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Kinship Care: Rights, Authority, Assistance and Resources


This course includes an introduction to the scope and causes of kinship care including grandparent visitation and kinship caregiver rights. Kinship caregiver legal issues are discussed covering different legal statuses, recognition, authority, security and assistance along with recent case law as well as emerging kinship issues and state and federal recommendations. In addition, public benefits for relative caregivers are discussed including food stamps, child care, housing subsidies and social security. Family court practice, hypotheticals and local and statewide resources is also presented.

CLE credit: 3.0 Professional Practice

Date of original presentation: 10/17/11

Presenters: Gerard Wallace, Esq., Susan Antos, Esq., Empire Justice Center, and Nicole Mariani, Esq.

Viewing time: 2 hours 31 minutes

If you do not want CLE credit for watching this training, there is no charge. If you want New York State CLE credit, you may receive 3.0 hours of CLE credits for Professional Practice. The cost of CLE is:

$60.00 for Not-for-Profit Agencies; $90.00 for Private Practice Attorneys. When you complete this registration form, you will receive a link to the training. The link to the CLE forms will be on the training page.

Financial Hardship Policy available upon request. Contact Michelle Peterson, Training Coordinator

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State can not receive CLE credit for online training.

If you are an attorney who is not licensed in New York State and want CLE credit, please check to see if your state allows New York State CLE credits to be applied to your state's CLE requirements.

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