Upcoming Webinar

Adolescent Brain Science

February 27, 2020, 1-2 EST
Hosted by the ABA Center on Children and the Law, Commission on Youth at Risk, and the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. This free webinar for all audiences, with a focus on how attorneys and judges can better understand how to apply adolescent brain science in child welfare cases.


  • The webinar features Leslie Leve and Sue Mangold, two members of the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Committee that produced the 2019 “Promise of Adolescence” report.
  • Attorneys from the ABA Center on Children and the Law will also walk through case scenarios showing how this research can inform legal practice using the ABA’s Adolescent Brain Science Legal Toolkit

Past Webinars

Reunification Month

Highlights from National Reunification Month and the National Alliance for Parent Representation, presented by Mimi Laver, hosted by the Birth Parent National Network, June 28, 2018.

Separating Families at the Border

Trump’s Policy of Separating Families at the Border: U.S. Law, Court Rulings and Administration Policy, presented by Prudence Beidler Carr, hosted by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, June 28, 2018.

Trauma Webinars

The following webinars, presented in May 2017, are available for free download and are eligible for CLE credits in certain states. They were co-hosted by several ABA entities, including the ABA Center on Children and the Law, and moderated by Center staff Eva J. Klain and Anne Marie Lancour.

Trauma-Informed Legal Practice: Communicating with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, presented by Elizabeth Anne Patten & Talia B Kraemer, May 25, 2017.

Understanding the Impact of Secondary Trauma on Lawyers Working with Children and Families, presented by Carly Baetz, May 4, 2017.

Legal Training for Navy JAG Serving Special Victims Counsel 

Presented by the ABA Center on Children and the Law and the Center for Professional Development, October 16, 2014.

Representing Child Victims of Sexual Assault (full webinar)