The Child Protection Law Section was created in January 2018. Every year, the Section hosts an Advanced Child Protection Law Course in the Spring, and the 2022 Course was hosted by TexasBarCLE. The 2023 Advance Child Protection Law course was held on March 23-24, 2023. The Children’s Commission supports this CLE through a grant in the form of registration scholarships. More information is available on the Attorney Scholarships webpage.
Other Training Opportunities
The Children's Commission supports a number of additional training opportunities and is a MCLE Sponsor through the State Bar of Texas. Also, the Commission provides funding for the following training endeavors.
The Children's Commission provides grant funding to support the Department of Family and Protective Services’ Regional Attorney annual training, to cover costs such as speaker fees, facility fees, and other expenses related to the meeting. The objective is to ensure agency attorneys have access to current case law, trial strategies, evidentiary issues, forensic developments, administrative law, ethics and other relevant procedural and substantive issues.
DFPS is planning their 2023 conferences and the Commission will provide updates as soon as they are available.