CAFL Training Unit

CAFL Training

Amy Karp, Training Director
Katharine Klubock, Supervising Attorney
Elizabeth Broderick, Legal Training Attorney
Katrina Krywonis, Legal Training Attorney
Rebecca Amdemariam, Legal Training Attorney
Erin Fuller, Administrative Assistant

Message to CAFL Private Bar Attorneys Regarding CLEs for Fiscal Year 2021

Dear Private CAFL Trial and Appellate Attorneys,

We hope that you and your families are well during this difficult time. CAFL is reinstating the Continuing Legal Education hours requirement for Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021).

Because of the continuing pandemic, you may fulfill your required CLE hours by attending webinars.  You will be paid for eight (8) hours of CLEs if you meet the attendance and reimbursement requirements.  Below is a new form we created, CAFL Webinar Affirmation form.

CAFL Webinar Affirmation Form

This form is not required if you watch a live CPCS webinar.  This form should be used only in the following circumstances:

  1. You watched a recording of a CAFL-approved webinar that was presented by CPCS;
  2. You watched a CAFL-approved live webinar sponsored by an outside entity, and the entity does not provide a certificate or other documentation of the attendees’ participation in the webinar; or
  3.  You watched a recording of a CAFL-approved webinar sponsored by an outside entity.

Please check the CAFL list of approved webinars first to see if a program is approved for credit. If you would like to request credit for a program that is not on the list, please email

Thank you for all you do,

Alice Turner
Andy Cohen

CAFL Approved Webinars for FY2021

CAFL Approved Webinars for FY2020

To receive credit for a webinar on the Approved Webinar list, please send an attendance certificate, if one is available, or complete the CAFL Webinar Affirmation  form and send it to Rita Caso, If there is a webinar you would like to have approved for credit please send the link to Thank you!

Training to Represent Children, Parents and Guardians in Guardianship of Minor Proceedings in the Probate and Family Court

This spring CAFL is presenting a training program for attorneys who wish to become certified to represent children, parents and guardians in guardianship of minor proceedings in the Probate and Family Court.  The training is open to all CAFL staff attorneys, as well as all private CAFL attorneys in good standing on the care and protection trial panel.  If you are already certified to take guardianship of minor cases in the Probate and Family Court and want to come to the training for a refresher, you are welcome.  If you are not sure if you are certified to take guardianship cases, please contact Rita Caso at to find out.

The training will be a mix of live zoom sessions and self-directed work.  The live sessions will take place on May 6 and May 13 from 2:00-4:30.  Attendees will be required to watch recorded lectures and complete assignments before each of the sessions.  Total self-directed work should take about 2 ½ hours. You must attend both days and complete the self-directed work to become certified.

You can register for the guardianship certification here:  [LINK]

The registration deadline is April 23, 2021.  If you have any questions about the training, please email

This training is approved for 8 CAFL CLEs.

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