“Focus on Family Law” Training: Dependency 101

This training is open to current KCBA Pro Bono Services Volunteers only.

Here’s a free no-hassle opportunity to learn useful practice tips from experienced practitioners on focused family law topics. These trainings are designed with the new/newer attorney in mind and go beyond the initial trainings covered by the family law pro bono programs.

Date: February, 26th 2013 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Attendance is in person or via streaming video. Registration is NOT required. Attend in person at KCBA’s Office, Conference Room 2 or via streaming page. For instructions on streaming from your office, contact the KCBA Program Manager you are volunteering for.

1.0 general CLE credits pending

Dependency 101

Topics include:

  • Overview of the dependency process
  • How placement decisions are made
  • Common family law issues that arise

Our Presenter, Jana Heyd, is the assistant director at Society of Counsel, one of the public defense agencies in Seattle, where she has worked for twenty two years.  Jana has been involved primarily in the dependency practice area, working with children and families in the foster care system.  Jana is the past co-chair of the state’s Children’s Justice Interagency Task Force and is a past member of the  Child Youth and Family Advisory Council for the state of Washington.  Jana is a former co-chair of the juvenile law section of the Washington State Bar Association. Jana volunteers at the Spanish Language General Clinic that provides pro bono legal services to Spanish speaking individuals.  Jana is the chair of the National Voice committee of the American Council of Chief Defenders, a division of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA.)


KCBA Office, 1200 5th Ave Ste 600, Seattle, 98101

Jana Heyd, Assistant Director, Society of Counsel

Posted By: Adelaine Clapp, KCBA Pro Bono Services, Program Coordinator

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