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

May 25, 2016
Alternatives to Litigation with a Focus on Mediation

Practicing in Child Welfare Cases Training

May 13, 2016 - Knoxville, TN - CLOSED
(Registration for this date has closed.  Please email Daun Donyes for assistance.)

June 10, 2016 - Nashville, TN

Trial Skills Training

October 31, 2016 - Jackson, TN

November 10, 2016 - Knoxville, TN

December 9, 2016 - Nashville, TN






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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.

Recently Added Trainings

Self-Care, Stress, and Trauma Exposure Response for Legal Professionals (1 hour general and 1 hour dual CLE credit)

Ethics and Professionalism: Integrity in the Court Room (1.75 hours of dual CLE credit)

Preparing Youth in DCS Custody for Transition to Adulthood (1.83 hours of general CLE credit)

Addressing the Developmental and Health Needs of Children in Foster Care (3.82 hours of general CLE Credit)
 **Required Course for attorneys who want to become a Guardian ad Litem.

Previous Trainings

Basic Ethics Refresher in Juvenile Court Practice (2.75 hours of dual CLE credit)

Child Abuse Diagnosis (3.0 hours of general CLE credit)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children  (2.83 hours of general of CLE credit)

Foster Care Review Board Training