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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

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




February 11, 2015 at 4:30

Honorable Karen Ashby, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals, will present with Colorado Court of Appeals Staff Attorneys on juvenile appellate practice.


February 28, 2015 at 1:30-4:30

Limiting the "Collateral" Consequences of Juvenile Court:
Representing Youth in Expungement and De-registration Proceedings
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 am-4:00 pm 
898 E. Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO 
Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 
Please join the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center to learn how to represent youth petitioning for the expungement of their juvenile adjudications and petitioning for their removal from the sex offender registry after a juvenile sex offense adjudication. The CLE is scheduled as follow:
•10:00 am-12:00 pm: We will screen a video of presentations on expungement and deregistration, featuring attorneys Karen Steinhauser and James Henderson, who have extensive experience in these areas of law. Attorneys will learn the nuts and bolts of determining whether a client is eligible to petition for expungement and/or deregistration, and filing a petition to expunge and/or deregister. 
•12:00-1:00 pm: LUNCH
•1:00-1:45 pm: Attorneys will be trained by a CJDC attorney to screen clients for eligibility for deregistration and expungement at CJDC clinics. These techniques can be used in your own practice as well.
•2:00-4:00 pm: Attorneys may volunteer to individually advise youth and former youth on expungement and deregistration at CJDC’s pro bono clinic, held in the same location.
This CLE is FREE to all attorneys who agree to volunteer for the February 28, 2015 clinic following the training, or for at least one CJDC pro bono clinic in 2015.   CJDC clinics will be held throughout the year at different times on different days of the week. 
Attorneys who will volunteer at a later date may attend only the two hour session from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.  Attorneys who wish to volunteer at the clinic and have already attended a CJDC  expungement/deregistration training may arrive at 1:00 pm.  
Participants attending the entire training session can earn 2.5 anticipated CLE credits.
Register today!! We have limited space for this training.  To register, or for more information, email Dafna Gozani at or call her at (303) 825-2044.
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,