Parent Attorney Conference

This course is sponsored by Co-sponsored by Office of Indigent Defense Services.

The Parent Attorney Conference provides training for attorneys who represent parents in abuse, neglect, dependency, and termination of parental rights proceedings. This year’s sessions will explore bonding between parents and their children and the importance of in-person and physical contact, what parent attorneys need to know about Child and Family Evaluations, and motions and strategies for counsel during a pandemic. The program also includes a case law and legislative update and one ethics hour.

For information about other indigent defense education courses, visit our Indigent Defense Education site.

 The registration deadline for this program is 12:00am on Monday, August 10.

Additional information


This year’s conference will be offered remotely in two separate sessions through the Zoom webinar platform. Session I will be held on Thursday, August 13, from 8:45am to 12:15pm. Session II will be held on Monday, August 24, from 8:45am to 12:15pm. 

Registrants will receive a link to view the programs live, which we encourage you to attend if you are able so that you can ask questions and participate in any discussions or activities. Registrants who are unable to attend both days of the live program will receive a link to the recorded program content. Once registrants receive the recorded session, they will have 30 days to review content.

General5.00 hrs
Ethics1.00 hrs
Total6.00 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.

CLE Credit:

The Parent Attorney Conference offers 6.00 hours of continuing legal education credit, which we will report to the State Bar on your behalf.

If you are unable to view the entire program, either live or via recording, please upload a partial credit form HereThe deadline to submit forms is October 8, 2020


For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Jessica Schoonmaker

Program Manager, Courts Group
Civil Defender Educator, Public Defense Education