Last Update: 2/19/14
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 7, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (event) (Saturday)
CLE: "Appellate Practice in Dependency or Neglect," presented by the 1st Judicial District Bar Association
Speakers: Justice Brian D. Boatright, Colorado Supreme Court; Judge David M. Furman, Colorado Court of Appeals; J. Barry Meinster, Esq.; Walter H. Sargent, Esq.; Judge Daniel M. Taubman, Colorado Court of Appeals
$60 charge for 1st JD Bar Association Members, $75 charge for non-members
$10.00 off if you reserve a space by calling 303-279-5568 or email to Vicki_Malara@comcast.net BEFORE September 1, 2013.
Questions regarding this CLE? Contact Kerry Simpson at 303-989-6655
September 18, 2013 - 4pm-5:30pm (meeting)
CLE: "The Interdisciplinary Legal Team: Attorneys and Social Workers in Child Representation"
Speakers: Allison Bettenberg and Simmie Baer
Powerpoint, CLE Affidavit
CLE at 4pm / Happy Hour at 5:30pm
RSVP to 303-860-1115, ext. 727 or firstname.lastname@example.org
November 13, 2013 - 4pm-5:30pm (meeting)
December 3, 2013 - 6:25pm (event)
Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition and the Colorado Juvenile Justice Deliquency Prevention Council Present a Pre-Release Screening and Discussion of KIDS FOR CASH. Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:15PM, SIE Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax. FREE.
4 General CLE Credits, 2.4 Ethics
January 8, 2014- 8am-9:30am (meeting)
"Thinking about Legal Ethics"
Speaker: Phil James
Place: Colorado Bar Association / 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor (Executive Conference Room)
RSVP 303-860-1115 ext.727 or email@example.com
February 20, 2014 (event)
March 12, 2014 - 12pm - 1:30pm (meeting)
"New and Noteworthy: SOMB Standards and Guidelines for the Juvenile Practitioner," presented by Magistrate Jessica Curtis, El Paso County Combined Courts.
April 3-4, 2014 (with pre-conference April 2, 2014) (event)
The OCR and SCAO are partnering to sponsor a combined RPC and OCR Contract Attorney conference! There is no fee to attend this conference; however, the OCR will accept $75.00 donations to one of the two conference beneficiaries. Registration for this conference will cap at 200 attendees. RPC and OCR contract attorneys have until 1/10/14 to register before the conference is opened to outside parties. Register now!
Pre-Conference Information: Appellate Workshop on Dependence & Neglect Cases
Presenters include: Judge Furman, Colorado Court of Appeals, Judge Taubman, Colorado Court of Appeals, Vivek S. Sankaran, Clinical Professor of Law, Child Advocacy Clinic, University of Michigan Law School and Director, Detroit Center for Family Advocacy.
This interactive workshop will teach D&N attorneys how to write a persuasive petition on appeal. The day will include presentations by Judge Furman and Judge Taubman from the Colorado Court of Appeals and Vivek Sankaran from the University of Michigan Law School about how to preserve your record, how to issue spot for purposes of appeal and how to write compelling arguments. The presenters will also discuss ethical considerations present in dependency and neglect cases. Participants will practice writing skills during breakout sessions and have a rare opportunity to receive feedback from judges and experienced appellate attorneys.
SAVE THE DATE - FULL DAY CLE APRIL 17, 2014 "Preserving and Defending Childhood: Working with Trauma Exposed Children and Families across Juvenile Systems." The Juvenile Law Section has invited several incredible experts from all over Colorado - doctors, attorneys, social workers, treatment providers and judges - to provide all juvenile law practitioners with knowledge and expertise on working with children exposed trauma toward better preserving and defending childhood.
May 14, 2014 - 4pm-5:30pm (meeting)
August 18-24, 2014 (with August 17, 2014 pre-conference) (EVENT)
The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) hosts in Denver. This is an opportunity for Colorado lawyers to attend a national level training on child welfare law, to exchange ideas with child advocates from across the country, and to receive the most up-to-date information on new resources, litigation skills, and advocacy efforts.
The OCR is working with the NACC to develop session topics that will be relevant and valuable to Colorado attorneys. In an effort to assist Colorado lawyers with the fees to attend this national conference, the OCR is also working to negotiate a discounted conference rate for Colorado attorneys and, if possible, the OCR will offer partial scholarships to OCR Contract Attorneys.
ON-GOING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:
Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition Juvenile Court Involvement Impact Story-Collecting 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 2013/2014 CBA Section Chair: Ashley Ratliff