Course Description

A detailed look at the process of interviewing children in the context of child custody cases, including how to formulate questions, how to prepare children to testify, and new changes to rule 1915.11 (including who may be present for the interview).

This course includes video recorded from a CLE presentation via Zoom for the Franklin County Bar Association.

Course Deadline Notice:

Axom Education will no longer be offering online CLE courses after the December 31st, 2022 compliance deadline.  Any courses purchased from October 15th, 2022 through December 31st, 2022 must be completed by January 10th, 2023 to receive CLE credit.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.  If you are taking this course for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE) your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed. 

Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video.  Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Child Interviewing  Panel

    Child Interviewing Panel

    Amanda Evans-Freet, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
    Matthew Glinn, JD, LCSW
    Abigail Salawage, JD
    Annie Gomez Shockey, JD
    Anthony Ciarlante, JD

    Full bios of the panel are available in the course materials.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • How to Navigate This Course
  • 2
    Course Materials (Printing or download optional)
    • PowerPoint Presentation
    • Reference: Case Law
    • Reference:Rule 1915.11 2016 Version
    • Reference: Rule 1915.11 2022 Version
    • Reference: Bench Card for the Trauma Informed Judge
    • Reference: Following the Hearing
    • Reference: What Attorneys Need to Know About Trauma
  • 3
    Videos and Required Course Survey
    • Child Interviewing in Family Law Part One
    • Child Interviewing in Family Law Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)