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Custody Advocacy Training

November 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by the Custody Advocacy Program of the Council for Children’s Rights

Fall Volunteer Training

7.75 Hours of CLE or CPE Credit (*CLE Approval Pending)

The Custody Advocacy Program (CAP) of the Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR) advocates in family court for the best interests of children in high conflict custody litigation cases in which parental conflict and other issues are or can be in the way of the best interests of the children. You can become a part of this unique and rewarding program that seeks solutions for children during a very difficult, stressful and sometimes fearful time in their lives.

CAP volunteer attorneys and custody advocates receive intensive training covering various aspects of this specialized program, including: guidelines for representing children; the local family court rules; divorce and its effects on children; child development; interviewing, facilitation, and negotiation with parents and their attorneys; and expectations outlined by local family court judges. This seminar is for attorneys who are interested in pro bono representation of children, as well as paralegals and other community members who are interested in serving as custody advocates. (Note that attorney representation does not require courtroom experience or first chair courtroom participation.) This training is required for all CAP volunteers. Attorneys and paralegals will receive 7.75 hours of general CLE or CPE credit (CLE and CPE credit approval pending).


November 1, 2019
Registration: 8:15 a.m.
CLE Seminar: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Morning snacks and lunch will be provided.


601 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202


$75 per paralegal
$50 per paralegal with volunteer commitment*

$350 per attorney
$100 per attorney with pro bono commitment*

No cost for attendees not seeking any continuing education credits.

*Volunteer application, volunteer agreement, and background check consent form must be submitted to receive volunteer rate. These forms will be available on day of training.


How to register?

Download and complete the PDF registration form by October 25, 2019.


Directions & Parking

Directions to the Children and Family Services Center can be found here. There are daily parking entrances from the left lane of East 5th Street just before North Alexander Street or from North Alexander Street. Exit tokens are available from building security. If the lot is full, the signs at the daily entrances will say “Monthly Only,” but parking is available at meters on East 5th Street in front of the building or in lots on adjacent blocks. 


November 1, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Council for Chidlren’s Rights


Child and Family Services Center Training Rooms 1 & 2
601 E 5th St
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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