Achieving Better Outcomes in Dependency Cases

The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

Achieving Better Outcomes in Dependency Cases - The Role of Court Appointed Family Engagement Specialists

Date Monday, November 1, 2021
Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour



Erika Ducati
Program Coordinator

Jill McInerney
Program Manager


This one hour training will review the requirements of attorney-client communication from both an ethical and zealous advocacy frame, and consider how the use of court-appointed family engagement specialists can assist attorneys in providing client-centered and trauma-informed communication while maintaining appropriate boundaries. We will also provide guidance about the types of clients that can most benefit from CAFES multidisciplinary representation, how to determine case goals for CAFES work, and review the nuts and bolts of requesting and maintaining CAFES as part of your legal team.

•  When and how to submit a CAFES referral
•  Best methods of CAFES-attorney collaboration and communication
•  Creating case goals and scope of CAFES work
•  Role of the CAFES distinguished from the Child Welfare Worker
•  Application of attorney-client privilege and confidentiality
•  Statutory authority of the role of the CAFES
•  Positive outcomes of interdisciplinary, client-focused representation
•  Introduction of our CAFES team and their expertise

This program is for Dependency Panel Members only.
Email Samantha Duskis for more details.

Event Code: L218507
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MCLE Notice

To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103


People with disabilities and/or special requests should contact BASF regarding reasonable accommodations.

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11/1/2021 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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