Juvenile Law Section

group of diverse young people The Section creates an opportunity for further discussion and implementation of the recommendations of this significant report. Unlike a bar committee, a bar section allows for broader participation and may include non-lawyer professionals who work with juveniles or on juvenile-justice issues. The Juvenile Law Section provides a name which is broad enough to encompass the many different areas of practice involving children and youth. The Section's intent is to be inclusive of defenders, prosecutors, judges, and service providers to allow for cross-system training and collaboration, which can lead to improved outcomes for young people and the community.

Areas of legal practice the section will address include: child welfare, juvenile justice, status offenses: truancy, at-risk youth, and children in need of services and the civil legal needs of youth.

Section Members: To join the section list serve and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the Section, contact the section co-chairs, Chori Folkman and Carrie Wayno.

Juvenile Law Section Youth Law Symposium and Annual Meeting

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When:  Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (lunch included)
Cost:  Free to current Juvenile Law Section members, or cost of membership ($30) for non-members
Where: University of Washington Law School
The WSBA Juvenile Law Section is presenting a one-day conference in partnership with the University of Washington School of Law on Friday, Nov. 14. This all-day CLE will focus on juvenile law, as well as on the legal issues affecting unaccompanied immigrant children.
Welcome remarks will be made by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  The event will include: a lunchtime plenary session on recurring ethical issues in youth law presented by UW Lecturer Kim Ambrose; a judges’ panel facilitated by Justice Bobbe Bridge, with panel members Snohomish County Judge Linda Krese, King County Judge Barbara Mack, and King County Commissioner Jaqueline Jeske; and breakout sessions on offender, dependency, and immigration topics.
CLE credits pending.
Travel Scholarships

A limited number of travel scholarships are available. 

If you would like to apply for a travel scholarship, please complete this short application. You must email this form to Caedmon Cahill at caedmon.cahill@teamchild.org by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.

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