Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
The Juvenile Court has updated the implementation timeline for the mandatory e-filing. The new date is December 1, 2015. This will mean that all attorneys will be required to file their documents with the court (through CARE) beginning on December 1, 2015.
If you currently do not have a CARE login, please contact your the court administrator in your district. See more information HERE.
There will be some training on e-filing at the CIP Attorney Skills Training on August 31, 2015. More information on that HERE.
The Parental Defense Alliance would also like to host a training on e-filing specific to parental defense attorneys. If you are interested, please fill out the following SURVEY.
Friday, July 17, 2015
June is National Reunification Month and the ABA has been celebrating by identifying "Reunification Heroes." These are the workers on the front lines, the parents who fight their way back to their kids and all those who support them. You can read more about this year's Reunification Heroes HERE.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
On July 10, 2015, the Ninth Circuit found that a caseworker and a supervisor could be held liable for removing a two-day-old newborn from its mother in the hospital without a court order. Even though the mother had a drug problem and the defendants had not been trained in the law requiring a court order, they were not entitled to qualified immunity.
You can find a copy of the decision HERE.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Court Improvement Program Steering Committee invites you to register for the 2015 CIP Attorney Skills Training.
This is a complimentary 2-day training designed specifically for Utah's child welfare attorneys. We have an excellent program planned that includes national and local presenters who will address the following topics:
- Juvenile Court eFiling, including a live demonstration, online training resources, and one-on-one assistance at our eFiling lab
- Trauma-informed practice as it relates to children, parents, and YOU
- Ethics - Conflicts of Interest
- Direct and cross examination of expert witnesses
- How to identify the perpetrator
- Film screening of the documentary Tough Love http://www.toughlovefilm.
A final agenda will be distributed prior to the training. CLE approval pending.
The training beginsand ends on .
Registration closes, but register soon to ensure hotel room availability.
To register online, click here or paste this link into your URL bar:https://utahcip.wufoo.com/
Zermatt Resort, 784 West Resort Dr., Midway, UT 84049
Lodging is complimentary and available on the following nights:
**Please do not contact the hotel to reserve lodging. Instead, indicate on the registration form the nights you will need lodging and you will be included on a rooming list.