Uniform Local Rules of Court for the San Francisco Superior Court, Rule 12.8
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Rule 12. Dependency (Refs & Annos)

Rule 12.8. Continuing Education

All attorneys serving on the Dependency Panel must complete a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education each year in areas relevant to dependency practice. These ten (10) hours may include participating in the training program for new applicants. Areas that qualify as "relevant to dependency practice" include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. use of psychological experts, including direct and cross-examination;

B. trial skills;

C. rules of evidence;

D. training programs that include information on child development, substance abuse, mental health issues, incarcerated parents, etc.;

E. the child witness;

F. training specifically related to dependency practice such as reasonable efforts, .26 hearings, etc.;

G. programs that provide information on community resources;

H. domestic violence training;

I. custody, visitation, and child support issues; and

J. Indian Child Welfare Act issues.


As amended, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.

San Francisco Superior Court Uniform Local Rules of Court, Rule 12.8, CA R SAN FRANCISCO SUPER CT Rule 12.8

Current with amendments received through 3/1/2011                              

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