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January 30, 2020

Child Custody Training

ABA Child Custody Pro Bono Project Training April 2007

These four videos come out of the Child Custody & Adoption Pro Bono Project

First Training Video

Introduction to the Training Series:  Representing Children in Private Custody Cases

With Linda Rio Reichmann, JD


Second Training Video

Ethical Considerations in Representing Children

With Gregg Herman, JD

Third Training Video

Interviewing – Voice of the Child

With Dr. Risa Garon & Keith N. Schiszik, JD

Fourth Training Video

Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse

With Ann N. Haralambie, JD

The Project developed a six-hour video training series, accompanied by a 700-plus page manual. This is a multi-disciplinary training program. This training applies to attorneys serving as either the Child's Attorney or the Best Interest Attorney in divorce, adoption, guardianship, unmarried parents' cases and civil orders of protection. The training and materials may be viewed through the links below. The topics and speakers in the series are:

  • Case Development with Stacey Platt, JD, Loyola Law School Professor;
  • Cultural Competence with Suzette Speight, PhD, Loyola University Professor of Education;
  • Ethical Issues with Gregg Herman, JD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin;
  • Child Development with Kathryn Shands, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Atlanta, Georgia;
  • Hearing the Voice of the Child with Risa Garon, LCSW, Director, The Children of Separation and Divorce Center and Keith Schiszik, JD, Maryland;
  • Mental Health Experts, Tests & Services with Robin Deutsch, PhD, Co-Director, Children and the Law Program, Boston, Massachusetts;
  • Domestic Violence with Leigh Goodmark, JD; Child Abuse with Ann Haralambie, JD, Tucson, Arizona; and
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution with Kelly Browe Olson, JD, LLM, University of Arkansas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic Director.

Training Materials (PDF File, 51 Mb)