Category Archives: Conference

Forum on New Healthcare Law’s Health Insurance Marketplace & How to Prepare

Healthcare In a Changing Landscape: Connecting Houstonians to Coverage: A Citywide Forum for Stakeholders and Consumers View the Forum Agenda & Register Online @ www.cdftexas.org/houstonforum COSPONSORS: Children’s Defense Fund, Texas Organizing Project & Enroll America’s Get Covered America campaign. WHERE: Krost Hall, University of Houston Law Center WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2013, 9 AM – 4 […]

Last Day of Conference Begins with Frankie Guzman’s Story

Frankie Guzman, a Soros Fellow at the National Center for Youth Law, starts off this morning’s session with his life story of overcoming years in juvenile prison in California and later attending Berkeley and UCLA Law.  Most striking to me was the disparity in armed robbery sentences that he received as a Hispanic man (15 […]

Conference: Legislative Advocacy & the Origins of Murderers

After lunch, the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference continued with Kim Dvorchak giving an uplifting update on juvenile law legislative changes around the country, focusing on the ability of juvenile defenders to advocate for change in their home states. Both David Domenici and Kim Dvorchak recommended the National Conference of State Legislatures: Trends in Juvenile […]

First Day of the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference!

The 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference began on a strong note with David Domenici speaking about the success he has had with the Maya Angelou Academy that serves D.C.’s incarcerated youth.  The most interesting fact…

Seats are Still Available at this Weekend’s Zealous Advocacy Conference

The 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference, with this year’s theme of Zealous Advocacy: It’s Common Sense, still has a few seats remaining. Registration is available for $200, a bargain considering the materials and speakers who will be presenting this weekend. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, […]

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER EARLY for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

Only three days left to register early and save 60% on the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference. After April 26, our $80 pre-registration fee will rise to $200! You won’t want to miss out on this year’s slate of presenters–it will be our best conference yet. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized […]

EARLY REGISTRATION IS ALMOST OVER for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

Only three weeks remain to register early and save 60% on the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference. After April 26, our $80 pre-registration fee will rise to $200. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center. The conference is […]

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

The Center for Children, Law & Policy is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Spring 2013 Conference, the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference. Our theme this year is Zealous Advocacy: It’s Common Sense. The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and […]

Day Two of NJDC Conference

The second day of the National Juvenile Defenders Center conference began with the issue of Complex Trauma. If you don’t know what that is exactly, you aren’t alone. Complex Trauma in this context is about the multiple traumatic events, sometimes consistently for long periods, that many youth in the juvenile justice system experience. For example, […]

National Juvenile Defender Center Conference Begins Today

Braving the rain and thunderstorms brought on by Hurricane Sandy, juvenile defenders from across the country gather today in Puerto Rico to improve our skills to zealously advocate for youth accused of crimes. So far, I had the opportunity to hear from Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry. He enthusiastically informed us of key […]