About This Course
While reports of child abuse are more prevalent today than in the past, there are still an untold number of abuses that go unreported. One of the ways to address this issue is to assign certain individuals as mandatory child abuse reporters. Given their position of trust and respect in society as well as their likely association with victims of such abuse, attorneys in Oregon are one group that has been designated, requiring them to complete regular training as part of their continuing legal education requirements.
This CLE course, presented by Peter Janci of O’Donnell Clark and Crew, LLP, who specializes in representing victims of child sexual abuse against perpetrators and institutions that do not act against such abuse, will explain the mandatory child abuse reporting laws to which Oregon attorneys are subject. The course will also define the mandatory reporting law and explain its importance as well as others who are subject to it. The course will also review the procedures for reporting, penalties and liabilities for failing to report and for erroneous reporting.