Child Welfare Services in Family Law Matters (1.0 General Participatory Credit)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


Handouts for this program can be downloaded by clicking on the "Other Resources" tab in the video player.

Join us to learn the answers to your burning questions regarding Child Welfare Services (including when they stopped being called CPS). We will follow an example case from initial referral, how to counsel your clients before a meeting or phone call with CWS, ins and outs of safety plans, closing a case, reports to the Family Law Judge, and appealing an administrative finding, and more!

Jill Smith, Esq.
Jill Smith attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, and began her juvenile law career in Fresno County working with minors in the delinquency system. In 2010, she joined Dependency Legal Group of San Diego (DLG), representing indigent...More
Lisa Storing, Esq.
After graduating from the University of San Diego, School of Law, Lisa Storing began representing both youth and adults in criminal proceedings at the Los Angeles Office of the Public Defender. She then transitioned to Dependency Legal Group as a...More
Paul A. Swiller, Esq.
Paul A. Swiller (UCLA, UC Hastings COL) is an attorney designated by the State Bar of California as a Child Welfare Law Specialist. Prior to starting Tot Law, Mr. Swiller was a special education teacher and athletic coach, a service volunteer in...More
Garrison "Bud" Klueck
Because he is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist, as granted by the California Board of Legal Specialization, Garrison is already a deeply knowledgeable lawyer. However, his knowledge of the law is not all that makes him a highly-renowned family...More

Originally Published

September 7, 2016

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Child Welfare Services in Family Law Matters - Video
  • Child Welfare Services in Family Law Matters - Paper

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