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Moritz College Hosts Juvenile Law Seminar
Two-day seminar to be held September 15-16
August 24, 2005
Juvenile law will be the topic of discussion during a two-day seminar at the Moritz College of Law on September 15-16. Co-sponsored by the college's Justice for Children Project and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL), the first day will address abuse, neglect, and dependency issues while the second day will focus on delinquency issues.
Sessions will be held in Saxbe Auditorium of Drinko Hall, 55 West 12th Avenue. A request for at least 12.50 hours of CLE credit is pending with the Ohio Supreme Court.
During the first day, Professor Susan Mangold of Buffalo Law School, a national expert on agency responsibility to children who reach majority age in foster care, will discuss federal standards, mental health issues, and alternative programming. In addition, session topics include trial tactics in abuse, neglect, dependency, and permanent commitment cases, Daubert and expert testimony, and the child's voice and the responsibility of the guardian ad litem.
Attorneys who attend the second day will be eligible to receive continuing legal education (CLE) credit in substance abuse, professionalism, and ethics. John Coughlan, Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the Ohio Supreme Court, will discuss the model rules of professional conduct that are currently under consideration by the Supreme Court. Other topics to be covered include child competency determinations, flaws in psychological examinations, bindover motions, serious youthful offender proceedings, and juvenile sexual predator classifications.
For more information about the conference, call OACDL at (614) 418-1824 or toll free at 1-800-443-2626.
The Justice for Children Project is an educational and interdisciplinary research program housed within the Moritz College of Law. The Project's mission is to explore ways in which the law and legal reform may be used to redress systemic problems affecting children. The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is a statewide association of more than six hundred public defenders and private attorneys who practice primarily in the fields of criminal and juvenile law. The Association seeks to advance the interests of society and to protect the rights of citizens and other persons subject to the laws of Ohio and the United States.