Last Update: 3/10/14
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:
March 12, 2014 - 12 - 1:30 p.m.
"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)
The OCR and SCAO are partenering to sponsor a combined RPC and OCR Contract Attorney conference! Registration is capped at 200 attendees. Register now!
Pre-Conference Information: Appellate Workship 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 to write a persuasive petition on appeal. The day will include a presentations on how to (1) preserve your record, (2) how to issue spot for appeal, and (3) how to write compelling arguments. The presenters will also discuss ethical considerations in D&N cases. Participants will practice writing skills in breakout sessions and have a rare opportunity to received feedback from judges and experienced appellate attorneys.
April 11, 2014
Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center's Special Education Volunteer Attorney Training, sponsored by Polsinelli. [Lunch provided, 6 CLE credits pending] Free training and support for pro bono attorneys who advocate for children with disabilities. Without legal advocacy when it is needed, children risk falling further behind, being unfairly suspended or expelled, and dropping out. The training is free for attorneys who take a case or volutneer at a clinic in the next calendar year. For those who decide not to volunteer, there is a $150 fee.
RSVP by April 4, 2014
Where? 1515 Wynkoop Street, Suite 600 Denver, CO 80202
April 17, 2014 - ALL DAY CLE
"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
August 18-24, 2014 (with August 17, 2014 pre-conference)
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:
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: 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