2017 ORS 419B.950¹
Educational program regarding federal and state adoption and child welfare laws
  • establishment
  • purpose

The State Court Administrator shall establish a statewide program to educate judges who hear dependency cases under ORS chapter 419B about federal and state adoption and child welfare laws. The program shall include continuing legal education concerning changes in federal and state laws. The purpose of the program is to ensure that judges are knowledgeable about current adoption and child welfare laws, so that they may make decisions as to the best interests of a child. To that end, the State Court Administrator shall:

(1) Establish a program administering continuing legal education for judges who hear dependency cases under ORS chapter 419B.

(2) Conduct seminars for judges who hear dependency cases under ORS chapter 419B.

(3) Identify family law resources in the public and private sectors to administer continuing legal education on current adoption and child welfare laws. [1997 c.593 §1]

Note: 419B.950 (Educational program regarding federal and state adoption and child welfare laws) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 419B or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statutes

Due process does not require the appoint­ment of “independent counsel” to represent the child in every adop­tion or termina­tion of parental rights pro­ceed­ing. F. v. C., 24 Or App 601, 547 P2d 175 (1976)

When sec­ond termina­tion of parental rights pro­ceed­ing was not itself barred, proof was not limited by res judicata or collateral estoppel principles to facts or evidence which was not considered in or which came in to being after first pro­ceed­ing. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Newman, 49 Or App 221, 619 P2d 901 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 419B

Notes of Decisions

Due process rights of parents are al­ways implicated in construc­tion and applica­tion of pro­vi­sions of this chapter. Depart­ment of Human Services v. J.R.F., 351 Or 570, 273 P3d 87 (2012)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419B—Juvenile Code: Dependency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 419B, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano419B.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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