Last Update: 3/6/13
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:
Autism Spectrum Disorders: 101
Presented by Bridget Cesar, Interim Executive Director of the Autism Society of Colorado. The presentation will take place from noon to 1:30 at the Colorado Bar Association (1900 Grant Street, 9th floor) in the Executive Conference Room. Submitted for 1 General CLE credit.
August 14-August 16, 2012 (event)
Families Matter - 35th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference
Presented by the NACC. Historic Palmer House Hilton, in Chicago, IL. For information, contact the NACC at 1-888-828-NACC or www.NACCchildlaw.org.
September 5, 2012, at 4:00pm (meeting)
Representing Juvenile Parties in Juvenile Proceedings: Is Collaboration a Positive Development?
Speaker: Amy C. Devan, Assistant Regulation Counsel, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Cost: $10 Luncheon Attendee, $5 Conference Call Attendee [you need only pay for lunch if you purchase a catered lunch]
RSVP 303-860-1115 x727 or email@example.com
September 19, 2012 (event)
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Metro Volunteer Lawyers and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) invite attorneys and advocates to a training on the newly-announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The training is free for attorneys who agree to take a pro bono DACA case, as well as paralegals who sign up to help with a pro bono case.
The training will be on Sept. 19thfrom 9:00 -11:00am at Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP on 3200 Wells Fargo Center, 1700 Lincoln Street. Please RSVP your attendance to Melissa.Fri@FaegreBD.com and see the attached flyer for more information.
DACA Training Flyer
September 27, 2012, 11:30-2:30 (4th Fl. Jury Rm., Denver Courthouse at 1437 Bannock Street) (event)
Forum for GALs regarding Permanency Initiatives in Colorado sponsored by the OCR and Casey Family Programs.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the OCR: Ashlee@coloradochildrep.org
October 20, 2012, 9:00am (event)
2nd Annual 5k run/walk for Juvenile Justice at Cheeseman Park.
Sponsored by the Colorado Juvenile Defenders Coalition. Please see flyer, below, for registration information!
Juvenile Justice 5K
November 28, 2012, at 8:00am (meeting)
Office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman
Powerpoint Presentation Handout
January 9, 2013, at 8:00am (meeting)
Colorado Supreme Court Justice Brian Boatright
"The Appellate Process for Juvenile Appeals and Persuasive Appellate Writing"
Colorado: An Assessment of Access to Counsel & Quality of Representation in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
A Special Report by the National Juvenile Defender Center in collaboration with the Colorado Juenile Defense Coalition.
"The Science, Treatment, and Law of Addiction"
Presented by the Colorado Bar Association and Harmony Foundation
Despite enhanced understanding of the nature, causes, and treatment of addiction, addiction remains a misunderstood disease in society and the legal system. Whether representing a client suffering from addiction or helping a colleague, lawyers and judves can benefit from an increased understanding of the disease. This session will cover the nature of the disease of addiction, its causes, consequences, and treatment. It will also cover strategies for representing clients and heping colleagues who are impaired by addiction. Three general CLE credits were applied for, and the program includes breakfast. For more information and to RSVP: http://www.cobar.org/cle/item.cfm?eventid=CBA020413
February 21, 2013 (event), 2-3pm
The Use of Data and Effective Transition in Providing Individually Tailored Academic and Behavioral Support Servies for Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
TO REGISTER go to: http://events1.neglected-delinquent.org/register.php?eid=116
This webinar is the second in the 2012-2013 series, Tailoring Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth. The series is based on the NDATC's Practice Guide: Providing Individual Tailored Academic and Behavioral Support Services for Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems. This practice guide was developed to elaborate upon the principles presented in the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform publication titled Addressing Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems. The webinar will feature the following speakers:
Simon Gonsoulin, Director NDTAC / Nick Read, NDTAC Technical Assistance Liaison / Kathleen O'Neill Sande, Title I, Part D, Program Manager, Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Institution / Kristin Schutte, State Project Lead, Olympic Educational Service District
February 27, 2013 (event)
Children and Public Policy: Issue Frames that Work, 12pm-1pm / Lawrence Street Center, 1380 Lawrence Street, Denver, 2nd Floor Terrace Room
When promoting children's program, advocates and public officials must decide how to "frame" the issues. Should they frame the issue in "moralistic" terms (e.g. the Golden Rule), in "economic terms" (the greatest good for the greatest number), or in some other way? In his talk, Prof. Bill Gormley of Georgetown University asks: which issue frames are most efficacious and for which audiences? He uses data from two randomized control experiments, extensive interviews on Capitol Hill, and four case studies (CT, NC, PA, UT) to address this important question.
Please RSVP to SPA.Events@ucdenver.edu
2013 Annual Conference Presented by BIDC, COAFCC & MIDIC at the Omni Interlocken, Broomfield from 9:00am to 4:00pm (applied for 8 general and 4 ethics CLEs). For all family law professionals: judges, attorneys, family court facilitators, co-parenting/divorce educators, mediators, collaborative professionals, CFIs, PREs, PCs and mental health professionals.
Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych., Acc.FM and Nicholas Bala, J.D., LL.M. present: "Children Who Resist Post-Separation Contact with a Parent: A Differential Approach for Legal and Mental Health Professionals"
Colene Flynn Robinson, Clinical Professor at CU Law, Director of the Juvenile Law Clinic presents:
"When is Your Client Not Your Client: Examining the Attorney-Client Relationship with Minors"
March 27, 2013, at 4:00pm (meeting)
Please join Judge Gail Meinster and Sue Thibault, Esq. for a Juvenile Case Law Update. More details to be posted soon!
April 19, 2013 - ALL DAY CLE and meeting
May 22, 2013, 12:00pm (elections will take place at this meeting)
Save the Date for OCR's 2013 Summer Conference located in the Town of Silverthorne, 601 Center Circle, Silverthorne 80498. For more information, contact Ashlee Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org
ON-GOING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:
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 2012/2013 CBA Section Chair: Pax Moultrie