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Current Issues for Child Advocates 2020

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STARTThu., Oct. 01, 2020
8:30 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 01, 2020
4:15 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $199.00
New Attorney: $100.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00

* = Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.


Join the PBA Children’s Rights Committee and PBI for an integrated experience designed to help you become a more effective advocate for children, youth, and families.

Designed specifically for juvenile delinquency and dependency practitioners!

Designed for everyone whose cases include delinquency or dependency matters, this annual event offers a complete summary of significant case law and legislative developments, exposure to up and coming trends, and effective strategies for best representing your juvenile clients.

The Agenda:

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
School Stability under ESSA & the Best Interest Determination (BID) Process

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Family First Legislation 

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY)

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch Break

1:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Case Law and Legislative Round-Up

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Program Sponsor:  PA Bar Association Children’s Rights Committee

Practice Areas


Leigh E. Dalton Ph.D., Esq. Stock and Leader
Gloria Gilligan PA Department of Human Services (Office of Children Youth & Families)
Jennifer L. Grimes Esq. County of Berks
Lindsey Hinman Tioga County Children & Youth
Jessica L. Jones Esq. Monroe County Court of Common Pleas
Cheryl Kleiman Esq. Education Law Center
Kate Cramer Lawrence Esq. Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas
Marisa K. McClellan Esq. Dauphin County Social Services for Children & Youth
Hon. Jennifer Staley McCrady Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Jennifer L. McGarrity Esq. KidsVoice
Jerri Rook Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas
Lynne P. Sherry Esq. Weiss Burkardt Kramer LLC
Randi L. Way Tioga County Cthse
Thomas C. Welshonce Esq. KidsVoice
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.