Tag Archives: Child Welfare

Texas Supreme Court extends case and filing deadlines, ban on jury proceedings in 18th order

The Supreme Court of Texas on Monday issued its 18th Emergency Order related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order amends existing provisions from the 17th Emergency Order issued May 26. According to a Supreme Court Advisory on the order, the notable changes are: Modifications of civil- and criminal-case deadlines and procedures extended no later than … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Children’s Commission’s releases report on building trauma-informed child welfare system

Judge Darlene Byrne, of the 126th Civil District Court in Travis County, and the Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission presented its child welfare system report at the Texas Law Center in Austin on February 8. The report, Building a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System: A Blueprint, is a roadmap to better serving Texas children and families … Continue Reading

Texas Board of Legal Specialization seeks input on proposed child welfare specialty

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is seeking input from State Bar of Texas members on the creation of a new child welfare law specialty area. The Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families—backed by the Texas Supreme Court—has submitted an application for board certification in the field. The board … Continue Reading