CJE CLE: “Cars, Kids & CPS”

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6-10-2015-ChildLeftCJE CLE “Cars, Kids & CPS”

Friday, September 25, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Carillon Point Regus Center
5400 Carillon Point Road
Kirkland, WA 98033

The CLE curriculum will include a review of the various issues involved when cars, kids and CPS collide:


    • Brief Review of Crimes Related to Children
      Attorneys Lizanne Padula and Lauren McLane will review the various offenses relating to unattended children in vehicles, custodial interference, abandonment of a dependent, DUIs with children in a vehicle, reckless endangerment of children and many more.


    • Once Law Enforcement Has a Parent in Custody, What is DSHS/CPS’s Reaction?
      Teresa Sach, formerly with DSHS DCFS and now an assessor for the US Army on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse cases, will review the process from first call to the final letter in a CPS/DSHS investigation, presenting two hypotheticals including (1) leaving a child in a car unattended, and (2) a DUI with a child in the car.


  • Ethics of Interacting with DSHS/CPS and/or Dependency Attorney
    Attorney Lorraine Roberts of the King County Public Defenders Office will review the ethical implications and dilemmas in the interplay and cross over between criminal charges and DSHS Administrative actions focusing on the ethical obligations of criminal defense attorneys when kids and CPS are involved.

This CLE has been approved by the WSBA for 3 CLE credits including 1 Ethics credit.

This CLE is free to CJE members. Cost is $100 for attorneys not a member of CJE.

WSBA CLE Activity #405866

Space will be limited. Complimentary sandwiches and beverages will be provided for attendees beginning at 11:30 a.m..

Call CJE Administrative Director Greg McDonald at (206) 456-6911, ext 202 for more information or if you have any questions.

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