16th Zealous Advocacy Conference Agenda

We’re excited to share with you the 16th Zealous Advocacy Conference Agenda. 

Please visit the Center of Children, Law and Policy website for the registration form and more information.

(Subject to Change)

Friday, April 21, 2017

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
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;
Lisa Queen
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

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
Olivia Barvin, Catholic Charities Cabrini Center Staff Attorney

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
Camille Van Kote

About Camille Van Kote

Camille Van Kote is a third year student at the University of Houston Law Center. She graduated from Barnard College in 2012. As an undergraduate, she worked as an AmeriCorps member for Jumpstart for Young Children. She was also involved with the Columbia Child Rights Group, where she spearheaded various campus-wide events, including film screenings, conferences and fundraisers, to promote awareness on children’s issues. She interned at Tahirih Justice Center and Kids in Need of Defense, working with courageous women and unaccompanied minors fleeing violence. This past summer, she interned at the Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights, an NGO advocating for sexual and reproductive rights as human rights.

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