Free ICWA Training Series!

For more information or to register, see our TRAININGS page.

January 7, 2022 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
ICWA Minimum Federal Standards
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.

January 21, 2022 12 PM – 1 PM
ICWA 2.0: Active Efforts
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 Active Efforts standard required by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and how this legal standard is met. 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 one hour, including introductions and questions/answers, with no breaks. Up to one hour of attorney MCLE credit is pending approval with the State Bar of California for this training.

February 11, 2022 12 PM – 1 PM
ICWA 2.0 Placement Preferences
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 Placement Preferences standard required by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), how this legal standard is met, and why it is critically important to ICWA compliance and the intention of the Act. 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 one hour, including introductions and questions/answers, with no breaks. Up to one hour of attorney MCLE credit is pending approval with the State Bar of California for this training.

March 4, 2022 12 PM – 1 PM
ICWA 2.0 What is a QEW and What’s Their Role?
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 Qualified Expert Witness (QEW) standard required by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and how this legal standard is met. Further, this course will provide a detailed overview of the role of the QEW in an ICWA case. 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 one hour, including introductions and questions/answers, with no breaks. Up to one hour of attorney MCLE credit is pending approval with the State Bar of California for this training.

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