To help assure the highest quality representation of children, the rules of the Appellate Division, Fourth Department require that attorneys for children receive introductory training and continuing legal education to remain eligible for attorney for children assignments. The Attorneys for Children Program conducts a series of seminars each year to assist AFC in meeting these requirements.
To be eligible for redesignation to a panel an AFC shall: have completed within the preceding two years at least one training program sponsored by the AFC Program. This biennial continuing education and training requirement may also be fulfilled by viewing AFC Program online training videos totaling at least five and one-half hours, approved for such purpose by the AFC Program, and filing with the AFC Program, a certification attesting to such viewing.
No programs currently offered.
No programs currently offered.
What Can I Learn From a Baby? - Interviewing Children From Birth to Age 5 and Beyond
Fri Sep 30 2022 Attend Online
OPEN until Fri Sep 16 2 Credit Hour(s)
Fourth Department Case Law Update
Wed Nov 02 2022 Attend Online
OPEN until Wed Oct 19 1.5 Credit Hour(s)
AFC who did not attend a live CLE Program may satisfy the AFC Program training requirements by viewing at least 5.5 credit hours of videos posted on this page. NYS CLE credit is also available.
The Role of the AFC in Article 8 Proceedings
Presented by Hon. Deanne M. Tripi Erie County Family Court Judge on Wed Jul 27 2022 in Rochester
1 Credit Hour(s) Domestic Violence Views from the Bench
Addressing Issues that Arise When Interviewing or Attempting to Interview Children: A Panel Discussion
Presented by Michele Brown, Esq. Courtney Radick, Esq. Rachel Mitchell, Esq. Mary Kay Yanik, Esq. on Tue Jun 07 2022 in Rochester
1.5 Credit Hour(s) Interviewing Children Custody
Trans-Affirming Legal Advocacy For Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth (132 mins.)
Presented by Amy Schwartz-Wallace, Esq. Lettie Dickerson, Esq. Carolyn Wolf-Gould, M.D. Mallory Livingston, Esq. Katie E. Woodruff, Esq. on Wed May 11 2022 in Albany, New York
2 Credit Hour(s) Diversity & Inclusion Ethics Mental Health Special Populations
Ethical Issues for the AFC When Communicating and When Making a Record (93 mins.)
Presented by Gary Solomon, Esq. Director of Legal Support The Legal Aid Society, Juvenile Rights Practice New York City on Thu Apr 14 2022 in Rochester
All AFCIV Appeals Case Law Updates Child Welfare Cross Examination Custody Diversity & Inclusion Domestic Violence Education Law Ethics Evidence Forensics Interviewing Children JD JD: Raise the Age Medical Issues Mental Health PART 36 PINS Social Media Special Populations Views from the Bench Vouchers
The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.
Certificates are awarded upon completion of the CLE opportunity and delivered electronically. Make sure your email address on file with the AFC Program office is up to date.
Certificates awarded in 2018 and thereafter may be retrieved with the serial number displayed on the certificate. Retrieve a Certificate »