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Ohio Child Welfare Law Sessions and Courses – 2023

Friday May 19, 2023

Thank you for your interest in NACC’s 2023 Ohio child welfare law sessions and courses.  These training sessions are offered to you at no cost and are funded by grants from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to the State of Ohio and are provided as a strategy to support and increase high-quality legal representation for children and parents in child service proceedings in Ohio.

Red Book Training Course – Summer and Fall Courses
The Red Book Training Course is an exciting opportunity for practitioners to brush up on their knowledge of federal child welfare law and learn tips to enhance their representation of children, parents, or the agency. The course covers major dependency practice competency areas and includes exam preparation strategies and tools for those intending to become certified Child Welfare Law Specialists. The material covered in the course is drawn from Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and Agencies in Neglect, Abuse, and Dependency Cases (4th Edition).

Ohio Pre-Petition Webinar (September 12)

NACC, in partnership with the Children and Families section of the Supreme Court of Ohio, will host a webinar on pre-petition legal representation on September 12, 2023, from 12-1:30pm ET. This webinar will increase the awareness of Ohio child welfare professionals about pre-petition representation in child welfare cases. Attendees will learn the types of legal issues pre-petition legal representation can address, the benefits and positive impact of pre-petition legal representation, including preventing removal, and how to effectively deliver pre-petition legal representation. The webinar will also discuss the state of pre-petition representation in Ohio, including lessons learned.

High Quality Legal Representation: Practical Skills for Child Welfare Attorneys

NACC, in partnership with the Children and Families section of the Supreme Court of Ohio, will host a four-part webinar series on Wednesdays – October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 3-4:30 ET. The webinar series will focus on practical skills for providing high-quality legal representation of parents, children, and the agency in Ohio child welfare cases. See agenda.

CLE Information

The Summer Red Book Training Course (RBTC) has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 12.0 hours of CLE credit (0.0 hours of Professional Conduct credit). NACC will be seeking CLE accreditation for the Fall RBTC (12.0 hours), the Pre-Petition Webinar (1.5 hours), and the High Quality Legal Representation: Practical Skills for Child Welfare Attorneys (6.0 hours) – updates will follow when available. NACC will report credits at the conclusion of each course and on a monthly basis for sessions viewed on-demand through 12/31/2023. Credits will be reflected on your transcript within a month of course conclusion or, for on-demand viewing, by the end of the month following the month you viewed the session. (Please note: NACC only has the ability to report CLEs for attorneys and judges who include their attorney registration number when signing up. If you do not have an attorney registration number, you will need to report your own credits to your CE authority.) For CLE questions, please contact [email protected].

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Signup for the NACC’s 2023 child welfare law sessions and courses.

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Red Book Training Course (4th Edition) – Summer and Fall Courses
Eight 1.5 hour weekly sessions covering Child Welfare Law and Practice (aka The Red Book). Comprehensive child welfare law course. Also serves as exam prep for those seeking certification as a Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) which has just opened to Ohio attorneys.
Pre-Petition Webinar (Sept 12)
The National Association of Counsel for Children, in partnership with the Children and Families section of the Supreme Court of Ohio, will host a webinar on pre-petition legal representation on September 12, 2023, from 12-1:30pm ET. This webinar will increase the awareness of Ohio child welfare professionals about pre-petition representation in child welfare cases. Attendees will learn the types of legal issues pre-petition legal representation can address, the benefits and positive impact of pre-petition legal representation, including preventing removal, and how to effectively deliver pre-petition legal representation. The webinar will also discuss the state of pre-petition representation in Ohio, including lessons learned.
High Quality Legal Representation: Practical Skills for Child Welfare Attorneys (Oct 4 – Oct 25)
The National Association of Counsel for Children, in partnership with the Children and Families section of the Supreme Court of Ohio, will host a four-part webinar series titled High Quality Legal Representation: Practical Skills for Child Welfare Attorneys on Wednesdays – October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 3-4:30 ET. The webinar series will focus on practical skills for providing high-quality legal representation of parents, children, and the agency in Ohio child welfare cases. Agenda forthcoming.
Do you have suggestions on what should be covered in this second-tier installment of Ohio specific child welfare law? It is being developed now and we’d love to hear your thoughts!

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