Judge Darlene Byrne hopes you can join us for the following free child welfare CLE presentation at the 126th District Court.Date: Tuesday, July 26: 12:00pm-1:00pmTopic: “Contested 262: Best Practices in CPS Court”Presenters:
Ø Lori Kennedy, managing attorney, Travis County Office of Parental Representation
Ø Leslie Hill, managing attorney, Travis County Office of Child Representation of Travis County (2009-present); Travis County District Attorney’s Office, Family Justice Division (2006-2009)
Ø Joan Peterson, Assistant Travis County District Attorney, Family Justice Division
Ø Belinda Roberts, Court Appointed Family Advocates attorney, Chair-Elect
Ø Melissa Cook, Court Appointed Family Advocates attorneyAttorneys: This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1 credit hour, of which 0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.Additional Information:The overall objective and purpose of the program:A 5-panel discussion with representatives from the District Attorney’s Office, Office of Parental Representation, Office of Child Representation, and Court Appointed Family Advocates, moderated by Associate Judge Aurora Martinez Jones, will consist of reviewing best practices on New CPS Cases, Requests for Contested 262 Hearing, Setting a Contested 262 Hearing, and other important considerations.This presentation will be held in the 126th District Court, located on the 4th floor (room 436) of the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse at 1000 Guadalupe St. in Austin.There is NO cost to attend and NO need to RSVP to attend this session. Seating is available on a first-come basis. You do not need to be an attorney to attend.Attendees are always welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat in the courtroom during a presentation.Please feel free to share this e-mail. Also, let me know if you have any questions.