Trainings

The Court Improvement Program provides training for judges, attorneys and foster care review boards.

The attorney training is a three-tiered training - beginning, intermediate and specialty training.

The beginning level training, Introduction to Child Dependency Law, is for the newly-licensed attorney or seasoned attorney who is in need of a refresher course. Practicing in Child Welfare Cases is the intermediate level program.

Upcoming Training Events

 

Attorney Training

 

 

 


 

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Distance Learning

The Court Improvement offers distance learning classes via webcast. Click the links below to watch the webcast and take the corresponding CLE quiz to obtain CLE credit.

CLE credits will only be given once for each training, regardless of calendar year. 

Please Note:  The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education limits the number of hours an attorney may earn from on-line trainings to eight (8) hours per year.  Also, an attorney may take each course only one time for CLE credit.

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LIFE EXPERIENCES IMPACT AND IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING SERIES
Click here to access the three part training series regarding the life experiences impact of 
bias and racism, with a practiacl application to the chid welfare system.

COVID-19 RELATED TRAININGS
Click here for a series of trainings to assist you with issues unique to your advocacy during the Covid-19 Pandemic 

 

Child Development for the Rule 40 Guardian ad Litem (4.0 dual hours CLE credit)
 
***This course is required viewing for attorneys seeking to become a Guardian ad Litem. 

 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (1.25 general hours CLE credit)

 

Maintaining Wellness While Working in Trauma (2.75 dual hours CLE credit)

 

Ethical Considerations of the Tennessee Rules of Juvenile Practice and Procedure (2.90 dual hours CLE credit)

 

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for the Guardian ad Litem (1.33 general and 1.0 dual hours CLE credit)

 

Foster Care Review Board Members and Court Staff Training