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50th Anniversary Celebration of In re Gault – May 12, 2017

On Friday, May 12, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Public Defender and the League of Women Voters are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, In re Gault, which first recognized a number of constitutional rights for juveniles. The first half of the afternoon seminar will be a multimedia presentation from retired Arizona Presiding Judge Peter Cahill and his former Law Clerk, Lisa Queen. The Gault program has been presented in numerous forums, including as the keynote presentation at the annual meeting of the Conference of Chief Justices and the Association of State Court Administrators in Omaha, Nebraska, in 2015. It received a standing ovation from hundreds of family and juvenile judges at the National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law annual meeting in Austin, Texas. May 12th will be the first time it has been presented in the State of Florida.

The second half of our seminar will feature Professor Samantha Buckingham from the Loyola Law School in California. Professor Buckingham has written extensively on the subject of juvenile law and testified in front of Congress on several occasions. Her presentation will include a primer on the latest research on both trauma and adolescent brain development, followed by interactive training on how to practically draw upon research to mitigate delinquency charges juvenile clients may face.

To register, please contact Laura Cepero at lcepero@circuit9.org. See the flyer below for more details.