Resources

Dependency Training

2018 Defender Conference: Moving Toward Justice (04.27.18 – 04.28.17)

Materials and Recording of the 2018 Defender Conference: Moving Toward Justice.

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Staying Ahead of the Curve: Emerging Issues in Criminal Defense and Helping Defenders Rise Above Longstanding Challenges

This CLE addresses challenging aspects of criminal defense including issues specific to clients with mental health problems, laws on youth, legal and practical sides of using demonstrative aids during voir dire, and much more.

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Representing the Legal Interests of Preverbal Children (09.29.17)

The webinar explores the legal interest model for representing preverbal children and its limitations, the history of the model, models used by other states, and the application of the model to various hypothetical scenarios.

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Effectively Engaging Incarcerated Parents in Dependency Court Proceedings (09.15.17)

This webinar is geared towards parents representation attorneys in dependency proceedings on effectively engaging incarcerated parents in dependency court proceedings.

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Getting Them Ready: K – 12 Supports for Students in Foster Care (06.09.17) — Video

A comprehensive overview of both State and Federal laws governing educational requirements for youth in foster care.

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2017 Defender Conference: Taking Advocacy to the Next Level–Video

Two day conference relevant to all practice areas.

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Parenting Beyond Bars II: Mitigating Familial Separation Due to Parental Incarceration in Criminal Proceedings (04.07.17)

A one-hour training for lawyers and paraprofessionals engaged in criminal defense work. The program learning objectives are to build competence in litigating mitigation and release options in criminal proceedings for parents and b...

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The Basics of DSHS Involved Adoptions (03.17.17)–Materials

An instruction on the steps required by DSHS and courts for attorneys completing adoptions of legally free children in Washington State.

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Implementing Holistic Defense Strategies: Family Law for Public Defenders (10.21.16)

This training focuses on family law concepts and custody matters in order to avoid common pitfalls caused when clients agree to custody arrangements to avoid a dependency case or termination early in a criminal or dependency case.

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Consequences of Conviction: How Criminal, Juvenile & Dependency Attorneys Can Work Together to Help Keep Families Intact (09.30.16)

This training provides concrete strategies for criminal, juvenile and dependency attorneys to support their clients with children in order to reduce the likelihood of termination of parental rights.

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