Ethics for Social Workers

SUBPOENAS: Interface between Clinical Social Work and the Family Court

Instructor:  Timothy W. Roldan, MSW, LCSW, Esq.

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Roldan, Timothy 2014Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon

Location: At the Institute,  8820 Ladue Road, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

Fee: $50 (non-refundable)

This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 3.0 Credit Hours  This course is designed to meet the Missouri LCSW licensure renewal ethics requirement.

Subpoenas are one of those things most Clinical Social Workers hate about private practice. As Clinical Social Workers, we have certain rights and responsibilities that are worth knowing. In order to understand these rights and responsibilities it is best to 1) review the Missouri Statutes regulating discovery, 2) be familiar with what a subpoena and other documents actually look like, 3) understand the audience and expectations, 4) be aware of ethical obligations, and 5) be aware of legal obligations.


Attendees will be able to identify:

  1. The legal authority for a subpoena and subsequent Motions
  2. The role of discovery in the family court
  3. The capacities and expectations of agents of the family courts
  4. Ethical and legal obligations of documentation
  5. The rights of Clinical Social Workers.

Course Level: Intermediate

 Continuing Education Credit details:

SOCIAL WORKERS:  The Missouri State Committee for Social Workers (reference Code of State Regulations 2263-2.082) accepts continuing education hours approved by professional associations in the human services, such as the NBCC,  the American Psychological Association and others.