News, Events, and Announcements


The Children’s Law Institute is seeking proposals for all possible workshops for the 2014 conference, which will be held January 15-17, 2014, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Click for more information.


Legal Updates related to Child Abuse and Neglect
Click here for a brief document describing recent appellate opinions related to children, as well as changes to the Adoption Act and the Children’s Court rules for abuse and neglect cases.

Click here for another brief document summarizing delinquency cases issued by our Supreme Court and Court of Appeals since we published the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Handbook in 2011. 

These and other developments will be included in our update of the Juvenile Justice Handbook later this year.

Upcoming Events

(View all events on our Calendar)

Essential Information for Practicing and Presiding in Child Welfare Cases:
A core curriculum for judges and lawyers
Albuquerque, NM
July 30 - August 1, 2014

2 1/2 day training is presented to judges and attorneys new to this area of the law, this "core curriculum" provides a comprehensive overview of the child welfare system, from investigation to appeal, emphasizing the constitutional and statutory requirements that apply to in-court proceedings and out-of-court events.

Advocacy Training
(For GAL's, Youth Attorneys, and Counsel for Parents)
September 19, 2014
Albuquerque, NM

This 1-day training for contract attorneys will cover:

  • Advocating with Rules, Regs, Policy & Procedure: What Difference Does the Difference Make?
  • Appellate Issues (Appeals from the Custody Hearing, Docketing Statements)
  • Improv for Lawyers: Body, Brain, and Voice

Registration form is available here.