The Court Improvement Program provides training for judges, attorneys and foster care review boards.

The attorney training is a three-tiered training - beginning, intermediate and specialty training.

The beginning level training, Introduction to Child Dependency Law, is for the newly-licensed attorney or seasoned attorney who is in need of a refresher course. Practicing in Child Welfare Cases is the intermediate level program.

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Distance Learning

The Court Improvement offers distance learning classes via webcast. Click the links below to watch the webcast and take the corresponding CLE quiz to obtain CLE credit.

CLE credits will only be given once for each training, regardless of calendar year. 

Please Note:  The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education limits the number of hours an attorney may earn from on-line trainings to eight (8) hours per year.  Also, an attorney may take each course only one time for CLE credit.

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Click here for a series of trainings to assist you with issues unique to your advocacy during the Covid-19 Pandemic 
The Covid-19 related training series will be retired on April 13, 2022. 


Juvenile Case Law Update - Basic (1.20 general hours CLE credit)


Juvenile Case Law Update - Advanced (1.37 general hours CLE credit)


Evidence Boot Camp for Juvenile Court Practitioners (2.0 general hours CLE credit)


Motions Practice for Juvenile Court (1.0 general hour CLE credit)


Drug Testing Analysis and Toxicology Reports Explained (1.25 general hours CLE credit) 


ABA Standards for the Child's Attorney: A Comparison with Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 40  (0.92 dual hour CLE credit)

Child Development for the Rule 40 Guardian ad Litem 
***This course is required viewing for attorneys seeking to become a Guardian ad Litem. 
      (NOTE: This course was retired on 12/31/2021.) 


Click here to access trainings for Foster Care Review Board Members and Court Staff