Juvenile Law Training Academy • October 16–17, 2017

10/16/2017 8:00 AM - 10/17/2017 5:00 PM (GMT-07:00) America/Los_Angeles

Safe & Strong Families: Advocacy Strategies for Success
October 16–17 | The Eugene Hilton


*** Meets OPDS juvenile CLE credit requirements ***
Who May Attend
This seminar is for all juvenile court stakeholders including attorneys for children, parents, and the government, DHS child welfare staff, CASAs and CRB members.
Sponsoring and Coordinating Organizations:
Sponsors: Juvenile Court Improvement Project, OSB Juvenile Law Section, Office of Public Defense Services, OCDLA; with invaluable assistance from: CASA Program, DHS Child Welfare Program, Dept. of Justice, Marian Co. District Attorney's Office, UO School of Law, and Youth, Rights and Justice Attorneys at Law

What’s included in the fee?
• Seminar admission for both days
• Complete course material with supplements (Dropbox link with PDF download in advance)
• CLE credit
• Lunch both days, refreshments during breaks
CLE Credit
Approval pending for 9.5–11.5 general , 2 access to justice and 1 ethics credits in Oregon. OCDLA is also an approved DPSST CLE provider. For credits in California, Washington, or other states contact OCDLA.
Financial Assistance
Tuition has been kept very low, thanks to the contributions of the sponsors. Public defense attorneys traveling over 100 miles roundtrip to the seminar can request mileage reimbursement from the Office of Public Defense Services.
Seminar cancellations made by October 8 will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations made on or after October 9—once the course material has been emailed—will receive a refund less a $75 cancellation/course material fee. No-shows (who will have been sent the materials electronically) will be sent the MP3 recordings separately.
Lodging – The Hilton, Eugene

Mention OCDLA/Juvenile Law Academy when booking. Cancellations must be 7 days before reservation to avoid a charge. 




Amy Miller, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
Joanne Southey, Dept. of Justice Child Advocacy Section, Portland

Monday, October 16
8:30 | Immigration: How to Advise Parent Clients in Uncertain Times
Anna Ciesielski, Attorney, Portland
9:30 | Past, Present, and Future: A Juvenile Law Perspective
Justice David Brewer, Oregon Supreme Court (retired)
10:30 Break
10:45 | Appellate Update
Shannon Storey, Chief Defender, Juvenile Appellate Section, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem, and Inge Wells, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, Dept. of Justice Appellate Division, Salem
12:15 | Lunch (included)
1:15 | Practical Skills:  Cross Examination
Lisa Ludwig, Attorney, Portland
2:15 | Break
2:30 | Opportunities to Promote Early Engagement
Megan Hassen, Oregon Judicial Dept., Salem; Tami Kane-Suleiman, Dept. of Human Services Child Welfare, Portland; Dana Brandon, MSW, Portland; and Melissa Riddell, Attorney, Albany
3:30 | Housing, Huh, Good God, What Is It Good For?
John VanLandingham, Legal Aid Services, Eugene
Delores Burgos, Native American Youth and Family Center, Portland
Facilitator: Scott Lee, CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington & Columbia

4:30 | Adjourn, Reception
An opportunity to unwind, mingle and reconnect with colleagues from multidisciplinary arenas. Tasty hors d’hoeuvres & no-host bar
Tuesday, October 17
8:30 | Breakouts 1
• Tips for Recognizing LGBTQ Children (access for justice credit)
The Honorable Beth Allen, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland
• Using the Crossover Youth Practice Model to Obtain Better Outcomes
Bridget Byfield, Dept. of Human Services, Eugene, and David R. Wilson, Marion County District Attorney Office, Tribal Team Leader, Salem
9:30       | Break / Transition
9:45 | Breakouts 2
• My Parent Client Didn’t Show Up to Court—Now What?  (ethics credit)
David Elkanich, Attorney, Portland, and Shannon Flowers, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
• Motivational Interviewing As a Tool to Motivate Clients and Initiate Change
Joanna Crawford, Training Specialist, Portland State University
10:45 | Break / Transition
11:00 | How the African-American Family Vanishes: “Reasonable Efforts” and Its Connection to the Disproportionality of the Child Welfare System
(access to justice credit)
Stephanie Smith Ledesma, Attorney, Houston, TX
12:00 | Lunch (included)
1:00 | Youth Who Run from Care: Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Advocacy
Annie Blackledge, Executive Director, Mockingbird Society, Seattle, WA
2:00 | Break
2:15       | Trauma Informed Legal Advocacy for Juvenile Attorneys
Stephanie Smith Ledesma, Houston
3:15 | Strategies to Promote Placement Stability
Kevin George, Dept. of Human Services, and Staci Berry, Dept. of Justice Child Advocacy Section, Salem
4:15 | Adjourn

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