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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.

In this virtual roundtable, you will learn:

  • What the role of the children’s attorney is in each dependency hearings and how to prepare;
  • Crucial child placement information;
  • The fundamentals of representing children;
  • The outcomes for the child;
  • How to detect issues and pitfalls and how to manage them


Judge Frank P. Sullivan, Eighth Judicial District Court
Janice Wolf, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Kim Abbott, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Tirzah F. Mathews, Esq., Nevada Attorney General's Office
Massey Mayo, Esq., Dolan Law, LLC

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for children’s attorneys representing children in 432B cases, child welfare caseworkers and supervisors, district attorneys, public defenders, and parents’ attorneys.

Continuing Education Credit: 6.0 CLE (includes 1.0 Ethics credit) upon completion of Modules 1-10. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit.) NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2023, and then will be stale dated.

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