About the CLI
The Children’s Law Institute (CLI) is a statewide, multi-disciplinary conference addressing issues of importance in child welfare and juvenile justice. Over the last twenty years it has grown from a small gathering of lawyers to an event attracting over 1,000 educators, child welfare workers, judges, lawyers, juvenile justice personnel, advocates, foster parents, young people, lawmakers, and others. The CLI has a well-earned reputation for providing New Mexico with the most up-to-date information on the law, best practices and changing trends locally and nationally, as well as vital opportunities to network and share information.
The CLI is a multi-agency/organization collaboration led by the Children’s Court Improvement Commission of the New Mexico Supreme Court and sponsored by the NM Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD), NM CASA Network, NM Child Advocacy Networks, NM Child Abuse and Neglect Citizen Review Board, Southwest Region– National Child Protection Training Center at New Mexico State University, and the UNM School of Law’s Corinne Wolfe Children’s Law Center and Rozier E. Sanchez Judicial Education Center.