This two part CLE program covers different issues related to representing minority children in different areas of the law. A unique opportunity to come to one or both sessions and learn about:
- Immigration issues in juvenile court proceedings, and/or
- Racial justice issues and litigation strategies in juvenile court.
The morning session, Immigration Issues in Juvenile Court and The Impact, focuses on common issues arising in the representation of immigrant children, including:
- practical advice for navigating the unique obstacles that arise when representing non-English speaking children or parents, including ethical requirements, communication, translation, interpretation and cultural competencies; and
- ensuring that immigrant clients have access to public services such as health benefits, Medicaid and public education.
The afternoon session, The Impact of Race in Juvenile Proceedings, focuses on issues in the representation of minority children, including:
- gathering and analyzing data available through public records requests and other means, and how to use this data to advocate for wide-reaching change;
- learning ways to apply information from the recently published School of Government manual —designed to assist defenders with litigating race-based issues— to the unique landscape of juvenile delinquency court; and
- a panel discussion to examine the issues related to disproportionate minority contact in juvenile delinquency court through the eyes of a judge, a prosecutor and a defense attorney.
Planned by the NCBA Juvenile Justice & Children’s Rights Section