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2021 Legal Advice v. Legal Information (CA, M/S, C)

 

Training Description:

Every day a law librarian or an employee in every court in every state is bombarded with questions about courts, procedures, judges and cases. Most court employees and law librarians have been told they cannot give legal advice when answering questions. Many courts and law libraries have posted signs informing the public that court employees and law librarians are not allowed to give legal advice. And probably every law librarian and employee in every court in every state has, at one time or another, repeated the phrase, "I'm sorry. I'm not allowed to give legal advice."

2021 CIP PERMANENCY AND CONCURRENT PLANNING (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

Course Effective Date: February 12, 2021

Course Description:

During this course, faculty will discuss:

  • What the Nevada Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP) is, Eligibility requirements, Logistics, Assistance, and partner roles in the KinGAP process.
  • The understanding of "reasonable efforts," when they are required, and examples.
  • What Concurrent Planning is, barriers to Concurrent Planning, the difference between Concurrent Planning and Concurrent Plans, as well as the process and stakeholders involved.

2020 CIP TRAUMA & CHILD PROTECTION MEDIATION: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT ON CHILDREN, PARENTS, CAREGIVERS & STAKEHOLDERS (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

Course Effective Date: January 9, 2020

Course Description: According to the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, trauma can have significant mental health consequences. Yet the agencies and systems to which survivors and their children turn are frequently unprepared to address the range of issues they face in trying to access safety and heal from the traumatic effects of abuse.

2020 CIP MEDIATING DEPENDENCY CASES INVOLVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

Course Effective Date: January 9, 2020

Course Description: Domestic violence is one of the strongest predictors of child abuse and neglect fatalities in the United States. Forty percent of child abuse victims report domestic violence in the home. We know that 70% of domestic violence go unreported.

2020 CIP BASICS OF REPRESENTING CHILDREN IN ABUSE & NEGLECT CASES (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

Course Effective Date: January 9, 2020

Course Description: The U.S. Children’s Bureau says that one of the barriers to successful outcomes for children who come to the attention of the court in child welfare cases is a lack of trained and effective representatives; someone to advocate for timeliness in agency and court handling of the child’s case. National Consensus is that a child deserves a vigorous and active attorney.