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Friday, April 21, 2017

Krost hall

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM:

Breakfast & Conference Registration    

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM:

Welcome: Gault and the Right to Counsel for Juveniles
Lisa Queen Attorney at Maricopa County, Arizona
Hon. Peter Cahill, Juvenile Presiding Judge Division I

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM:

The Effect of Gault on the Representation of Juveniles in Juvenile Court (Ethics credit)
Hon. Darlene Byrne, 126th District Court—Travis County, Texas;
Nadia Seeratan
Hon. Peter Cahill, Juvenile Presiding Judge Division I

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:  Civil Rights and Juvenile Justice
Amanda Powell, National Juvenile Defender Center
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM:  Street Law – Mock Trial (LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED)
Hon. Darlene Byrne, 126th District Court—Travis County, Texas;
President of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Discussion on the importance of Education
Akeem Hunt, Texan Football Player
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM: LGBTQ Representation and Education
Dustin Rynder, Disability Rights Texas, Staff Attorney
Currey Cook, Director of the Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project at Lambbda Legal
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Ethics Game (Ethics Credit)
Prof. Ellen Marrus, University of Houston Law Center &
Chris Phillis, Director, Maricopa County Public Advocate

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

144 BLB

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM:

Breakfast & Conference Registration    

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM:

Human Trafficking Panel
Hon. Angela Ellis, 315th District Court, Harris County, TX
Sherri Zack, Assistant U.S. Attorney from the U.S. Department of Justice
Elise Griesmeyer, Catholic Charities Cabrini Center's Crime Victims Supervisor

Neena Satija, Journalist from the Texas Tribune
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM:

Tribal Issues: Representing Native Americans
Nadia Seeratan, National Juvenile Defender Center
James Simermeyer, Assistant Director of Diversity and Public interest at University of New Mexico School of Law

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM:  Lunch (provided)
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM: 

Appellate Review (Ethics Credit)
Amanda Powell, National Juvenile Defender Center

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM:

Immigrant Youth Legal Representation Panel
Dalia Castillo-Granados, Director at Children's Immigration Law Academy (CILA)
Liz Shields, Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs at Kids In Need of Defense - Houston
Lauren Fisher, Supervising Attorney at The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights - Houston

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Break
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM:

Ethics Panel (Ethics Credit)
Prof. Ellen Marrus, University of Houston Law Center &
Chris Phillis, Director, Maricopa County Public Advocate