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Last Update: 9/24/14

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

Many conferences offer special discounts for CBA Juvenile Law Section members - Ask when registering for an event!


October 8, 2014 at 4:30

Place: Colorado Bar Association 
1900 Grant Street, 9th floor
(Executive Conference Room)
Denver, CO 80203

“L.A.N. – The Intersection Between Privilege and Limited Waivers”

Description:  A panel discussion from GALs, County Attorney and mental health practitioner’s perspective on the barriers and balancing act required when a child’s privileged information is at play; what are the considerations – how broad, how limited and what factors are taken into account; what are the benefits to all parties by using waivers and what are the pitfalls.

Cost:  $10 in person/$5 by phone
RSVP: 303-860-1115 x727 or

If leaving a message, please spell your name, specify that you are attending the Juvenile Law CLE program, and include your phone number. If registering for the call-in program, please indicate that you will participate by phone. All registered call-in participants will be emailed the phone number, materials, and CLE affidavit the day before. 

Submitted for one CLE credit.

We now offer online registration for this program. To register online click on the link below then click on the orange Register button and follow the instructions.

Please note: You must be logged into the website in order to register for the program.


Please mark your calendars for this year’s CBA Juvenile Law Schedule:

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



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:; 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

CBA Staff Liaison: Jill Lafrenz,