Arizona Judicial Branch


 Dependency Judges Training

 Dependency Video Series

The Court Improvement Program provides annual training to Judges assuming a new assignment involving dependency cases pursuant to Administrative Order 99-08.

Dependency 101 was held May 5th-7th

Dependency 102 Judges Training was held November 17th

The Court Improvement Program is pleased to provide a video training series regarding various topics affecting dependency cases. The presentations will provide viewers an excellent opportunity to explore critical issues associated with the Arizona Dependency Process.   

  • Dependency - Judges
  • Dependency - Attorneys
  • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
  • Volunteer Conference 

Dependency Attorney Training

 Arizona Dependency: An Introduction to Child Representation

Attorneys representing children in court proceedings face different, and often more difficult, challenges than attorneys representing adults.  Our goal is to assist child advocates and attorneys by providing convenient access to legal resources, advice and support.

 Dependency Attorney Training provides access to high-quality, up-to-date information for all judicial officers, attorneys, and other professionals working in Arizona’s dependency system, and outlines how a dependency case moves through the court system.

Who can attend:

Judges, attorneys, and other professionals involved in the juvenile dependency process.

 Sampling of Training Topics:

  • The Dependency Process “Federal and State Regulations & Case Law Update”
  • Duties & Ethical Responsibilities of the Dependency Attorney
  • Standards for Child Representation
  • Fact Patterns and Professionalism (Ethical Scenarios)

Upcoming dates:

Attorneys in attendance will explore foundational statutes and decisions and will discuss ethical scenarios illustrative of the juvenile dependency process. Participants will also examine the effects of abuse and neglect on children and discuss the array of services available for children and families involved in cases of abuse and neglect.

This training is required pursuant to Rule 40.1 of the Arizona Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court and is to be completed prior to counsel’s first appointment as Attorney or Guardian ad Litem representing a child in a juvenile dependency matter.

Upcoming dates: 

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*For registration assistance simple instructions and detailed instructions are available. 

 The Dependency Process

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The Court Improvement Program developed an on-line tutorial to provide a brief overview of the dependency process.