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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic:  SAFE Futures Working with Survivors of Violence in the CPS System
Speaker: Shellie Ryan, Director of SAFE Futures, the SAFE Alliance and Michelle Calandra, LMSW, CPS Legal Advocate, the SAFE Alliance

This session will educate court appointed attorneys for children and parents in child welfare cases about the role of the Domestic Violence CPS Legal Advocate who is present in court to provide assistance in and around CPS hearings.  Presenters will introduce the legal advocate and explain how this new role came about as well as how it is designed to function.  Presenters will further provide information about the type of services that the CPS legal advocate will be referring clients to.  All attorneys who appear on the CPS docket in Travis County list will benefit from this presentation.

No need to RSVP, but contact Anna Rodriguez if you have any questions at: or  (512)854-5330.



126th Civil District Court
1000 Guadalupe, 4th floor
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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