ERICSA 56th Annual Training Conference & Exposition

 Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration will be accepted through March 8, 2019.

Pre-registration for the conference is strongly encouraged; however, you may register on-site, provided space is available, beginning Sunday, May 19, 2019 from noon to 6:00 p.m. or Monday through Wednesday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

Suggested Dress Code

We suggest business-casual dress for all conference workshops. You are invited to wear your party clothes for the President’s Reception and Taste of Niagara Reception, but you will also be comfortable in business casual. Also be prepared for an outdoor Block Party on Wednesday evening.

Sunday President’s Reception

Plan to join us on Sunday evening at the Hard Rock Café for our President’s Reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., just a short walk from the hotel. This event is included for attendees registered for the conference. This will be your first opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. Tickets are available for non-attendees at a cost of $25. Come and enjoy food and drinks as we honor and thank our current President, Tom Horan, for his service and leadership of ERICSA.

Taste of Niagara Networking Reception

Start your Monday evening off right and network with peers in a relaxed environment while enjoying local hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. The Taste of Niagara Networking Reception will take place in the Exhibit Hall with an additional opportunity to purchase raffle tickets and  prizes will be available. Tickets are available for non-attendees at a cost of $25.

Block Party

We’re switching up the traditional banquet with the first ever outdoor ERICSA Block Party running from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. The evening will kick off with a cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., with an open bar from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The remainder of the night will be dedicated to a party with dancing; a photo booth; and for the first time, a dunking booth, where you can try to dunk a Board Member for charity. 


Block Party T-Shirts

Block Party T-shirts are available for purchase for $15 and are NOT included in the registration fees. Money raised from the T-Shirts will be put towards the two memorial funds, the Gordon Mosely Rising Star Scholarship Fund and the Gordon Bailey Speakers Fund. The T-Shirts are only available for pre-sale through April 19th and there will be no extra shirts available at the conference.


Interjurisdictional Fair

ERISCA is pleased to hold its first Interjurisdictional Fair (IJ Fair) on Wednesday afternoon. The IJ Fair is an easy way for child support professionals to meet their colleagues from across the country in a comfortable, no-pressure environment. Attendees can spend as much or as little time at each table just to chat, request a call-back about a case, or learn more about a program.  And, of course, everyone likes contact information.

CLE Credit

ERICSA traditionally has been able to provide several hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credits at each annual conference. ERICSA anticipates that there will be at least 19 workshops and plenaries eligible for CLE credits. An ERICSA Certificate of Completion showing each session attended will be provided for the attorneys who would like CLE credit. There will be a fee of $25 for this service.

ERICSA Scholarships

Once again ERICSA is offering two scholarships to IV-D child support workers currently employed in a Title IV-D child support program (includes state, county, tribal, international, and contract staff for attendance at the Niagara Falls, NY conference).

One scholarship will be awarded to a child support professional outside New York and one will be awarded to a New York professional.


The scholarship award will cover the registration fee for the successful candidates as well as transportation costs to and from the conference and a daily stipend for the days the candidate attends the conference.


Applying for the scholarship is easy. Just complete the application telling us why you think attending the conference would be beneficial to you in your employment.


Applications must be received no later than March 30, 2019, and can be emailed to:


Terence O’Halloran, Esq.


ERICSA Professional Excellence Awards

ERICSA is pleased to continue our recognition program to honor child support professionals! We invite you to submit your nomination for an individual in the child support community who has strived for professional excellence. Nominations must be received by March 30, 2019, and can be emailed to Laura Stafford, ERICSA Board Member, at


It’s a “Win-Win” Situation: Visiting Our Sponsors and Exhibitors and Attending

Our Workshops

You can be a winner! What do you have to do? Be sure to visit the Exhibit Hall to meet representatives from the organizations and companies that graciously sponsor the ERICSA conference. Attendees will receive a game card in their registration packet that requires them to visit all exhibitors in the vendor area to complete game. Drop off your completed card (with your name on it) at the ERICSA booth, and you’ll be entered into daily drawings for great prizes during the afternoon breaks.


First Timers

Is this your first time attending an ERICSA Conference? Join us for an opportunity to hear about the ERICSA organization, get an introduction to the conference and ask questions in an informal and relaxed setting. It’s a great way to get acquainted with others who are attending the conference for the first time and meet some ERICSA board members! Stop by Sunday at 4:00 p.m.


Mandatory Moderators Meeting
If you are a moderator, attendance at this meeting is mandatory. Moderators will be provided information regarding the conference along with specific scripted information that needs to be provided to attendees at each workshop. Moderator meeting times: Sunday at 3:30 p.m. or Monday at 12:00 p.m.

 Join the ERICSA Family
ERICSA members primarily come from states east of and bordering the Mississippi River; however, membership is open to all. As a non-profit organization, ERICSA uses registration fees to further the training for child support professionals. ERICSA also provides its members a voice to Congress and the Uniform Law Commission (National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws) as they debate changes in child support laws. Joining is easy. Attend this conference, and you’re automatically a member for one year.

If you are unable to attend, send a $25 membership fee payable to ERICSA and mail to:


c/o MgR & Associates 

P.O. Box 67585 

Albuquerque, NM 87193