New Mexico Children’s Law Institute

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Thank you for attending the 2022 Children’s Law Institute Virtual Conference

Save the date for next year!

January 11-13, 2023 | Virtual

What is the New Mexico Children’s Law Institute?

Children’s Law Institute (CLI) is a statewide, multi-disciplinary conference addressing issues of importance in child welfare and juvenile justice. Over almost 30 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, resource families, 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 organized in a multi-agency collaboration led by the Children’s Court Improvement Commission of the New Mexico Supreme Court and is sponsored by the Center of Innovation at New Mexico State University, the NM Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) Protective Service and Juvenile Justice Divisions, the UNM Corinne Wolfe Center for Child and Family Justice, the Rozier E. Sanchez Judicial Education Center, NM CASA and a number of community organizations.

Conference Fees & Payment Information

Registration opens Fall 2022


Youth under 21 & students in New Mexico – Free

Volunteers/Parents/Resource Parents) no CEUs) – $100

Volunteers/Parents/Resource Parents (with CEUs) – $110

Professional – $120

Attorney – $155

Bronze Exhibitor – $125

Silver Exhibitor – $250

Gold Exhibitor – $375

Questions? Contact CLI Program Specialist – Chelsea Canon

Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Excellence Awards

Each year the Children’s Law Institute takes time to honor the hard working individuals of the community for their commitment, dedication, leadership, knowledge, and integrity. Visit the Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Excellence Awards Page 

View Past Conference Winners

CLI Continuing Education Credits

For access to CEU records contact us at

For access to CLE and CJE records contact
Cristen Conley at