This course will examine important aspects of a Child Protection case that come up before trial/adjudication. The course will mostly address advocacy for parents but can also be useful for any attorney representing another party in a Child Protection case. Topics include: pretrial motions, placement issues, companion criminal cases and communication with placement agencies. This course provides a fundamental overview of pretrial issues when representing parents in a child protection case. This course provides practical guidance and a discussion on best practices regarding representing incarcerated clients, distance and timing problems and the impact upon child protection cases. This course provides practical guidance and a discussion on best practices regarding hearings and stipulations, burden of proof, document, witness and evidence presentation and parental rights to proper representation.