Lunchtime Education

​Please look at the Court's Emergency Orders or information on Family and Juvenile Court's page as Lunchtime Education may be suspended at this time.

Thurston County Family & Juvenile Court and Thurston County Bar Association proudly present


Every month we hold a free training for people who work with court-involved children and families.

  All programs are scheduled from 12:15-1:15 pm at Family & Juvenile Court, Courtroom 2 at 2801 32nd Avenue SW, Tumwater, Washington 98501.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is free.

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

For more information, email your questions here.

2022 Presentations

September 27

Systematic Impacts of Increasing Relative Care

Ron Murphy, Senior Director of Strategic Consulting for Casey Family Programs

Celeste Miller, Statewide Kinship Care Legal Aid Coordinator, King County Bar

Shelly Willis, Executive Director of Family Education and Support Services

Genne Delaplane, Kinship Care and Guardianship Program Manager DCYF


October 25

Trauma Informed Practices for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors

Rowanne Fairchild & Sheenah Powell

Videotaped recording click here


November 22


Wellness-Vicarious Trauma & Self Care

Dr. Kristen Allot

2023 Presentations

January 24



February 28

Issues of Privilege/ White Fragility

Presenter: TBD

Writing Skills

Presenter: Commissioner Zinn


March 28

Fentanyl Education

Presenter: Cynthia Whiteman

Contact: Laura Hawk


April 25


Presenter: David Carlson

(Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention Month)


May 23

Transgender Topic

Presenter: TBD


June 27


Presenter: TBD


July 25

Legislative Update

Presenter: Pat Rawnsley


August 22

Case Law Update

Presenters: Chris Meserve & Chuck Szurszewski


September 26


Presenter: Heidi Thompson

(Suicide Prevention & Recovery Month)


October 24

Different Types of POS/Impact of DV

Presenter: TBD

(DV Awareness Month)


November 28


Presenters: Patrick O'Conner & Lisa Seifert