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, Law & Policy and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center. The conference is the premier professional development training for juvenile public defense attorneys practicing in the Southwestern United States. Our theme this year is Zealous Advocacy: It’s Common Sense. We’ve put together a stellar lineup of presenters and we are confident that this will be our best conference yet.
Please see conference information below and on our Conference Registration page. The conference will take place on the University of Houston Law Center campus.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns at Center4CLP@gmail.com.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
- Date: Thursday, May 16 & Friday, May 17, 2013
- Location: University of Houston Law Center (click for address & directions)
- Price: $200
- CLE Hours: likely 13 hours with 3 ethics hours (pending)
- Conference Hotel: Out-of-town attendees can book rooms at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel (832- 531-6300), located on the UH campus.
Keynote Speaker: David Domenici
Co-founder, Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Director, Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings
David co-founded and served as the founding principal of the Maya Angelou Academy-the school located inside the District of Columbia’s long-term, secure juvenile facility-from 2007 to 2011.
He designed the key elements of the school model, including short, thematic units aligned with state standards, incentive programming based on the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports framework, a technology-enhanced instruction and learning platform, and a set of technology tools designed to enhance communication between school and correctional staff.
The Maya Angelou Academy’s success has been widely recognized. Retention rates (the percentage of students remaining in school or holding jobs after release to the community) have doubled since the Maya Angelou Academy began serving D.C.’s incarcerated youth.
Other Presenters Include:
- Professor David Dow
University of Houston Law Center
- Hon. Angela Ellis
Associate Judge, 315th District Juvenile Court of Texas
- Professor Sally Terry Green
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
- Professor Michael Lindsey
Southern Methodist University
- Professor Ellen Marrus
University of Houston Law Center
- Chris Phillis
Director, Maricopa County Office of the Public Advocate
- Miriam Riskind
Isenberg & Riskind
- Hon. Michael Schneider
Presiding Judge, 315th District Juvenile Court of Texas
- Professor Joseph Tulman
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
- National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) Training Team
HOW DO I REGISTER?: You can register starting TODAY and get more information at the Center for Children, Law & Policy Conference Registration page.
More information on CLE hours, presenters, and the payments can be found on the Conference Registration page.