Effective Courtroom Advocacy #314

Online, On-Demand Continuing Education Courses

Michigan State University School of Social Work seeks to be as accessible as possible. You can now receive social work continuing education credit at your leisure—when it's convenient for you! Save travel time and cost. The new licensure law states that, in Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format. If you live outside of Michigan, check with your state's social work regulatory body. For more information, please see the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director's Office Social Work General Rules. (R 338. 2963)

Workers spend a great deal of time preparing for court and presenting evidence in court proceedings. Very frequently, the worker does not know what specific information the judge or referee needs in order to make a specific finding or ruling. This program will address this deficiency. Further, judges have many different perspectives on how they would like workers to testify, but some general guidelines can be presented based on feedback from a number of practicing judges. This program will present a summary of “do’s and don’ts” for Michigan judges. Finally, this program will seek to enable workers to more effectively present their position to ensure that judges understand the workers’ reasoning and recommendations.

This course is free for DHHS Workers and Supervisors
Child Welfare