According to a recent article in the Hannibal Courier-Post, attorneys in Missouri can earn free continuing legal education credit by attending special training to represent children in need.
As part of the process to be certified to be appointed as Guardians Ad Litem, attorneys who completed a recent session learned about “the Parents as Teachers Program in the school districts and the Vandalia Women’s Correctional Facility…shaken baby syndrome, the stages of childhood emotional and social development, and the effects of drugs and alcohol on child development.”
Under the auspices of Tenth Circuit Presiding Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd, there was also “an extensive program about the Standards and Ethics expected of guardians ad litem, which are attorneys representing the best interests of children alleged to have been abused and neglected.”
Attorneys who attended the training receive 3.6 hours in free credit for continuing legal education and 2.6 hours for free ethics continuing education.
If you would like to learn more about continuing legal education in Missouri or another state, please visit CEU Market.
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