ICWA Minimum Federal Standards (2 hours MCLE credit pending from the State Bar of California)
This webinar is directly relevant to attorneys practicing juvenile dependency law, at the trial level or appellate stage, particularly attorneys that have or could have cases involving Indian children, parents, or tribes. The course will go over the federal minimum standards required by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) related to: inquiry; notice; active efforts; intervention; tribal jurisdiction and transfer; expert witness/evidentiary burdens; and placement preferences. The instructors have significant professional and academic experience with dependency practice, ICWA compliance, common state court mistakes (and how to avoid them) with ICWA and best practice tools. Attendees will be provided with a copy of the written materials before or during the training. The webinar will be two hours, including introductions and questions/answers, with no breaks. Up to two hours of attorney M CLE credits are pending approval with the State Bar of California for this training.