The Oregon State Bar requires that all attorneys complete one hour of training every three years designed to provide education on the duties of attorneys to report child abuse. This has been a very difficult hour to provide on West LegalEdcenter, as finding an attorney or subject matter expert was a challenge.
Emily Simon, a criminal defense lawyer in Portland Oregon with significant experience in this area, recently presented "Understanding Child Abuse and the Mandatory Requirements for Reporting It", now available on demand.
According to Oregon Revised Statute 419B.010, "Any public or private official having reasonable cause to believe that any child with whom the official comes in contact has suffered abuse, or that any person with whom the official comes in contact has abused a child shall immediately report or cause a report to be made . . ." Those "public or private officials" include attorneys.
Ms Simon's presentation provides an explanation of the requirement of Oregon lawyers to report child abuse, including the relevant statutory provisions, including when they apply, how to report, and much more.
While this program addresses the Oregon statute, it also deals with the ethical issues involved in reporting child abuse, which may be relevant to any attorney.
The program is available for 1.0 credit which fulfills the Statutory Child Abuse Reporting Obligation requirement.
Although I hesitate to call this program "entertaining", it was a fast-paced, interesting, and still very educational hour of CLE.