On October 19, 2023, the Children’s Commission hosted a live webcast entitled “Enhancing the Experience for Parents Involved in Child Welfare Cases.”
Hon. Robert Falkenberg, Associate Judge of the Child Protection Court of South Texas, led a panel discussion highlighting the importance of attorney-client communication, best practices in preparing clients for court appearances, and legal advocacy inside and outside of the courtroom with Cynthia Dyar, Special Director of the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Family Defense Project; Janet Vanderzanden, Staff Attorney at the Travis County Office of Parental Representation; and lived experience parents Kameryn Townsend and Jacqueline Reyna.
The video replay and accompanying materials are below.
MCLE Information: The recorded webcast was approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE and .25 hours of ethics credit. Attorneys and judges seeking MCLE credit hours may contact CCTraining@txcourts.gov after viewing the session recording to receive information on how to self-report their MCLE to the State Bar of Texas.
TBLS certification and recertification hours: This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 1.5 hours of certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for attorneys and paralegals in the specialty fields of Child Welfare and Family Law.