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Superior Court

Thurston County Family & Juvenile Court and Thurston County Bar Association present free* training for legal, mental health, education and social services professionals working with court-involved children and families.

 

Lunchtime Education

All programs are scheduled monthly from 12:15-1:15 pm and currently held virtual by Zoom.

No preregistration required.  Just show up!  Members of the public are welcome.

If you attended a session please complete the Evaluation Form and email to Kendra Williams at kendra.williams@co.thurston.wa.us.

For any questions email kendra.williams@co.thurston.wa.us.

*Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is free.  For more information on CLE approval, please contact the Thurston County Bar Association at info@thurstoncountybar.com.

Zoom Meeting ID: 826 5226 3350
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82652263350

Upcoming Trainings for 2024

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Protections

A Presentation by Maggie Davis

Classification as a Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) is a form of federal humanitarian immigration relief available to migrant youth who were abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents as described under state law. To pursue this form of relief at the federal level, a youth must first obtain findings regarding parental maltreatment and an SIJ order from an appropriate state court. This seminar will explain how to determine eligibility for SIJ classification, review the most common Washington state court proceedings where required SIJ findings and orders can be sought, and present best practices on what proposed SIJ findings and orders should include.

January 23rd, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm 

Meeting ID: 826 5226 3350

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82652263350

* This program approved for 1 CLE credit. 

Cultural Competency

A Presentation by Commissioner Jonathon Lack

This training will explore the intersection of cultural intelligence, implicit bias and family law.  Participants will learn the concepts of cultural intelligence and implicit bias, explore how to avoid problems associated with those concepts in the family law setting, and be better able to present issues to the court.

February 27th, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm 

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is approved for 1 Ethics CLE credit. 

Minor Guardianship

A Presentation by Commissioner Nathan Kortokrax

During this session participants will learn the ins and outs of Minor Guardianship cases, to include the nuances that cause these matters to differ from Nonparental Custody actions. Discussion will focus on the three main types of cases: regular petitions, emergency petitions and modification/termination petitions.

March 26th, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm 

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is pending approval for 1 CLE credit. 

Information on this session will be coming soon.

April 23rd, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is pending approval for 1 CLE credit. 

Elder & Disability Abuse and Neglect

A Presentation by Ingrid Zerpa

More information on this session will be coming soon.

May 28th, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is pending approval for 1 CLE credit. 

Working with Transgender/Non-Conforming Clients

More information on this session will be coming soon.

June 25th, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm 

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is pending approval for 1 CLE credit. 

Legislative Update

A Presentation by Patrick Rawnsley

More information on this session will be coming soon.

July 23rd, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm 

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is pending approval for 1 CLE credit. 

Case Law Update

A Presentation by Chris Meserve and Charles Szurszewski

More information on this session will be coming soon.

August 27th, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm 

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is pending approval for 1 CLE credit. 

QPR: Question, Persuade & Refer

A Presentation by Scott Hanauer & Jody Smetak

More information on this session will be coming soon.

September 24th, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm 

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is pending approval for 1 CLE credit. 

Youth Dating Violence

Information on this session will be coming soon.

October 22nd, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm 

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is pending approval for 1 CLE credit. 

Ethnic Diversity- Culture, Customs & Beliefs for Better Understanding

A presentation by Commissioner Jonathon Lack

More information on this session will be coming soon.

November 26th, 2024, 12:15-1:15 pm

Meeting ID: 893 4165 3778

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89341653778

* This program is pending approval for 1 CLE credit.