#CAP100


History of the Children’s Attorneys Project 

A  task force of Clark County commissioners, judges, social workers, attorneys, and children’s advocates recognized the need to provide abused and neglected children in the foster care system a voice in court. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada established the Children’s Attorney’s Project (CAP) in 1999 with one staff attorney. Nearly 20 years later, CAP has grown to 23 staff attorneys. With the help of pro bono attorneys, Legal Aid Center currently represents 85% of the children in foster care, and by January of 2019 our goal is to represent 100% of the youth in foster care.


#CAP100 Heroes

Special thanks to these firms and attorneys who have selected a CAP case to help us reach our goal:

Firms that have agreed to take 10 or more CAP cases.

Individual Attorneys who have taken at least one CAP case.


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Upcoming Events

Aug
23
Thu
Launch of #CAP100
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Launch of #CAP100We are poised to reach 100% representation for our most vulnerable children in foster care. Be a part of history and join us in getting across the finish line for our CAP clients. Let’s ensure we leave no child in foster care in Clark County unrepresented.

 

We hope you will join us at our event and take a CAP case.

 

Kindly RSVP by

8/20/18 to

shinkel@lacsn.org

Aug
24
Fri
Introduction to Representing Children in Abuse & Neglect Cases
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This seminar is for attorneys who would like to represent children in foster care. You will learn the role of a children’s attorney and receive an overview of the court proceedings and processes involved in dependency cases. You will obtain guidance on building an effective client relationship; learn about permanency planning; be able to counsel older clients on options available for “aging out” of foster care; and so much more. *Lunch will be provided*

*Lunch will be provided*

Speakers:

Amy Honodel, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Robert Bradley, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

 

FREE! All attorneys must take ONE NEW abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project in advance of the CLE or at the door. Select a case at www.lacsnprobono.org

Register here

http://www.lacsnprobono.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAP-Intro-CLE-Flyer-08.24.18.pdf

Sep
7
Fri
Supplemental ETHICS CAP CLE: Ethics Jeopardy
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Test your knowledge of professional ethics in a lively, interactive game show format, which includes Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy and Final Jeopardy rounds. Questions and Answers will focus both on issues relevant to child welfare law and practice and issues relevant to legal practice generally.

 

Cost: FREE! All attorneys who attend the CLE must have at least ONE ACTIVE abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project. Acceptance of a NEW abuse/neglect pro bono case is appreciated. Select a case at www.lacsnprobono.org.

 

Speakers:

Janice Wolf, Esq., Children’s Attorneys Project, Legal Aid Center

Amy Honodel, Esq., Children’s Attorneys Project, Legal Aid Center

Register here

http://www.lacsnprobono.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAP-CLE-Flyer_Ethics-Jeopardy-9.7.18.pdf

Sep
21
Fri
Basics of Representing Children in Abuse & Neglect Cases
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

This seminar is for attorneys who would like to represent children in foster care. You will learn the role of a children’s attorney and receive an overview of the court proceedings and processes involved in dependency cases. You will obtain guidance on building an effective client relationship; learn about permanency planning; be able to counsel older clients on options available for “aging out” of foster care; and so much more. *Lunch will be provided*

 

Cost: FREE! All attorneys must take ONE NEW abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project in advance of the CLE or at the door. Select a case at www.lacsnprobono.org.

Register here

 

Speakers:

Kimberly Abbott, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Jennifer Silverman, Esq., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

 

http://www.lacsnprobono.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CAP-Basics-CLE-Flyer-09.21.18.pdf

Oct
19
Fri
Introduction to Representing Children in Abuse & Neglect Cases
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

This seminar is for attorneys who would like to represent children in foster care. You will learn the role of a children’s attorney and receive an overview of the court proceedings and processes involved in dependency cases. You will obtain guidance on building an effective client relationship; learn about permanency planning; be able to counsel older clients on options available for “aging out” of foster care; and so much more. *Lunch will be provided*

 

FREE! All attorneys must take ONE NEW abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project in advance of the CLE or at the door. Select a case at www.lacsnprobono.org

 

Register here