Last Update: 9/2/14
Provides an organization available for all lawyers whose practice brings them in contact with matters affecting young people. Though a major focus concerns practice under the Children's Code, the committee is also concerned with relevant aspects of education law, domestic relations, agency/administrative law, and disability law. The committee emphasizes programs to improve the professional knowledge and skill of lawyers working in the juvenile law field, including legal education seminars and informal topical round-table discussions. The committee also serves as a resource to the bench and bar for analysis and commentary relative to specific issues that are identified as having broad or systemic ramifications. The committee analyzes pending legislation in the Colorado legislature, and makes legislative recommendations to the CBA Board of Governors.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of all odd-numbered months AT VARIOUS TIMES (see list below) at the Colorado Bar Association Office, 1900 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 unless otherwise noted.
Meetings are available by audio conference for members unable to travel to Denver for the meetings. Please contact Jill Lafrenz, JLS’s CBA Liaison, to arrange for audio conferencing at jlafrenz @cobar.org.
Many conferences offer special discounts for CBA Juvenile Law Section members - Ask when registering for an event!
SCHEDULE OF JLS MEETINGS and EVENTS:
September 10, 2014 at 4:30
“Childhood Sexual Behaviors: What's Normal and What's Not”
Presented by: Erin Carpenter, LCSW, Psychotherapist and Founder of Thrive Counseling. Author of Life, Reinvented: A Guide to Healing from Sexual Trauma for Survivors and Loved Ones
This presentation reviews normal and abnormal childhood sexualized behaviors, including an evidence-based classification system to help professionals evaluate severity of behaviors. Case examples are included. An understanding of normative sexual behaviors in children will help professionals assess for family dysfunction, abuse, neglect, or other family stressors that may be present.
RSVP: 303-860-1115 x727 or email@example.com
Please mark your calendars for this year’s CBA Juvenile Law Schedule:
October 8, 2014 at 4:30
November 12, 2014 at 4:30
December 10, 2014 at 4:30
January 14, 2015 at 4:30
February 11, 2015 at 4:30
March 11, 2015 at 4:30
April 10, 2015—Annual Full Day CLE Conference
May 13, 2015 at 4:30
June 10, 2015 at 4:30
ON-GOING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:
The Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition Juvenile Court Involvement Impact Story-Collective Initiative
Did a JUVENILE arrest have a BIG impact on your life? Did minor teen miconduct lead to major consequences? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax: 303-825-0182; Call: 303-825-2045
As part of our work to ensure the right to counsel for children and youth in juvenile delinquency court, CJDC is collecting stories of the impact of juvenile court involvement on a young person's life. We are particularly interested in stories where a youth was unrepresented in their first case and then faced consequences later he/she was not fully aware could occur (revocation, school suspension/expulsion, inability to play high school sports, difficulty getting a job, student loans, etc.).
You can find the form for story collection here.
The Partnership for Families and Children presents:
Getting Serious: A Best Practice Approach to Bullying Prevention (Bullying Prevention Workshop, $149.00/single user)
Begin the registration process by clicking the link below.
The 2014/2015 CBA Section Chair: Blair McCarthy