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 respondents in abuse, neglect, dependency, and termination of parental rights proceedings. Attorneys will learn how to more effectively represent clients with disabilities in these proceedings. Other sessions will include legislative updates, case law updates (and practical applications for parent attorneys), and self-care for attorneys working in this often traumatic field.

The program offers 6.25 hours of CLE credit, including one hour of mental health, subject to Bar approval.

For information about other public defense education courses, visit our Public Defense Education site.

This course will be held on Thursday, August 17th from 8:50am - 4:45pm.

The registration deadline for this program is 5:00pm on Thursday, August 3rd. 

Additional information


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This year’s conference will be held in person at the School of Government.


The Parent Attorney Conference will offer 6.25 hours of CLE credit including one hour of mental health, subject to Bar approval.


The Parent Attorney Conference is open to public defenders, appellate defenders, and other parent defenders who handle a significant number of appointed cases.


There is no fee for IDS state employees. The registration fee for private assigned counsel is $165.00.



Total6.25 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

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

Jessica Schoonmaker

Program Manager, Courts Group
Teaching Assistant Professor