Winter 2007 Newsletter
Juvenile Law Newsletter
A Big Thank-You for our Cocktail Reception Sponsors
On November 9, 2006, the Juvenile Law Section held a Cocktail Reception at the Wolf Law Building of the University of Colorado Law School, following the first day of the symposium, "Voices of Youth in the Courtroom: Is it Time for a Change?" The reception was very well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all who were able to participate. It was a great opportunity to meet other dedicated professionals who have devoted their time and talents to working with children in the legal system. The Juvenile Law Section would like to gratefully acknowledge our wonderful sponsors for the event: Doris Waters, The Law Office of Doris A. Waters, L.L.C.; Joe Pickard, Pickard & Associates, P.C.; Nancy Perrry, L.C.S.W.; Barry Frieder, M.D.; Gina Bischofs, Esq.; Karin and Geoffrey Waters; Carolyn Waters; Raymond Waters; Alan Harbatuk; and Margaret Ware, Esq. Thank you all for making this event such a success. Pictures of the reception will be posted on the Juvenile Law Section website soon.
Juvenile Law Section Schedule of Future Events
January 23, 2007
– Luncheon CLE on 2006 Juvenile Case Law Update at the CBA office. A meeting of the JLS executive council will take place at 11:00 a.m., just prior to the general section meeting.
March 14, 2007
– Luncheon CLE at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Marvin Ventrell, President/CEO of the National Association of Counsel for Children, will present on the Child Welfare Law Attorney Specialty Certification Program which is currently available in the states of California, Michigan, New Mexico and Tennessee. There will also be an update on any pending legislation affecting children at this meeting.
May 8, 2007
– Luncheon meeting at the CBA office to elect new officers for the 2007-2008 year and plan future events and meetings.
Please put these dates on your calendars now and send in your RSVPs when you get the meeting notices from Erica Driver.
Other Events of Interest – Many of these conferences offer special discounts for Juvenile Law Section Members – Be sure to ask when registering for an event
The National Association of Counsel for Children presents the National Children’s Law Office Symposium: Creating and Running a Model Children’s Law Office, cosponsored by the ABA Center on Children and the Law, the Colorado Office of the Child’s Representative, and hosted by University of Colorado Juvenile and Family Law Program on January 18-20, 2007. This training at the new CU Law School Building in Boulder is the national release of the new NACC Model Children’s Law Office Guidelines. The Symposium will be a series of workshops on running a children’s law office. The symposium is targeted to full time staffed law offices focused on representing children in abuse and neglect cases. The NACC will waive the registration fee for any CBA Juvenile Law Section Members. To register, contact the NACC at 888/828-NACC or download the program and registration form at: www.naccchildlaw.org/about/nclop.html.
The CBA and the CBA Family Law Section will present Colorado Adoption Law live in Denver, CO on February 1, 2007 and by video replay on February 21, 2007 in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction. Register on line at www.cobar.org/cle.
The Denver Department of Human Services and the Office of the Child’s Representative will co-sponsor a CLE featuring a panel of DDHS adolescents who will share their experiences with the legal system on February 20, 2007 at the Denver Juvenile Court from noon to 1:30 p.m. Contact Barbara Bosley, Family Court Facilitator at Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (720) 865-8236.
The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) will present its Annual Child Advocacy Training Program May 21-25 in Louisville, CO. Registration and full program detail online at: www.nita.org, or call (800) 225-6482 to register by phone.
The NACC will hold its 30th National Children’s Law Conference in Keystone August 15-18. This is the NACC’s annual national training which has not been held in Colorado since 1993. Please mark your calendars. Group registration discounts are available. Download the save-the-date flyer and the presentation abstract form at: http://www.naccchildlaw.org/training/conference.html.
, long standing member and one of the founders of the Juvenile Law Section, was honored on September 20, 2006 with the Angel in Adoption award in Washington D.C. by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. This award honors the work that Seth has done to improve the lives of children seeking permanent loving and adoptive home in the Unites States.
Additionally, Seth was honored on October 7, 2006, with the Linda T. Palmieri Award from the First Judicial District Bar Association for Outstanding Service to Children. Seth was acknowledged for his contribution toward improving the lives of children in Colorado and, in particular, those involved in the Jefferson County District Court. Way to go Seth!!
Juvenile Law Website
Have you checked out the updated website yet? We are updating the site to include previous newsletters, scheduled events, contact information, and important links. Go to the CBA website at www.cobar.org and click on "Sections/Committees" found at the left of the screen in a menu box, then scroll down and click on "Juvenile Law Section." Take a look - and, if you think something needs to be there that you don’t find, let us know!
Colorado Lawyer – Juvenile Law Articles
Look for a special issue of the Colorado Lawyer featuring Juvenile Law articles in October 2007. Barbara Shaklee and Linda Weinerman are co-editors of the Juvenile Law Column for the Colorado Lawyer.
Past articles of interest to Juvenile Law practitioners are:
Family-Based Immigration: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, written by Amber J. Tafoya featured in the October 2006 edition.
The Child’s Wishes in APR Proceedings: An Evidentiary Conundrum, written by Joe Pickard, featured in the January 2007 edition. ________________________________________________________________________
Case Law Update
The Case Law update will be presented at a CLE on January 23, 2007 from noon to 1:30 at the CBA offices. Please plan to attend. If you are unable to be there, the handout materials from the CLE will be posted on the JLS website after the meeting.
The spring newsletter will go out by March 21, 2007. The deadline for submitting cases, articles and events is March 1, 2007. Please send any submission requests to me at email@example.com, or call me at (303) 679-2432 (phone) or by fax at (303) 679-2444.