The Children's Commission regularly offers scholarships to judges to attend state and national conferences. Scholarships typically reimburse judges for conference registration fees, and occasionally, for travel-related expenses.

For all scholarships, the Children's Commission determines scholarship criteria and deploys an application process that includes pre- and post-conference evaluations to identify or confirm the knowledge gained from the training, new practices which awardees plan to implement, and/or a current practice which they plan to change. Surveys also inquire about additional topics of interest to help inform planning for future training.

Please visit the sections below for more information on state and national conferences in child welfare. Please note, the Children’s Commission may not offer scholarships to every training listed. If you have questions about scholarships to this year’s events, please email

Information on scholarships will be available on this webpage and also through announcements via the Children’s Commission’s Resource Letters for Judges and Attorneys. To receive notice about scholarships to future conferences and trainings, please sign up to receive Resource Letters from the Children’s Commission.

The 2022 TexasBarCLE Advanced Family Law Course was held on August 8-11, 2022, in San Antonio, with replay dates in September and October. More information is available on the TexasBarCLE website.

The registration fee for the Child Abuse and Neglect Workshop is waived for Texas judges by TexasBarCLE. Judges who wish to attend the Child Abuse and Neglect Workshop should contact TexasBarCLE directly.

Dates and Locations:

The 2022 one-day CAN Workshop was held live on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 as an in-person event in San Antonio, Texas with one virtual webcast replay on September 16, and three video replays which will be held in Dallas on September 23, in Houston on October 7, and in South Padre Island on October 14. More information is available on the current CAN Workshop Brochure.

Live CAN One-Day Workshop
August 10, 2022
Marriott Rivercenter 
101 Bowie Street 
San Antonio, TX 78205 

Webcast Replay (virtual option) 
September 16, 2022

Video Replays:

September 23, 2022 
NYLO Las Colinas Hotel
1001 West Royal Lane
Irving, TX 75039

October 7, 2022
Hilton Houston Westchase 
9999 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77042

October 14, 2022
Isla Grand Beach Resort 
500 Padre Boulevard 
S. Padre Island, TX 78597

The NACC’s 45th National Child Welfare Law Conference was held on August 22-24, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s in-person registration also includes registration to the second virtual agenda on September 21-23, 2022. More information about the dual conference registration and both agendas are available on the NACC website.

The Children’s Commission offered up to 10 reimbursement scholarships to judges and qualifying attorneys to attend the in-person conference in Baltimore on August 22-24, 2022. The scholarship application period opened in early June 2022 and is now closed.

Dates and Locations:

This scholarship covers the in-person conference registration, which also includes registration to the second, virtual conference in September 2022.

NACC 45th National Child Welfare Law Conference
In-Person Conference

August 22-24, 2022
Baltimore Marriot Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202, US

Virtual Conference (included with in-person registration)
September 21-23, 2022

The NCJFCJ 85th Annual Conference was held on July 17-20, 2022 in Reno, Nevada. This conference generally features plenary sessions on family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence. More information about this year's conference agenda is available on the NCJFCJ website.

TexasBarCLE and the Child Protection Law Section of the State Bar of Texas hosted the 4th Annual Advanced Child Protection Law (CPL) Course on March 24-25, 2022 in Houston, Texas with webcast replay on April 26-27, 2022. For more information, please visit the Child Protection Law Section web page.

The registration fee for the Workshop is waived for Texas judges by TexasBarCLE. Judges wishing to attend the CPL Course should contact TexasBarCLE directly.

State Certification Reimbursement

For more information, please visit the Texas Board of Specialization webpage.