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.
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Representing Youth: Youth Part and JD Practice Seminar
Fri Mar 22 2024 in Buffalo
Understanding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): What the AFC Needs to Know
Wed Nov 29 2023 Attend Online
OPEN 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.
A View From the Bench: Best Practices for AFC in High Conflict Matrimonial Actions (67 mins.)
Presented by Hon. Kevin M. Nasca Supreme Court, Monroe County Rochester, New York on Thu Sep 21 2023 in Rochester, New York
1 Credit Hour(s) Custody Views from the Bench Mental Health
Civility: Best Practices for Interacting with the Bench, Opposing Counsel, and Parties (53 mins.)
Presented by Hon. Stacey M. Romeo Family Court, Monroe County Rochester, New York Eftihia Bourtis, Esq. Principal Attorney, Attorney Grievance Committee Appellate Division, Fourth Department Rochester, New York on Thu Sep 21 2023 in Rochester, New York
1 Credit Hour(s) Ethics Views from the Bench
Entrenched Hatred in Family Law (59 mins.)
Presented by Hon. Mary G. Carney Family Court, Erie County Buffalo, New York Frank Alabiso, PhD Suburban Psychiatric Associates Amhert, New York on Thu Sep 21 2023 in Rochester, New York
1 Credit Hour(s) Custody Domestic Violence Mental Health Views from the Bench
2023 Case Law Update - Custody (53 mins.)
Presented by Jennifer L. McLaren, Esq. Deputy Director, Attorneys for Children Program Rochester, New York on Thu Sep 21 2023 in Rochester, New York
1 Credit Hour(s) Case Law Updates
All AFCIV Appeals Case Law Updates Child Welfare Cross Examination Custody Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection - Ethics Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection - General 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 »