This course provides participants with the necessary skills to write various types of court petitions.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic functions of petition
  • Clearly integrate good child welfare practice and expertise into reports to be filed with the court
  • Understand the effect of legal pleadings, including WIC 300 (a)-(j), 342, 387 and 388
  • Identify key elements of proper documentation

Through writing exercises with real-time writing and feedback, participants will increase competency in critically assessing and crafting allegations and writing court petitions.

Note: Participants who have previous experience writing petitions will be invited to submit a petition that they have written in advance of the training in order to workshop the petition in class.

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