The LVNBA is co-sponsoring a free CLE on the Basics of Representing Infants and Toddlers in Dependency Proceedings. The CLE will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lionel Sawyer & Collins, 300 S. Fourth St., Las Vegas.
Free: This CLE is free for all attorneys who commit to accepting ONE new pro bono case on behalf of an infant or toddler(s).
Learn the basics of representing preverbal children placed in foster care due to allegations of child abuse and neglect. You will obtain an overview of the court process and procedures involved in dependency proceedings, the laws that protect the rights and interests of preverbal children and the research regarding the impact of abuse and removal from the home on future child development. You will learn how to be effective and pro-active in your case and how to incorporate a child-centered, holistic, permanency-driven approach to representation. Training will be in accordance with the ABA Standards on representing preverbal children and will address the most common issues that arise in these cases.
Speaker: Janice Wolf, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
Benefits: All pro bono attorneys receive free primary malpractice insurance, an assigned staff attorney mentor, a comprehensive training manual, complimentary monthly CLE’s, support luncheons & access to an online pleadings bank.
Registration: To register, please fax the form (click and download the pdf) to (702) 386-1796 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsors: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas, Latino Bar Association of Las Vegas and the LGBT Section of the State Bar of Nevada