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

Transfer Hearings: 101
October 29, 2014

Trial Skills
November 7, 2014
Knoxville, TN

Trial Skills
December 12, 2014
Murfreesboro, TN

Court Improvement 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.


Child Abuse Diagnosis

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children

Child Development for Guardians ad Litem in Juvenile Court

Basic Ethics Refresher in Juvenile Court Practice