Training from LSC

Training for Community Organizations, Schools, and Youth

Legal Services for Children can provide trainings for staff at schools and community based organizations or for young people on topics such as educational rights, rights of children who cannot live at home, and immigration options for youth. Please use this form to request a training.

Training for Attorneys

New to representing children? Interested in Interdisciplinary representation of children through a trauma-informed lens? If so, please join us for our Training on Holistic Representation.

LSC’s Training Institute for Holistic Representation is a comprehensive training module with two goals:

First to ensure that attorneys representing children have the training and support to provide high-quality, holistic representation
Second to create a community of Bay Area children’s attorneys who aim to support and promote holistic representation

LSC’s Training on Holistic Representation will take place on May 26th at The Judicial Council of California. 

To RSVP and/or more information, please CLICK HERE.


The target audience for the Institute is Bay Area attorneys who represent children in some capacity primarily dependency and delinquency but the training can also be beneficial for probate, family, education, and immigration attorneys who represent children.  The trainings consist of in-person sessions that vary in length and content, and access to an online resource center and listservs for the continued idea sharing.

For current and past institute trainees, click below to access training documents in the LSC Resource Library.

LSC Resource Library


If you would like to schedule a training for attorneys at your law firm interested in pro bono representation, please see our Pro Bono Panel page.

Stay tuned for more details on future Institute Trainings!

Our past trainings covered the following topics:

  • Trauma and Child Development

  • Defending Students Facing Suspension and Expulsion

  • Working with Immigrant Children in the Juvenile Court System

  • Cultural Competency, Boundaries, and Termination

  • Expanding the Conversation beyond Child Welfare: A Discussion of Competency, Non-minor Dependents, and More


For more information about training topics, to get on the list for future trainings, or for questions related to LSC’s Training Institute contact Anjuli Arora Dow, LSC Senior Staff Attorney and Institute Director, at