Intro to Representing Children in Abuse & Neglect Cases

Intro to Representing Children in Abuse & Neglect Cases

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Get CLE credit and an overview of the court proceedings and processes involved in dependency cases.

About this event

Nevada-licensed or emeritus-certified attorneys can earn 2.0 general Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits from this free, online webinar.

In Nevada, children are parties to an abuse/neglect case brought by a child welfare agency; under Nevada law, those children have a right to be represented by an attorney. This class provides an introduction to effectively representing children in foster care. Attendees will learn how to establish an attorney/client relationship with clients of all ages. The class will also provide an overview of the child welfare system and the life of an abuse/neglect case. Lastly, the class will touch upon common issues, including sibling connections, mental health, and delayed permanency.

The webinar will be over RingCentral and presented by attorneys from the Children's Attorneys Project (CAP) at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. All attorneys must take one new pro bono CAP case to receive CLE credit. Select a case at

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