The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th for the Christmas holiday. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County) and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

For Attorneys



Legal Training


Web Based Training:

The Office of the Child Advocate is now providing Web-based Continuing Legal Education and Professional Trainings online in addition to the traditional onsite continuing education opportunities. Many courses will include Free Legal Education Credits or Professional Credits. These trainings are primarily designed for attorney guardians ad litem, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), CASA attorneys, and parent attorneys.

Web-based training is available on the Office of the Child Advocate's Online Training System, which also hosts a variety of training programs developed by the Child Protection Accountability Commission and its child welfare partners. To access the training content, please follow the link: ocade.server.tracorp.com. You must register and create a user name and password. Please also select the group code, All Training.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need Adobe Reader 9 to access the web-based trainings. If you do not have the latest version, please download it here. This training may not be compatible with Safari—you may need to use Internet Explorer or Firefox to view the training.

For questions, please contact Rosalie Morales at (302) 255-1730 or rosalie.morales@state.de.us


Web-based trainings:


2018 Office of the Child Advocate Training Calendar:

New Volunteer Attorney Trainings

NUTS & BOLTS OF REPRESENTING CHILDREN IN DSCYF CUSTODY

DATE COUNTY LOCATION
1/4/18 Kent/Sussex Kent County Courthouse, Mortgage Mediation Room
2/1/18 New Castle Skadden
4/5/18 Kent/Sussex Kent County Courthouse, Mortgage Mediation Room
5/3/18 New Castle Location TBD
7/5/18 Kent/Sussex Kent County Courthouse, Mortgage Mediation Room
8/2/18 New Castle Skadden
10/4/18 Kent/Sussex Kent County Courthouse, Mortgage Mediation Room
11/1/18 New Castle Richards, Layton & Finger

Family Court Called— You've Been Appointed

REPRESENTING KIDS IN NON-DSCYF PROCEEDINGS

Date County Location
3/1/18 New Castle NCCCH Lower Level Two Conference Room
6/7/18 Kent/Sussex Kent County Courthouse, Mortgage Mediation Room
9/6/18 New Castle TBD

Monthly In-Service/Advanced Topic Trainings

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

DATE TOPIC LOCATION
1/11/18 Education/Compassionate Schools DPH Training Center at Edgehill Shopping Center, 43 South Dupont Highway Dover, DE 19901
2/15/18 Educational Surrogate Prent Training Woodlawn Library
3/15/18 Parent Case Plans Woodlawn Library
4/19/18 Domestic Violence Teen Programs Location TBD
6/21/18 Permanency Location TBD
7/19/18 Juvenile Justice/YRS/Expungement Location TBD
8/16/18 Extended Jurisdiction/YAC Location TBD
9/20/18 Independent Living Location TBD
10/18/18 Darkness Into Light Location TBD
11/15/18 PBH/Child Mental Health Location TBD

Monthly In-Service/Advanced Topic Trainings

KENT COUNTY

DATE TOPIC LOCATION
1/11/18 Education/Compassionate Schools DPH Training Center at Edgehill Shopping Center, 43 South Dupont Highway Dover, DE 19901
2/27/18 Educational Surrogate Prent Training DelDot Central District Headquarters Conference Room
3/27/18 Parent Case Plans DelDot Central District Headquarters Conference Room
4/24/18 Domestic Violence Teen Programs DelDot Central District Headquarters Conference Room
6/26/18 Permanency DelDot Central District Headquarters Conference Room
7/24/18 Juvenile Justice/YRS/Expungement DelDot Central District Headquarters Conference Room
8/28/18 Extended Jurisdiction/YAC DelDOT Central District Headquarters Conference Room
9/25/18 Independent Living DelDot Central District Headquarters Conference Room
10/23/18 Darkness Into Light DelDot Central District Headquarters Conference Room
11/27/18 PBH/Child Mental Health DelDot Central District Headquarters Conference Room

Monthly In-Service/Advanced Topic Trainings

SUSSEX COUNTY

DATE TOPIC LOCATION
1/11/18 Education/Compassionate Schools DPH Training Center of Edgehill Shopping Center, 13 South Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
2/14/18 Educational Surrogate Parent Training Lewes Library
3/14/18 Parent Case Plans Lewes Library
4/11/18 Domestic Violence Teen Programs Lewes Library
6/13/18 Permanency Lewes Library
7/11/18 Juvenile Justice/YRS/Expungement Lewes Library
8/28/18 Extended Jurisdiction/YAC DelDOT Central District Headquarters Conference Room (Dover)
9/12/18 Independent Living Lewes Library
10/10/18 Darkness Into Light Lewes Library
11/14/18 PBH/Child Mental Health Lewes Library


Wilmington
900 King Street
Suite 210
Wilmington, DE 19801
Main line: (302) 255-1730
Fax: (302) 577-6831

Dover
400 Court Street
Dover, DE 19901
Main line: (302) 672-1122
Fax: (302) 672-1125

Georgetown
6 West Market Street
Suite 1
Georgetown, DE 19947
Main line: (302) 856-5720
Fax: (302) 677-7027