CPCS is now accepting applications for its Fall 2023 CAFL Trial Panel Certification Training to represent children and parents in care and protection/termination of parental rights and child requiring assistance (CRA) cases. The training includes full day in-person sessions, half-day live zoom sessions, and substantial self-directed learning. The training concludes with a full day in-person mock temporary custody hearing. Attorneys accepted into this training will receive a “Certification Payment” of $5032 upon the following: 1) successful completion of the CAFL Trial Panel Certification Training; and 2) within twelve months of completing the training the attorney (a) receives appointments on 12 care and protection cases, and (b) submits 600 hours of billing on care and protection cases.
CPCS is committed to ensuring that the panel of attorneys accepting CAFL assignments is sensitive to the diversity of the client population it serves. We will give preference on a rolling basis to attorneys who submit completed applications by Wednesday, July 26, 2023, although we will continue to accept applications after that time. We encourage interested attorneys to apply early and not wait until the deadline. The application can be found here.
The training schedule is as follows. Note that due to holidays and space availability, the training is not consistently held on the same days each week.
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2-4 Orientation (zoom)
Monday, Sept. 11, 9:30-4:30 (in person)
Thursday, Sept. 14, 1:00-4:30 (zoom)
Monday, Sept. 18, 9:30-4:30 (in person)
Thursday, Sept. 21, 1:00-4:30 (zoom)
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 9:30-4:30 (in person)
Friday, Sept. 29, 1:00-4:30 (zoom)
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9:30-4:30 (in person)
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 9:30-4:30 (in person)
Mock Hearings, Oct. 17-19 (in person)