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Conference Program

The 2018 Family Justice Conference is a continuing judicial education program designed especially for Texas judges by the Texas Center for the Judiciary's Curriculum Committee and funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. For their attendance, participants will earn 9 hours of continuing judicial education credits, including up to 5 hours of Family Violence, and 1.5 hours Ethics.


Monday, January 22, 2018

7:30 to 8:30 AM - Breakfast, provided

General Sessions
8:30 to 9:30 AM - The Postest with the Mostest: Social Media Evidence in Family Cases (0.5FV)
9:45 to 10:45 AM - What Were They Thinking? Adolescent Brain Science

Breakout Sessions (CHOOSE ONE)

11:00 to 12:00 PM
Child Welfare Topic (1.0 FV)
The Anatomy of a Protective Order (1.0 FV)
Adolescents & Gaming: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

12:00 to 1:00 PM - Lunch, provided

Breakout Sessions (CHOOSE ONE)
1:00 to 2:00 PM
Child Welfare Topic (1.0 FV)
The Complex Association Between Domestic Violence and PTSD (1.0FV)
The Division of Retirement & Social Security Benefits

2:15 to 3:15 PM
Child Welfare Topic (1.0 FV)
Self-Represented Litigants: Getting Across the Finish Line Without Crossing the Ethical Line (1.0 Ethics)
One Size Doesn't Fit All - Unique Visitation Issues

General Session
3:30 to 4:30 PM - Judges' Responses to the Stress of Family Law Cases (0.5 FV, 0.5 Ethics)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

7:30 to 8:30 AM - Breakfast, provided

General Sessions
8:30 to 9:30 AM - Stranger in a Strange Land: Cultural Considerations and the Applicability of Foreign Law in Family Law Cases
9:45 to 10:45 AM - Case Law Update (0.5 FV)
11:00 to 12:00 PM - Legislative Update (0.5 FV)

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