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Child Protection Section

The Child Protection Section meets at 12:00 p.m. (MT) on the fourth Friday of the month at The Law Center, 525 W. Jefferson Street in Boise. Participation via telephone conference is also available.

Upcoming Meetings & Material

Next Meeting:
Agenda | Material – Andrews – Ethical Considerations When Your Client Stops Communicating

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Child Protection Section Spring Conference (Live Webcast) April 23, 2021

Friday, April 23, 2021 – 8:30 am – 12:15 pm MT – 3.0 CLE credits – NAC Approved – To Register click HERE!

May 20, 2021
9:00 am to 12:30 pm MST

Please join Dr. Kevin Powell, licensed psychologist, trainer, and consultant, as he and other experts share family-focused and strength-based practices to promote resiliency and collaboration with youth, families, and juvenile justice stakeholders.

Participants will learn strategies to:

  • Empower families to reduce out-of-home placements and child protection expansions through IJR 16 Screening Teams;
  • Increase collaboration between youth, families, the court, agencies, and community juvenile justice stakeholders;
  • Reduce detention placements by aligning with IJR 17(e) best practices; and
  • Improve IJR 16 Screening Team facilitation and effectiveness.

This multidisciplinary summit is designed for all juvenile justice stakeholders. Please share with other stakeholders within your judicial district.  Watch for more information, including the Zoom meeting link, coming soon.

Idaho State Bar MCLE, CEU, and POST credits will be available.

The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is looking for State Coordinators to continue its expansion. Idaho is not yet represented. The deadline is April 5, 2021.
For more information, please click HERE.

Other Presentation Material
  • Guardian Ad Litem Video – The Section celebrated Foster Care Awareness Day in February 2021 by having Judge Andrew Ellis explain the importance of the Guardian Ad Litem program and its need for community volunteers, as well as, attorney volunteers.
  • Indian Child Welfare Act Presentation
Section Sponsored CLE Courses On-Demand

The following courses were sponsored by the Child Protection Section. They are available to watch on-demand (self-study) with 24/7 availability so you can easily view programs whenever and wherever it is convenient. Click on the course title to see the description of the course and the cost.

Past Meetings
Meeting Minutes
Section Sponsored Issues of <em>The Advocate</em>

Section Membership

If you are interested in joining the Child Protection Section, please complete the Section Registration Form and return it with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701.

Membership dues are as follows:

2021 Standard Membership Dues – $25
Non-ISB Members (i.e. law professors, law students, judicial law clerks, the general public, etc.) – $10

The Section’s by-laws are available online here: Child Protection Section Bylaws

Section Officers

Vice Chairperson
Past Chairperson


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While we strive to be accurate and timely and therefore hope to be a valuable resource to users of this site, nothing contained herein should be construed as legal advice and we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or the other sites to which we link.

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